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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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  On January - 16 soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space  

1969  On this day in history the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

1969  On January - 16 jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20  

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 January - 16.  

1974  "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.  

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 January - 16.  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  

1980  On this day in history anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94  

1981  On January - 16 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  On January - 16 leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

1981  Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on January - 16.  

1981  On January - 16 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 January - 16.  

1985  On January - 16 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds  

1986  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 on January - 16.  

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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 this day in history.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

1501  Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559) was born on January - 16.  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.  

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on January - 16.  

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on January - 16.  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.  

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

0960  On January - 16 death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies on this day in history.  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on January - 16.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

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

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)