San Francisco 49ers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1946-09-08 SF 49ers play 1st AAFC game, lose to NY Yankees 21-7
  • 1949-12-09 NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
  • 1949-12-11 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
  • 1950-09-17 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
  • 1953-01-22 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1957-11-10 NFL record crowd (102,368), '49ers vs Rams in LA
  • 1963-12-02 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1971-01-03 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
  • 1972-01-02 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3
  • 1973-03-24 SF 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams

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1982-01-10 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1982-01-10 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
  • 1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1984-01-08 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
  • 1984-09-23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games
  • 1985-01-06 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • 1985-01-20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1987-11-29 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes
  • 1988-07-31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • 1989-01-08 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3

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1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

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1989-01-22 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1990-01-14 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3
  • 1990-01-28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • 1990-10-14 SF 49er Joe Montana passes for 6 touchdowns vs Atlanta (45-35)
  • 1990-11-25 NFL's NY Giants & SF 49ers after winning their 1st 10 games both
  • 1991-01-20 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr's with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13
  • 1992-12-06 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown
  • 1993-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20
  • 1994-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • 1994-09-05 San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice catches NFL record 127th touchdown pass
  • 1995-01-15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • 1995-01-29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
  • 1997-12-15 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16
  • 1998-01-11 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers 23-10
  • 2005-04-23 2005 NFL Draft: Alex Smith from University of Utah first pick from San Francisco 49ers
  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2006-08-24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL
  • 2012-01-22 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)
  • 2013-01-20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • 2013-02-03 Super Bowl XLVII: Baltimore Ravens beat San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome MVP: Joe Flacco, Baltimore, QB
  • 2014-01-19 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat San Francisco 49ers 23-17
  • 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

  • 1924-06-19 Leo Nomellini, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1927-01-27 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)

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1931-11-30 Bill Walsh, NFL coach (San Francisco 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2007)

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • 1954-01-19 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)

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1956-06-11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1958-03-20 Rickey Jackson, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1958-12-16 Bart Oates, NFL center (NY Giants, SF 49ers)
  • 1959-03-24 Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler (110m at 12.93)/NFLer (SF 49ers)
  • 1959-05-08 Ronnie Lott, Albuquerque, NM, NFL defensive back (SF 49er)
  • 1960-01-26 Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • 1960-07-10 Roger Craig, NFL reciever (SF 49ers)
  • 1961-03-10 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1961-10-11 Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, NFL Player of Year '92), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1961-10-16 Chris Doleman, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1962-03-31 John Taylor, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)

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1962-10-13 Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers), born in Starkville, Mississippi

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice
  • 1962-12-12 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
  • 1963-02-12 Brent Jones, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1964-04-19 Harris Barton, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1964-09-10 Tim Harris, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1964-11-02 Kevin Gogan, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers)
  • 1964-12-27 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker (AZ Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1964-12-27 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1965-01-06 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
  • 1965-01-26 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1965-03-10 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1965-10-22 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • 1966-02-26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1966-04-09 Oliver Barnett, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1966-08-01 Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1966-08-11 Antonio Goss, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1966-09-10 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1966-09-29 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1967-03-15 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1967-06-14 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1967-09-15 Dexter Carter, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1967-11-05 Frank Pollack, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1967-11-06 Dennis Brown, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-01-26 Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1968-02-29 Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-03-12 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-06-07 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-07-04 Derek Kevin Loville, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968-07-05 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-07-30 Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1968-10-08 Frankie Smith, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • 1968-10-10 James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1968-11-06 Alfred Williams, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1968-12-07 Ricky Ervins, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1969-02-14 Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
  • 1969-03-16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1969-10-31 Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1969-11-10 Rod Milstead, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-01-17 Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-01-20 Terry Kirby, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-01-23 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-02-25 Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-03-15 Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-04-27 Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-04-28 Mark Harris, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1970-05-17 Derrick Deese, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-06-07 Chad Fann, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-08-13 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-10-29 Marquez Pope, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-11-14 Dana Stubblefield, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
  • 1970-12-27 Mike Salmon, NFL/WLAF safety (Houston Oilers, Rhein Fire, SF 49ers)
  • 1971-01-01 Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1971-01-04 Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1971-01-16 Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971-01-29 Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-03-16 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • 1971-04-21 Tom Cavallo, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, SF 49ers)
  • 1971-04-24 Jeff Brohm, quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1971-06-21 Tyrone Drakeford, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
  • 1971-07-16 Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1972-01-07 Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1972-01-23 Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
  • 1972-01-27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1972-02-17 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-04-07 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-04-19 Jeff Wilkins, NFL kicker (SF 49ers, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1972-04-27 Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)
  • 1972-10-06 J J Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • 1972-10-23 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1972-12-12 Jamal Willis, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • 1973-01-22 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1973-12-07 Terrell Owens, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-01-28 Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-08-10 Dave Fiore, tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
  • 1974-11-17 Marc Edwards, NFL fullback (SF 49ers)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1957-10-28 Anthony J Morabito, co-owner of SF '49ers, dies while watching a game

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2007-07-30 Bill Walsh, American football coach (San Fransisco 49ers), dies of leukemia at 75

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh