Green Bay Packers in History

Events in Sport


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1919-08-11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1921-10-23 Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis
  • 1936-12-13 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with a 10–1–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau
  • 1938-09-18 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
  • 1939-12-10 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
  • 1940-11-17 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1944-12-17 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship with an 8–2 record

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1951-12-02 Don Hutson's #14 jersey is retired by the Green Bay Packers, the first number retired in the history of the franchise

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • 1956-11-27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1958-12-02 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan from University of Iowa first pick by Green Bay Packers

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1959-02-02 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers

  • 1960-12-26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • 1961-12-31 Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1962-12-30 Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants 16-7 in NFL championship game
  • 1966-01-02 Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • 1967-01-01 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 1967-01-15 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1968-01-14 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1968-02-01 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers
  • 1996-01-14 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
  • 1997-01-12 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers 30-13
  • 1997-01-26 Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans
  • 1997-07-25 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • 1998-01-11 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers 23-10
  • 1998-01-25 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
  • 2004-01-11 "4th and 26", trailing Green Bay Packers by 3 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime
  • 2008-01-20 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers 23-20 (OT)
  • 2008-12-28 The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season.
  • 2011-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears 21-14
  • 2011-02-06 Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB
  • 2015-01-18 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers 28-22 (OT)

Birthdays in Sport


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1898-04-09 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1965)

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • 1903-04-24 Mike Michalske, NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1910-04-02 Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
  • 1912-04-10 Clarke Hinkle, NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers)

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1913-01-31 Don Hutson, American football player and the first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1997)

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson

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1913-06-11 Vince Lombardi, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1919-05-05 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1922-10-10 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • 1926-02-18 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1933-10-18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1935-12-23 Paul Hornung, Green Bay Packer (the Golden Boy)
  • 1936-01-23 Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)

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1936-12-29 Ray Nitschke, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois (d. 1998)

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke
  • 1952-07-03 Alan Autry, NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • 1960-05-24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)
  • 1961-06-01 Mark Rodenhauser, NFL center (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)

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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
  • 1962-01-13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1962-03-04 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1962-05-11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-02-14 Jeff Dellenbach, NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-05-28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-06-11 Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
  • 1963-11-14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • 1964-01-23 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964-01-28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1964-07-28 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964-11-18 Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964-12-15 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1964-12-18 Don Beebe, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1965-01-01 Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • 1965-04-15 Mark Dennis, NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1965-05-06 Paul Frase, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1966-05-20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967-03-18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1968-01-04 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968-01-31 Doug Pederson, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1968-02-29 Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1968-03-18 Pat Terrell, NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1968-07-19 Leroy Butler, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31)
  • 1968-10-15 George Koonce, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1968-12-10 Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969-01-06 Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1969-02-15 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969-02-22 Mark Chmura, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969-06-23 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1969-10-10 Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969-12-19 Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1969-12-30 Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-03-12 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1970-03-28 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills)
  • 1970-05-13 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-05-21 Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-06-23 Robert Brooks, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-10-24 Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-12-17 Earl Dotson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-01-09 Bill Schroeder, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-02-18 George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1971-02-19 William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-02-21 Terry Mickens, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-02-22 Gilbert Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-04-05 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-05-18 Craig Hentrich, NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-08-10 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-08-14 Adam Timmerman, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-09-01 Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-10-15 Bernardo Harris, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-01-28 Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972-02-03 Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-02-24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-04-26 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-05-05 Travis Jervey, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-05-27 Antonio Freeman, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-06-11 Andrew Peterson, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972-06-24 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972-06-30 Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-11-14 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-12-05 Roderick Mullen, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-12-17 Brian Williams, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-03-19 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-04-11 Blake Brockermeyer, NFL tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973-04-13 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-05-18 Walter Scott, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-05-31 Tyrone Williams, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-10-17 Keith McKenzie, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-10-23 Blaine McElmurry, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-10-31 Ross Verba, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-11-10 Darius Holland, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-01-28 Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-03-31 Anthony Hicks, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-04-30 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-08-16 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1975-03-08 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1975-08-23 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1975-11-03 Darren Sharper, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1983-12-02 Aaron Rodgers, American football player for Green Bay Packers

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996-07-14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport


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1965-06-01 Curly Lambeau, First coach of the Green Bay Packers, dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau