What Happened on May 16, 1987

Historical Events

  • "Bobro 400", a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage sets sail from NYC, beginning an unsuccessful 8 week search for a dumping site
  • "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 performances
  • 112th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8

Music History

Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

1987 History

Famous Weddings

  • American singer David Crosby (45) weds Jan Dance (35) at Hollywood Church of Religious Science in Los Angeles, California

About May 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: With or Without You - U2
  • UK #1 Song: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship