May 16 is the 136th day of the year.
- 1986B, Friday: Marty McFly awakens to find himself in the Citizen Plus ward, though he manages to snap Jennifer out of her recent programming, as well as getting himself and Citizen Brown freed from Edna. Short after the escape, Brown leaves to begin repairing the DeLorean time machine, while another version of him arrives from the future to take himself and Marty to 1931.
- 1921, Monday: Harry Carey, Jr. (Old timer of the Palace Saloon, Zeke) is born in Seagaus, California.
- 1958, Friday: Donald Fullilove (Goldie Wilson and Goldie Wilson III) is born in Dallas, Texas.