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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1986

Joaqu¡n Balaguers PRSC wins Dominican Rep parliamentary election

Event
1986

Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) comes back from dead on Dallas

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1986

"Top Gun," premieres

Event
1986

South African Pres P W Botha sends Coetsee to visit Mandela

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1987

"Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 perfs

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1987

113th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 1:55.8

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1987

Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

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1987

"Bobro 400," a barge carrying 3,200 tons of garbage, set sail from NY, beginning an unsuccesful 8-week search for a dumping site

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1987

Rocker David Crosby weds Jan Dance in LA

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1988

Carrie Baxter, Best Bodybuilder (1983-85), dies in car crash at 42

Death
1988

Kay Baxter, Best Bodybuilder in the World (1983-85), dies at 42

Death
1988

Louise Wood, director of Girl Scouts of USA (1961-72), dies at 78

Death
1988

Surgeon Gen C Everett Koop reports nicotine as addictive as heroin

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1988

US Supreme Court rules trash may be searched without a warrant

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1989

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

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1989

Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered

Death
1990

Juventus wins 19th UEFA Cup in Avellino

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1990

Sammy Davis Jr, singer/actor (Golden Boy), dies at 64

Death
1990

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

Death
1990

Dag Drollet, Cheyenne Brando's boyfriend killed by brother Christian

Death
1990

Dominican Republic President Joaqu¡n Ricardo Balaguer re-elected

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1991

Daily Planet fires cub reporter Jimmy Olson (Superman character)

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1991

Queen Elizabeth becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

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1991

Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies

Death
1992

118th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6

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