What Happened on May 16, 2019

Historical Events


"Rocketman" film based on life of singer Elton John starring Taron Egerton premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

  • British people get drunk more than any other nation, 51 times year according to the Global Drug survey, with English-speaking countries drinking the most
  • Brooks Koepka fires tournament record equalling, and course record 63 (-7) to lead the PGA Championship by 1 stroke after the 1st round at Bethpage Black, NY

Film & TV History

Last episode of TV sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" starring Jim Parson, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco after 12 seasons

  • New DNA research showing bedbugs are older than humans - 115 million years old and outlived dinosaurs, published in "Current Biology"
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces he is running for president, the 24th Democrat to run
  • South African Saray Khumalo is the first black African woman to climb Mt Evervest
  • UK talk show "The Jeremy Kyle Show" axed by ITV after a guest dies

Event of Interest

US President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over IT threats, banning US companies from using foreign technology without a license

2019 History

Famous Deaths

Bob Hawke (1929-2019)

Australian politician and 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1983-91), dies at 89

I. M. Pei (1917-2019)

Chinese-American modernist architect (Louvre Pyramid; JFK Library; Dallas Symphony Hall; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Brunner Prize (1961), PrItzker Prize (1983), dies at 102 [1]

About May 16, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

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