Denver Broncos in History

Events in Sport

  • 1960-11-27 Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
  • 1964-10-04 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • 1966-09-04 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • 1967-08-05 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
  • 1969-09-21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 1978-01-01 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • 1978-01-15 Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT

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1987-01-11 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1987-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)
  • 1987-01-25 Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
  • 1988-01-17 "The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance
  • 1988-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 38-33
  • 1988-01-31 Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
  • 1990-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21

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1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1992-01-12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • 1998-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • 1998-01-25 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
  • 1999-01-17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • 1999-01-31 Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, John Elway MVP
  • 1999-09-13 John Elway's #7 jersey is retired by the Denver Broncos
  • 2006-01-22 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2012-01-08 "The 3:16 Game" AFC Wild Card Playof, underdogs Denver Broncos defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 29–23 with Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on first scrimmage play of overtime
  • 2013-01-12 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • 2014-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • 2014-02-02 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers
  • 2016-02-09 Super Bowl L: Denver Broncos defeat Carolina Panthers 24–10, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara. Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars perform the halftime show.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 103

  • 1940-12-02 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1944-01-19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1950-11-11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)

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1952-08-24 Mike Shanahan, American football coach (Denver Broncos), born in Oak Park, Illinois

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 1954-01-19 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • 1960-03-04 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960-06-26 Jumpy Geathers, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

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1960-06-28 John Elway, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33), born in Port Angeles, Washington

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1960-08-14 Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960-10-21 Lionel Washington, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1961-05-16 Kevin Guidry, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1961-12-13 Gary Zimmerman, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1962-02-18 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1962-08-15 Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1963-03-13 Vance Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos)
  • 1963-09-05 Tim McKyer, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1963-11-22 Hugh Millen, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964-03-31 Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964-03-31 David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1964-09-11 Eric Thomas, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1964-12-02 Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1964-12-17 Tyrone Braxton, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1965-02-02 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1965-02-08 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965-03-23 Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1965-04-15 Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965-08-27 Michael Perry, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1966-01-25 Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-02-20 Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • 1966-03-11 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966-04-02 Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-04-02 Willie Green, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-04-10 Neil Smith, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-05-24 Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-10-28 Steve Atwater, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966-12-20 Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967-01-05 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-02-06 Randy Hilliard, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-05-01 Bill Schultz, NFL/WLAF offensive tackle (Den Broncos, Scot Claymores)
  • 1967-06-02 Randy Hilliard, NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1967-06-14 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-08-11 Mike Lodish, NFL nose tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-09-22 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-11-11 Bill Musgrave, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos)
  • 1967-11-17 Howard Griffith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-02-22 Reggie Rivers, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • 1968-06-09 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-06-26 Shannon Sharpe, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-07-04 Derek Kevin Loville, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-08-17 Ed McCaffrey, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-09-28 Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
  • 1968-11-06 Alfred Williams, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-12-18 Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-12-21 Anthony Lynn, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1969-02-06 James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1969-03-09 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969-09-03 Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1969-10-26 Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1969-12-15 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-01-02 Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-02-20 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • 1970-03-08 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-05-13 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-05-15 Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-08-02 Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970-10-01 Ronnie Bradford, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970-10-07 Vaughn Hebron, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-11-06 Maa Tanuvasa, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-11-14 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971-01-12 Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1971-02-19 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
  • 1971-04-01 Ernest Jones, NFL defensive end (Saints, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971-05-04 Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971-05-05 Ken Brown, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1971-05-07 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1971-05-13 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971-06-28 Gary Downs, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in New Bern, North Carolina
  • 1971-10-17 Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972-01-18 Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-04-24 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-05-16 Keith Burns, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-05-30 Allen Aldridge, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-06-21 Jamal Ellis, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972-08-18 Ray Jacobs, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • 1972-09-16 Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-09-17 Darrius Johnson, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1972-10-28 Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-02-02 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-03-11 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-04-17 Jeff Lewis, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-04-24 Jamie Brown, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1973-05-18 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-06-04 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-06-06 Jon Hesse, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-09-26 David Richie, NFL nost tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-10-10 John Mobley, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973-10-21 Dan Neil, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974-01-13 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974-02-25 Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974-03-28 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1984-03-03 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2006-01-28 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
  • 2009-08-29 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green