On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1968

Historical Events

  • Earthquake kills 47 in Japan
  • In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat

Famous Birthdays

  • Chingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress (Naked Killer), born in Hong Kong
  • Patrick Waite, British reggae-rock bassist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1993)
  • Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1968 Highlights

About May 16, 1968

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Taurus