Michael Jordan

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
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Profession: Basketball Superstar

United States of America

Biography: Widely considered the greatest basketball player of all, Jordan joined the Chicago Bulls in 1984, rapidly establishing himself as a leading NBA player known for his high scoring and leaping.

Jordan helped the bulls win the national championship in 1991, 1992 and 1993. He was also won two Olympic gold medals as part America's dream team.

Born: February 17, 1963
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 1989-09-02 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2006-12-29 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage
  • 2013-04-27 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Historical Events

  • 1984-08-10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature
  • 1985-05-16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
  • 1986-04-20 Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
  • 1987-02-26 NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points in one game is a Chicago Bulls record
  • 1987-04-16 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3,000 points in a season
  • 1988-02-07 38th NBA All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 138-133; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F
  • 1988-05-01 After scoring 50 points in Game 1, NBA Eastern Conference playoff series, Michael Jordan has 55 in Chicago Bulls 106-101 win vs Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2; first to score 50+ points in consecutive playoff games
  • 1989-01-25 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
  • 1990-03-28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game
  • 1991-01-09 Chicago's Michael Jordan scores a game-high 40 points to lead the Bulls to a 107-99 win over Philadelphia at the Spectrum; reaches the 15,000 point mark of his career
  • 1991-05-20 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
  • 1991-06-12 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 108-101 in Game 5 for first of 3 straight titles; MVP: Michael Jordan in his first NBA Finals appearance
  • 1992-06-14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trail Blazers, 97-93 in Game 6 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Michael Jordan for second straight year
  • 1992-08-08 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
  • 1993-01-08 Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)
  • 1993-03-04 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win
  • 1993-06-20 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year
  • 1993-10-06 After 9 seasons & 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles
  • 1994-03-31 Chicago White Sox assigns former NBA superstar Michael Jordan to the Birmingham Barons of Class AA Southern League; returns to NBA after one season
  • 1994-10-05 NBA shortens the 3-point distance to a uniform 22 feet in attempt to help offensive players score more; Michael Jordan sets career highs in 3-point attempts & converted 3-point field goals, nearly double previous statistics
  • 1994-11-01 Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan's jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center
  • 1995-03-18 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement
  • 1995-03-19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
  • 1996-02-11 46th NBA All-Star Game, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX: East beats West, 129-118; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F
  • 1996-07-12 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract with the Chicago Bulls, for 1 year for $30.1 million
  • 1998-01-23 Michael Jordan scores in double figures for 800th consecutive game in a 100-98 OT win over New Jersey; adds 40 more double-figure scoring games to his NBA record before retiring for the second time (1998)
  • 1998-02-08 48th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 135-114; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F
  • 1998-06-14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 87-86 in Game 6 for their 3rd consecutive title and 6th in 8 seasons; MVP: Michael Jordan for 3rd straight year and 6th time
  • 1999-01-13 Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announces his second retirement just prior to start of lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season; returns in 2001 with Washington
  • 2000-01-19 Michael Jordan, who led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championships as a player, returns to the NBA, joining the Washington Wizards as part owner and President of Basketball Operations
  • 2001-01-04 Washington Wizards forward Michael Jordan becomes 4th player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; hits a free throw in 2nd quarter of an 89-83 win against his old team, the Chicago Bulls
  • 2003-04-16 Washington Wizards' Michael Jordan plays his final NBA game, in Philadelphia, where he receives a 3 minute standing ovation.
  • 2020-05-17 Michael Jordan's autographed Air Nike 1s trainers from 1985 sell for a record $560,000 in an online auction
  • 2021-10-24 Michael Jordan's 1984 Nike Air Ships sell for $1.472 million at Sotheby's, a new record for sneakers at auction

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