What Happened on May 16, 1964

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

Famous Birthdays

  • Boyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)