What Happened on May 16th, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent 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)