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Tuesday, October 12, 1999

13-time NBA All-Star Wilt Chamberlain died at the age of 63.

Friday, October 12, 1979

12-time All-Star Larry Bird made his NBA debut for the Boston Celtics in a 114-106 win over the Houston Rockets.

1-time All-Star Bill Cartwright made his NBA debut for the New York Knicks in a 121-104 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

12-time All-Star Magic Johnson made his NBA debut for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 103-102 win over the San Diego Clippers.

5-time All-Star Sidney Moncrief made his NBA debut for the Milwaukee Bucks in a 105-103 loss to the Kansas City Kings.

1-time All-Star Calvin Natt made his NBA debut for the New Jersey Nets in a 102-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2-time All-Star Jim Paxson made his NBA debut for the Portland Trail Blazers in a 101-85 win over the Utah Jazz.

Tuesday, October 12, 1971

1-time All-Star Fred Brown made his NBA debut for the Seattle SuperSonics in a 123-90 win over the Buffalo Braves.

1-time All-Star Curtis Rowe made his NBA debut for the Detroit Pistons in a 91-84 win over the New York Knicks.

2-time All-Star Randy Smith made his NBA debut for the Buffalo Braves in a 123-90 loss to the Seattle SuperSonics.

Saturday, October 12, 1968

Lenny Wilkens was traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Seattle SuperSonics.

Thursday, October 12, 1944

2-time NBA All-Star Jack Marin was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania.