On This Day

What Happened on October 7, 1916

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Walt W Rostow, American economist (Politics & Stages of Growth), born in NYC, New York