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1968  On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

1969  On January - 16 jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia  

1969  Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on January - 16.  

1969  On January - 16 the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

1969  On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20  

1970  On January - 16 colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya  

1970  On January - 16 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 January - 16.  

1972  David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on January - 16.  

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  On January - 16 ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65  

1974  On this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published  

1974  On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  

1976  "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV on January - 16.  

1978  5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on this day in history.  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.  

1979  Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt on this day in history.  

1979  On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

1979  On January - 16 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

1980  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

1980  Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.  

1981  On January - 16 ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg  

1981  On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK  

1981  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  

1981  On January - 16 protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  

1981  On January - 16 bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  

1984  On January - 16 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson  

1984  On January - 16 extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed.  

1984  On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on January - 16.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on January - 16.  

1477  On January - 16 birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  On January - 16 birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  On January - 16 birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.  

1626  On January - 16 birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  On this day in history birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on January - 16.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

1545  On this day in history death of george Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on January - 16.