Pete Rozelle

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Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
South Gate, CA
Death Date
Dec 6, 1996 (70)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
1, 1926
Birthplace
South Gate, CA
Death Date
Dec 6, 1996 (70)

About

NFL commissioner who originated the Super Bowl in 1967. He served from January 1960 until November 1989.

Before Fame

He played baseball and basketball in high school, but never played football.

Trivia

He consulted his friend, White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, on whether or not he should cancel the games scheduled for two days after President Kennedy's assassination. They decided to go ahead with them, a decision he would later regret.

Family Life

He married his second wife, the daughter in-law of the owner of the Redskins, in 1974.

Associated With

His NFL experiences were discussed in-depth in the book I Never Played the Game by Howard Cosell.