On This Day

Historical Basketball Championships

Events in Sport

  • 1936-08-07 Twenty-two nations line-up as the first basketball competition in the Olympics Games starts in Berlin; Estonia beats France 34-29 in the first game
  • 1936-08-14 United States beats Canada, 19-8 in poor conditions outdoors to win the gold medal in the inaugural men's basketball competition at the Olympic Games in Berlin
  • 1939-03-28 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship
  • 1941-03-24 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship

Sports History

1945-03-26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

  • 1968-04-18 1st ABA basketball championship began
  • 1981-03-29 AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Louisiana Tech beat Tennessee 79-59 in Eugene
  • 1982-03-28 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia
  • 2006-09-01 The United States men's basketball team is upset at the World Basketball Championships in Saitama, Japan, as the hot-shooting Greece pulls off a 101-95 semi final victory