On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1951

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines

Famous Birthdays

  • Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer, born in Arles, France
  • Jonathan Richman, rocker (Modern Lovers-New England, Egyptian Reggae)