What Happened on May 16, 1986

Historical Events

Film & TV History

"Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise premieres

  • Action film "Top Gun" starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, directed by Tony Scott, is released across the US

Film & TV History

Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from the dead on TV show "Dallas"

  • JoaquĆ­n Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election

Event of Interest

South African President P. W. Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela

  • The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
1986 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Megan FoxMegan Fox (36 years old)

American actress (Transformers) and model, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Born in 1986

Famous Weddings

  • "King Crimson" founder and guitarist Robert Fripp (40) weds British actress and rock singer Toyah Wilcox (27) at Church of St. Mary, St. Cuthurga and All Saints in Witchampton, England

About May 16, 1986

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
  • UK #1 Song: The Chicken Song - Spitting Image