What Happened on May 16, 1958

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Gregory, English rock vocalist (Heaven 17), born in Sheffield, England

Famous Deaths

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