On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1965

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 18th Cannes Film Festival: "The Knack...and How to Get It" directed by Richard Lester wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer's pitching debut, beats Yankees 7-5 & homers
  • Bomb destroys USAF base Bien Hoa, South Vietnam
  • The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand
  • WNJU TV channel 47 in NY-Linden, NY (TEL) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)
  • Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)