On May 8, 1970 the New York Knicks won their first NBA Championship when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, 113-99.
On March 20, 1965, the UCLA Bruins won their second consecutive NCAA Basketball title by defeating the University of Michigan.
The 1964 - 65 Bruins were coached by "the man, the myth, the legend", John Wooden. On the floor they were led by 6' 1" guard and UCLA native Gail Goodrich. The team finished the season with a 28 - 2 record. They faced BYU in their first game of the tournament defeating them 100 - 76. Next up was San Francisco, who fell to the Bruins 101 - 93.
As the Final Four began the four teams left standing were UCLA, Princeton, Wichita State and Michigan. In the semifinal game the Bruins faced Wichita State, beating them rather easily, 108 - 89. In the finals the Bruins were set to face the #1 Wolverines of Michigan. The Sons of Westwood led throughout the game with a halftime lead of 47 - 34. At the final buzzer the score was 91 - 80. Goodrich led the way with 42 points while the Wolverines were led by Cazzie Russell, who finished with 28.
On March 14, 1972 the NBA Cincinnati Royals annouced they are moving to Kansas City, Missouri. Since Kansas City already had the Royals baseball team, they were renamed Kansas City Kings. The team split games between Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska.
On February 28, 1940 college basketball was televised for the first time. Station W2XBS broadcasted a doubleheader from Madison Square Garden. Georgetown played New York University and Pittsburgh played Fordham.
On January 29, 1995 the San Francisco 49ers became the first team in NFL history to win five Super Bowl titles. Steve Young threw a Super Bowl record six touchdown passes leading the 49ers to defeat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida. The 75 points scored by both teams established yet another record, breaking the previous mark of 69 set in the Dallas Cowboy's 52-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills in XXVII.