Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Saturday, 04 July 2015
1968 On January - 16 robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
1969 On January - 16 jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
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 January - 16.
1969 On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1970 On this day in history colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
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 On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
1972 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on January - 16.
1973 On January - 16 nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on January - 16.
1973 On this day in history ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on this day in history.
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on January - 16.
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 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.
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 January - 16 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 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 this day in history.
1981 On January - 16 john Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on January - 16.
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 January - 16 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 January - 16.
1984 On January - 16 paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
1984 On January - 16 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.