On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1916

Historical Events

Film Release

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

US Men's Tennis Open

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? 105 years, 8 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

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