Historical Events For January - 16
Saturday, 29 April 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 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on this day in history.
1969 The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1970 On January - 16 colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on January - 16.
1970 On January - 16 armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
1971 On January - 16 kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
1972 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on January - 16.
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.
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 this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 On January - 16 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 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 On this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
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 On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 On January - 16 bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1984 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1985 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds on January - 16.
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.