Historical Events In May - 16
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
1987 On May - 16 "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from New York, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site
1987 Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in Los Angeles on this day in history.
1987 Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show on this day in history.
1988 Surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin on May - 16.
1988 On this day in history the U S Supreme Court rules that police can search discarded garbage without a search warrant
1988 US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant on May - 16.
1988 On May - 16 kay Baxter, best bodybuilder in the world (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42
1989 On May - 16 russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing, ending a 30-year rift between the two Communist powers
1989 Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered on this day in history.
1990 On May - 16 dominican Republic President Joaquín Ricardo Balaguer re-elected
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer died on this day on this day in history.
1990 St.-Amable Quebec, fire breaks out at Quebec's largest tire dump (3 million tires) near Montreal; rages for four days before being put out on May - 16.
1990 Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian on May - 16.
1990 Sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer: died on this day on this day in history.
1991 On May - 16 queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the U S Congress
1991 On this day in history prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
1992 "Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35 on this day in history.
1992 Polls show Perot, Bush & Clinton could be in a deadlock on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history uS space shuttle STS-49 lands (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1992 On May - 16 marisa Mell, actress (Hostages), dies of cancer at 53
1993 On this day in history farmer Sugeng finds 1.2 million year old Pithecanthropus IX skull
1993 On this day in history judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head
1993 Süleyman Demirel elected President of Turkey on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history marv Johnson, US soul singer (You Got What it Takes), dies at 54
1994 Jacqueline Onassis admitted to the hospital for cancer treatment on May - 16.
1994 Joaquín Balaguer (86) elected President of Dominican Republic on this day in history.
1994 On this day in history tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
1994 Alain Cuny, actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies on May - 16.
1995 On this day in history japanese police arrest cult leader Shoko Asahara & charged him with Nerve-gas attack on Tokyo's subways two months earlier
1995 On this day in history lola Flores, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona), dies at 70
1996 On May - 16 edward McInnes, German scholar, dies at 60
1997 Brandi Sherwood, (Idaho) replaces Brook Lee (Miss Universe) as Miss USA on May - 16.
2005 George Galloway appears before a U.S. Senate committee, to answer allegations of making money from the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Programme.2007 Nicolas Sarkozy officially became President of the French Republic after taking over from Jacques Chirac on May - 16.
2005 Sony officially unveiled its PlayStation 3 game console at an E3 conference on this day in history.