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1977
• On January 9th, the Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, at Super Bowl XI in Pasadena, California.
• On March 5th, Al Davis was named NFL Executive of the Year for the 1976 season.

1978
• John Madden becomes the 13th coach in NFL history to win 100 games.
• Fred Biletnikoff retired at the end of the season.

1979
• On January 4th, John Madden retires as Raiders head coach after 12 years with the team.
• Tom Flores was named the new Raiders head coach on February 8th.
• Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown retired after 12 years with the Raiders.

1980
• On March 1st, Al Davis announced he will move the Raiders to Los Angeles.
• On March 6th, a judge grants a temporary restraining order barring the Raiders from moving.
• On March 10th, NFL Comissioner Pete Rozelle announced that the NFL will not schedule any games in Los Angeles for the Raiders.
• Center Jim Otto is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2nd.

1981
• The Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10, in New Orleans at Super Bowl XV on January 25th.
• George Blanda inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 1st.

1982
• Raiders select Marcus Allen in the first round of the NFL Draft.
• Raiders play their first preseason game in Los Angeles Coliseum on August 29th.
• Raiders record their 200th franchise victory by beating Kansas City, 21-16, on December 12th.

1983
• On April 13th, a Federal court awarded the Raiders $35 million in compensatory damages from the NFL for anti-trust and bad faith violations.
• The Raiders hold their first off-season workout in the team's new headquarters in El Segundo.
• Ed McGah, Raiders General Partner and one of the original owners, died on September 17th at the age 84.

1984
• The Raiders beat the Washington Redskins, 38-9, in Tampa at Super Bowl XVIII on January 22nd.
• Willie Brown was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on July 28th.
• On November 5th, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Raiders' victory in their antitrust case against NFL.

1985
• Raiders record their 20th winning season in 21 years.

1986
• On February 27th, the California Supreme Court upholds the Raiders move to Los Angeles.
• On June 30th, the United States Supreme Court upholds the Raiders move to Los Angeles.

1987
• On January 24th, Gene Upsahw was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
• Raiders open their new training camp at Radisson Hotel in Oxnard on July 22nd.
• Al Davis declares his coliseum lease void and starts talking to Oakland officials about returning.

1988
• Tom Flores retires as head coach on January 20th.
• Fred Biletnikoff was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
• Mike Shanahan is named new Raiders head coach on February 29th.

1989
• Art Shell inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
• On October 2nd, head coach Mike Shanahan was fired and replaced the next day by Art Shell.

1990
• Ted Hendricks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1991
• Al Davis presented with the NFL Players Association Award of Excellence.

1992
• Al Davis is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 1st.

1993
• The Raiders beat the Vikings, 24-7, in their first game in the newly-renovated L.A. Coliseum on September 5th.

1995
• Mike White replaces Art Shell as head coach on February 2nd.
• On June 23rd, Al Davis agrees to bring the Raiders back to Oakland.
• On August 12th, the Raiders played their first preseason game in Oakland since leaving for Los Angeles.
• On September 3rd, the Raiders beat the Chargers, 17-7, in their first regular-season game back in Oakland.

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