May 16 holidays in 2025

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
SPLA Day South Sudan Public Holiday
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Appreciation & Honor)
National Love a Tree Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
National Piercing Day - Unofficial (Lifestyle)
National Sea Monkey Day - Unofficial (Animals, Hobby & Creativity)
National Biographer’s Day - Unofficial (Education & Reading, Work & Occupation)
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Bike to Work Day - Unofficial (Health & Body, Work & Occupation)
National Endangered Species Day - Unofficial (Animals, Nature & Environment)
National Pizza Party Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks, Fun & Joy)
NASCAR Day - Unofficial (Sports)
Lag B'Omer Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Lag BaOmer United States Jewish Holiday
National Defense Transportation Day United States Observance (Products & Technology , Work & Occupation)
Great Prayer Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Lag B'Omer Multiple [Show] Jewish

Historical Events on May 16

  • 1843: Heading out from Elm Grove in Missouri, the first major wagon train going to the Pacific Northwest starts out on the Oregon Trail with 1,000 pioneers.
  • 1866: The nickle is created by the U.S Congress.
  • 1868: During his impeachment trial, U.S President Andrew Johnson is acquitted by just one vote in the U.S Senate.
  • 1888: In a lecture, Nikola Tesla talks about the equipment that will be used to allow the efficient creation and use of alternating currents to transport electricity over longer distances.
  • 1891: The first long distance transatlantic of 3-phase high power electrical current is featured at the International Electrotechnical Exhibition in the city of Frankfurt in Germany.
  • 1918: The United States Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1918. This act makes criticism of the government during war a punishable offense. In under two years, it will be repealed.
  • 1929: The first Academy Awards takes place in Hollywood, California.
  • 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising comes to a conclusion during World War II.

Famous Birthdays on May 16

  • American educator and founder of the 1stS Kindergarten, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody is born in 1804.
  • American banker and 22ndS Vice President, Levi P. Morton is born in 1824.
  • Ukrainian-French biologist, zoologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Élie Metchnikoff is born in 1845.
  • American inventor Charles F. Brannock is born in 1903.
  • American actor Henry Fonda is born in 1905.
  • American pianist and entertainer, Liberace is born in 1919.
  • American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, Merton Miller is born in 1923.
  • Irish-American actor, Pierce Brosnan is born in 1953.
  • American singer-songwriter Richard Page is born in 1953.
  • American actress Debra Winger is born in 1955.
  • American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Janet Jackson is born in 1966.

Columbus Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Cyber Monday

Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve

Blue Monday

Chinese New Year