Houston Rockets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1975-11-02 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • 1981-05-14 35th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • 1993-12-02 Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start
  • 1994-06-22 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-02-14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1995-06-14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games
  • 1997-10-23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1946-03-22 Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1957-04-03 Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
  • 1959-05-01 Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960-07-07 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)

Person of interestClyde Drexler

1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1962-09-06 Kevin Willis, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

1963-01-21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 1963-11-26 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1965-03-08 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1965-04-25 Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
  • 1967-06-05 Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1967-10-27 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-14 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
  • 1968-02-29 Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1968-08-27 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1968-12-09 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • 1969-11-18 Sam Cassell, NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970-05-26 Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970-08-25 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • 1971-12-06 Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973-01-28 Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973-04-28 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 1973-09-24 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1974-01-31 Othella Harrington, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • 1985-05-06 Chris Paul, American basketball point guard (9-time NBA All Star), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1989-08-26 James Harden, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 2018 Houston Rockets), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Sport

  • 2007-08-06 NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai