Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Monday, 25 May 2015
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 January - 16.
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 On this day in history colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause on this day in history.
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 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on January - 16.
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on January - 16.
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 On January - 16 l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR
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 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 this day in history fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.
1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on January - 16.
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 January - 16.
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on January - 16.
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 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 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.