Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Thursday, 05 March 2015
1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on January - 16.
1969 Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on January - 16.
1969 On this day in history soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space
1969 The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 January - 16.
1972 On January - 16 david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1973 On January - 16 nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on this day in history.
1973 On January - 16 ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.
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 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 On January - 16 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1979 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on this day in history.
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on January - 16.
1980 On January - 16 paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
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 this day in history.
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on January - 16.
1981 Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.
1981 On January - 16 protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 On January - 16 bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
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 On January - 16 "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
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.