May 16–National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

May 16 2023 is Tuesday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date.

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on May 16

  • 136th day of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Western Zodiac – Taurus
  • International Day of Light- USA
  • National Barbecue Day
  • National Waiters Day
  • International Day of Living Together in Peace- USA
  • Drawing Day
  • National Sea Monkey Day
  • SPLA Day- South Sudan
  • National Biographers Day
  • Horse Rescue Day
  • Day of Students and Youth- Armenia

Past events and historical events on May 16

  • 2007-The first synagogue in Estonia since the Holocaust opened.
  • 1991-Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
  • 1975-Junko Tabei is the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
  • 1966 The Cultural Revolution in China begins.
  • 1960-Theodore Maiman fires the first working laser.
  • 1943-The Warsaw Ghetto uprising ended after 1 month as German forces regained control through force.
  • 1929-The first Academy Awards are given out.
  • 1919-Albert Cushing Read makes history by taking the first transatlantic flight.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on May 16

  • 1990-Thomas Brodie-Sangster British actor
  • 1986-Megan Fox-American Actress
  • 1981-Joseph Morgan-British Actor and Director
  • 1969-David Boreanaz-American actor, director, and television producer
  • 1966-Janet Jackson-American Actress, Producer, singer-songwriter, dancer
  • 1953-Pierce Brosnan-Irish/American producer, actor, singer
  • 1919-Liberace-American actor, singer, pianist
  • 1905-Henry Fonda-American producer, actor, singer
  • 1831-David Edward Hughes-Welsh/American scientist, co-invented the microphone

FAQ / People Also Ask

1. Which Day is 16th May 2023?
  • 16th May is Tuesday
  • 136th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Taurus
2. Special Day on May 16?
  • The International Day of Light is celebrated on 16th May to encourage scientific cooperation to promote peace and sustainability.
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