What Happened on May 16, 1990

Historical Events

  • Dominican Republic President JoaquĆ­n Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

Famous Birthdays

  • Thomas Sangster, British actor (Love Actually - "Sam"; Nanny McPhee; The Queen's Gambit), born in Southwark, London, England
Born in 1990

Famous Deaths

  • Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by her brother Christian

Jim Henson (1936-1990)

American puppeteer, artist, screenwriter and filmmaker, and creator of 'the Muppets" (Sesame Street; The Muppet Show), dies of toxic shock syndrome caused by pneumonia at 53

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990)

American vaudeville, stage, and screen dancer, singer ("The Candy Man"), actor (Ocean's 11), and Rat Pack member, dies of throat cancer at 64

About May 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Vogue - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Killer - Adamski