American Football Hall of Fame in History

Events in Sport

  • 1991-01-26 Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1880-10-22 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • 1895-09-16 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1902-12-01 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), born in Orillia, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1906-10-11 Earl "Dutch" Clark, Colo, NFL hall of fame QB (Spartans, Detroit)

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1908-09-07 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk Ohio

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1910-05-01 Cliff Battles, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1911-10-26 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach/player (LA, San Diego, Houston), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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1914-03-17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1919-05-05 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1925-05-01 Chuck Bednarik, Penn, NFL hall of fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia)
  • 1927-01-27 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • 1927-11-12 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1928-12-20 Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
  • 1930-05-08 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), born in Humbolt Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-19 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-10-20 Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)
  • 1933-02-27 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1939-06-08 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-08-03 Lance Alworth, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1942-12-09 Dick Butkus, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster, born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Sport

  • 1939-05-20 Joe Carr, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39), dies at 59
  • 1959-10-11 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 1998-07-13 Morris "Red" Badgro, NFL hall of famer (NY Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), dies at 95

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1999-11-01 Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 2008-10-20 Gene Hickerson, American football Hall of Famer (b. 1935)
  • 2013-06-03 Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, dies from natural causes at 73
  • 2015-12-30 Doug Atkins, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bears, Saints), dies at 85