Full Name: Tom Landry
Profession: NFL Head Coach
Why Famous: Regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in NFL history, he created many new formations and methods, such as the 4-3 defense. His 29 years as the coach of one team (Dallas Cowboys) are an NFL record, along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons.
He won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII), 5 NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record, the 3rd most wins of all time for an NFL coach. He also won 20 career playoff games, the most in NFL history.
- 1949-01-28 NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas
- 1959-12-21 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)
- 1989-02-26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career