What Happened on May 16th, 1947

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events


Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • Rosie Barnes, MP

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)