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

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, US, 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