September 30, 1963
On this day in The Bay, Jack Christiansen was named head coach of the 49ers after Red Hickey's resignation.
Christiansen took command of the club in Week 4 of the 1963 season after serving as an assistant coach to Hickey. His best season as head coach came in 1965 when the 49ers finished 7-6-1. San Francisco compiled a 26-38-3 record during Christiansen's tenure as head coach from 1963-1967.