What Happened on May 16, 1957

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Invicti Athletae
  • US launches its 3rd atomic submarine, USS Skate, at Groton Conn
  • Yanks involved in Copacabana Incident, leads to Billy Martin trade

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Benoit Samuelson, Cape Elizabeth ME, marathoner (Oly-gold-1984)

Famous Deaths

  • Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54