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George Halas

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas

Profession: American Football Coach and Team Owner

United States of America

Biography: The iconic founder and owner of the National Football League's Chicago Bears.

As owner, manager, player and promoter, Halas was an influential leader among the NFL's ownership.

He coached the Bears for 40 seasons and retired with 318 regular-season wins and six NFL titles.

Born: February 2, 1895
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: October 31, 1983 (aged 88)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Married Life

  • 1922-02-18 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing

Historical Events

  • 1919-01-01 5th Rose Bowl, Tournament Park, Pasadena, California: Great Lakes, US Navy beats Mare Island, USMC, 17-0; MVP: George Halas, US Navy
  • 1922-06-24 Charter NFL club Chicago Staleys renamed Chicago Bears by team founder, owner and head coach George Halas
  • 1963-01-29 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame
  • 1968-05-27 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

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