May 16, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Eli Beeding experiences 83 g deceleration on a rocket sled, New Mexico
  • Maj Irwin, USAF, flies a Lockheed Starfight F-104 A to a record 1,404.18 MPH

Deaths in History

  • Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49