New Orleans Saints in History

Events in Sport

  • 1967-01-27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • 1967-03-08 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • 1967-08-02 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • 1967-08-12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • 1967-09-17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • 1967-11-05 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1969-10-05 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1970-11-08 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • 1973-11-04 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • 1980-12-14 New Orleans Saints end 14 game losing streak, beat NY Jets 21-20
  • 1981-01-22 O A "Bum" Phillips becomes head coach of New Orleans Saints
  • 1981-04-29 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints
  • 1982-09-19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 1983-09-18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • 1984-11-26 John W Mercom Jr announces NO Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • 1985-05-31 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
  • 1986-09-21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • 1987-11-01 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0
  • 1987-11-29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • 2007-01-21 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat New Orleans Saints 39-14
  • 2010-01-24 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • 2010-02-07 Super Bowl XLIV; New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first super bowl.

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1959-06-03 Sam Mills, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers), (d. 2005)
  • 1963-01-03 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-10-19 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • 1964-06-22 Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)
  • 1964-09-09 Willie Broughton, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1964-11-01 Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (NO Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-04-13 Quinn Early, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Buffalo Bills)
  • 1965-05-18 Rufus Porter, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965-10-02 Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1965-10-26 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1965-11-22 Eric Allen, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • 1965-11-25 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965-12-24 Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-01-05 Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1966-01-28 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • 1966-02-26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
  • 1966-03-26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (NO Saints)
  • 1966-06-14 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966-07-16 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
  • 1966-09-11 Richard Harvey, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1966-10-27 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1966-11-21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967-01-28 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1967-05-28 Tory Epps, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1967-08-06 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
  • 1967-11-02 Chris Port, NFL guard/tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1967-12-04 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (NO Saints)
  • 1968-01-12 Vince Buck, NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 1968-01-22 Brian Jones, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1968-05-08 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1969-01-05 Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • 1969-03-29 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (NO Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969-10-25 Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, NO Saints)
  • 1969-11-28 Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1969-12-03 Ed King, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • 1970-01-04 Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 1970-01-14 Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
  • 1970-02-15 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • 1970-03-20 Ralph Dawkins, NFL running back (NO Saints)
  • 1970-04-10 J J McCleskey, NFL safety (NO Saints, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1970-04-18 William Roaf, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1970-04-21 Israel Stanley, NFL/WLAF defensive end (NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-06-02 Andy McCollum, NFL center/guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970-08-02 Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, NO Saints)
  • 1970-08-03 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)
  • 1970-09-06 Torrance Small, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints)
  • 1970-09-24 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1970-11-07 Andre Hastings, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, NO Saints)
  • 1970-11-24 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1970-11-25 Shane Pahukoa, NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 1970-12-11 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1970-12-27 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback (NO Saints, NY Jets)
  • 1970-12-31 Dunstan Anderson, NFL defensive end (Dolphins, NO Saints, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971-02-01 Derek Byrd, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • 1971-03-01 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
  • 1971-03-19 Kirk Botkin, NFL tight end (NO Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1971-04-15 Derek Brown, NFL running back (NO Saints)
  • 1971-05-12 Craig Novitsky, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1971-05-25 Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
  • 1971-08-20 Brett Bech, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971-09-18 Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1971-10-13 Irv Smith, NFL tight end (NO Saints)
  • 1971-10-17 Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1971-10-24 Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • 1971-11-03 William Strong, NFL cornerback (NO Saints)
  • 1971-11-09 Steve Rhem, NFL wide receiver (NO Saints)
  • 1971-12-31 Heath Shuler, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins, NO Saints)
  • 1972-02-05 Tony Johnson, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972-03-13 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (NO Saints)
  • 1972-03-22 John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972-07-11 Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
  • 1972-08-24 Lee DeRamus, (NO Saints)
  • 1972-11-09 Mark Fields, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
  • 1972-12-17 Don Davis, linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-01-10 Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1973-01-16 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-03-25 Ray Zellars, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • 1973-05-07 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
  • 1973-05-30 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-06-05 Brady Smith, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-06-13 Kano Hills, tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-08-04 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973-08-18 Luke Fickell, defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974-04-24 Jared Tomich, defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974-05-27 Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974-06-18 Keith Poole, wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974-06-21 Rob Kelly, safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1974-12-25 Chris Naeole, guard (New Orleans Saints)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2010-07-17 Actress Khadijah Haqq (29) weds New Orleans Saints defensive end Bobby McCray (29) at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles

Divorces in Sport

  • 2012-06-14 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage