Historical Events For January - 16
Thursday, 19 January 2017
1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1969 Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on January - 16.
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on January - 16.
1969 The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on January - 16.
1969 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on this day in history.
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.
1970 On this day in history curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on this day in history.
1971 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.
1973 On January - 16 uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon
1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on January - 16.
1974 On this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 On January - 16 l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR
1976 On January - 16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1978 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on January - 16.
1978 On January - 16 soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1979 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on January - 16.
1979 On January - 16 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1980 On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on January - 16.
1981 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on January - 16.
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.
1981 Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on January - 16.
1984 On this day in history extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed.
1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on January - 16.
1984 On January - 16 president Reagan called for peaceful competition with Moscow. He authorized research and development on space-age weapons capable of destroying incoming nuclear missiles, the program known as Star Wars.
1985 On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 On January - 16 libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said Libya would train, arm and protect Arab guerrillas for Palestinian suicide and terrorist missions, his first explicit endorsement of terrorism.