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Paul Brown

American Football Coach Paul Brown

Profession: American Football Coach

United States of America

Biography: American football coach in the All-America Football Conference and National Football League. Brown was the first coach of the Cleveland Browns, a team named after him, and later played a role in founding the Cincinnati Bengals. He coached for 25 seasons and won seven league championships.

Born: September 7, 1908
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 5, 1991 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events

  • 1945-02-08 Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach
  • 1963-01-07 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
  • 1970-11-15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"
  • 1976-01-01 After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown (Cleveland Browns; Cincinnati Bengals) announces his retirement from the National Football League

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