Today in Washington Redskins History

Historical Events

  • 1932-07-09 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
  • 1932-10-02 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
  • 1936-12-13 Final Boston Redskin NFL game, lose to Packers 21-6, move to Wash DC
  • 1937-02-13 NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
  • 1937-09-17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • 1937-12-12 Washington Redskins win NFL championship
  • 1940-12-08 1st NFL championship on national radio; Bears beat Redskins 73-0
  • 1942-09-27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • 1942-12-13 Washington Redskins defeat Chicago Bears 14-6, to win NFL title

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1943-10-31 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1943-12-26 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating Washington Redskins 41-21 in Chicago
  • 1947-11-23 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
  • 1947-12-19 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1961-12-04 1962 NFL Draft: Ernie Davis from University of Syracuse first pick by Washington Redskins
  • 1962-10-28 NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)
  • 1966-11-27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • 1969-02-05 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
  • 1969-11-16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • 1969-12-21 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
  • 1972-12-31 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • 1983-01-22 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
  • 1984-01-08 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
  • 1987-01-11 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 17-0
  • 1988-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings 17-10
  • 1988-01-31 Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
  • 1990-11-12 "The Body Bag Game", in the days leading to the clash, Eagles head coach Buddy Ryan threatened a beating so severe that "they'll have to be carted off in body bags". Ryan's words were prophetic, as the Eagles defense scored three touchdowns in a 28–14 win and knocked eight Redskins out of the game, including two quarterbacks
  • 1991-11-24 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
  • 1992-01-12 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10
  • 1992-10-12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception

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2002-01-13 In a controversial move, Marty Schottenheimer is fired as head coach of the Washington Redskins after just one season

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2008-01-08 Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs

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2010-01-05 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2013-12-30 NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins
  • 2015-07-08 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1897-10-11 George Preston Marshall, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  • 1907-09-28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • 1910-05-01 Cliff Battles, Akron Oh, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins)
  • 1912-10-25 Jack Kent Cooke, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  • 1913-01-31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)

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1914-03-17 Sammy Baugh, Temple Texas, NFL hall of famer QB (Washington Redskins)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1920-05-31 Edward Bennett Williams, lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Balt Orioles)
  • 1922-04-29 George Allen, football coach (LA Rams, Washington Redskins)
  • 1934-08-23 Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen, NFL QB (Eagles, Redskins)
  • 1934-08-23 Sonny Jurgensen, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1934-10-04 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • 1935-06-06 Bobby Mitchell, NFL running back/wide receiver (Browns, Redskins)

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1940-11-25 Joe Gibbs, Mocksville North Carolina, American football coach (Washington Redskins)

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 1941-09-28 Charley Taylor, NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
  • 1949-08-04 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1949-09-09 Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1955-08-09 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1956-08-29 Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1958-02-02 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • 1960-02-15 Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-04-22 Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
  • 1961-07-21 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1961-10-09 Trevor Matich, NFL center/guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1962-06-25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1962-12-12 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
  • 1963-02-18 John Gesek, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963-06-04 Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963-12-31 Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1964-12-21 Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1965-01-10 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965-01-29 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1965-05-06 Ken Harvey, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1965-05-09 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1965-08-13 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965-09-11 Tony Woods, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1965-10-24 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • 1966-01-28 Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • 1966-06-14 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1966-12-01 Mike Flores, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967-01-07 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967-05-01 Marvcus Patton, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967-08-16 Matt Vanderbeek, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967-08-17 James Jenkins, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1967-10-21 Stanley Richard, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968-02-21 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • 1968-05-27 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968-06-16 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968-07-30 Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968-08-18 Brian Mitchell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968-10-07 Erick Anderson, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1968-11-05 Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1968-12-28 Darrick Brownlow, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969-03-12 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969-04-11 Jesse Campbell, NFL safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • 1969-07-26 Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969-11-01 Darryl Ashmore, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1969-11-03 Leslie Shepherd, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970-01-22 Keith Wagner, NFL/WLAF tackle (NY Giants, Redskins, Scot Claymores)
  • 1970-04-10 Sean Gilbert, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970-04-22 Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970-07-09 Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1970-11-14 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1971-01-19 Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-02-04 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-02-16 Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-05-19 Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-06-20 William Gaines, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-07-22 William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-07-30 Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
  • 1971-07-31 Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-08-30 Tre Johnson, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1971-12-31 Heath Shuler, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins, NO Saints)
  • 1972-01-05 Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-01-18 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-02-26 Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-03-11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • 1972-05-22 Rich Owens, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-05-31 Bryan Walker, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-07-07 Michael Westbrook, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-07-26 Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
  • 1972-07-27 Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972-09-05 Tom Carter, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-10-23 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-10-31 Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1972-12-31 Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-03-03 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-03-21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-04-22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-09-03 Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973-12-22 Jamel Williams, safety (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-03-01 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-04-25 Twan Russell, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-05-13 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-05-16 Keith Thibodeaux, cornerback (Washington Redskins)
  • 1974-05-22 Greg Jones, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975-01-11 Brad Badger, guard (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975-01-18 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • 1975-01-31 Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)

Famous Deaths

  • 1969-08-09 George P Marshall, NFL president (Washington Redskins), dies at 72
  • 1990-12-31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies
  • 1997-04-06 Jack Kent Cooke, NFL owner (Wash Redskins), dies at 84
  • 2007-11-27 Sean Taylor, American football player (Washington Redskins), fatally shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at 24