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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1980

34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2

Event
1980

Former Buggles members Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in Yes

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1981

107th Preakness: Jorge Velasquez aboard Pleasant Colony wins in 1:54.6

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1981

Houston Astro Craig Reynolds hits 3 triples beating Cubs 6-1

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1981

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

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1981

Jessica Ponzo, Miss New Jersey Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1981

Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson

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1982

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games

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1982

Salvador Jorge Blanco wins presidential election in Dominican Rep

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1982

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

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1982

Columbia moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating in preparation for STS-4

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1982

"Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 perfs

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1982

"Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances

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1983

Lebanese parliament accept peace accord with Israel

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1983

Carel Brons, composer, dies at 52

Death
1984

Andy Kaufman, comedian (Latka-Taxi), dies of cancer at 35

Death
1984

Irwin Shaw, US writer (Rich Man, Poor Man), dies at 71

Death
1984

Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minn Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game

Event
1984

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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1984

Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer

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1984

Guinea-Bissau adopts constitution

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1984

Juventus wins 24th Europe Cup II in Basel

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1985

Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

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1985

Pope John Paul II arrives in Belgium

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1985

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

Death