May 16

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 16. From 1900 until now. May 16 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Megan Fox (1986), Pierce Brosnan (1953) and Laura Pausini (1974). Several movies were released around May 16 over the years, such as Cinderella Man in 2005 directed by Ron Howard and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in 1965 directed by Martin Ritt.
But much more happened on May 16 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 16 over the years?
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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States of America

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

Dead Man

Dead Man

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States of America

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Release year: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States of America

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Release year: 1975

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 16?


  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
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  • 2019 Sinai insurgency: Forty-seven insurgents and five Egyptian soldiers are killed in a gunfight in the Sinai Peninsula. (Al Jazeera)
  • 2018 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Battle of Farah: Taliban forces claim to have taken control of the western city of Farah after two days of fighting. It is the second provincial capital to be temporarily taken over, after a similar assault on Kunduz in 2015. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack: The cybersecurity firms Kaspersky Lab and Symantec report that technical evidence connects the WannaCry ransomware attack to the North Korean-backed Lazarus Group. North Korea is also believed to be responsible for previous cyberattacks on the SWIFT banking system and against Sony Pictures. (The Guardian), (The New York Times)
  • 2016 The Vegetarian, written by Han Kang and translated by Deborah Smith, wins the Man Booker International Prize. (BBC News), (The Independent), (The Telegraph)
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Which were the most popular books released around May 16 over the years?
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Alistair Cooke'S America by Alistair Cooke

Alistair Cooke'S America

Year: 1974


As the United States adjusts to its role as sole superpower in a world of shifting allegiances, it has never been more important to understand what makes the country work.

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

Year: 1986


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 9th Judgment

Year: 2010


During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

Object Lessons by Anna Quindlen

Object Lessons

Year: 1991


A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR"Elaborate and playful...Honest and deeply felt....Here is the Quindlen wit, the sharp eye for the details of class and manners, [and] the ardent

The Seeress Of Kell by David Eddings

The Seeress Of Kell

Year: 1991


Book 5 of "The Malloreon", the worldwide bestselling fantasy series by one of the godfathers of the tradition. Discover the epic stories that inspired generations of fantasy writers - from Raymond Feist's "The Riftwar Cycle" to George R.

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