October 19 Chicago Packers, under ownership of Dave Trage, play the franchise's first NBA game, losing to New York, 120-103.
October 27 Franchise earns it first win, vs. St. Louis, 117, 106.
October 7 Team renamed Chicago Zephyrs.
September 6 Don Nelson sold to Los Angeles.
March 25 Franchise moves to Baltimore, with Dave Trage retaining principle ownership.
June 4 Team renamed the Baltimore Bullets.
June 9 Bailey Howell, Don Ohl, Bob Ferry, and the rights to rookies Wally Jones and Les Hunter acquired for Terry Dischinger, Rod Thorn, and Don Kojis.
August 8 Buddy Jeannette replaced Bob Leonard as coach.
October 24 Abe Pollin, Arnold Heft, and Earl Foreman purchase club for $1.1 million, a then-record amount for an NBA Franchise.
May 13 Paul Seymour named coach; Buddy Jeannette named General Manager.
April 28 Mike Farmer replaced Paul Seymour as coach.
May 1 John Kerr and Jerry Sloan lost to Chicago in expansion draft.
November 3 Buddy Jeannett replaces Mike Farmer as head coach.
December 6 Gene Shue replaces Jeannette as coach.
April 3 Earl Monroe named Rookie of the Year.
July 23 Abe Pollin becomes sole owner.
March 24 Wes Unseld becomes the second rookie in NBA history to be named Most Valuable Player.
Arpil 7 Wes Unseld named Rookie of the Year.
April 8 Gene Shue named Coach of the Year.
November 11 Mike Riordan and Dave Stallworth acquired from New York for Earl Monroe.
April 13 Elvin Hayes acquired from Houston for Jack Marin and future considerations.
April Franchise moves to Washington, renamed Capital Bullets.
June 15 K.C. Jones named head coach.
June 30 Bob Ferry named General Manager, replacing Jerry Sachs, who was made president of Capital Centre.
December 2 Capital Centre Opened to sellout crowd of 17,500, the then-largest ever crowd to watch a basketball game in Maryland.
April 20 Team renamed the Washington Bullets.
August 28 Dave Bing and a first-round draft choice in 1977 obtained from Detroit for Kevin Porter.
May 28 Dick Motta replaced K.C. Jones as head coach.
November 12 Elvin Hayes becomes the 12th player in NBA history to grab 10,000 rebounds.
February 13 Elvin Hayes and Phil Chenier represent the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game in Milwaukee.
March 5 Wes Unseld becomes the 13th player in NBA history to grab 10,000 rebounds.
August 17 Bod Dandridge signed as a free agent.
June 7 Bullets defeat Seattle to claim the 1978 NBA World Championship.
December 13 Elvin Hayes scores his 20,000th career point in a 134-117 victory over San Diego.
February 4 Dick Motta coaches in his first NBA All-Star Game; Elvin Hayes and Bobby Dandridge also represent the Bullets in the game.
April 1 Dick Motta wins his 500th career game as Bullets defeat Denver.
June Bob Ferry named Executive of the Year by The Sporting News.
February 3 Bullets host the first NBA All-Star Game ever held in Washington; Elvin Hayes is selected to play for the 12th straight time.
March 11 Wes Unseld nets his 10,000th career point.
May 27 Dick Motta resigns as head coach. Gene Shue named his replacement.
June 8 Elvin Hayes is traded to Houston for the Rockets' second round picks in 1981 and 1983.
June 16 Gene Shue named NBA Coach of the Year; Bob Ferry selected Executive of the Year by The Sporting News.
March 19 Kevin Loughery hired as head coach replacing Gene Shue.
June 17 Acquired Moses Malone, Terry Catledge, and first round draft choices in 1986 and 1988 from Philadelphia in exchange for Jeff Ruland and Cliff Robinson.
October 17 Signed veteran free agent Benard King.
January 3 Wes Unseld hired as head coach replacing Kevin Loughery.
May 3 Wes Unseld is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
June 12 Bob Ferry resigns after 17 years as the team's general manager.
June 18 John Nash hired as general manager, replacing Bob Ferry.
January 29 Bernard King named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
February 4 Michael Adams named to his first NBA All-Star team.
May 6 Pervis Ellison selected the NBA's most improved player.
July 1 Capital Centre renamed the USAir Arena.
April 24 Wes Unseld resigns after seven seasons as the team's head coach.
May 4 Jim Lynam hired to replace Wes Unseld as head coach.
May 17 Second-year forward Don McLean selected as the NBA's Most Improved Player for the 1993-94 season.
October 18 The Bullets break ground on their new arena, MCI Center, scheduled to open during the fall of 1997.
November 9 Abe Pollin Announces his decision to rename the team.
January 31 Juwan Howard named to 1996 Eastern Conference All-Star Team.
February 9 Tim Legler wins the 1996 AT&T Long Distance Shootout.
February 22 Abe Pollin announces that the Bullets will be renamed the Wizards prior to the 1997-98 NBA season.
April 30 John Nash resigns after six years as the general manager.
May 1 Wes Unseld named general manager, replacing John Nash.
May 6 Gheorghe Muresan named NBA's Most Improved Player for the 1995-96 season.
February 5 Chris Webber named to the 1997 Eastern Conference All-Star Team.
February 5 Bernie Bickerstaff hired to replace Jim Lynam as the team's Head Coach.
May 15 Wizards release new logos and colors.
July 11 Wizards release new uniforms and courtside apparel.
November 29 Wizards play their last game at US Airways Arena.
December 2 Wizards defeat the Seattle Supersonics, 95-78, in the inaugral game at MCI Center.
May 14 Wizards acquire all-stars Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe in a trade with Sacramento for Chris Webber.
February 5 Rod Strickland, who led the league in assists during the 1997-98 season, is named 2nd team All-NBA.
April 5 Bernie Bickerstaff relieved of his duties. Assistant coach Jim Brovelli finishes the season as head coach.
June 16 Gar Heard named head coach.
Febuary Gar Heard fired as head coach. Darrell Walker named interum head coach.
June Leonard Hamilton named head coach.
June Eddie Jordan named head coach, and Hamilton was dismissed
June 28 Wizards select Kwame Brown first overall, making Brown the first high school player to be drafted #1.
Wizards sign Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas named Eastern All-star.
Arenas becomes third Wizards to be named MIP.
April Wizards defeat Chicago Bulls for first playoff victory since 1988. Wizards win series.
Febuary: Eddie Jordan named coach of the Eastern all-stars because the Wizards had best record in the Eastern Conference. Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler named all-stars for the game in Las Vegas.