On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1931

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 57th Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on Twenty Grand wins 2:01.8

Famous Birthdays

  • Denise Filiatrault, French-Canadian actress and director (The Plouffe Family), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Hana Brady, Jewish Czech Holocaust victim (Hanna's Suitcase), born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • Jack Dodson, American actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • Lowell P Weicker, American politician (Sen-R-CT, (1971-88), Governor of Connecticut), born in Paris, France
  • Natwar Singh, Indian politician
  • Peter Levi, poet/writer