Pete Rozelle

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle

Full Name: Alvin Ray Rozelle
Profession: NFL Commissioner

United States of America

Biography: Commissioner of the National Football League from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office.He is credited with making the NFL into one of the most successful sports leagues in the world.

Born: March 1, 1926
Birthplace: South Gate, California, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: December 6, 1996 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Brain cancer

Married Life

  • 1949-06-11 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe
  • 1973-12-04 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

Historical Events

  • 1960-01-26 Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
  • 1965-06-30 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle grants ownership of the Atlanta Falcons to Rankin Smith Sr., Executive VP of Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Rankin pays then-record $8.5 million
  • 1969-06-06 Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar
  • 1989-03-22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

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