On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1916

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Intolerance", silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Vera Lewis and Ralph Lewis, is released

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: R. Norris Williams beats Bill Johnston 4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4 for his 2nd and final US singles crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)
1916 Highlights

About September 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo