Basketball Hall of Fame in History

Events in Sport

  • 1968-02-17 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens
  • 1972-02-05 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993-05-10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1875-07-15 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1898-05-01 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, born in New York, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1899-02-03 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 1901-05-01 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), born in Salem, Oregon (d. 1966)
  • 1906-02-10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

Person of interestDolph Schayes

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1937-04-26 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2012)
  • 1974-05-01 Jennifer Rizzotti, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach, born in White Plains, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • 1966-04-05 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), dies of stroke at 64
  • 1988-07-25 David Tobey, Basketball Hall of Fame referee, dies at 90
  • 1990-10-07 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • 2012-05-19 Bob Boozer, College/Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 1960), dies of a brain aneurysm at 75

Person of interestDolph Schayes

2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, dies of cancer at 87

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes