The Los Angeles charger is a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan. Los Angeles was founded by Barron Hilton in 1959. Due to competition from Los Angeles Rams, the team moved 120 miles south to San Diego in 1961.
As part of the American Football League, the chargers enjoyed high scoring years from 1961 to 1965 winning four American football league west titled and one AFL championship along the way. After 1965, the Chargers did not win another championship until 1979.
When coach Don Coryell took over in 1978, the Chargers went on to win the AFC West division in 1979, 1980, and 1981 and made two AFC Championships. In 2016, the Chargers announced that they were moving back to Los Angeles for the 2017 season after 56 years in San Diego.
Barron Hilton was born on October 23, 1927, to Mary Adelaide and Conrad Nicholson Hilton. He is an American businessman, hotel heir, and socialite aside from him being one of the founders of the American Football League and owns the Los Angeles charger team. He found another passion in photography, during his stint at the Second World War.
Barron took over as the president of the American football league in 1965 and presented the possibility of a merger between the American football league and the National football league that turned out as a success, and that laid the foundation for the ‘Super Bowl.’ During Barron’s ownership of the ‘Los Angeles Chargers’ for six years, his team won one AFL championship and five divisional titles.