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Detroit Lions - Historical Events
Date Event
1930-09-14

Detroit Lions (as Portsmouth Spartans) play 1st NFL game, win 13-6

1934-06-30

NFL's Portsmouth Spartans become Detroit Lions

1934-11-04

Pitts ends Detroit Lions' shutout streak at 7 games but loses 40-7

1935-12-15

Detroit Lions win NFL championship

1943-11-07

Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL

1952-12-28

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

1953-12-27

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

1957-12-29

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

1997-12-21

Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season

1997-12-21

Detroit Lions linebacker Reggie Brown, knocked unconscious in game

2008-12-28

The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season.

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Detroit Lions - Birthdays
Date Event
1913-12-16

Buddy Parker, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

1925-01-25

Lou Groza, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

1926-04-14

Harry Gilmer, Baltimore Colts vs. Detroit Lions

1926-12-19

Bobby Layne, NFL QB (Detroit Lions)

1928-11-20

Rick Forzano, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1929-02-28

LaVern Torgeson, Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions

1930-11-24

Yale Lary, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1931-9-14

Tommy Hudspeth, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

1932-01-19

Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1934-01-24

Hank Bullough, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

1934-03-02

Howard Cassady, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1935-07-15

Alex Karras, Gary Ind, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster), (d. 2012)

1936-02-14

Dan Lewis, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1937-01-24

Monte Clark, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

1939-05-02

Gates Brown, Crestline, OH, MLB player (Detroit Lions), (d. 2013)

1940-05-09

Bill Triplett, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

1940-11-08

Herb Paterra, Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1942-04-05

Jon Morris, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

1942-07-18

Dick Shiner, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1942-08-10

Speedy Duncan, Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions

1943-03-24

Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1943-11-05

Bob Kowalkowski, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1943-9-29

Vince Tobin, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1945-07-03

Paul Naumoff, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1945-08-05

Duane Benson, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1945-10-01

Frank Nunley, San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions

1945-9-07

Rocky Freitas, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1946-02-07

Jeff Van Note, Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons

1947-02-08

Larry Walton, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1947-10-28

Dave Foley, Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions

1947-11-19

Mike Phipps, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1947-12-09

Steve Owens, Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions

1948-9-15

Jim Mitchell, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1948-9-28

Mel Gray, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

1949-07-12

Charlie Weaver, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1949-07-12

Dave Pureifory, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1949-10-24

Stan White, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1950-04-23

Joe Ferguson, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1950-08-22

Ken Sanders, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1950-10-23

Jim Hooks, Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions

1950-10-30

Levi Johnson, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1951-02-23

Ray Oldham, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1951-04-02

Matt Herkenhoff, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1951-08-19

Allan Ellis, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1952-03-06

Jimmy Allen, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1952-03-11

Dexter Bussey, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

1952-07-24

Charlie Getty, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1952-07-28

Leonard Thompson, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1952-07-29

Gary Marangi, Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions

1952-08-05

Freddie Scott, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1952-10-13

Greg Latta, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1953-03-05

Horace King, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1953-04-21

Johnny Perkins, New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions

1953-04-30

Mark Mullaney, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

1953-08-25

Doug English, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

1953-9-10

Revie Sorey, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1954-10-15

Dave Lewis, Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions

1954-11-12

Rick Kane, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1954-9-10

Russ Bolinger, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1955-03-15

Mike Douglass, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1956-01-19

Karl Baldischwiler, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1956-05-02

Dee Hardison, New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions

1956-06-16

Reese McCall, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1956-07-30

Jeff Komlo, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1957-02-04

Ed Donatell, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1957-05-19

Odis McKinney, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

1957-06-03

Curtis Green, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1957-12-03

Keith Dorney, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1957-12-22

Jerry Holmes, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1957-9-23

Al Richardson, Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons

1958-03-20

Mark Lee, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1958-05-12

James Wilder, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1958-10-30

Joe Delaney, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1959-02-28

Bruce McNorton, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1959-03-03

Bob Nelson, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1959-04-03

Keith Ferguson, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1959-10-29

Mark Nichols, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

1959-12-20

David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)

1959-12-23

Vyto Kab, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1960-02-21

Eric Williams, Cleveland Browns vs. Detroit Lions

1960-04-07

Mike Cofer, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1960-04-20

Rodney Holman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)

1960-08-14

Eugene Marve, Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1961-03-31

Ron Brown, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

1961-04-20

Donnie Humphrey, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1961-05-05

Mark Lewis, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1961-06-15

Tim Harris, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1961-11-29

Blair Kiel, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1961-12-04

Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)

1961-9-07

James Griffin, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1962-03-16

Mel Jenkins, Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers

1962-08-25

Ron Heller, Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins

1962-09-15

Aubrey Matthews, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

1962-10-12

Ervin Randle, Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1962-11-26

Mike Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1962-11-26

Mike Johnson, Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1962-9-15

Aubrey Matthews, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

1962-9-30

George Jamison, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1963-03-01

Greg Olson, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1963-03-30

Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)

1963-06-17

Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)

1964-01-21

Reggie Rogers, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

1964-02-25

Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)

1964-03-14

Donald Evans, Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets

1964-03-15

Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)

1964-03-15

Ron Hall, San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions

1964-06-22

Mark Royals, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions)

1964-11-10

Troy Johnson, Detroit Lions vs. New York Giants

1964-9-26

Bobby Joe Edmonds, Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1965-01-12

Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)

1965-06-11

Joe Cain, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

1965-10-10

Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)

1965-10-11

Chris Spielman, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills)

1966-03-23

James Saxon, Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins

1966-03-29

Robb Thomas, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions

1966-04-05

Scott Dill, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions

1966-08-17

Zefross Moss, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots)

1966-09-03

Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)

1966-09-23

Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)

1967-02-16

Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)

1967-03-16

Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)

1967-12-18

Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)

1968-01-02

Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)

1968-04-28

Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chic Bears, Detroit Lions)

1968-05-25

Shawn Bouwens, Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins

1968-07-16

Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)

1968-07-22

Sean Vanhorse, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1968-08-23

Scott Kowalkowski, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1968-09-27

Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)

1968-11-01

Kent Graham, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)

1968-11-11

John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)

1969-02-06

James Jones, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

1969-02-14

Harry Colon, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)

1969-02-14

Roy Barker, Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers

1969-02-20

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

1969-03-07

Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)

1969-03-27

Tom Beer, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

1969-03-28

Scottie Graham, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

1969-06-03

Ray Roberts, tackle (Detroit Lions)

1969-07-28

Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1969-07-30

Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)

1969-09-11

Tracy Scroggins, NFLer (Detroit Lions)

1969-10-20

Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

1969-11-28

Marc Spindler, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets, Detroit Lions)

1969-9-11

Tracy Scroggins, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1970-04-14

Brian Stablein, Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

1970-05-16

Eric Lynch, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

1970-06-17

Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)

1970-07-01

Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)

1970-09-05

Willie Clay, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)

1970-09-18

Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions)

1970-10-04

Ryan McNeil, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions, St Louis Rams)

1970-10-18

Shane Bonham, NFL defensive linesman (Detroit Lions)

1970-11-19

Larry Tharpe, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)

1970-12-20

Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)

1971-01-06

Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)

1971-04-14

Antonio London, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1971-08-20

Kevin Hickman, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)

1971-08-26

Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1971-10-07

Johnnie Morton, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

1971-10-16

Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1971-11-13

Ron Rivers, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

1971-12-21

Tommie Boyd, NFL/WLAF receiver (Detroit Lions, Rhein Fire)

1972-01-13

Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1972-01-23

Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

1972-01-29

Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)

1972-02-23

Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)

1972-02-25

Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)

1972-04-15

Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)

1972-05-30

Jeff Jones, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)

1972-06-08

David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)

1972-06-23

Cory Schlesinger, NHL running back (Detroit Lions)

1972-06-23

Cory Schlesinger, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1972-08-22

Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1972-09-09

Ben Bronson, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)

1972-09-17

Allen Williams, NFL running back (Detroit Lions)

1972-11-09

Ron Rice, NFL cornerback/safety (Detroit Lions)

1973-01-26

Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)

1973-02-13

Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1973-03-22

Luther Elliss, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)

1974-01-06

Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)

1974-02-28

Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1974-03-28

Eric Beverly, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

1974-04-27

Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)

1974-08-01

Kerwin Waldroup, DL (Detroit Lions)

1974-12-01

Richard Jordan, linebacker (Detroit Lions)

1974-12-19

Bryant Westbrook, cornerback (Detroit Lions)

1974-12-21

Tommie Boyd, wide reciever (Detroit Lions)

1976-02-07

Terry Battle, running back (Detroit Lions)

1976-08-16

Roderick Coleman, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1976-9-13

Germane Crowell, St. Louis Rams vs. Detroit Lions

1978-07-23

Nick Harris, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

1980-03-02

Kevin Shaffer, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

1983-08-18

Dan Orlovsky, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions - Deaths
Date Event
1983-06-29

Joe Delaney, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions

1986-12-01

Robert L "Bobby" Layne, football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59

1991-03-19

John Russell Thomas, NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies

1994-09-28

Greg Latta, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

2000-11-29

Lou Groza, The Detroit Lions vs. the Cleveland Browns

2007-04-25

Johnny Perkins, New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions

2009-03-14

Jeff Komlo, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

2009-09-16

Monte Clark, Los Angeles Raiders vs. Detroit Lions

2009-09-17

Bob Kowalkowski, Los Angeles Rams vs. Detroit Lions

2009-12-25

Rick Kane, New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions

2012-04-08

Blair Kiel, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers

2013-09-18

Allan Ellis, Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

2013-10-24

Reggie Rogers, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

2014-09-01

Donnie Humphrey, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

2015-03-06

Dan Lewis, Detroit Lions vs. Los Angeles Rams

2015-03-23

LaVern Torgeson, Washington Redskins vs. Detroit Lions

2015-06-23

Tommy Hudspeth, Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions


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