Today in AFL History

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Events in Sport

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1955-12-05 - AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president
1959-08-14 - AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
1959-10-28 - Buffalo Bills enter AFL
1959-11-05 - AFL announced with 8 teams
1959-11-22 - AFL's 1st draft - NY Titans choice George Izo, QB, Notre Dame
1959-11-22 - Boston Patriots enters AFL
1959-11-30 - Joe Foss named 1st commissioner of AFL
1959-12-18 - Sammy Baugh named 1st coach of NY Titans (AFL)
1960-01-26 - Oakland enters AFL
1960-02-09 - AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
1960-06-09 - ABC & AFL sign a 5 year contract
1960-07-30 - 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1960-08-25 - AFL begins placing players names on back of their jersies
1961-01-14 - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1961-02-10 - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1963-02-08 - AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
1963-03-28 - AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
1964-01-05 - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
1964-01-29 - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
1965-08-16 - AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)
1966-04-08 - AFL chooses 36 year old Al Davis as commissioner
1966-06-06 - NFL & AFL announce their merger
1966-06-08 - NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC & AFC in 1970
1966-11-08 - Pres Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
1967-03-14 - 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967-05-24 - AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
1967-08-05 - 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7

Birthdays in Sport

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1904-09-01 - Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
1906-08-06 - Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
1913-06-30 - Harry Wismer, Port Huron Mich, AFL owner (NY Titans)
1934-03-26 - Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
1937-07-09 - Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)
1941-07-17 - Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)

Deaths in Sport

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1991-11-21 - David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81
2003-01-01 - Joe Foss, American politician, fighter pilot and AFL Commissioner (b. 1915)


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