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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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  On January - 16 the Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit  

1969  On this day in history jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20  

1970  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on this day in history.  

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  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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  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  L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.  

1976  "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty  

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  The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on January - 16.  

1979  On January - 16 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  

1980  Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.  

1980  On January - 16 anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94  

1981  On this day in history ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg  

1981  On January - 16 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 January - 16.  

1981  On this day in history 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  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 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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  On this day in history birth of edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on January - 16.  

1477  On this day in history birth of johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)  

1501  On January - 16 birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  

1587  Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter was born on January - 16.  

1616  On January - 16 birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

1626  On this day in history birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  On January - 16 birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies on this day in history.  

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on January - 16.  

0960  On January - 16 death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  

1343  On this day in history robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on this day in history.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on January - 16.  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history death of christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)  

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