What Happened on May 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution
  • Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
  • National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
  • Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJanet Jackson

Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • Scott Reeves, actor (Ryan-Young & Restless), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Sean Quilty, Australian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Thurman Thomas, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)

Famous Deaths

  • Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home