What Happened on October 7, 1916

Historical Events

Sports History

Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football

  • The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters

Famous Birthdays

  • Walt Rostow, American economist and political theorist (The Stages of Economic Growth: A Non-Communist Manifesto), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
Born in 1916

About October 7, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years and 8 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra