On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1947

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Lee, American singer (Chiffons - "He's So Fine"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1992)
  • Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • Darrell Sweet, British hard rock drummer (Nazareth - "Love Hurts"), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1999)

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 85
1947 Highlights

About May 16, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus