New England Patriots in History

Events in Sport

  • 1971-01-28 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1971-03-25 Boston Patriots become New England Patriots
  • 1982-04-27 NFL Draft: University of Texas defensive end Kenneth Sims first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1984-05-01 NFL Draft: Nebraska wide receiver Irving Fryar first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1986-01-12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
  • 1986-01-26 Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
  • 1991-04-25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 1993-04-25 NFL Draft: Washington State quarterback Drew Bledsoe first pick by New England Patriots
  • 1997-01-12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
  • 1997-01-26 Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans
  • 2002-01-19 "Tuck Rule Game" AFC Divisional Playoff Game; with under 2 minutes to play New England Patriots trail Oakland Raiders, 13-10 in a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble ruled an incomplete pass. Patriots win 16-13 in overtime
  • 2002-01-27 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-02-03 Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2004-01-18 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 24-14
  • 2004-02-01 Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
  • 2005-01-23 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27
  • 2005-02-06 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2007-01-21 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots 38-34
  • 2007-12-29 Tom Brady sets a then-NFL record, throwing his 50th TD pass, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0
  • 2008-01-20 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
  • 2008-02-03 Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2012-01-22 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • 2012-02-05 Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • 2013-01-20 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • 2014-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots 26-16
  • 2015-01-18 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 45-7
  • 2015-02-01 Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls.
  • 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
  • 2018-02-04 Super Bowl LII: Philadelphia Eagles defeat New England Patriots 41-33 for their first Super Bowl victory at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestRobert Kraft

1941-06-05 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft

Person of interestBill Parcells

1941-08-22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells

Person of interestBill Belichick

1952-04-16 Bill Belichick, American football coach (4 Super Bowls with New England Patriots), born in Nashville, Tennessee

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • 1953-07-24 Steve Grogan, NFL quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1956-07-06 Matt Bahr, NFL kicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants)
  • 1956-11-18 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1959-10-08 Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 1959-12-27 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1962-08-05 William Roberts, NFL guard (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1962-11-22 Steve DeOssie, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1963-02-14 Jeff Dellenbach, NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1963-10-14 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • 1965-01-09 Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1965-01-12 Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
  • 1965-01-19 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1965-09-07 Bruce Armstrong, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1966-01-06 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • 1966-02-06 Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots)
  • 1966-04-30 David Meggett, NFL running back (NY Giants, NE Patriots)
  • 1966-08-17 Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)
  • 1966-12-18 Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1967-04-12 Bobby Abrams, American football outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-08-26 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1967-09-17 Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1967-12-13 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1968-11-26 Steve Lofton, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969-02-22 Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots)
  • 1969-03-07 Sam Gash, NFL running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1969-03-16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-03-16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • 1969-04-14 Tim Roberts, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-08-16 Ben Coates, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-08-25 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1969-08-25 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-08-26 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-10-09 Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-10-12 Terry Ray, NFL strong safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1969-12-04 Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1969-12-04 Terry Glenn, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1970-02-21 Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970-04-01 Mark Wheeler, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs, NE Patriots)
  • 1970-04-25 Corwin Brown, NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1970-05-27 Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1970-06-21 Brandon Moore, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1970-06-22 David Frisch, NFL tight end (NE Patriots)
  • 1970-06-23 Mike Bartrum, tight end (New England Patriots)
  • 1970-06-24 Carlos Yancy, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1970-07-14 Todd Rucci, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • 1970-10-07 Dwayne Provo, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1970-10-27 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-10-30 Dino Philyaw, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-01-01 Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-01-25 Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1971-01-30 Chris Slade, NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1971-02-09 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-02-22 Max Lane, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-03-09 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-03-19 Marty Moore, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-03-21 Hason Graham, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-05-22 Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-05-24 Troy Barnett, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-07-02 Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-11-09 Jimmy Hitchcock, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1971-12-05 Marrio Grier, fullback (New England Patriots)
  • 1971-12-11 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-01-20 Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-02-14 Drew Bledsoe, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-04-04 Chad Eaton, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1972-04-07 Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1972-04-11 Dietrich Jells, American wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-04-13 Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-04-30 Kendricke Bullard, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-05-13 Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
  • 1972-06-23 Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-07-18 Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-07-20 Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • 1972-12-04 Ted Johnson, American inside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Alameda, California
  • 1972-12-26 Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1972-12-28 Adam Vinatieri, US NFL placekicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots), born in Yankton, South Dakota
  • 1973-03-14 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-04-13 Dave Wohlabaugh, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-05-01 Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (5 x Pro Bowls, NE Patriots, NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-06-09 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-06-27 Heath Irwin, guard (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-08-04 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1973-08-29 Devin Wyman, defensive tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-11-05 Rupert Grant, NFL fullback (NE Patriots)
  • 1973-11-14 Lawyer Milloy, strong safety (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-11-16 Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)
  • 1973-11-17 Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)
  • 1974-02-10 Ty Law, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • 1974-06-25 Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1975-02-08 Damon Denson, guard (New England Patriots)
  • 1975-06-19 Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1976-03-30 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • 1976-10-13 Edward Ellis, tackle (New England Patriots)

Person of interestTom Brady

1977-08-03 Tom Brady, American football player (New England Patriots, 4 Super Bowls), born in San Mateo, California

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 1990-03-12 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-02-26 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady