What Happened on May 16, 1988

Historical Events

  • US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant
  • US Surgeon General C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Keeping, English illustrator (b. 1924)
  • Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (NPC Gold's Classic 1981), dies in car crash at 42
  • Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at 78
1988 Highlights

About May 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Anything For You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  • UK #1 Song: With a Little Help from My Friends/She's Leaving Home - Wet Wet Wet/Billy Bragg