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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1954Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

1868By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1920Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1989Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

2013Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

1992"Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

1919[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

1953Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1861H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer

1986Megan Fox, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American actress (Transformers) and model

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

1836US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

1990Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

1985Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

May 16th Deaths
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