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Samuel GompersDec 8, 1886

Sammy BaughDec 18, 1959

Al DavisApr 8, 1966

Lyndon B. JohnsonNov 8, 1966

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Afl - Historical Events
Date Event
1881-11-15

American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

1886-12-08

American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

1896-01-04

AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC

1947-12-12

United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL

1952-11-25

George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL

1955-02-09

US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO

1955-12-05

AFL & CIO merge, with George Meany as president

1955-12-05

The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.

1957-12-06

AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)

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

1961-01-01

Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game

1961-01-02

1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16

1961-01-14

Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL

1961-02-10

AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego

1961-12-24

Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3 in AFL championship game

1962-01-07

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

1962-05-25

US unions AFL-CIO starts campaign for 35-hour work week

1962-12-23

Dallas Texans beat Houston Oilers 20-17 in AFL championship game

1963-01-05

San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game

1963-01-13

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14

1963-02-08

AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs

1963-03-28

AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets

1963-05-23

NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000

1964-01-05

San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship

1964-01-19

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24

1964-01-29

NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

1964-12-26

Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game

1965-01-16

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14

1965-08-16

AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

1965-12-26

Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game

1966-01-15

AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19

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

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

1967-01-01

KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game

1967-01-21

AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23

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

1967-12-31

Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game

1968-01-21

AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24

1968-07-01

Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.

1968-12-29

NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game

1968-12-31

NY Jets win AFL championship

1969-01-19

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25

1970-01-17

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

2005-09-01

Seven members and former members of the AFL-CIO form a new trade union organization, the Change to Win Federation.

2014-09-27

Hawthorn Football Club defeats the Sydney Swans in the 2014 AFL Grand Final 137-74

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Afl - Birthdays
Date Event
1894-08-16

George Meany, NYC, labor leader (headed AFL-CIO)

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)

1913-07-17

Phil Bengston, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1915-11-05

Moe Biller, NYC, labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers)

1916-01-25

Pop Ivy, 1962 AFL Championship Game

1919-06-17

Ray Scott, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1922-03-12

Lane Kirkland, union president (AFL-CIO)

1927-08-20

John Rauch, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1928-01-01

Volney Peters, 1960 AFL Championship Game

1928-01-18

Tobin Rote, 1964 AFL Championship Game

1928-11-04

Ray Wietecha, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1930-05-14

Gary Glick, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1930-05-16

Tom McCormick, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1930-05-22

Dave Hanner, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1931-08-06

Ed Husmann, 1962 AFL Championship Game

1933-02-16

Elbert Dubenion, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1933-04-17

Sherman Plunkett, 1961 AFL Championship Game

1933-06-08

Rommie Loudd, 1960 AFL Championship Game

1933-06-27

John Tracey, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1934-03-05

Bob Skoronski, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1934-03-26

Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)

1934-11-29

George Belotti, 1960 AFL Championship Game

1934-9-05

Don Chandler, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1935-01-26

Henry Jordan, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1935-07-09

Bill Hudson, 1961 AFL Championship Game

1935-11-21

Mike Mercer, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1935-12-13

Hogan Wharton, 1962 AFL Championship Game

1936-04-12

Tom Addison, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1936-12-04

Don Rogers, 1964 AFL Championship Game

1936-12-04

Howie Williams, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1937-02-15

Mel Branch, 1962 AFL Championship Game

1937-02-22

Bob Zeman, 1961 AFL Championship Game

1937-03-13

Sherrill Headrick, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1937-03-23

Dave Smith, 1962 AFL Championship Game

1937-05-09

Bob Jeter, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1937-06-28

Charlie Flowers, 1961 AFL Championship Game

1937-07-09

Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)

1937-08-02

Billy Cannon, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1937-08-20

Dave Kocourek, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1938-01-31

Chris Burford, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1938-02-03

Elijah Pitts, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1938-04-06

Charley Long, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1938-04-17

Curt Merz, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1938-04-24

Carroll Dale, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1938-06-17

Wayne Hawkins, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1938-07-22

Don Oakes, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1938-11-20

Bob Yates, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1938-12-15

Billy Shaw, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1939-02-26

George Flint, 1965 AFL Championship Game

1939-02-28

Roger Hagberg, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1939-03-05

Wayne Frazier, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1939-03-09

Ben Wilson, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1939-05-15

Walt Suggs, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1939-06-06

Dave Grayson, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1939-06-08

Herb Adderley, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1939-06-25

Curtis McClinton, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1939-10-01

Sonny Bishop, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1939-10-25

Reggie Carolan, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-01-08

Hewritt Dixon, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-01-14

Ron Kostelnik, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-02-04

Billy Neighbors, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1940-02-12

Kent McCloughan, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-02-22

Larry Eisenhauer, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1940-03-16

Bobby Jackson, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1940-03-22

Garland Boyette, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1940-07-02

Bert Coan, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-08-15

Bobby Hunt, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-08-28

Willie Mitchell, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-10-14

Dan Birdwell, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-11-15

Isaac Lassiter, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-11-15

Ike Lassiter, 1969 AFL Championship Game

1940-12-12

Tom Brown, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1940-9-06

Andy Rice, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-02-06

Dan Conners, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-02-14

Lionel Aldridge, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-02-19

Warren Powers, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-04-10

Mike Stratton, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1941-06-03

Lee Roy Caffey, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-07-17

Daryle Lamonica, Oakland Raider QB (AFL leading passer 1967)

1941-07-17

Daryle Lamonica, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1941-9-01

George Saimes, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1941-9-02

Ron Carpenter, 1964 AFL Championship Game

1941-9-03

Jim Dunaway, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1942-03-07

Pete Beathard, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1942-05-18

Bobby Smith, 1965 AFL Championship Game

1942-05-19

June 19 1942: Willie Frazier, El Dorado, AR, AFL/NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), (d. 2013)

1942-10-07

Larry Todd, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1942-11-09

Chuck Hurston, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1942-11-14

Warren Wells, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1942-9-02

Tom Keating, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1942-9-25

Harry Schuh, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-01-04

Bobby Burnett, 1966 AFL Championship Game

1943-02-10

Bill Laskey, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-04-09

Chuck Mercein, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-05-16

Donny Anderson, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-06-21

Bob Svihus, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-07-02

Rodger Bird, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1943-11-10

George Sauer, Jr., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, AFL player (New York Jets), (d. 2013)

1943-12-08

Gus Otto, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1944-02-03

Gale Gillingham, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1944-9-09

Jim Grabowski, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1945-03-12

Willie Parker, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1945-11-25

George Webster, 1967 AFL Championship Game

1946-01-14

Travis Williams, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1966-12-11

Frank Meijers, afl 2: Met extra knoflooksaus

1967-08-21

Darren Bewick, AFL footballer

1971-07-27

Matthew Johns, AFL Footy Show vs NRL Footy Show

1976-10-16

Ryan Fitzgerald, Australian football (AFL) player and media personality

1984-02-22

Nick Dal Santo, 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay

1985-05-20

Brendon Goddard, 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay

1985-06-21

Byron Schammer, AFL footballer

1987-06-21

Dale Thomas, AFL footballer

1987-06-21

Dale Thomas, 2010 AFL Grand Final Replay

Afl - Deaths
Date Event
1952-11-21

William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79

1980-10-01

George Meany, union pres (AFL-CIO), dies at 86

1989-12-16

Charley Long, 1963 AFL Championship Game

1990-01-17

Larry Todd, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1991-02-17

Travis Williams, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1991-11-21

David "Sonny" Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81

1992-11-24

Hewritt Dixon, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1993-01-30

Ron Kostelnik, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1994-01-18

Lee Roy Caffey, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1994-12-18

Phil Bengston, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1998-02-12

Lionel Aldridge, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1998-03-23

Ray Scott, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

1998-05-09

Rommie Loudd, 1960 AFL Championship Game

1998-07-10

Elijah Pitts, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2000-06-27

Tobin Rote, 1964 AFL Championship Game

2002-12-14

Ray Wietecha, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2003-05-17

Pop Ivy, 1962 AFL Championship Game

2007-04-19

George Webster, 1967 AFL Championship Game

2008-06-10

John Rauch, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2008-09-10

Sherrill Headrick, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2008-10-08

Hogan Wharton, 1962 AFL Championship Game

2008-11-20

Bob Jeter, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2009-06-15

George Belotti, 1960 AFL Championship Game

2011-06-14

Tom Addison, 1963 AFL Championship Game

2011-08-11

Don Chandler, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2011-10-20

Gale Gillingham, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2012-03-11

Wayne Frazier, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2012-08-31

Tom Keating, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2013-03-08

George Saimes, 1966 AFL Championship Game

2013-04-16

Bob Yates, 1963 AFL Championship Game

2013-05-20

Harry Schuh, AFL-NFL World Championship Game

2014-12-07

Charlie Flowers, 1961 AFL Championship Game

2015-02-11

Gary Glick, 1963 AFL Championship Game


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