1914 – John Jay Berwanger was born on the 19th of March in Dubuque, Iowa. Former University of Chicago football player.
– Berwanger was a sportswriter and later became a manufacturer of plastic car parts.
1935 – Against Ohio State he made an 85-yard run in which, as recorded in the NCAA guide, "Berwanger bowled over four tacklers, outwitted two others, and outran the last.
– Won the first Heisman Trophy as halfback for University of Chicago.
– Awarded to the best player east of the Mississippi River.
1936 – He was the first player chosen in the first National Football League player draft.
1975 – Married to his second wife Jane Temple.
2002 – John Jay Berwanger died of lung cancer on 26th of June in Oak Brook, Illinois.