What happened May 16th?:

1963 - Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Proj Mercury
1965 - Spaghetti-O's 1st sold
1981 - "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks
1985 - Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
1986 - "Top Gun," premieres
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Birthdays & other occasions:

1953 - Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1955 - Debra Winger, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer & Gentleman)

1966 -Janet Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer, Michael's sister (Control)

2008 - "24" actor Kiefer Sutherland (37) divorces former model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (42) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 8 years of marriage

 

To see more events that happened on May 16th, visit www.historyorb.com/day/may/16

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