Daily Archives: May 16, 2016

China launches Cultural Revolution 50 years ago today (May 16 1966)


Video: 'Chairman Mao Documentary - The Cultural Revolution - Destruction Of China'

(Monday, May 16, 1966) — China today launched the Cultural Revolution, a radical, youth-driven reform movement aimed at bolstering Chairman Mao Zedong while purging the country of “counter-revolutionaries.” Continue reading China launches Cultural Revolution 50 years ago today (May 16 1966)

‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ opens in New York City 60 years ago this hour (May 16 1956)


Video: 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' trailer

(Wednesday, May 16, 1956, doors opened at 9:30 a.m. EDT)The Man Who Knew Too Much, a suspense thriller film about international spies who kidnap a doctor’s son when he stumbles on their assassination plot, opened today at Paramount Theatre in New York City.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film starred James Stewart and Doris Day.