1888 ~ Royal Rife the American inventor was born on the 16th May 1888 (died 1971).
1891 ~ The International Electro-Technical Exhibition opened in Frankfurt, Germany on the 16th May 1891, and featured the world’s first long distance transmission of high-power, known as three-phase electrical current.
1898 ~ Tamara de Lempicka the Polish painter was born on the 16th May 1898 (died 1980).
1905 ~ Henry Fonda the American actor was born on the 16th May 1905 (died 1982).
1919 ~ Liberace the American singer and pianist was born on the 16th May 1919 (died 1987).
1929 ~ The 1st ACADEMY AWARDS were handed out on the 16th day of May in 1929.
1951 ~ The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights began between Idlewild Airport (now John F Kennedy International Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London on the 16th May 1951, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
1953 ~ Pierce Brosnan the Irish actor was born on the 16th May 1953.
1955 ~ Debra Winger the American actress was born on the 16th May 1955.
1960 ~ THEODORE MAiMAN operated the 1st optical laser on the 16th day of May in 1960, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
1966 ~ Janet Jackson the American singer was born on the 16th May 1966.
1969 ~ Tracey Gold the American actress best known as Carol Seaver on the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains was born on the 16th May 1969. Tracey Gold’s official website: www.TheTraceyGold.com | Tracey Gold’s Twitter: www.Twitter.com/TheTraceyGold | Tracey Gold’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheTraceyGold | YouTube video: Growing Pains Intro…
1970 ~ Danielle Spencer the Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 16th May 1970.
1973 ~ Tori Spelling the American actress and author was born on the 16th May 1973.
1969 ~ VENERA 5 the Soviet spaceprobe landed on Venus on the 16th day of May in 1969.
1975 ~ JUNKO TABEi became the 1st woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the 16th day of May in 1975.
1986 ~ Megan Fox the American actress was born on the 16th May 1986.
1988 ~ United States’ SURGEON GENERAL C. EVERETT KOOP stated that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine, on the 16th day of May in 1988.
2011 ~ STS-134 (ISS assembly flight ULF6) launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the 25th and final flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour, on the 16th day of May in 2011.
Today in History for May 16th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…