On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

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