Today in Oakland Raiders History

Events in Sport

  • 1960-01-26 Oakland Raiders enter the American Football League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-01-18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1967-12-31 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1968-01-14 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1968-12-29 NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-02-04 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1971-01-03 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
  • 1973-12-30 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 27-10
  • 1974-12-29 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 24-13
  • 1976-01-04 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders 16-10
  • 1976-12-26 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7
  • 1977-01-09 Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
  • 1978-01-01 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • 1981-01-11 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers 34-27
  • 1981-01-25 Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
  • 1982-05-07 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • 1996-09-01 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 2001-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
  • 2002-01-19 "Tuck Rule Game", with less than two minutes to play in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the New England Patriots trailed the Oakland Raiders, 13-10, in a game played mostly under a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble was instead ruled an incomplete pass because of the "tuck rule". The Patriots would win 16-13 in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl
  • 2003-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
  • 2003-01-26 Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
  • 2007-04-28 2007 NFL Draft: JaMarcus Russell from LSU first pick by Oakland Raiders

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1936-04-10 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1938-01-05 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938-03-10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1940-09-29 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1940-12-02 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1957-01-25 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960-10-12 Lionel Washington, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1962-08-25 Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-04-06 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-07-22 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-12-30 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-06-20 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-10-25 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-11-02 Kevin Gogan, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers)
  • 1964-11-12 Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-11-26 Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)
  • 1964-12-15 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965-02-08 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
  • 1965-07-03 Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965-11-01 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966-04-30 Aundray Bruce, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966-07-01 Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966-07-22 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-01-04 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-06 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-07 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-17 Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-22 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-06-28 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-08-12 Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-11-22 Donald Hollas, quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-12-08 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-07 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-09 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-23 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-01-25 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • 1969-02-17 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-03-14 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-03-16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-03-22 Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-04-15 Michael Jones, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
  • 1969-07-25 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-08-07 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-09-02 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-09-16 Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-11-18 Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-11-30 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-12-28 James Trapp, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-01-18 Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-01-31 Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970-05-15 Desmond Howard, NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-10-30 Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-14 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-27 Calvin Jones, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-12-28 James Jett, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-01-04 Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-01-08 Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-02-12 Lincoln Kennedy, tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-02-14 Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-03-01 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, NO Saints)
  • 1971-05-06 Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-05-13 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-08-05 Perry Carter, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-08-14 James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-03-28 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-06-14 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-07-14 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-08-01 Matt Dyson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-12-31 Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-01-21 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-07 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-10 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-11 Lance Johnstone, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-08-26 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-12-06 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-02-15 Tim Hall, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-05-07 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-05-08 Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-06-24 Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975-11-21 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975-12-31 Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-29 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2010-07-02 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego