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Mike Ditka

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka

Profession: NFL Head Coach

United States of America

Biography: Coached the Chicago Bears for 11 years and New Orleans Saints for three years. He is one of only two people to win an NFL title as a player, an assistant coach, and a head coach, and the only individual in modern NFL history to win a championship with the same team as a player and a head coach.

Born: October 18, 1939
Birthplace: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1961-01-28 NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty
  • 1977-07-08 NFL coach Mike Ditka (37) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

Historical Events

  • 1985-12-02 Chicago Bears' head coach Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan almost come to blows at halftime in a 38-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins at the Orange Bowl, Miami; Chicago's only loss of the NFL season
  • 2013-12-09 Mike Ditka's #89 jersey is retired by the Chicago Bears

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