On this day: October 8

Published: Oct 05 2012 04:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 08 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.

OTD October 8 - Al Davis
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2011: Al Davis, the principal owner of the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders of the National Football League since 1972, dies at age 82 in Oakland, California, from an abnormal heart rhythm, congestive heart failure and a heart muscle disease. During his time as owner, the Raiders won three Super Bowl titles. Davis also coached the Raiders for three years and served as the team's general manager. He was also briefly the commissioner of the American Football League in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

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