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Cleveland Browns - Notable Historical Events

Paul BrownFeb 8, 1945

Otto GrahamOct 25, 1953

Jim BrownNov 24, 1957

Pat SummerallDec 14, 1958

John ElwayJan 11, 1987

Bill BelichickFeb 15, 1996

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Cleveland Browns - Historical Events
Date Event
1938-10-09

Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game

1945-02-08

Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach

1945-04-20

Cleveland Browns organization formed by Arthur "Mickey" McBride

1946-12-22

Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game

1947-12-14

Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game

1948-12-19

Cleveland Browns beats Buffalo Bills 49-7 in AAFC championship game

1949-12-09

NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC

1949-12-11

Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game

1950-09-16

Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Phila 35-10)

1950-10-08

Cleveland Browns play Pittsburgh for 1st time, beat Steelers 30-17

1950-10-29

Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7

1950-11-05

Cleveland Browns' Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record

1950-12-03

Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Phila 13-7)

1950-12-03

Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts

1950-12-24

Cleveland Browns win NFL championship, beat LA 30-28

1950-12-25

Cleveland Browns beat LA Rams 30-28 in NFL championship game

1951-11-25

Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears

1951-12-23

1st coast-to-coast televised football game (Dumont paid $75,000) LA Rams beat Cleveland Browns 24-17 in NFL championship game

1952-12-28

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game

1953-10-25

Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

1953-12-27

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game

1954-11-07

Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3

1954-11-28

Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 80-yard punt

1954-12-26

Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10

1955-12-26

Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Los Angeles Rams 38-14

1957-11-10

Cleveland Browns' Don Paul sets club record for longest fumble return with a 89-yard run (and TD), beating Pittsburgh 24-0

1957-11-24

Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1957-12-29

Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

1958-12-14

Pat Summerall kicks game winning field goal for the New York Giants against the Cleveland Browns at Yankee Stadium

1959-10-04

Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

1959-11-01

Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt

1959-11-15

Cleveland Browns' halfback Bobby Mitchell sets club record for longest run from scrimmage (90-yards), beat Wash 31-17

1961-03-21

Art Modell purchases Cleveland Browns for then record ($3,925,000)

1963-01-07

The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

1964-12-12

Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes

1964-12-27

Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game

1966-01-02

Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game

1968-12-29

Balt Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game

1970-01-04

Minnesota Vikings beat Cleveland Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game

1970-11-14

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

1972-10-29

Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal

1975-10-19

Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals

1976-11-14

Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks

1977-09-26

Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27

1979-10-07

Cleveland Browns' Dino Hall sets club records with 9 kickoff returns

1980-12-14

Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24

1981-09-07

Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 57 pass attempts

1982-12-05

Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions

1983-11-20

Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0

1984-10-21

Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal

1986-09-07

Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

1986-09-28

Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21

1987-01-11

"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI

1992-08-24

Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings

1994-09-04

Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion

1995-10-27

Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed

1995-11-06

Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt

1996-02-15

Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

1996-03-29

Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens

1996-09-01

Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14

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Cleveland Browns - Notable Birthdays

Paul BrownSep 7, 1908

Otto GrahamDec 6, 1921

Jim BrownFeb 17, 1936

Marty SchottenheimerSep 23, 1943

Cleveland Browns - Birthdays
Date Event
1908-09-07

Paul Brown, Norwalk Ohio, NFL hall of famer (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)

1913-12-16

Buddy Parker, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

1919-10-23

Wally Lemm, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1920-06-05

Marion Motley, AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)

1921-10-05

Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)

1921-12-06

Otto Graham, Waukegan Illinois, NFL Quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

1923-02-23

Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)

1923-05-14

Bill Peterson, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1924-01-25

Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)

1925-01-25

Lou Groza, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

1925-06-23

Art Modell, owner (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), (d. 2012)

1926-02-18

Len Ford, NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers)

1933-03-17

Tom Bettis, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1933-06-10

Chuck Fairbanks, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

1934-07-24

Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)

1935-02-15

Gene Hickerson, Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1935-08-16

Bill Glass, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1936-02-17

Jim Brown, St. Simons Georgia, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1937-11-03

Jim Houston, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1938-10-26

Ross Fichtner, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1940-08-20

Gary Collins, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1941-01-29

Bill Nelsen, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1942-05-20

Leroy Kelly, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1942-10-15

Milt Morin, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1942-11-13

Walter Johnson, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

1943-03-07

Rick Redman, Cleveland Browns vs. San Diego Chargers

1943-03-30

Bo Scott, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1943-09-23

Marty Schottenheimer, McDonald Pennsylvania, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)

1944-03-28

Eppie Barney, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1945-02-06

Don Cockroft, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1945-06-14

Billy Andrews, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1945-10-30

Ben Davis, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1945-12-07

Al Woodall, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1946-02-04

Steve O'Neal, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1946-06-05

John Garlington, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

1947-02-28

Jess Phillips, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

1947-05-02

Gerald Irons, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

1947-05-22

Fair Hooker, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1948-01-07

Joe Jones, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

1948-10-16

Rich Caster, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1948-12-02

Charlie Hall, Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns

1949-04-09

Clarence Scott, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

1950-03-02

John Reaves, Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

1950-04-16

Ron Bolton, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1950-07-03

Steve Crosby, Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings

1950-08-13

Tom DeLeone, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

1951-06-21

Don Goode, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1952-9-05

Cleo Miller, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

1953-08-20

Billy Brooks, San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns

1954-02-11

Ricky Feacher, Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks

1954-11-12

Terry Robiskie, Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins

1956-03-16

Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)

1956-08-22

Willis Adams, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1958-01-05

Joe Cribbs, Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins

1958-01-07

Kenny Johnson, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1958-04-05

Willie Tullis, Indianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns

1959-07-25

Pete Holohan, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1960-02-21

Eric Williams, Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions

1960-03-20

Steve Brown, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1960-07-21

Barry Redden, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1961-01-22

Vince Newsome, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1961-01-27

Dean Steinkuhler, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1961-03-21

Robert Lyles, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1961-07-18

Terry Taylor, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1961-08-26

Patrick Allen, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1961-10-12

Chris Foerster, Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins

1962-02-25

John Grimsley, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1962-08-29

Carl Banks, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, NY Giants)

1962-09-15

Earnest Byner, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1962-9-17

Don Rogers, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1962-9-23

Mike Charles, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1963-02-10

Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)

1963-02-25

Bruce Davis, Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks

1963-11-13

Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1963-11-25

Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)

1964-03-17

Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)

1964-06-29

Pepper Johnson, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Cleveland Browns)

1964-08-03

Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)

1965-01-21

Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1965-08-06

Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1965-12-15

Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)

1966-02-06

Tom Tupa, NFL punter/quarterback (Cleveland Browns, NE Patriots)

1966-02-28

Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1966-03-14

Tony Woods, Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns

1966-04-12

Lorenzo White, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1966-04-12

Lorenzo White, Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings

1966-05-24

Tony Jones, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

1967-02-09

Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1967-03-18

Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)

1967-08-27

Rob Burnett, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns/Baltimore Ravens)

1967-12-15

Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)

1968-01-27

Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)

1968-01-27

Matt Stover, NFL kicker (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1968-05-15

Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)

1968-05-18

Ernie Logan, Miami Dolphins vs. Cleveland Browns

1968-09-20

Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)

1968-11-05

Bob Dahl, NFL guard/tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1969-01-13

Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)

1969-01-14

Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)

1969-02-07

Bucky Richardson, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1969-02-20

Tommy Vardell, El Cajon, California, American NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)

1969-03-15

Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)

1969-04-12

Michael Jackson, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1969-06-20

Gerald Dixon, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals)

1969-07-08

Dana Hall, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)

1969-10-03

Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)

1969-11-28

Pio Sagapolutele, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints, Cleveland Browns)

1969-12-19

Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers)

1970-01-06

Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Jaguars)

1970-04-05

Tim Jacobs, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins)

1970-04-08

Harold Bishop, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)

1970-08-21

Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles)

1970-10-12

Herman Arvie, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1970-12-12

Orlando Brown, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1970-9-18

Everett Lindsay, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cleveland Browns

1971-01-06

Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1971-01-30

Quentin Neujahr, NFL center (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns)

1971-02-12

Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)

1971-02-19

Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1971-04-15

Rich McKenzie, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)

1971-05-01

Corey Fuller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1971-05-23

Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleveland Browns)

1971-08-31

Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)

1971-11-06

Derrick Alexander, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1971-11-13

Craig Powell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns)

1971-12-21

Ernest Hunter, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)

1972-01-14

Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)

1972-07-31

Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)

1972-08-06

Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1972-09-06

Eric Zeier, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns)

1973-03-10

Earl Little, St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

1976-10-27

Arturo Freeman, Cleveland Browns vs. Miami Dolphins

1976-12-09

Daylon McCutcheon, Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

1978-05-15

Juqua Thomas, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1978-07-17

Kevin Curtis, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1978-10-26

Dave Zastudil, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1979-10-10

Kawika Mitchell, Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills

1979-12-07

Walter Young, Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

1979-9-03

Langston Walker, Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills

1980-01-24

Rocky Boiman, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

1980-08-17

Corey Williams, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1981-06-02

Stefan Logan, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

1981-12-30

Kyle Eckel, Cleveland Browns vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1982-05-24

Rian Wallace, Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

1983-05-08

Lawrence Vickers, Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

1984-05-24

Brodney Pool, New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns

1986-11-28

Joe Burnett, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns - Notable Deaths

Paul BrownAug 5, 1991

Cleveland Browns - Deaths
Date Event
1986-06-27

Don Rogers, of Cleveland Browns, dies of cocaine poisoning

1986-06-27

Don Rogers, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

1988-10-02

Wally Lemm, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1991-08-05

Paul Brown, NFL founder (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), dies at 82

1993-08-05

Bill Peterson, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

1999-06-30

Walter Johnson, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

2000-02-10

John Garlington, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys

2000-11-29

Lou Groza, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

2004-01-21

Eppie Barney, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns

2008-02-06

John Grimsley, Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Oilers

2008-10-20

Gene Hickerson, Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

2010-07-09

Milt Morin, New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns

2013-04-02

Chuck Fairbanks, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns

2015-02-28

Tom Bettis, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns


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