National Football League History (Part 4)

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

Related Topics: NFL Championship - NFL Draft - NFL Teams - Pro Bowl

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 372 of 372

  • 1988-10-31 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23

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1989-03-22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1989-07-01 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF

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1989-09-10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1989-10-01 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, records his 1,000th NFL tackle
  • 1989-10-09 1st NFL game coached by an African American (Art Shell), his LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
  • 1989-10-29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 1990-11-18 NFL NY Giants beat Det Lions 20-0, to run 1990 record to 10-0
  • 1990-11-25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • 1990-11-26 Buffalo Bills become 6th 1st place NFL team to lose on same weekend
  • 1990-12-09 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
  • 1991-01-26 Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame

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1991-03-19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1991-04-25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 1991-05-22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • 1991-07-08 Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • 1991-08-10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

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1991-08-20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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1991-09-22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1991-09-24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
  • 1991-11-10 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • 1991-11-14 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • 1991-12-26 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
  • 1991-12-27 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • 1992-04-01 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games

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1992-06-02 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1992-09-17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football
  • 1992-10-11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)
  • 1992-10-12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • 1992-10-18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL QB scramble record of 3,683
  • 1992-11-01 NY Jet Al Toon becomes 10th NFL to catch a pass in 100 straight games

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1993-10-26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • 1993-11-14 Don Shula becomes the coach with the most wins in NFL history
  • 1993-11-30 NFL announces 30th franchise - Jacksonville Jaguars

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1994-01-15 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1994-08-12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • 1994-09-04 Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
  • 1994-09-05 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
  • 1995-07-29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • 1995-09-03 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
  • 1995-09-03 Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
  • 1995-10-08 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record
  • 1995-11-12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003
  • 1995-11-26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
  • 1996-02-08 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
  • 1996-09-01 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 1996-10-06 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • 1996-10-13 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • 1996-11-07 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • 1997-04-09 NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL & possible "World Classic Bowl"
  • 1997-11-27 Lions' Barry Sanders becomes NFL's 2nd all-time rusher
  • 1998-01-08 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
  • 1998-01-22 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe
  • 1998-02-05 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
  • 1998-04-04 NFL Europe (Formerly WLAF), kicks off season

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1999-05-02 John Elway announces his retirement from the NFL

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2000-01-09 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)
  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006-08-24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

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2006-09-01 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Sports record brokenNFL Record

2007-12-29 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

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2008-12-30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Denver Broncos

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2009-10-18 QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2011-02-05 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol

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2013-02-12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2013-12-30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins
  • 2014-02-01 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
  • 2015-07-08 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

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2016-03-07 Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 2016-11-29 Former NFL player Darren Sharper sentenced to 20 years in prison for a series of rapes
  • 2016-12-01 Former NFL player Joe McKnight is shot and killed during a road rage incident in Terrytown, Louisiana

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,068

  • 1960-07-17 Scott Norwood, NFL kicker (Buffalo Bills-Super Bowl XXV goat)
  • 1960-08-14 Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960-08-19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960-08-19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960-09-02 Eric Dickerson, NFL halfback (LA Rams, Colts/2,105 yds in 1984), born in Sealy, Texas
  • 1960-09-05 Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960-10-11 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1960-10-21 Lionel Washington, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960-10-26 Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
  • 1960-11-02 Adam Lingner, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-01-01 Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • 1961-01-06 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
  • 1961-01-11 Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
  • 1961-01-13 Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-02-22 Mike Morris, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-03-01 Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
  • 1961-03-05 Zeke Mowatt, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • 1961-03-10 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961-03-16 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1961-04-01 Jim Jeffcoat, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, West Islip, New York, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1961-04-22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961-05-04 Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1961-05-16 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1961-06-01 Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1961-06-06 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-07-21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-07-30 Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1961-07-31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-08-02 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1961-08-08 Bruce Matthews, NFL guard/center (Houston Oilers)
  • 1961-08-22 John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)

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1961-09-15 Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1961-10-09 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-10-11 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1961-10-22 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1961-11-27 Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1961-12-04 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1961-12-13 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1961-12-19 Reggie White, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2004)

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • 1961-12-20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1961-12-20 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-01-06 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
  • 1962-01-13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1962-01-16 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-02-18 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1962-02-18 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1962-02-20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1962-03-02 Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1962-03-03 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-03-04 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1962-03-08 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-10 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1962-03-31 John Taylor, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1962-04-02 Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1962-04-09 Freddie Joe Nunn, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1962-04-11 Terry Hoage, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1962-04-18 Wilber Marshall, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1962-05-01 Gary Clark, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962-05-11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1962-05-17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-05-30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-06-14 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1962-06-17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • 1962-06-25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1962-07-10 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1962-07-11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-07-24 Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1962-07-31 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1962-08-08 Jim Sweeney, NFL center/guard (Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-08-11 Jonathan Hayes, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-08-15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1962-08-23 Kyle Clifton, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1962-08-25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1962-08-25 Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962-08-29 Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)
  • 1962-08-30 Ricky Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962-09-09 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-09-09 Jack Trudeau, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1962-09-15 Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-09-15 Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1962-09-28 Irving Fryar, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962-09-30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-10-11 Martin Bayless, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1962-10-20 Ray Childress, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1962-10-23 Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)
  • 1962-10-23 Mike Tomczak, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1962-10-24 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-11-22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1962-11-26 Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • 1962-12-04 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1962-12-12 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
  • 1962-12-16 William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • 1962-12-20 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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