What Happened on September 16, 1937

Historical Events

Sports History

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
  • Bella Emberg [Sybil Dyke], British comic actress (The Russ Abbott Show), born in Brighton, England (d. 2018)
  • Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
1937 Highlights

About September 16, 1937

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo