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Events of May 16th:

May 16th is the 136th day of the year (137th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 16th:

1801 William H. Seward (US politician and diplomat - negotiated purchase of Alaska from Russia)

1905 Henry Fonda (actor)

Henry Fonda

1919 Liberace (singer, pianist, actor)

1936 Roy Hudd (actor)

1944 Danny Trejo (actor)

1946 Robert Fripp (musician, singer, songwriter)

1951 Christian Lacroix (fashion designer)

1953 Pierce Brosnan (actor)

Pierce Brosnan

1955 Debra Winger (actress)

1955 Hazel O'Connor (singer, actress)

1966 Janet Jackson (singer)

Janet Jackson

1970 Gabriela Sabatini (tennis player)

Gabriela Sabatini

1973 Tori Spelling (actress)

1986 Megan Fox (actress, model)

May 16th in History:

1568 Mary Queen of Scots flees to England.

Mary Queen of Scots

1868 US President Andrew Johnson, is acquitted by a single vote, in the first of three impeachment votes.

Andrew Johnson

1918 US Congress passes the Sedition Act, making criticism during wartime into an imprisonable offense (the Act is repealed two years later).

1920 Joan of Arc is canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

Joan of Arc

1929 First Academy Awards ceremony.

1948 Chaim Weizmann becomes first President of Israel.

1966 Bob Dylan releases the first ever double album of popular music.

Bob Dylan

1991 Queen Elizabeth II addresses a joint session of the US Congress, becoming the first British monarch to do so.

Queen Elizabeth II

2005 Kuwait's National Assembly agrees to grant women the vote.

2007 Nicolas Sarkozy becomes President of France.

May 16th is also:

National Sea Monkey Day

Feast of Saint Ubaldus


People born on May 16th are Taurus


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