On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1916

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

1st PGA Championship Men's Golf, Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, NY: Englishman Jim Barnes defeats Jock Hutchison by 1 hole in the 36-hole final

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.
  • The Perm State University was founded in Russia.

Famous Birthdays

  • C. Everett Koop, 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
1916 Highlights

About October 14, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 1 month and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra