What Happened on January 17, 1916

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Sport awardGolf Major

1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville, New York

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City

Famous Birthdays

  • Joel Herron, American orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)