WNBA in History

Basketball Leagues: NBA - NCAA

Events in Sport

  • 1997-08-30 1st WNBA Championship: Houston Comets beat NY Liberty
  • 1997-09-16 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA
  • 1997-09-25 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Washington, D.C. franchises
  • 1997-11-11 WNBA expands to Detroit & Washington, D.C.
  • 1998-01-27 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock
  • 2006-09-03 Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie wins the WNBA's Most Valuable Player award, joining Sheryl Swoopes as the league's only three-time winners
  • 2018-07-17 Australian basketball center Liz Cambage scores 53 points as the Dallas Wings beat the NY Liberty 104-87 to set new WNBA single game scoring record

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1958-07-01 Nancy Lieberman, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard/coach (Olympic silver 76), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1960-12-06 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1962-06-07 Janice Lawrence Braxton, WNBA center (Cleve Rockers, Olym-gold-1984)
  • 1962-11-03 Kym Hampton, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1962-12-01 Pamela McGee, WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1962-12-03 Tammy Jackson, WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets)
  • 1963-04-14 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1964-06-13 Jennifer Gillom, WNBA center/forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1965-03-12 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965-06-28 Michele Timms, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury, Olympics 1988, 96)
  • 1965-08-04 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • 1965-12-08 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1966-03-06 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1966-03-16 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1966-03-24 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1966-11-26 Sue Wicks, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1967-01-18 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • 1967-03-07 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
  • 1967-04-27 Bridgette Gordon, American basketball forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988), born in DeLand, Florida
  • 1967-05-27 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1967-10-04 Vicky Bullett, American professional basketball player and coach (Olympic gold 1988/Charlotte Sting), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1967-11-25 Andrea Stinson, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1968-03-17 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1968-10-14 Wanda Guyton, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1968-11-18 Milica Vukadinovic, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1968-11-22 Daedra Charles, WNBA forward/center (LA Sparks)
  • 1969-01-25 Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969-03-20 Sharon Manning, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969-04-11 Janeth Arcain, Brazilian basketball forward (Houston Comets), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969-07-06 Sophia Witherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1969-07-27 Linda Burgess, American basketball forward (LA Sparks), born in Madison, Alabama
  • 1969-10-13 Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969-10-20 Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1970-04-02 Tammi Reiss, American actress and former WNBA guard (Utah Starzz), born in New York
  • 1970-04-27 Mikiko Hagiwara, Japanese basketball player, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970-06-03 Andrea Congreaves, WNBA forward/center (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970-07-08 Marlies Askamp, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1970-08-14 Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1970-08-16 Dena Head, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1970-12-21 Monique Ambers, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1971-01-01 Bridget Pettis, American Basketball player (WNBA guard for Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971-03-17 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1971-03-25 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas, WNBA forward (Houston Comets. Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1971-10-16 Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1971-11-12 Heidi Burge, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
  • 1971-12-02 Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1972-01-03 Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 1972-01-28 Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1972-04-11 Nicole Levesque, American baseball guard (Charlotte Sting), born in Shaftsbury, Vermont
  • 1972-04-15 Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • 1972-04-21 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1972-05-05 Rushia Brown, WNBA forward/center (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972-05-23 Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1972-07-07 Lisa Leslie, California, WNBA center (LA Sparks)/forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • 1972-10-29 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • 1972-12-03 Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1973-04-04 Tiffany Woosley, American basketball player (Houston Comets), born in Shelbyville, Tennessee
  • 1973-05-25 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
  • 1973-06-21 Merlakia Jones, WNBA guard/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1973-07-09 Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1973-08-12 Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1973-09-27 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1973-10-06 Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympic gold 1996)/(NY Liberty)
  • 1973-12-05 Corissa Yasen, WNBA forward/guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1973-12-20 Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1974-02-05 Adrienne Johnson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1974-04-07 Anita Maxwell, WNBA forward (Cleveland Rockers)
  • 1974-07-23 Tara Williams, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1974-08-12 Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
  • 1974-08-21 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
  • 1974-10-14 Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • 1974-11-23 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1975-02-10 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-04-04 Kisha Ford, American WNBA guard and forward (NY Liberty), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1975-04-12 Marcie Alberts, American basketball player (Cleveland Rockers), born in Wooster, Ohio
  • 1975-08-12 Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
  • 1975-08-25 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1975-09-27 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1975-10-16 Jamila Wideman, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1975-12-14 Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • 1976-07-27 Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
  • 1977-03-11 Becky Hammon, WNBA player
  • 1982-03-13 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
  • 1991-08-18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball player (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England

Weddings in Sport

  • 2017-05-13 Former WNBA player Diana Taurasi (34) weds teammate Penny Taylor (36) in Pheonix, Arizona