Historical Events For January - 16
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
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 On this day in history soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space
1969 The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on January - 16.
1969 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on January - 16.
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 January - 16.
1971 On January - 16 kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
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 this day in history 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 On January - 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on January - 16.
1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.
1978 On January - 16 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty
1978 On this day in history soyuz 27 returns to Earth
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 On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1980 On January - 16 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 Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on January - 16.
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on January - 16.
1981 Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on January - 16.
1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on this day in history.
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 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on this day in history.
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 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.