On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1986

Historical Events

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

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

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

  • JoaquĆ­n Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election

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

President of South Africa P. W. Botha
President of South Africa
P. W. Botha
  • The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Person of interestMegan Fox

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

Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox

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
1986 Highlights

About May 16, 1986

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Taurus