On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1985

Historical Events

Sports History

Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 2
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 2
  • Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Anja Mittag, German footballer
  • Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Stanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor

Famous Deaths

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton, American character actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 82

1985 Highlights

About May 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 5 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus