San Diego Chargers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1961-12-24 Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game
  • 1964-01-05 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • 1964-12-26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1965-12-26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
  • 1976-08-16 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
  • 1981-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers 34-27
  • 1982-01-02 "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • 1982-01-10 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
  • 1995-01-15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • 1995-01-29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-01-29 The San Diego Chargers hire Marty Schottenheimer as their 13th head coach

  • 2004-04-24 2004 NFL Draft: Eli Manning from Ole Miss first pick by San Diego Chargers
  • 2007-02-12 Marty Schottenheimer is abruptly fired as head coach of the San Diego Chargers due to lack of playoff success and a strained relationship with ownership
  • 2008-01-20 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
  • 2016-08-26 San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick kneels in protest during the US national anthem at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium while playing against the San Diego Chargers, objecting to racial injustice and police brutality in the US

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1936-12-23 Bobby Ross, NFL coach (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1938-03-10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1941-04-18 Walter Francis Sweeney, Cohasset, Massachusetts, NFL Guard (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2013)
  • 1941-09-24 John Mackey, NFL tight end (Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-09-23 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania

  • 1951-06-10 Dan Fouts, NFL QB (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1958-06-08 Stan Brock, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1959-08-21 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960-01-26 Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 1961-12-20 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-08 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-01-03 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-02-08 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964-02-08 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964-04-20 John Carney, NFL kicker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1964-05-07 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams)
  • 1964-05-07 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1964-08-03 Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965-01-09 Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965-02-02 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1965-04-14 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965-05-07 Reuben Davis, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1965-09-05 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966-03-29 Dwayne Harper, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966-04-03 Bo Orlando, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1966-08-20 Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966-10-24 Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966-11-27 Carwell Gardner, NFL fullback (Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967-04-11 Mark Seay, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-12-15 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-01-23 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-04-11 Eric Moten, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-05-29 Brian Roche, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-05-29 Duane Young, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-08-26 Courtney Hall, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-12-18 Aaron Craver, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-01-07 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-01-19 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • 1969-02-22 Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969-03-06 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-03-18 Michael Dumas, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1969-05-02 Glen Young, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-10-17 Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-11-02 Dwayne Gordon, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, NY Jets)
  • 1969-11-22 John Parrella, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-12-02 Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-12-18 Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1969-12-23 Rodney Culver, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-03-01 Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-03-15 Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-05-26 Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-06-01 Raylee Johnson, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-08-07 Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-09-29 Chris Mims, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1970-11-14 Darrien Gordon, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1971-01-18 Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-01-18 Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-02-16 Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-04-15 Craig Whelihan, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-06-05 Vaughn Parker, NFL guard/tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-09-10 Brandon Harrison, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-12-28 Michael Watkins, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1971-12-29 Mark Montreuil, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-01-06 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-01-31 Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-02-06 David Binn, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-03-28 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-04-08 Isaac Davis, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-04-10 Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-04-26 Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1972-05-27 Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-05-29 David Hendrix, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-06-21 Tony Berti, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-09-16 Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-12-01 Charlie Jones, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972-12-15 Rodney Harrison, American NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), born in Markham, Illinois
  • 1973-01-30 Jimmy Oliver, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973-01-31 Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973-03-03 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973-04-13 Aaron Hayden, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-05-11 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1973-09-14 Terrell Fletcher, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1973-11-11 Terrance Shaw, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-03-08 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-03-31 James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-04-09 Ben Bordelon, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-04-20 Paul Bradford, cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-05-29 Kenny Bynum, running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1974-06-03 Bryan Still, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1975-08-31 Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1982-02-13 Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
  • 1985-10-02 Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers