On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1985

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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


Person of interestMargaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 82


1985 Highlights

About May 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus