Historical Events In January - 16
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
1968 On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
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 On January - 16 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 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 On January - 16 armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
1971 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.
1972 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on this day in history.
1973 On January - 16 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 On January - 16 ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1974 On this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
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 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on this day in history.
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 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1980 On January - 16 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1980 On January - 16 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 On this day in history john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on January - 16.
1981 On January - 16 protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on this day in history.
1984 On January - 16 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson
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 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on this day in history.
1984 On this day in history 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.
1985 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history 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.