May 16 in History
1868May 16, 1868:
A vote cast by Senator Edmund Ross helps US President Andrew Johnson survive a Senate trial, which would have sent him out of office.
1929May 16, 1929:
The Academy Awards are presented for the first time, giving the Best Actor and Best Actress Awards to Emil Jannings and Janet Gaynor, respectively.
1947May 16, 1947:
Jazz musician Billie Holiday gets arrested for narcotics possession in New York.
1948May 16, 1948:
Mikhail Botvinnik becomes the first chess world champion since World War II.
1966May 16, 1966:
The Beach Boys, an American rock group, release their album titled “Pet Sounds”.
1975May 16, 1975:
Japanese explorer, Tabei Junko, reaches Mount Everest’s summit as the world’s first woman to do so.
1985May 16, 1985:
The NBA names Michael Jordan as its “Rookie of the Year”.
2007May 16, 2007:
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is sworn in.
2008May 16, 2008:
Actor Kiefer Sutherland of “24” fame and former model Elizabeth Kelly Winn finalize their divorce after being married for almost 8 years.
2018May 16, 2018:
Sean Combs pays $21.1 million for “Past Times”, a painting by Kerry James Marshall.