On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1928

Famous Birthdays

Billy Martin

Billy Martin, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1951, 52, 53, 56; NY Yankees) and manager (World Series 1977 NY Yankees), born in Berekeley, California (d. 1989)

  • Hiroshi Nakajima, Chiba, Japan, doctor (WHO Director-General, 1988-98), (d. 2013)
  • Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, dies at 78
1928 Highlights

About May 16, 1928

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus