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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1989Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

1996Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning

1980Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

1955Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1981"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks

2007Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

1992"Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

1860-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

1986Megan Fox, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American actress (Transformers) and model

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

1861H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer

1919[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

1836US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

1990Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

1985Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

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