Philadelphia Eagles in History

Events in Sport

  • 1933-07-09 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1933-10-15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • 1934-11-06 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1936-02-08 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936-12-12 1937 NFL Draft: Sam Francis from University of Nebraska first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1939-10-22 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1943-06-19 NFL's Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)
  • 1947-12-28 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
  • 1948-12-19 Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cards 7-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1948-12-21 1949 NFL Draft: University of Pennsylvania linebacker/center Chuck Bednarik is selected first by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1949-12-18 Philadelphia Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
  • 1960-12-26 Philadelphia Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
  • 1967-11-05 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • 1969-05-01 Leonard Tose buys NFL Philadelphia Eagles for a professional sports record $16.15m
  • 1978-08-05 New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in an NFL exhibition at Mexico City's Olympic Stadium
  • 1979-11-12 Tony Franklin of Philadelphia Eagles kicks 59-yard field goal

  • 1981-01-11 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys 20-7
  • 1981-01-25 Super Bowl XV, Louisiana Superdome: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10; MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

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1989-11-23 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1990-11-25 India bowl the Sri Lankan cricket team out for 82; Venkatapathy Raju (I) takes 6-12 off 17.5 overs
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
  • 2002-01-27 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Philadelphia Eagles 29-24
  • 2003-01-19 NFC Championship Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Philadelphia Eagles 27-10
  • 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
  • 2004-01-18 NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-3
  • 2005-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • 2005-02-06 Super Bowl XXXIX, the New England Patriots win 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles
  • 2009-01-18 NFC Championship Game: Arizona Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 32-25
  • 2010-12-19 "Miracle at the New Meadowlands", Philadelphia Eagles trail New York Giants by 21 points with eight minutes to play, before scoring 4 touchdowns in final 7 minutes, including dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson
  • 2017-12-10 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is out for the season after injuring his knee in 43-35 win over Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles
  • 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

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 110

  • 1891-11-05 Earle "Greasy" Neale, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1909-10-08 Bill Hewitt, American professional football player (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 1947)
  • 1915-03-06 Leonard Tose, owner NFL Philadelphia Eagles 1969-85, born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1920-12-28 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-22 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • 1925-05-01 Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1931-02-17 Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), born in Frederick, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1949-09-22 Harold Carmichael, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1956-11-18 Tony Franklin, NFL kicker (Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots)
  • 1957-12-05 Art Monk, NFL wide receiver (Wash Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-05-14 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1959-07-16 Gary Anderson, NFL placekicker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Parys, Orange Free State, South Africa
  • 1959-08-21 Jim McMahon, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960-12-13 Richard Dent, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-02-17 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1961-08-02 Ed West, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1962-03-08 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-02-08 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1963-03-27 Randall Cunningham, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1963-10-12 Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1963-12-09 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964-02-23 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1964-09-14 Kurt Gouveia, American NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1964-11-01 Richard Cooper, NFL tackle (New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-01-03 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1965-05-14 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-11-30 Mike Zandofsky, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1965-12-16 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • 1966-01-09 Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-01-31 Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-03-16 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-03-23 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-06-17 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966-08-20 Greg Jackson, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • 1966-10-06 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-02-28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-03-03 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-04-11 Mark Seay, American football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967-06-06 Michael Timpson, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-07-06 David Whitmore, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-09-24 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1967-10-30 Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-01-06 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968-01-27 Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-01-29 John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-01-31 Doug Pederson, American NFL head coach (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • 1968-07-24 Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-08-01 Rob Carpenter, American NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Amityville, New York
  • 1968-08-13 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1968-12-05 Rhett Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-04-06 Andy Harmon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-04-07 Ricky Watters, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-06-12 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1969-06-26 Harry Boatswain, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969-08-08 Jerome Henderson, NFL cornerback (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-09-20 Tommy Jeter, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1969-09-27 Lester Holmes, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-01-28 Mike Chalenski, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-02-21 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-15 Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-29 Derrick Frazier, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-04-29 Mark McMillian, NFL cornerback (Philadelphia Eagles, KC Chiefs)
  • 1970-06-08 Troy Vincent, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-08-21 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-09-29 Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-10-30 Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-19 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1971-01-24 Joe Panos, NFL guard/center (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-02-14 Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-03-10 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-05-10 Ronnie Dixon, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, NY Jets)
  • 1971-06-16 Andre President, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-08-07 Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-08-18 Kevin Bouie, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles, Ariz Cardinals)
  • 1971-08-31 Greg Jefferson, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-10-05 Chad Lewis, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-10-23 Alai Kalaniuvalu, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-12-09 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-12-30 Sylvester Wright, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-01-06 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-02-13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Falls Church, Virginia
  • 1972-05-05 Barrett Brooks, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-05-15 Troy Drake, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-08 Tom Hutton, NFL punter/kicker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-18 Bernard Williams, NFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-07-21 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-08-09 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-08-15 Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-09-02 James Willis, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-09-19 Fred McCrary, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Naples, Florida
  • 1972-09-22 Nate Dingle, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1972-12-02 James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-01-18 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-01-21 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-06-03 Charles Emanuel, American NFL safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Indiantown, Florida
  • 1973-06-04 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-06-15 Matt Stevens, safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-08-14 Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-08-29 Jermane Mayberry, guard/tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973-10-13 Brian Dawkins, American football safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Jacksonville, Florida

Weddings in Sport

  • 2008-09-22 TV personality and glamour model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds Philadelphia Eagles NFL player Hank Baskett (26) at Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • 2010-04-09 Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (30) weds Julie Lesicki at St. Augstine Catholic Church in Philadelphia
  • 2012-06-30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • 2012-12-01 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-07-13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • 2003-04-15 Leonard Tose, owner NFL Philadelphia Eagles 1969-85, dies at 88
  • 2015-03-21 Chuck Pednarik 'Concrete Charlie', American professional football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, dies at 89
  • 2015-03-21 Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), dies of Alzheimer's disease and dementia at 89
  • 2016-03-24 Kevin Turner, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), dies of A.L.S. at 46
  • 2016-06-28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85