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Chicago Bears - Notable Historical Events

Red GrangeNov 21, 1925

Fran TarkentonSep 17, 1961

Gale SayersDec 12, 1965

Mike DitkaDec 2, 1985

Peyton ManningFeb 4, 2007

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Chicago Bears - Historical Events
Date Event
1920-10-17

Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0

1922-06-24

AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears

1922-10-01

Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0

1925-11-21

Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1932-12-18

Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in 1st NFL playoff game

1933-04-17

Chicago Bears win their 1st NFL Game beating NY Giants 23-21

1933-11-05

Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends to Patriots (10-0)

1934-12-09

NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship

1938-09-18

Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0

1938-10-09

Cleveland Browns & Chicago Bears play a penalty free NFL game

1941-12-21

Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point

1941-12-21

Chicago bears win the NFL championship

1941-12-21

Last NFL drop kick for an extra point (Ray McLean, Chicago Bears)

1943-12-26

Chicago Bears win NFL championship

1951-11-25

Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears

1956-12-30

NY Giants beat Chicago Bears 47-7 in NFL championship game

1961-09-17

Minnesota Vikings' 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

1961-09-17

Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game against the Chicago Bears, coming off the bench to lead the Vikings to a 37-13 victory, also becoming the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game

1963-12-31

Chicago Bears win NFL championship

1965-12-12

Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

1975-11-23

Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal

1985-12-02

Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan come to blows on the sideline in a loss to the Miami Dolphins, Chicago's only loss of the season

1986-01-26

Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE

1987-08-03

Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)

2007-02-04

Super Bowl XLI: Indianapolis Colts beat Chicago Bears, 29-17 at the Dolphin Stadium MVP: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis, QB

2013-12-09

Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears - Notable Birthdays

George HalasFeb 2, 1895

Bronko NagurskiNov 3, 1908

Gale SayersMay 30, 1943

Walter PaytonJul 25, 1954

Chicago Bears - Birthdays
Date Event
1894-12-28

Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)

1895-02-02

George Halas, Chicago Illinois, NFL pioneer (owner of the Chicago Bears)

1896-12-06

George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)

1898-11-30

Roy "Link" Lyman, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)

1903-06-13

Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)

1908-11-03

Bronko Nagurski, Rainy River Ontario, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)

1909-10-08

Bill Hewitt, NFL end (Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles)

1910-04-08

George Musso, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)

1912-03-03

Joe Stydahar, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears)

1916-04-11

Dan Fortmann, NFL guard (Chicago Bears)

1916-11-21

Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

1918-03-13

George McAfee, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears)

1919-11-10

Clyde "Bulldog" Turner, NFL center (Chicago Bears)

1925-01-01

George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)

1927-07-20

Dick Stanfel, Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

1927-10-23

Ed Hughes, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1930-10-04

Billy Wade, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1930-10-27

Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)

1931-07-04

Rick Casares, Tampa, FL, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), (d. 2013)

1934-02-06

Joe Marconi, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1935-03-30

Willie Galimore, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1936-05-07

Bobby Joe Green, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1938-04-21

Angelo Coia, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1939-07-18

Mike Pyle, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1939-9-07

Chuck Allen, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears

1941-10-27

Len St. Jean, New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

1942-06-29

Sherman Lewis, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1942-12-19

Bob Windsor, New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

1943-05-30

Gale Sayers, Wichita Kansas, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1943-10-10

Cid Edwards, Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears

1943-10-20

Noland Smith, Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

1944-11-07

Tommy Hart, Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins

1946-01-06

Harold Jackson, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

1947-03-27

Doug Wilkerson, Chicago Bears vs. San Diego Chargers

1947-06-22

Bobby Douglass, Baltimore Colts vs. Chicago Bears

1947-11-19

Mike Phipps, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1948-04-19

George Farmer, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears

1948-12-02

Charlie Hall, Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns

1949-07-12

Charlie Weaver, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1949-07-13

Rod Marinelli, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

1949-08-24

Josh Ashton, New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

1949-08-30

Dan Neal, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1949-10-19

Lynn Dickey, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1949-9-07

Jim Osborne, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1950-06-19

Dave Reavis, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1950-06-29

Bob Parsons, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1951-03-19

Pat Leahy, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears

1951-04-14

Noah Jackson, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1951-04-16

Henry Childs, Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears

1951-08-19

Allan Ellis, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1952-05-10

Cliff Taylor, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1952-05-28

Terry Schmidt, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1952-07-28

Leonard Thompson, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1952-10-13

Greg Latta, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1953-05-31

Richard Wood, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1953-08-28

Bob Avellini, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1953-9-10

Revie Sorey, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1954-03-10

Dave Williams, Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears

1954-05-06

Cedric Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1954-06-11

Gary Fencik, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

1954-07-25

Walter Payton, Columbia Mississippi, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1954-08-27

Scott Studwell, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1954-10-20

Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1955-12-10

Barry Bennett, Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets

1956-02-14

John Anderson, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1956-07-30

Jeff Komlo, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1956-12-07

Reggie Doss, Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears

1957-05-31

Derrick Martin, Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

1957-06-03

Curtis Green, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1958-03-13

Stafford Mays, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1958-04-22

Mark Murphy, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

1958-05-12

James Wilder, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1959-02-02

Mike Tice, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

1959-08-21

Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)

1959-10-09

Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)

1960-07-30

John Cannon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1960-09-05

Willie Gault, bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders)

1960-11-18

Mike Martin, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears

1960-11-26

Mike Merriweather, Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

1960-11-26

Johnny Hector, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears

1961-12-08

David Howard, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1961-12-31

Perry Kemp, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

1961-9-07

James Griffin, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1962-12-16

William "The Refrigerator" Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

1962-9-06

Brian Noble, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

1963-07-14

Harper LeBel, Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams

1963-9-10

Cap Boso, New York Jets vs. Chicago Bears

1964-11-26

Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)

1964-11-26

Jeff Jaeger, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

1964-12-07

Rick Fenney, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1965-05-10

Todd Kalis, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1965-06-11

Joe Cain, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1965-11-25

Anthony Newman, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

1966-01-03

Wendell Davis, Chicago Bears vs. Houston Oilers

1966-01-06

Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)

1966-03-14

Tony Woods, Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns

1966-06-30

Louie Aguiar, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1966-08-07

Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears)

1966-9-11

Richard Harvey, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

1967-01-01

Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)

1967-02-20

Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)

1967-03-16

John Mangum, Chicago Bears vs. St. Louis Rams

1968-02-17

Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)

1968-03-07

Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)

1968-03-29

James Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1968-11-07

Darren Lewis, Chicago Bears vs. Houston Oilers

1968-9-20

Eric Turner, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

1969-08-04

Eric Wright, New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears

1969-11-08

Ricardo McDonald, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

1969-12-17

Scott Player, Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

1970-01-14

Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)

1970-01-14

Tyrone Hughes, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

1970-01-28

Barry Minter, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

1970-03-19

Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)

1970-06-05

Todd Burger, guard (Chicago Bears)

1970-06-19

Chris Gray, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)

1970-11-05

Ryan Wetnight, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1970-12-23

Raymont Harris, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1971-01-05

Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)

1971-01-16

Mike Wells, Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears

1971-02-19

Glyn Milburn, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1971-02-19

Wally Williams, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

1971-04-20

Chris Penn, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Chicago Bears)

1971-04-27

James Burton, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1971-04-30

Ty Hallock, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

1971-12-08

James Stewart, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1971-12-15

Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)

1971-12-23

Steve Stenstrom, quarterback (Chicago Bears)

1971-12-25

Marlon Forbes, safety (Chicago Bears)

1972-01-23

Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)

1972-04-01

Kenny Gales, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Chicago Bears, Barcelona Dragons)

1972-08-23

Tony Carter, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)

1972-08-23

Tony Carter, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1972-10-22

Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)

1972-9-04

Norman Hand, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

1972-9-05

Tom Carter, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Chicago Bears

1973-01-07

Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)

1973-06-09

Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)

1973-08-30

Jimmy Herndon, offensive tackle (Chicago Bears)

1973-12-22

Stanley Pritchett, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1974-02-14

Michael Lowery, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)

1974-06-22

Bryan Robinson, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1974-08-02

Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)

1974-08-09

Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)

1974-08-10

Walt Harris, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1974-10-02

Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1974-12-07

Al Harris, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1975-02-27

Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)

1975-04-11

Terry Cousin, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1975-11-01

Van Hiles, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)

1975-11-23

Tony Parrish, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears

1976-01-10

Terry Jackson, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears

1976-01-11

Alfonso Boone, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

1976-06-19

Darnell Autry, running back (Chicago Bears)

1976-12-06

Michael Green, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears

1977-01-31

Jim Kleinsasser, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

1977-04-20

Desmond Clark, Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

1977-06-09

Olin Kreutz, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1977-08-09

Adawale Ogunleye, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1977-12-09

Shayne Graham, Houston Texans at Chicago Bears

1977-9-24

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1979-03-13

David Terrell, San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears

1979-03-26

Roberto Garza, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1979-06-04

Alex Brown, Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

1979-07-11

Marquand Manuel, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1979-11-15

Brooks Bollinger, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1979-11-30

Aaron Kampman, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1979-9-22

Chester Taylor, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

1980-05-22

Jason McKie, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

1981-01-20

Cullen Jenkins, Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

1981-01-25

Justin Gage, Tennessee Titans vs. Chicago Bears

1981-03-13

L.P. Ladouceur, Dallas Cowboys vs. Chicago Bears

1982-11-14

Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)

1983-08-28

Jason Hunter, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

1984-03-31

James Jones, Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

1987-02-17

Chris DeGeare, Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings

Chicago Bears - Weddings
Date Event
2013-06-08

TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee

Chicago Bears - Notable Deaths

George HalasOct 31, 1983

Chicago Bears - Deaths
Date Event
1983-10-31

George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88

1983-10-31

George Halas, NFL pioneer and owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

1992-08-22

Joe Marconi, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

1993-05-27

Bobby Joe Green, Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs

1993-10-04

Josh Ashton, New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

1994-09-28

Greg Latta, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1997-09-23

Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72

2000-05-28

Eric Turner, Chicago Bears vs. Oakland Raiders

2000-06-23

Ed Hughes, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings

2009-03-14

Jeff Komlo, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

2010-03-23

Cliff Taylor, Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

2010-05-14

Norman Hand, New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears

2011-09-04

Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

2013-01-02

Angelo Coia, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams

2013-09-18

Allan Ellis, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

2015-06-22

Dick Stanfel, Chicago Bears vs. San Francisco 49ers

2015-07-29

Mike Pyle, Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams


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