Philadelphia Eagles in History

Events in Sport

  • 1933-07-09 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1933-10-15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • 1934-11-06 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1936-02-08 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936-12-12 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1943-06-19 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1947-12-28 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
  • 1948-12-19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1948-12-21 1949 NFL Draft: Chuck Bednarik from University of Pennsylvania first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1949-12-18 Philadelphia Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1960-12-26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • 1967-11-05 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1969-05-01 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for $16,155,000
  • 1978-08-05 New Orlean Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo)
  • 1979-11-12 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal
  • 1981-01-11 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys 20-7
  • 1981-01-25 Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

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1989-11-23 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1990-11-25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
  • 2002-01-27 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Philadelphia Eagles 29-24
  • 2003-01-19 NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
  • 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
  • 2004-01-18 NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-3
  • 2005-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • 2005-02-06 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2009-01-18 NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 32-25
  • 2010-12-19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson

Birthdays in Sport

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  • 1891-11-05 Earle "Greasy" Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1909-10-08 Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1920-12-28 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-22 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • 1931-02-17 Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), born in Frederick, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1949-09-22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1956-11-18 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-05-14 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-07-16 Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-08-21 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960-12-13 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-08-02 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-02-08 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-03-27 Randall Cunningham, NFL QB (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1963-10-12 Michael Zordich, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1963-12-09 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964-02-23 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964-09-14 Kurt Gouveia, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964-11-01 Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-01-03 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965-05-14 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-11-30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-12-16 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • 1966-01-09 Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-01-31 Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-03-16 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-03-23 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-06-17 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-08-20 Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966-10-06 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-02-28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-03-03 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-04-11 Mark Seay, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-06-06 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-07-06 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-09-24 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-10-30 Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-01-06 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-01-27 Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-01-29 John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-07-24 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-08-01 Rob Carpenter, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-08-13 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-12-05 Rhett Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-04-06 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-04-07 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-06-12 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1969-06-26 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-08-08 Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-09-20 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-09-27 Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-01-28 Mike Chalenski, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-02-21 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-15 Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-29 Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-29 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-06-08 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-08-21 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-09-29 Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-10-30 Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-19 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-01-24 Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-02-14 Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-03-10 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-05-10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • 1971-06-16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-08-07 Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-08-18 Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
  • 1971-08-31 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-10-05 Chad Lewis, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-10-23 Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-12-09 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-12-30 Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-01-06 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-02-13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-05-05 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-05-15 Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-08 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-18 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-21 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-08-09 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-08-15 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-09-02 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-09-19 Fred McCrary, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-09-22 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-12-02 James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-01-18 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-01-21 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-06-03 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Indiantown, Florida
  • 1973-06-04 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-06-15 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-08-14 Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-08-29 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-10-13 Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-11-15 Jason Dunn, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-11-16 Howard Smothers, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-12-28 Bobby Taylor, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2008-09-22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 2010-04-09 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia
  • 2012-06-30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 2012-12-01 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-07-13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 2015-03-21 Chuck Pednarik 'Concrete Charlie', American professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, dies at 89
  • 2016-03-24 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), dies of A.L.S. at 46
  • 2016-06-28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85