What Happened on May 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
  • Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
  • Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Jensen Lewis, American baseball player
  • Mickie Knuckles, American female professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71