Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Saturday, 10 October 2015
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
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 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on this day in history.
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on January - 16.
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 On January - 16 soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 On January - 16 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 January - 16 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 On this day in history leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth
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 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 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 January - 16.
1985 On January - 16 "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.