On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

118-year old American department store JC Penney files for bankruptcy

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Summons, Australian rugby union fly-half (10 Tests; Gordon RFC) and rugby league five-eighth (9 Tests; Western Suburbs RLFC), dies at 84
  • Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), dies at 93
  • Michael McCaskey, American NFL executive (Chicago Bears president 1983-98; chairman 1999-2011), dies from cancer at 76
  • Tony Yates, American college basketball point guard (National C'ship 1961, 62; Cincinnati Bearcats) and head coach (Cincinnati 1983-89), dies at 82
2020 Highlights

About May 16, 2020

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Taurus