May 16th: What is special about this date?

May 16th marks the 136th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 137th in case of leap years). There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 16th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 16th and what happened on May 16th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 16th.


May 16th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 16th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Megan Fox
    Megan Fox (1986)

    American actress and model.

  • Pierce Brosnan
    Pierce Brosnan (1953)

    He is an irish actor who is extremely handsome and has a nice look.

  • Janet Jackson
    Janet Jackson (1966)

    American actress and recording artist.

  • Melanie Lynskey
    Melanie Lynskey (1977)

    Melanie lynskey is a new zealand actress known for her roles in films such as heavenly creatures and tv shows like two and a half men.

  • Tori Spelling
    Tori Spelling (1973)

    American actress, and well-known family member, is the daughter of tv producer aaron spelling.

  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda (1905)

    American actor.

  • David Boreanaz
    David Boreanaz (1969)

    David boreanaz is an american actor best known for his roles in the television series buffy the vampire slayer and angel.

  • Joseph Morgan
    Joseph Morgan (1981)

    Joseph morgan is a british tv actor best known for his role as klaus mikaelson in the tv series the vampire diaries and its spin-off, the...

  • Thomas Brodie-Sangster
    Thomas Brodie-Sangster (1990)

    Thomas brodie-sangster is a british actor known for his roles in popular tv shows and movies such as 'game of thrones' and 'love actually'.

  • Danny Trejo
    Danny Trejo (1944)

    Danny trejo is an american actor known for his tough-guy roles in various action films and television shows.

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May 16th: who died on this date?

On May 16th the following celebrities died:

  • Jim Henson
    Jim Henson (1990)

    American puppeteer and director, producer, writer, and performer.

  • Andy Kaufman
    Andy Kaufman (1984)

    American actor who did stand-up comedy, impressionist and off-beat stand-up comedy on television, clubs, and at concerts.

  • Ronnie James Dio
    Ronnie James Dio (2010)

    American heavy metal vocalist (born 1942).

  • Alain Cuny
    Alain Cuny (1994)

    French actor.

  • Irwin Shaw
    Irwin Shaw (1984)

    American writer, "rich man, poor man", dies at the age of 71 (born 1913).

  • Marisa Mell
    Marisa Mell (1992)

    Austrian actress who was a cult character in 1960s italian b-movies.

  • Verley Tinsley (2009)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for his investigative reporting.

  • Camala Markandaya (2004)

    Camala Markandaya was a renowned Indian novelist who explored themes of cultural conflict and social change.

  • Romaldo Giurgola (2016)

    Renowned Italian-born Australian architect known for his innovative designs.

  • See all famous people who died on May 16th


May 16th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 16th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 16th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 16th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 16th in history:

  • May 16, 1918: The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
  • May 16, 1931: 57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins in 2:01.8.
  • May 16, 1938: 38 die in Terminal Hotel fire (Atlanta, Georgia, USA).
  • May 16, 1939: 1st AL night game, Philadelphia Shribe Park (Indians 8, Athletics 3 in 10)
  • May 16, 1954: WGAN (now WGME) TV channel 13 in Portland, ME (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • May 16, 1971: 1st class postage now costs 8 cents
  • May 16, 1974: Helmut Schmidt is elected German Chancellor after Willy Brandt resigns due to the spy in his office. Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP) becomes vice chancellor and foreign minister.
  • May 16, 1979: NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M
  • May 16, 2003: Terrorist attacks in Casablanca, Morocco result in 33 civilian deaths and over 100 injuries.
  • May 16, 2005: George Galloway is appearing before a U.S. Senate Committee to answer allegations that he made money from the Iraqi Oil-for-Food Programme.
  • May 16, 2007: Recognizing the importance of multilingualism in promoting unity in diversity, international understanding, and mutual respect, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2008 International Year of Languages.
  • May 16, 2019: Sinai insurgency: 47 insurgents are killed and five Egyptian soldiers are wounded in a gunfight on the Sinai Peninsula.

What day of the year is May 16th?

May 16th marks the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 137th in case of leap years).

There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 16th is the 16th day of the month of May.