On This Day

May 16, 1966 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • "May 16 Notification" released, Mao's official justification for the Cultural Revolution
  • National Welfare Rights Organization organizes
  • Stokely Carmichael named chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating
  • The Beach Boys release their groundbreaking album "Pet Sounds", containing hit singles "Sloop John B" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice"