April 26, 1960

Ed Macauley becomes the youngest player ever inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame at age 32. Macauley was a basketball legend in St. Louis, having helped the St. Louis Hawks become one of the most dominant teams of the 1950s. He also starred at Saint Louis University High, and then at Saint Louis University. He was the MVP of the NBA’s first all-star game in 1951.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo—Unknown author, 1953 Syracuse Sports Magazine, Public Domain