Historical Events For January - 16
Friday, 23 June 2017
1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history 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 this day in history the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit
1969 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on January - 16.
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.
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 January - 16.
1971 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on January - 16.
1972 On January - 16 david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.
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 On this day in history soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1979 On January - 16 the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
1981 On this day in history ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg
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 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on January - 16.
1984 On January - 16 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson
1984 Extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed on this day in history.
1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on January - 16.
1984 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 on January - 16.
1985 On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 On this day in history 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.