Washington Bullets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1973-12-02 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) opens in Landover Maryland; NBA's Washington Bullets beat Seattle SuperSonics, 98-96 in opening game; arena demolished 2002
  • 1975-05-25 29th NBA Championship: Golden Warriors sweep Wash Bullets in 4 games
  • 1976-02-03 26th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 123-109; MVP: Dave Bing, Washington Bullets, PG
  • 1978-06-07 32nd NBA Championship: Wash Bullets beat Sea Supersonics, 4 games to 3
  • 1979-06-01 NBA Championship, Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattle's first major pro sports championship win

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1931-09-03 Dick Motta, American basketball coach (NBA Championship, Washington Bullets 1977-78), born in Midvale, Utah
  • 1946-03-14 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2020)
  • 1950-10-30 Phil Chenier, American NBA guard (Wash Bullets), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1956-12-04 Bernard King, American Basketball Hall of Fame small forward (NBA All-Star 1982, 84-85, 91; NY Knicks, Washington Bullets), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-06-28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1964-02-15 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • 1964-04-22 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
  • 1965-01-09 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1967-07-17 Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard and basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1968-12-09 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • 1969-02-03 Robert Pack, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1970-12-15 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971-02-14 Gheorghe Muresan, American NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania
  • 1971-07-17 Calbert Cheaney, American NBA player (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1972-07-30 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1973-02-07 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • 1973-03-01 Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan

Deaths in Sport

  • 2020-06-02 Wes Unseld, American Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (NBA C'ship, Finals MVP 1978; NBA MVP 1969; 5 x NBA All-Star; Washington Bullets), dies from pneumonia at 74