Green Bay Packers in History

Events in Sport

Sports History

1919-08-11 Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

  • 1921-10-23 Green Bay Packers play 1st APFA (forerunner to NFL) game; beat Minneapolis Marines, 7-6 at Hagemeister Park, Green Bay, WI
  • 1929-12-15 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-0-1) win first past the post title
  • 1930-12-14 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) repeat with best record in first past the post title
  • 1931-12-13 National Football League Championship: Green Bay Packers (12-2-0) win 3rd straight first past the post title

Sports History

1933-10-01 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 1936-12-13 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat Boston Redskins, 21-6; Packers 4th title; Redskins move to Washington, D.C. for 1937 season
  • 1938-09-18 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
  • 1938-12-11 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-17; record title game attendance 48,120
  • 1939-12-10 National Football League Championship, Dairy Bowl, West Allis, Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 27-0; Packers 5th title
  • 1940-01-14 2nd NFL All Star Game, Gilmore Stadium, LA, CA: Green Bay Packers beat NFL All-Stars, 16-7
  • 1940-11-17 Green Bay Packers become 1st NFL team to travel by plane
  • 1944-12-17 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 14-7 for 6th and final league title under long-time coach Curly Lambeau
  • 1950-02-01 Green Bay Packers founder, player and coach Curly Lambeau resigns after 31 seasons and 6 NFL titles to his credit

Sports History

1951-12-02 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Don Hutson has his #14 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers; first number retired in franchise history

  • 1956-11-27 1957 NFL Draft: Paul Hornung from University of Notre Dame first pick by Green Bay Packers
  • 1958-12-02 1959 NFL Draft: Randy Duncan QB University of Iowa #1 pick by Green Bay Packers

Contract of Interest

1959-02-02 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach NFL Green Bay Packers

  • 1960-12-26 National Football League Championship, Franklin Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers, 17-13; lone playoff defeat for Packers coach Vince Lombardi before Packers establish dynasty
  • 1961-12-31 National Football League Championship, City Stadium, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers shutout NY Giants 37-0; first of 5 NFL titles won in 7-season span by Packers and head coach, Vince Lombardi

NFL Pro Bowl

1962-01-14 12th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-30; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers, DT

NFL Championship

1962-12-30 National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC: Green Bay Packers beat NY Giants, 16-7; MVP: Ray Nitschke, Green Bay, LB

  • 1966-01-02 National Football League Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns, 23-12; first NFL title game televised in colour; last one played before Super Bowl era
  • 1967-01-01 NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • 1967-01-15 Super Bowl I, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1967-12-31 NFL Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; "The Ice Bowl", -13°F

Super Bowl

1968-01-14 Super Bowl II, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB

NFL Pro Bowl

1968-01-21 18th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: West beats East, 38-20; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Dave Robinson, Green Bay Packers, DT

  • 1968-02-01 Vince Lombardi steps down as NFL Green Bay Packers head coach in favor of longtime assistant Phil Bengtson; stays on as Packers' general manager for 1968
  • 1971-01-24 21st NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: NFC beats AFC, 27-6; MVPs: Fred Carr, Green Bay Packers, LB; Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys, CB
  • 1972-09-24 Jack Tatum, Oakland, sets NFL record with 104-yard fumble return, in a 20-14 win over Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin; record tied by Aeneas Williams of the Arizona Cardinals in 2000
  • 1983-02-06 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-19; MVPs: Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers, QB; John Jefferson, Green Bay Packers, WR
  • 1983-10-02 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium
  • 1996-01-14 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers, 38-27
  • 1997-01-12 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers, 30-13
  • 1997-01-26 Super Bowl XXXI, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Green Bay Packers beat New England Patriots, 35-21; MVP: Desmond Howard, Green Bay KR
  • 1997-07-25 QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs
  • 1998-01-11 NFC Championship, 3Com Park, SF: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-10

Super Bowl

1998-01-25 Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers, 31-24; MVP: Terrell Davis, Denver RB

Sports History

1998-11-01 Steve Young and Jerry Rice hook up for their 80th career touchdown in Niners' 36-22 loss to GB Packers at Lambeau Field; eclipse previous NFL mark held by Miami Dolphins tandem Dan Marino & Mark Clayton

  • 2004-01-11 "4th and 26", trailing Green Bay Packers by 3 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime
  • 2008-01-20 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20 (OT)
  • 2008-12-28 Detroit Lions crash to a 31-21 loss to Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field; first team in NFL history to go winless in a 16-game season
  • 2011-01-23 NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears, 21-14

Super Bowl

2011-02-06 Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25; MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

NFC Championship

2015-01-18 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers, 28-22 (OT)

  • 2017-01-22 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: Atlanta Falcons beat Green Bay Packers, 44-21
  • 2018-08-29 Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers signs NFL record contract extension with the Green Bay Packers; 4 years worth $134m rising to a possible $180m with a record $103m in guarantees
  • 2018-09-09 Green Bay Packers start 100th season with historic 24-23 comeback win over Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field; first ever Packer recovery from 17+ points deficit at 3/4 time (20-3)
  • 2020-01-19 NFC Championship, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California: San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay Packers, 37-20
  • 2021-01-24 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Green Bay Packers, 31-26
  • 2022-03-08 Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers agrees to remain with the Green Bay Packers in a reported 4-year, $200m deal that would make him the highest paid player in NFL history

Birthdays in Sport

Curly LambeauCurly Lambeau (1898-1965)

1898-04-09 American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • 1903-04-24 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1983)
  • 1903-11-27 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), born in New Richmond, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1910-04-02 Arnie Herber, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL C'ship 1930, 31, 36, 39; First-team All-Pro 1932, 35, 36; Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1969)
  • 1912-04-10 Clarke Hinkle, American NFL fullback (Green Bay Packers), born in Toronto, Ohio (d. 1988)

Don HutsonDon Hutson (1913-1997)

1913-01-31 American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Vince LombardiVince Lombardi (1913-1970)

1913-06-11 American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1918-03-05 Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • 1919-05-05 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1920-02-08 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), born in Faribault, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1922-10-10 Merv Pregulman, American NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1926-02-18 Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1931-03-25 Roger Zatkoff, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1954, 55, 56; First Team All Pro 1954, 55; Green Bay Packers), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 2021)
  • 1931-10-20 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1931-11-21 Jim Ringo, American Pro Football HOF center (7 × First-team All-Pro; 10 × Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles) and coach (Buffalo Bills 1976–77), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-16 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), born in Overton, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1933-10-18 Forrest Gregg, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle, coach (9-time Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), born in Birthright, TX (d. 2019)
  • 1934-01-09 Bart Starr, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach (Green Bay Packers), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1934-07-24 Willie Davis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Super Bowl 1967, 68; Pro Bowl 1963-67; First-team All-Pro 1962, 64–67; Green Bay Packers), born in Lisbon, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1935-12-23 Paul Hornung, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1956, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1959, 60, Green Bay Packers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1936-01-23 Jerry Kramer, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and author (Instant Replay), born in Jordan, Montana
  • 1936-12-23 Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962, 64–70; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2020)

Ray NitschkeRay Nitschke (1936-1998)

1936-12-29 American Pro Football HOF linebacker (5 × NFL C'ship; Super Bowl 1967, 68; First-team All-Pro 1964, 66; Green Bay Packers), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois

  • 1939-06-06 Doug Hart, American NFL defensive back (NFL champion 1965, 66, 67; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), born in Handley, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1939-06-08 Herb Adderley, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Super Bowl 1967-68, 71; Pro Bowl 1963–67; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-18 Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2018)
  • 1948-06-15 Mike Holmgren, American NFL coach and executive (Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers; Seattle Seahawks; Cleveland Browns), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-10-19 Lynn Dickey, American NFL quarterback (All Pro 1983; Green Bay Packers 1976-85), born in Paola, Kansas
  • 1952-07-31 Alan Autry, American NFLer (Green Bay Packers), actor (In the Heat of the Night) and politician (23rd Mayor of Fresno), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1953-01-17 Ted Thompson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers) and executive (GM Green Bay Packers 2005-17), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2021)
  • 1960-05-24 Pete Metzelaars, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, Lions)

Reggie WhiteReggie White (1961-2004)

1961-12-19 American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee

  • 1962-01-13 Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1962-03-04 Greg Kragen, American NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-05-11 Steve Bono, American NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-02-14 Jeff Dellenbach, American NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1963-05-28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-06-11 Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina
  • 1963-11-10 Mike McCarthy, American football coach (Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers 2006-18; Dallas Cowboys 2020), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-11-14 Mike Prior, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (Super Bowl 1986, 90; First-team All-Pro 1989; New York Giants), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-01-23 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1964-01-28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1964-11-18 Seth Joyner, American football linebacker (Super Bowl 1998 Denver Broncos; First-team All-Pro 1991, 93; Pro Bowl 1991, 93, 94; Philadelphia Eagles), born in Spring Valley, New York
  • 1965-04-15 Mark Dennis, American NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers), born in Junction City, Kansas
  • 1965-05-06 Paul Frase, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Elmira, New York
  • 1966-05-20 Lawyer Tillman, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967-03-18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1967-10-30 Ty Detmer, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1990, Brigham Young; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • 1968-01-04 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  • 1968-01-31 Doug Pederson, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2017, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • 1968-02-29 Bryce Paup, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1994–97; Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings), born in Jefferson, Iowa
  • 1968-07-19 Leroy Butler, American Pro Football HOF safety (4 × First-team All-Pro; 4× Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1996 Green Bay Packers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-02-15 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1969-02-22 Mark Chmura, American NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Deerfield, Massachusetts
  • 1969-06-23 Elbert Ellis, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 1969-10-10 Brett Favre, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969-12-30 Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-03-12 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • 1970-03-28 Shawn Price, NFL defensive end (GB Packers, Car Panthers, Buf Bills), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles
  • 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 Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1991, U of Michigan; Super Bowl MVP 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970-05-21 Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970-06-23 Robert Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Longest pass reception in NFL history, 99 yards; Super Bowl 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • 1971-02-19 William Henderson, American NFL running back (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl, All Pro 2004; Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1971-04-05 Bob Kuberski, NFL defensive tackle, 1995-1999 (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-05-18 Craig Hentrich, American NFL punter (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Alton, Illinois
  • 1971-08-10 Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971-08-14 Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa
  • 1971-10-15 Bernardo Harris, American NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1972-01-28 Frank Garcia, American NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Phoenix, Aizona
  • 1972-02-03 Jermaine Smith, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-02-24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-04-26 Marco Rivera, American NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-05-05 Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1972-05-27 Antonio Freeman, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 1996; Pro Bowl 1998; First-team All-Pro 1998; Green Bay Packers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972-06-11 Andrew Peterson, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1972-06-24 Shawn King, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972-06-30 Tyrone Davis, American NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Halifax, Virginia
  • 1972-11-14 Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1972-12-05 Roderick Mullen, American NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1972-12-17 Brian Williams, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-03-19 John Michels, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1973-04-11 Blake Brockermeyer, American football tackle, 1995-2003 (Carolina Panthers, and 2 other teams), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1973-04-13 Aaron Hayden, American NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973-05-31 Tyrone Williams, American NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 1973-10-23 Blaine McElmurry, American NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1973-10-31 Ross Verba, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1973-11-10 Darius Holland, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1974-01-28 Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-04-30 Chris Darkins, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1974-08-16 Ryan Longwell, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1975-08-23 Joe Andruzzi, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York
  • 1975-11-03 Darren Sharper, American NFL defensive back (5-time Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2009, Green Bay Packers), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1976-10-07 Charles Woodson, American College Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Heisman Trophy 1997, U of Michigan; 9 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 2010, Green Bay Packers), born in Fremont, Ohio
  • 1978-11-16 Eric Crouch, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2001, U of Nebraska; Green Bay Packers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers (39 years old)

1983-12-02 American NFL quarterback (NFL MVP 2011, 14; Super Bowl MVP 2010; Green Bay Packers), born in Chico, California

  • 1984-05-19 Marcedes Lewis, American NFL tight end (Pro Bowl 2010; Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers), born in Los Alamitos, California
  • 1985-05-31 Jordy Nelson, American NFL player (Green Bay Packers), born in Manhattan, Kansas

Weddings in Sport

  • 1996-07-14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Deaths in Sport

Curly LambeauCurly Lambeau (1898-1965)

1965-06-01 American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 67

  • 1967-08-28 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1969-10-14 Arnie Herber, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback (NFL C'ship 1930, 31, 36, 39; First-team All-Pro 1932, 35, 36; Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • 1970-03-02 Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 51

Vince LombardiVince Lombardi (1913-1970)

1970-09-03 American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Green Bay Packers 1959-67; NFL Coach of the Year 1959, 61; Super Bowl 1967, 68), dies at 57

  • 1983-10-26 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • 1985-11-28 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), dies from a stroke at 82

Don HutsonDon Hutson (1913-1997)

1997-06-26 American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84

Ray NitschkeRay Nitschke (1936-1998)

1998-03-08 American Pro Football HOF linebacker (5 × NFL C'ship; Super Bowl 1967, 68; First-team All-Pro 1964, 66; Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 61

  • 2003-11-29 Tony Canadeo, American NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84

Reggie WhiteReggie White (1961-2004)

2004-12-26 American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers - Super Bowl 31), dies of cardiac arrhythmia at 43

  • 2007-10-20 Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), dies at 75
  • 2007-11-19 Jim Ringo, American Pro Football HOF center (7 × First-team All-Pro; 10 × Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles) and coach (Buffalo Bills 1976–77), dies at 75
  • 2012-11-29 Merv Pregulman, American NFL line backer (Green Bay Packers), dies at 90
  • 2018-05-01 Dennis Claridge, American football quarterback (NFL C'ship 1965, Green Bay Packers; Atlantic Falcons), dies at 76 from bladder cancer
  • 2018-05-03 Dan Grimm, American football player (Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 77
  • 2019-04-12 Forrest Gregg, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle, coach (9-time Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), dies of Parkinson's disease at 85
  • 2019-05-26 Bart Starr, American Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback, coach (Green Bay Packers), dies of effects of stroke at 85
  • 2019-11-11 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach (Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 88
  • 2020-01-01 Doug Hart, American NFL defensive back (NFL champion 1965, 66, 67; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
  • 2020-02-03 Willie Wood, American Pro Football Hall of Fame safety (Pro Bowl 1962, 64–70; Super Bowl 1967, 68; Green Bay Packers), dies of dementia at 83
  • 2020-04-15 Willie Davis, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Super Bowl 1967, 68; Pro Bowl 1963-67; First-team All-Pro 1962, 64–67; Green Bay Packers), dies from kidney failure at 85
  • 2020-10-30 Herb Adderley, American Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback (Super Bowl 1967-68, 71; Pro Bowl 1963–67; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), dies from COVID-19 at 81
  • 2020-11-13 Paul Hornung, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1956, Notre Dame; Pro Bowl 1959, 60; Green Bay Packers), dies from dementia complications at 84
  • 2021-01-20 Ted Thompson, American NFL linebacker (Houston Oilers) and executive (GM Green Bay Packers 2005-17), dies from autonomic disorder at 68
  • 2021-11-05 Roger Zatkoff, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1954, 55, 56; First Team All Pro 1954, 55; Green Bay Packers), dies at 90