On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1985

Day of the Week: Thursday

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