Al Davis

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis Full Name: Al Davis [Allen Davis]
Nationality:

American

Profession: American Football Coach and Executive
Why Famous: The principal owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders from 1972-2011. Under Davis' management, the Raiders became one of the most successful teams in professional sports. Davis was active in civil rights, and refused to allow his team to play in any city where black and white players had to stay in separate hotels. He was also the first NFL owner to hire an African American head coach and a female chief executive.

Born: July 4, 1929
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

Died: October 8, 2011 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1954-07-11 Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

Historical Events in the Life of Al Davis

  • 1963-01-18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
  • 1966-04-08 AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner

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