Oakland Raiders in History

Events in Sport

  • 1960-01-26 Oakland Raiders enter the American Football League

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1963-01-18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

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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

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden

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1989-10-03 Oakland Raiders promote 42 year old Art Shell as the first African-American to be an NFL head coach in modern times; takes over from Mike Shanahan

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 1996-09-01 Vinny Testaverde completes 19 from 33 for 254 yards as the Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 in their NFL debut at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore
  • 2001-01-14 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beats Oakland Raiders 16-3
  • 2002-01-19 "Tuck Rule Game" AFC Divisional Playoff Game; with under 2 minutes to play New England Patriots trail Oakland Raiders, 13-10 in a driving snowstorm, when a Tom Brady fumble ruled an incomplete pass. Patriots win 16-13 in overtime
  • 2003-01-19 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Tennessee Titans 41-24
  • 2003-01-26 Super Bowl XXXVII: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Oakland Raiders, 48-21 at the Qualcomm Stadium MVP: Dexter Jackson, Tampa Bay, S
  • 2007-04-28 NFL Draft: LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell first pick by Oakland Raiders
  • 2018-01-06 Jon Gruden returns to the NFL as Oakland Raiders head coach after nearly a decade of broadcasting (Monday Night Football 2009-17)

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestAl Davis

1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

Person of interestJohn Madden

1936-04-10 John Madden, NFL coach (Oakland Raiders) and sports commentator (CBS, FOX), born in Austin, Minnesota

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1938-01-05 Jim Otto, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1938-03-10 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1940-09-29 Mike Eischeid, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1940-12-02 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1946-09-18 Otis Sistrunk, American football player (Oakland Raiders), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1955-06-14 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1957-01-25 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960-10-06 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-04-06 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-07-22 Eddie Anderson, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1963-12-30 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-06-20 Najee Mustafaa, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-10-25 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-11-02 Kevin Gogan, American NFL guard (Oakland Raiders, SF 49ers), born in Pacifica, California
  • 1964-11-12 Gerald Perry, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964-11-26 Jeff Jaeger, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears)
  • 1964-12-15 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965-02-08 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
  • 1965-07-03 Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1965-11-01 Richard Stephens, NFL guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966-04-30 Aundray Bruce, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1966-07-22 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-01-04 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-06 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-07 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-17 Aaron Wallace, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-04-22 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-06-28 Anthony Smith, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-08-12 Andrew Glover, American NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings), born in Gonzales, Louisiana
  • 1967-11-22 Donald Hollas, quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967-12-08 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-07 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-09 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1968-05-23 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-01-25 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • 1969-02-17 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • 1969-03-14 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-03-16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-03-22 Darrell Russell, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-04-15 Michael Jones, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams)
  • 1969-07-25 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-08-07 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-09-02 Russell Freeman, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-09-16 Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-11-18 Raghib Ismail, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-11-30 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969-12-28 James Trapp, US sprinter and NFL player (Oakland Raiders), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1970-01-18 Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
  • 1970-01-31 Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970-05-15 Desmond Howard, NFL receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-10-30 Kevin Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-14 Derrick Hoskins, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-11-27 Calvin Jones, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-12-28 James Jett, US Olympic sprinter and NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders), born in Charles Town, West Virginia
  • 1971-01-04 Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-01-08 Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-02-12 Lincoln Kennedy, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-02-14 Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-03-01 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971-05-06 Rob Holmberg, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-05-13 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-08-14 James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971-08-15 Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1972-03-28 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-06-14 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-07-14 Joe Aska, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1972-08-01 Matt Dyson, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in La Plata, Maryland
  • 1972-12-31 Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-01-21 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-07 Napoleon Kaufman, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-10 Carl Kidd, NFL defensive back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-06-11 Lance Johnstone, defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-08-26 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1973-12-06 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-02-15 Tim Hall, US running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1974-05-07 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-05-08 Calvin Branch, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1974-06-24 Adam Treu, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975-11-21 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1975-12-31 Cole Ford, kicker (Oakland Raiders)

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-08-29 Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 2010-07-02 Miss California USA 2009 Carrie Prejean (23) weds Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller (29) in San Diego

Deaths in Sport

  • 2018-05-03 Joe Scannella, American football coach (Oakland Raiders, Montreal Alouettes, Cleveland Browns), dies at 89