Historical Events In May - 16
Saturday, 30 September 2023
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy officially became President of the French Republic after taking over from Jacques Chirac on this day in history.
2011 The European Union agree to â‚¬78 billion rescue deal for Portugal. The bailout loan will be equally split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism, the European Financial Stability Facility, and the International Monetary Fund on May - 16.
2013 Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 Billion again after losing the position in 2008 on May - 16.
2014 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined â‚¬60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations on May - 16.
2017 On May - 16 10-year-old girl granted special 20 week abortion request in Rohtak, India in land-mark case
2018 Painting "Past Times" by Kerry James Marshall is bought by Sean Combs for $21.1 million, most paid for a living African American atist on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, pardons Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim who is immediately released.
2019 On May - 16 uS President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license
2019 "Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on this day in history.
2020 118-year old American department store JC Penney files for bankruptcy on May - 16.
2020 [COVID-19 pandemic] Bundesliga becomes the first major sports league to resume its season since March 11 on May - 16.
2020 FÃ©licien Kabuga, a Rwandan businessman responsible for supporting the Rwandan genocide, is arrested in AsniÃ¨res-sur-Seine, France, after 26 years as a fugitive on May - 16.