Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Sunday, 01 February 2015
1968 On January - 16 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on this day in history.
1970 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on January - 16.
1971 On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
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 January - 16.
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 On this day in history "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1978 On this day in history 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty
1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.
1979 On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1979 On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on this day in history.
1984 Extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed on January - 16.
1984 On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
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 this day in history.
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.