On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1975

Historical Events

  • India annexes Principality of Sikkim
  • Junko Tabei from Japan becomes 1st woman to reach summit of Mt Everest

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali TKOs Ron Lyle in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK

Famous Birthdays

  • TonĂ©x, American singer
  • Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)

Famous Deaths

  • Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
1975 Highlights

About May 16, 1975

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 8 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus