Minnesota Vikings in History

Events in Sport

  • 1960-01-28 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
  • 1960-12-27 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1961-09-17 Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)
  • 1968-01-30 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings
  • 1969-09-28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • 1970-01-11 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1973-12-30 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10
  • 1974-01-13 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • 1974-12-29 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 14-10
  • 1975-01-12 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 1975-12-28 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
  • 1976-12-26 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 24-13
  • 1977-01-09 Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
  • 1978-01-01 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6
  • 1980-12-14 Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24
  • 1983-08-06 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1983-11-06 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • 1988-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings 17-10
  • 1998-02-05 Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record
  • 1999-01-17 "The Miss", NFC Championship Game; Minnesota Viking Gary Anderson misses field goal fourth quarter allowing Atlanta Falcons to tie and eventually win in overtime, despite becoming 1st kicker to finish the regular season without missing
  • 1999-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)
  • 2001-01-14 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Minnesota Vikings 41-0
  • 2010-01-24 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1939-03-19 Joe Kapp, NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940-02-03 Fran Tarkenton, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings), born in Richmond, Virginia

Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton
  • 1945-08-07 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1949-11-19 Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster
  • 1950-10-26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1956-08-29 Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-02-22 Mike Morris, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1961-07-31 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1962-07-10 Mike Saxon, NFL punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963-02-24 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963-03-27 Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963-04-04 Jack Del Rio, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1964-12-15 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1964-12-19 Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965-09-21 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965-10-24 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965-11-25 Cris Carter, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1966-02-11 Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)
  • 1966-04-05 Scott Dill, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-01-02 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-01-04 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-16 Charles Evans, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-07-10 Alfred Jackson, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-08-12 Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-08-21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
  • 1967-09-20 Martin Harrison, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-09-28 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-12-08 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-12-12 John Randle, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-02-21 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • 1968-03-25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-04-27 Adrian Cooper, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-05-13 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-05-15 Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-07-11 Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-09-13 Brad Johnson, NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-10-01 Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-11-09 Jeff Brady, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-12-12 Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-01-05 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-01-15 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-02-02 Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-02-03 Jeff Christy, NFL center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-02-14 Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
  • 1969-02-23 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-03-28 Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969-06-09 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-12-08 Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969-12-16 Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1970-01-06 John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
  • 1970-03-27 Anthony Prior, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970-09-18 Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970-11-08 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970-11-30 Robert Griffith, NFL strong safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1970-12-01 Todd Steussie, NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971-02-13 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971-05-11 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971-08-02 Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1971-09-28 Chad May, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971-10-01 Amp Lee, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, St Louis Rams)
  • 1971-10-25 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971-12-08 James Stewart, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • 1971-12-23 Pete Bercich, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-01-24 Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-03-04 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-06-21 Andrew Jordan, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-06-24 Mitch Berger, punter (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-09-04 Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-10-10 Hunter Goodwin, tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-10-21 Orlando Thomas, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-11-19 David Palmer, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-12-17 Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-12-27 Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-02-02 Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973-02-24 Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-03-12 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-04-03 Greg DeLong, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-05-25 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-08-12 Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-10-19 Robert Tate, wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-11-03 Derrick Alexander, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-11-29 Duane Butler, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1973-12-18 Keith Washington, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1974-02-09 Orlando Bobo, guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1974-03-18 Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1974-05-01 Matthew Hatchette, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1974-05-08 Korey Stringer, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1974-05-23 Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1976-02-03 Dwayne Rudd, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1979-09-23 Bryant McKinnie, Woodbury, NJ, NFL Offensive Tackle (Minnesota Vikings)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2012-12-17 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin