What Happened on September 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Redskins NFL franchise play first game in Washington at Griffith Stadium; defeat the New York Giants in season opener, 13–3

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Medved, Soviet wrestler (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72), born in Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
  • Vince Naimoli, MLB owner (founder Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey