What Happened on September 5, 1916

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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
  • 36th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats William Johnston (4-6, 6-4, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

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