Cincinnati Bengals in History

Events in Sport

  • 1967-05-24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-11-15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1982-01-10 AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers, 27-7 in the "Freezer Bowl"

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1982-01-24 Super Bowl XVI, Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, MI: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1983-01-02 In a 35-27 win over the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson completes 20 consecutive passes and finishes the season winning his second consecutive passing title with an NFL record 70.55% completion percentage
  • 1989-01-08 AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills, 21-10

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1989-01-22 Super Bowl XXIII, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16; MVP: Jerry Rice, SF, WR

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • 1994-04-24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1995-04-22 NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2003-04-26 NFL Draft: USC quarterback Carson Palmer first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 2007-02-10 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 31-28; MVP: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, QB
  • 2020-04-23 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback Joe Burrow first pick by Cincinnati Bengals

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPaul Brown

1908-09-07 Paul Brown, American NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk, Ohio (d. 1991)

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1945-01-05 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 1947-08-06 Ken Riley, American NFL cornerback (All-Pro 1975, 76, 83; Cincinnati Bengals) and coach (Florida A&M), born in Bartow, Florida (d. 2020)
  • 1949-02-15 Ken Anderson, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1950-10-20 Isaac Curtis, NFL wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1954-03-02 Pete Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl, All Pro 1981; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Fort Valley, Georgia
  • 1954-08-21 Archie Griffin, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1974-75, Ohio State; NFL: Cincinnati Bengals), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1958-09-23 Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-04-17 Boomer Esiason, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals), born in East Islip, New York
  • 1961-11-27 Lee Johnson, NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1963-06-18 Joe Walter, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1964-02-14 Darrick Brilz, American NFL offensive lineman (Cin Bengals), born in Richmond, California
  • 1965-05-10 Todd Kalis, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1965-12-08 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1965-12-08 Troy Sadowski, American NFL tight end (Cin Bengals), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1966-01-23 Mike Brim, American NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2005)
  • 1966-04-03 Bo Orlando, American football player, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • 1966-12-26 Rickey Dixon, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Jim Thorpe Award 1987; Oklahoma Sooners; Cincinnati Bengals, LA Raiders), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1967-01-27 Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1967-02-20 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1967-10-28 James Joseph, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1968-01-02 Scott Mitchell, American NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1968-01-29 Harold Green, American football running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons), born in Ladson, South Carolina
  • 1968-05-04 Andre Collins, American football NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Riverside, New Jersey
  • 1968-08-04 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1968-11-20 Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-01-15 Leonard Wheeler, American NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • 1969-02-17 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-03-28 Scottie Graham, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Long Beach, New York
  • 1969-03-29 Jimmy Spencer, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1969-04-22 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-06-20 Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • 1969-08-15 Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-11-08 Ricardo McDonald, American NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1970-01-08 Darryl Williams, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks, Cin Bengals), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-03-23 Carl Pickens, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-04-25 Steve Tovar, American NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • 1970-05-01 Alex Van Pelt, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills) and QB coach ; GB Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-05-15 Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-06-19 Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970-07-22 Dan Jones, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-08-16 Adrian Hardy, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-08-19 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-09-20 John Copeland, American NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals), born in Lanett, Alabama
  • 1970-09-25 Doug Pelfrey, American NFL kicker (Cin Bengals), born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
  • 1970-10-28 Bracey Walker, NFL safety (Cin Bengals, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970-11-06 Rich Braham, American NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • 1970-11-24 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-11-27 Todd Kelly, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970-12-04 Jeff Blake, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1995; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • 1971-01-30 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, American football defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
  • 1971-04-09 James Hundon, American football wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971-04-21 Tony Mcgee, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971-06-28 Jeff Cothran, NFL fullback (Cin Bengals), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1971-11-11 Melvin Tuten, NFL tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971-11-21 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971-12-06 Thomas Bailey, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-05-24 Tito Paul, American NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Kissimmee, Florida
  • 1972-06-10 David Dunn, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972-07-07 Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972-11-06 Anthony Brown, American NFL tackle (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • 1972-11-08 Ken Blackman, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Brunswick, Georgia
  • 1972-11-20 Trent Pollard, NFL guard (Cin Bengals), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-11-27 Jason Burns, NFL running back (Cin Bengals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-01-07 Brian Milne, American fullback (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-01-25 Marco Battaglia, American football tight end (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1973-02-08 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973-02-11 Tom Tumulty, American linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-03-13 Dan Wilkinson, American NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1973-06-14 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
  • 1973-12-12 Reinard Wilson, American football linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1974-01-11 Rod Jones, American NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974-02-16 Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974-03-11 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974-06-14 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974-08-04 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974-11-21 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975-10-24 Corey Dillon, American football running back (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1979-10-01 Rudi Johnson, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 2004; Cincinnati Bengals), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1979-12-27 Carson Palmer, American NFL quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2002, USC; Pro Bowl 2005, 06, 15; Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals), born in Fresno, California

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPaul Brown

1991-08-05 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies of pneumonia at 82

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 2020-01-02 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals 1984-91; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1992-95; introduced no-huddle offence), dies from melanoma at 74
  • 2020-06-07 Ken Riley, American NFL cornerback (All-Pro 1975, 76, 83; Cincinnati Bengals) and coach (Florida A&M), dies at 72
  • 2020-08-01 Rickey Dixon, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Jim Thorpe Award 1987; Oklahoma Sooners; Cincinnati Bengals, LA Raiders), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 53