On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1977

Historical Events

  • 5 die as NY Airway helicopter topples on Pan Am building in NYC

Boxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali beats Alfredo Evangelist in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

  • TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown

Famous Birthdays

  • Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer and songwriter ("Jungle Drum"; "Gollum's Song"), born in Kópavogur, Iceland
  • Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (St Louis Symphony, 1958-62), dies at 50
1977 Highlights

About May 16, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus