On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1984

Historical Events

  • "When Doves Cry" single released by Prince (Billboard Song of the Year, 1984)
  • Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution
  • Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game

Sports History

Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Mickie Knuckles, American female professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Kaufman, American comedian and actor (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35
  • Irwin Shaw, American writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71
  • Wessel Couzijn, Dutch sculptor and cartoonist (Auschwitz-monument), dies at 71
1984 Highlights

About May 16, 1984

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus