CFL in History

American Football Leagues: AAFC - AFL - NFL - NFL Europe

Events in Sport

  • 1883-01-04 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
  • 1950-08-12 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 20-6 in Ottawa
  • 1951-08-11 NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa
  • 1959-08-05 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto
  • 1960-08-06 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
  • 1960-08-15 CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
  • 1960-10-10 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • 1961-08-02 St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
  • 1961-08-05 Chicago Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal
  • 1961-08-08 Ham Tigercats (CFL) beat Buff Bills (NFL) 38-21 in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1967-02-23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner
  • 1977-09-24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • 1984-06-01 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • 1986-09-14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • 1987-06-24 CFL's Montreal Alouettes fold
  • 1987-09-06 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1988-09-05 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception
  • 1989-02-24 Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
  • 1990-01-05 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • 1990-09-01 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-02-25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 1991-07-26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1991-10-12 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • 1991-10-19 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • 1991-10-24 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • 1991-12-31 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner
  • 1992-02-27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
  • 1992-08-27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • 1992-09-23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • 1993-02-23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
  • 1994-02-18 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • 1994-07-06 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL game (vs Ottawa)
  • 1994-07-16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1995-01-11 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
  • 1995-01-28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • 1995-02-21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • 1995-06-29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1995-07-04 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
  • 1995-07-07 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL home game (vs BC Lions)
  • 1995-07-08 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold
  • 1995-07-15 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
  • 1997-04-09 NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 360

  • 1927-05-20 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • 1939-06-22 Don Matthews, American football coach in the CFL
  • 1943-01-04 Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1945-10-17 Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1948-07-13 Don Sweet, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montreal, Green Bay), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • 1951-06-15 Tom Forzani, CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1951-09-24 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-10-12 Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)
  • 1954-01-25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 1954-04-24 Vince Ferragamo, NFL/CFL quarterback (LA Rams, Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1954-06-07 Lui Passaglia, CFL place kicker (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1954-07-18 Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1956-03-27 Brian Kelly, CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1959-06-04 Rod Connop, CFL corner (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1959-09-17 Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
  • 1960-09-22 Victor Stevenson, CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1960-11-30 Dan Rashovich, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1961-07-21 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1961-08-06 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1961-12-12 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1962-05-01 Reggie Pleasant, CFL cornerback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1962-05-08 Terry Baker, CFL kicker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1962-05-31 Henry Williams, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1962-10-23 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
  • 1963-01-23 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1963-05-02 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1963-06-28 Allen Pitts, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1963-07-29 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1963-08-23 Blaine Schmidt, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1964-01-05 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1964-02-21 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1964-04-14 Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1964-04-27 Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1964-08-06 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1964-08-26 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1964-11-18 Mike Withycombe, CFL corner (BC Lions)
  • 1964-11-22 Pierre Vercheval, CFL guard (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1964-12-06 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965-01-15 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965-02-08 Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1965-02-26 Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1965-03-10 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965-04-04 Tony Burse, CFL fullback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965-06-17 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965-07-17 Ken Evraire, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1965-07-18 Robert Holland, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • 1965-07-22 Alondra Johnson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965-08-13 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1965-10-26 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1965-11-20 Andrew Stewart, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1965-12-16 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • 1966-01-03 John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-01-08 Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1966-01-31 Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • 1966-03-05 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-03-20 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1966-04-01 Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1966-04-23 Wayne Drinkwalter, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1966-05-08 Eddie Brown, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966-05-14 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966-06-07 Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1966-06-09 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1966-06-22 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1966-07-12 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966-07-15 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966-08-12 Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1966-08-30 John Terry, CFL tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-09-03 Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-09-17 Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 1966-09-19 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966-10-07 Trent Brown, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966-10-16 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1966-11-08 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1966-11-09 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions)
  • 1966-11-14 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-11-14 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1966-11-18 Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966-12-19 Courtney Griffin, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-01-29 David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-03-02 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-03-02 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-03-08 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1967-03-09 Michael Kiselak, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1967-03-12 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967-03-21 Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-05-04 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967-05-29 Ray Bernard, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967-06-21 Robert Drummond, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1967-07-01 Dave Richardson, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967-07-07 Alfred Jackson, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
  • 1967-07-14 Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-08-06 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
  • 1967-08-28 Chris Armstrong, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967-09-22 Elfrid Payton, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967-10-01 Michael Pringle, CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1967-10-11 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967-10-23 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1967-11-10 Jed Roberts, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967-11-27 Brett MacNeil, CFL guard (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1967-12-15 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1968-02-22 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71