What Happened on May 16, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • FC Barcelona of Spain wins 19th European Cup Winner's Cup against Fortuna Düsseldorf of West Germany 4-3 in Basel
  • NL approves Astros sales from Ford Motors to John J McMullen for $19M

Famous Birthdays

  • Evan Ferrante, actor (Owen-Swan's Crossing)

Famous Deaths

  • Asa Philip Randolph, American labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90