On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Famous Weddings

  • Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in LA
1987 Highlights

About May 16, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus