On This Day

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? 33 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus