Kansas City Chiefs in History

Events in Sport

  • 1963-02-08 AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
  • 1964-11-01 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson passes for 435 yards and 6 TDs in 49-39 win over Denver Broncos at Municipal Stadium
  • 1967-01-01 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs
  • 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
  • 1969-01-19 8th AFL All Star Game, Gator Bowl, Jacksonville: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-25; MVPs: Len Dawson, KC Chiefs, QB; George Webster, Houston Oilers, LB

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1970-01-04 AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Kansas City Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders, 17-7; Chiefs defence forces 4 interceptions

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1970-01-11 Super Bowl IV, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7; MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1972-01-23 22nd NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: AFC beats NFC, 26-13; MVPs: Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs, PK; Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs, LB
  • 1994-01-23 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs, 30-13
  • 1996-08-05 Kansas City Chiefs rout Dallas Cowboys 32-6 in an NFL pre-season exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico

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1999-01-11 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 2013-04-25 NFL Draft: Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher first pick by Kansas City Chiefs
  • 2014-01-26 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: Team Rice beats Team Sanders, 22-21; MVPs: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB; Derrick Johnson, KC Chiefs, LB
  • 2017-01-29 NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB
  • 2018-01-06 Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota scores a touchdown off own pass in 22-21 victory over Kansas City Chiefs, second NFL quarterback to do so

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2018-11-19 Rams beat Kansas City Chiefs, 54-51 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; 3rd-highest scoring game in NFL history; first time 2 teams score 50 points in same game; Patrick Mahomes' 6 TD passes for KC most in "Monday Night Football" history

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes
  • 2018-12-30 Patrick Mahomes becomes only the 2nd quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns during KC Chiefs' 35-3 win over Oakland Raiders; achieves both marks with 3rd quarter 89-yard TD pass to Demarcus Robinson
  • 2019-01-20 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31 OT
  • 2019-01-27 NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 26-7: MVPs: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets, S
  • 2020-01-19 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: Kansas City Chiefs beat Tennessee Titans, 35-24
  • 2020-02-02 Super Bowl LIV, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers, 31-20; MVP: Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Chiefs' 1st victory in 50 years
  • 2020-07-06 Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes agrees to the largest contract for an athlete in sports history, inking a 12-year deal that could end up being worth US$503 million

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1923-01-03 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-02 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), born in El Dorado, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-09-19 Abner Haynes, American AFL running back (AFL MVP 1960; Kansas City Chiefs), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1940-06-17 Bobby Bell, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Shelby, North Carolina
  • 1940-11-02 Ed Budde, American AFL and NFL guard (Pro Bowl 1970-71; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • 1941-10-04 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1943-11-26 Jan Stenerud, Norwegian-American NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs), born in Fetsund, Norway
  • 1944-04-06 John Huarte, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1964, Notre Dame; Super Bowl 1970, KC Chiefs), born in Anaheim, California
  • 1944-04-12 Mike Garrett, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1965, USC; AFL All-Star 1966-67, KC Chiefs) and executive (athletic director USC 1993-2010), born in Los Angeles, CA
  • 1945-11-01 Willie Ellison, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1971; LA Rams, KC Chiefs), born in Lockhart, Texas (d. 2019)
  • 1958-03-19 Andy Reid, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles 1999–2012; Kansas City Chiefs 2013–20), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1981, USC; Super Bowl MVP 1984, LA Raiders; 6 x Pro Bowl), born in San Diego, California
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • 1962-01-16 Kevin Ross, American NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1962-05-11 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1962-05-30 John Alt, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-08-11 Jonathan Hayes, American NFL tight end and coach (KC Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in South Fayette Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-09-30 George Jamison, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1962-10-11 Martin Bayless, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1963-07-15 Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-03-07 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964-09-21 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964-10-19 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1964-11-25 Dan Saleaumua, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1964-12-27 Steve Wallace, American football player, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Alabama, Georgia
  • 1965-05-23 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965-09-10 Brian Washington, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1966-01-20 Rich Gannon, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966-02-19 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1966-04-10 Neil Smith, American football defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-04-22 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
  • 1966-06-14 Ricky Siglar, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1966-06-30 Louie Aguiar, American NFL punter (KC Chiefs), born in Livermore, California
  • 1966-08-12 Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1966-09-10 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967-01-01 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1967-01-14 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967-03-18 Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)
  • 1967-04-28 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1967-05-21 Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967-06-23 Derrick Walker, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs)
  • 1967-08-13 Tracy Rogers, American NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs), born in Taft, California
  • 1967-10-10 Willie Davis, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1967-11-08 Jay Taylor, American NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs), born in San Diego, California
  • 1967-12-12 David Szott, American NFL guard (KC Chiefs), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1968-02-03 Leroy Thompson, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968-02-21 Pellom McDaniels, American professor & NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), born in San Jose, California
  • 1968-05-17 Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968-11-11 Lin Elliott, NFL kicker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969-01-11 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969-02-11 Joe Valerio, American NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-03-07 Anthony Davis, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969-03-07 Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
  • 1969-08-07 Keith Cash, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1969-09-03 Keith Traylor, American NFL defensive tackle (Super Bowl 1997-98, 2004), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1969-11-28 Dale Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1969-12-12 Doug Terry, American NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Dumas, Arkansas
  • 1969-12-15 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 1969-12-15 Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-04-29 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-05-22 Clyde Johnson, cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-07-03 Victor Bailey, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-08-03 Darren Mickell, American NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-08-13 Elvis Grbac, American NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1970-08-28 Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), born in Compton, California (d. 1999)
  • 1970-10-13 Steve Matthews, American NFL and WLAF quarterback (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores), born in Tullahoma, Tennessee
  • 1970-11-14 Dexter Nottage, NFL defensive end (Wash Redskins, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-12-11 Danan Hughes, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1971-02-16 Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1971-04-20 Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears), born in Lenapah, Oklahoma
  • 1971-05-08 Reggie Jones, American football wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1971-08-15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1971-09-15 Will Shields, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1971-12-17 Tony Richardson, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972-01-16 Joe Horn, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
  • 1972-02-23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1972-07-11 Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972-09-07 Willy Tate, American NFL tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Montana, California
  • 1972-09-14 Donnell Bennett, American NFL fullback (KC Chiefs), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1972-09-30 Troy Dumas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972-10-14 J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1973-03-17 Jerome Woods, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1973-04-06 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1973-04-11 Reggie Tongue, American football safety (KC Chiefs), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1973-05-25 Jeff Smith, American football cornerback (Scotland Claymores, KC Chiefs), born in Decatur, Tennessee
  • 1974-02-25 Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974-10-24 Nathan Parks, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chico, California
  • 1975-02-23 Pat Barnes, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1976-02-27 Tony Gonzalez, American football tight end (KC Chiefs), born in Torrance, California
  • 1994-03-01 Tyreek Hill, American NFL wide receiver (Super Bowl 2020; Pro Bowl 2016–19; KC Chiefs), born in Lauderhill, Florida

Person of interestPatrick Mahomes

1995-09-17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2020; KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas

NFL Quarterback Patrick Mahomes
NFL Quarterback
Patrick Mahomes

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-07-16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • 1999-08-29 Jaime Fields, American NFL and WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores), dies in a hit-and-run automobile accident at 29
  • 2000-02-08 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 33
  • 2005-04-09 Jerrel Wilson, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1970-72; Super Bowl 1970; KC Chiefs), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2005-07-04 Hank Stram, American Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (KC Chiefs Super Bowl 1970), dies of diabetes complications at 82
  • 2006-12-13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), dies at 74
  • 2019-03-11 Willie Ellison, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1971; LA Rams, KC Chiefs), dies at 73