Atlanta Falcons in History

Events in Sport

  • 1965-06-30 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
  • 1965-11-27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1973-12-09 St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
  • 1975-01-28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 1981-09-13 Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)
  • 1987-09-13 Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons
  • 1988-04-24 NFL Draft: Auburn tight end Aundray Bruce first pick by Atlanta Falcons

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1992-10-11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1995-09-03 Carolina Panthers lose their debut NFL game in overtime 23-20 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of 58,808 fans at the Georgia Dome
  • 1996-09-01 The Carolina Panthers outgun the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season NFL game at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1999-01-17 "The Miss", NFC Championship Game; Minnesota Viking Gary Anderson misses field goal fourth quarter allowing Atlanta Falcons to tie and eventually win in overtime, despite becoming 1st kicker to finish the regular season without missing
  • 1999-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)

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1999-01-31 Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, John Elway MVP

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2001-04-21 NFL Draft: Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • 2005-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • 2013-01-20 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • 2017-02-05 Super Bowl LI: New England Patriots defeat Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a great comeback in extra time at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
  • 2018-05-03 Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan becomes NFL's first $30m per season player after agreeing to $150m contract extension

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 112

  • 1943-09-20 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1944-01-19 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1956-03-15 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960-08-19 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1960-08-19 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1961-08-02 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1962-01-16 Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-02-20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1963-07-14 Bel Le Harper, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1964-12-24 Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965-02-09 David Brandon, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1965-02-14 Jessie Tuggle, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965-05-15 Dan Stryzinski, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965-06-16 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-08-25 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965-10-12 Chris Chandler, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1965-11-30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-12-24 Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-02-19 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-03-22 Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-04-11 David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1966-07-14 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-09-26 Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967-02-26 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967-02-28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-03-16 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • 1967-06-07 Terance Mathis, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1967-06-27 Lester Archambeau, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Montville, New Jersey
  • 1967-12-08 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-12-18 Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-01-23 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1968-01-27 Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-01-29 Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-04-29 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-06-16 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-08-10 Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-10-10 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1968-10-14 Gene Williams, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1968-11-14 Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-01-07 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-01-21 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • 1969-02-09 Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-03-15 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-08-12 Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-10-03 Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1969-12-21 Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970-01-17 Darnell Walker, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-01-29 Scott Davis, guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970-03-06 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970-03-20 Ron George, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970-05-13 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1970-10-01 Ronnie Bradford, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1970-10-04 Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1970-10-05 Anthony Phillips, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970-10-26 Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970-11-27 Patrick Bates, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-01-12 Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • 1971-01-29 Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-02-09 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • 1971-03-02 Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-03-13 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
  • 1971-03-25 Perry Klein, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-03-26 Tommy Fagan, CFL/NFL defensive end (Atl Falcons, Winn Blue Bombers)
  • 1971-05-31 Lenny McGill, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-08-01 Fred Lester, American football player (Atlanta Falcons), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1971-09-04 Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-09-14 Mario Henry, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-09-16 Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
  • 1971-10-02 Steve McLaughlin, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971-10-08 Nate Miller, American NFL and WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy, Atlanta Falcons), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1971-10-18 Bob Whitfield, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-02-24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-03-06 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-04-19 Eric Jack, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-04-27 Ethan Brooks, American football offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1972-05-10 Akili Johnson, NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-05-17 John Burrough, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-05-23 Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-06-06 Gary Downs, running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-06-23 Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-08-03 Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
  • 1972-09-18 Richard Huntley, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-09-28 Greg Ivy, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-09-30 Jamal Anderson, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-11-03 Verl Mitchell, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-12-06 Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-12-13 Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1972-12-26 Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-01-01 Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-01-03 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-01-14 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-02-02 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-02-22 James Christensen, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-04-22 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-05-02 Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
  • 1973-07-03 Devin Bush, NFL strong safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-08-06 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-09-04 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-09-09 Mike Schlegel, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973-12-23 Tony Graziani, quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2011-11-11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia

Deaths in Sport

  • 2017-12-13 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), dies at 74
  • 2018-05-03 Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77