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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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? 36 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus