Milwaukee Bucks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1968-10-16 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • 1968-10-31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
  • 1968-11-23 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-05-05 Milwaukee Bucks sign #1 NBA Draft pick, star UCLA center Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

  • 1971-03-08 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
  • 1972-01-09 Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA's consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history
  • 1974-11-16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • 1975-11-02 First sports event at The Summit arena in Houston - NBA's Houston Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89; future Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich top scores with 24 points
  • 1985-03-01 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases NBA's Milwaukee Bucks for $18 million
  • 1988-12-06 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
  • 1994-06-29 NBA Draft: Purdue small forward Glenn Robinson first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1994-11-03 Small forward Glenn Robinson signs the then most lucrative rookie contract in NBA history, a 10-year, $68.15 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1995-11-03 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • 1996-11-01 Philadelphia 76ers inaugurate NBA season with opening of the CoreStates Center before 20,444; largest crowd to see a basketball game in state of Pennsylvania; lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 111-103
  • 2005-06-28 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2020-08-26 Milwaukee Bucks forfeit their NBA playoff game after the shooting of Jacob Blake, leading to the NBA postponing more games

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1942-07-21 Fred Hetzel, American NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-01-25 Walt Wesley, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida

Person of interestKareem Abdul-Jabbar

1947-04-16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lew Alcindor], American Basketball Hall of Fame center (6 x NBA champion; NBA Finals MVP 1971, 85; 6 × NBA MVP; 19 × NBA All-Star), born in NYC, New York

  • 1947-09-16 Lucius Allen, American NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kansas City, Kansas

Person of interestDave Cowens

1948-10-25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1952-03-01 Brian Winters, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1976, 78; Milwaukee Bucks) and coach (Vancouver Grizzlies, GS Warriors), born in Rockaway, New York
  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American College Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Indiana Uni; Olympic gold 1976; Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers) and coach (Dallas Mavericks), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1955-11-14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • 1957-11-25 Terry Stotts, American basketball head coach (Portland Trail Blazers 2012-19; Atlanta Hawks 2002-04; Milwaukee Bucks 2005-07), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1958-04-02 Larry Drew, American basketball point guard (Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, LA Clippers, LA Lakers) and coach (Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1959-08-19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1961-03-15 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1962-12-23 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in French Lick, Indiana
  • 1963-11-28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964-04-01 Kevin Duckworth, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1989, 91; Portland Trail Blazers), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1964-05-28 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • 1964-11-22 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1966-04-19 Randolph Keys, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • 1966-06-28 Andrew Lang, American NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 1967-12-21 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-01-19 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1968-03-19 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968-08-22 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1969-03-28 Elliot Perry, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1969-08-06 Mike Budenholzer, American basketball head coach (Milwaukee Bucks 2018-19; Atlanta Hawks 2013-18; NBA Coach of the Year 2015, 19), born in Holbrook, Arizona
  • 1970-05-20 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1970-06-12 Lee Mayberry, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1971-11-23 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1972-02-06 Shawn Respert, American NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974-07-03 Jamie Feick, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1974-10-20 Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1975-07-20 Ray Allen, American basketball guard (10-time NBA All Star), born in Merced, California
  • 1980-07-06 Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Barcelona
  • 1987-10-27 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Heshan, Guangdong, China
  • 1988-04-01 Brook Lopez, American basketball center (NBA All Star 2013; New Jersey / Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks), born in North Hollywood, California