May 16 is the 136th day of the year. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+1770 – A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.
+1843 – The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
+1868 – United States President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.
+1929 – In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards ceremony takes place.
+1905 – Henry Fonda, American actor (d. 1982)
+1919 – Liberace, American pianist and entertainer (d. 1987)
+1928 – Billy Martin, American baseball player and coach (d. 1989)
+1953 – Pierce Brosnan, Irish-American actor and producer
+1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actress
+1973 – Tori Spelling, American actress, reality television personality, and author
+1986 – Megan Fox, American actress