Profession: NBA Forward
Why Famous: Played 13 seasons as a forward in the NBA for the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. A gifted shooter, strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer, he was renowned for his acrobatic maneuvers on the court, regularly dazzling Lakers fans with his trademark hanging jump shots.
- 1958-06-22 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
- 1960-11-15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks
- 1973-06-28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected