Denver Nuggets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1975-10-25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • 1976-05-13 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denver Nuggets, 4 games to 2
  • 1976-06-17 ABA (Nets, Pacers, Nuggets & Spurs) merges into NBA
  • 1982-02-15 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • 1982-02-27 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
  • 1983-04-26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
  • 1983-11-30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • 1984-01-11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 1989-01-11 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
  • 1989-10-21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • 1989-10-22 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • 1990-11-02 Golden State Warriors register a 162-158 win over the Denver Nuggets at McNichols Arena, with the 320 total points setting an NBA record for most points scored by 2 teams in a non-overtime game
  • 1991-01-31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
  • 1991-12-12 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • 1994-05-07 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
  • 2000-07-06 Real estate developer Stan Kroenke announces the acquisition of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Centre for $450m from the Ascent Entertainment Group

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestAmbrose Bierce

1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1948-10-25 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1960-08-06 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1963-11-28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964-03-05 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1964-12-17 Joe Wolf, NBA forward/center (Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966-06-25 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • 1966-11-27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1967-03-27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1969-03-09 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969-08-03 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-01-16 Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970-05-05 LaPhonso Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970-06-22 Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970-10-07 Harold Ellis, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1970-12-10 Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971-09-06 Anthony Goldwire, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1972-07-17 Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1973-01-20 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1973-03-13 Bobby Jackson, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
  • 1973-08-02 George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1973-08-31 Priest Lauderdale, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974-03-23 Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1974-09-24 Kiwane Garris, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1976-02-11 Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976-03-27 Danny Fortson, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania