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May 16th History

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May 16th In Pop Culture History

1866 - Root Beer was invented by Charles Elmer Hires in Philadelphia, PA.

1946 - The first magnetic tape recorder was demonstrated by Jack Mullin.

1964 # 1 Hit May 16, 1964 - May 29, 1964: Mary Wells - My Guy. Motown Records got its first #1 hit with the song.

1966 - The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde were both released.

1981 # 1 Hit May 16, 1981 - June 19, 1981: Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

1983 - The concert special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever was broadcast by NBC; Michael Jackson performed his 'moonwalk' dance for the first time on television.

1987 # 1 Hit May 16, 1987 - June 5, 1987: U2 - With or Without You

1988 - Nicotine was declared to be addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine, in a report released by US Surgeon-General C. Everett Koop.

1991 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom addressed a joint session of the United States Congress.

1996 - 12 million people tuned in for the series finale of Murder, She Wrote on CBS. The show was the longest running American Murder-Mystery drama.

1998 - Unsolved Mysteries true-crime series ended.

May 16, 2006 - The Apple MacBook was released.

2014 - Broadcast journalist and TV personality Barbara Walters retired from ABC News and from daytime program The View.

May 16th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Megan Fox (1986)
David Boreanaz (1969)
Janet Jackson (1966)
Tori Spelling (1973)
Pierce Brosnan (1953)
Yvonne Craig (1937)
Liberace (1919 - 1987)
Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982)
Always try to do things in chronological order - it's less confusing that way.


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