On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dominican Republic President JoaquĆ­n Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

Meeting of InterestMikhail Kalashnikov Meets Eugene Stoner

Eugene Stoner and Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creators of the M16 rifle and the AK-47 rifle respectively, meet in Washington D.C.
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The inventor of the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov (right), meets the inventor of the M-16, Eugene Stoner (left)
The inventor of the AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov (right), meets the inventor of the M-16, Eugene Stoner (left)

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestJim Henson

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

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64