Historical Events For January - 16
Sunday, 11 December 2016
1968 On January - 16 robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
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 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on January - 16.
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on January - 16.
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 this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on this day in history.
1973 On this day in history ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1974 On January - 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.
1976 On January - 16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1978 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on this day in history.
1978 On January - 16 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 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on January - 16.
1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.
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 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on this day in history.
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 On January - 16 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 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds on this day in history.
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.