This Week in Packer History

Here's a look at some of the important events in Packer history for the week of Sept. 5-11, including a new feature, the Favre Fact of the Week.

1965: One legend honored, another legend born

Two months after the death of Curly Lambeau, City Stadium is officially renamed on Sept. 11, 1965 in a pre-game ceremony to memorialize the team's founder and first coach. In the 40 years since, the name "Lambeau Field" has become known world wide as one of the finest venues in professional sports and is synonymous with the Packers and Green Bay.

1992: Meet Mike Jim McMahon and the Minnesota Vikings spoil Mike Holmgren's head coaching debut with a 23-20 overtime win at Lambeau on Sept. 6, 1992.

1999: Defensive tide turning The Packers dealt cornerback Craig Newsome to the San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 7, 1999 for a fifth-round pick in the 2000 draft. The trade to SF was perhaps a fitting end to Newsome's Packer career, which got a giant boost in the Golden Gate city when as a rookie Newsome returned a fumble for a touchdown as the Packers upset the defending champion Niners in the 1995 divisional playoffs. The pick the Pack received in the deal was later traded back to San Francisco as part of the package for the 2000 fourth-round pick used to select linebacker Na'il Diggs out of Ohio State.

2003: You can go home again Legendary players return to Lambeau's famed south end zone to re-enact Starr's Ice Bowl sneak as part of Lambeau Field rededication ceremonies on Sept. 6, 2003.

Favre Fact of the Week Brett Favre turned in a stellar game when he opened as season as the starting quarterback for the first time in his career. Favre was 19-of-29 for 264 yards (65.5 percent) with two touchdowns including a 50-yarder in a win over the Los Angeles Rams 36-6 on Sept. 5, 1993 at County Stadium. He absorbed three sacks in the effort, in which he compiled a 103.2 QB rating.

Happy Birthday Robert Ernest "Bob" Harlan was born Sept. 9, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the Packers' ninth president/CEO and the first to come up through team ranks. His professional journey began with a degree in journalism from Marquette University in 1958, followed by a tour in the U.S. Army, a stint as a reporter for United Press International in Miwlaukee, then positions in sports information/public relations with Marquette and the St. Louis Cardinals. Finally, 11 years after he attended a Packer game at County Stadium and told his wife Madeline that he would love to work for the Green Bay organization, Harlan joined the Packers in 1971.

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