Profession: NFL Coach and Sportscaster
Why Famous: As head coach of the Oakland Raiders John Madden won the 1976 Super Bowl.
Although drafted into the NFL Madden never got the chance to play due to a knee injury in training. He turned to coaching in 1960 before joining the Oakland raiders in 1967 and becoming head coach in 1969. Madden retired as coach in 1978.
After his coaching career, he became widely known as a colour commentator for NFL telecasts, paired with Pat Summerall and then Al Michaels.
Madden is also widely known for the long-running Madden NFL video game series.
- 1959-12-26 NFL coach John Madden (23) weds Virginia Fields
- 1966-09-02 Joe Auer returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a Miami touchdown in the Dolphins' first ever NFL regular-season game; Oakland Raiders go on to win 23-14 at the Orange Bowl before 26,776 fans
- 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
- 1969-02-04 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
- 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
- 1978-11-05 Oakland Raider's John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games
- 1979-11-25 Pat Summerall and John Madden broadcast a game together for the first time, a pairing that would last 22 years and become one of the most well-known partnerships in TV sportscasting history
- 2006-02-09 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden