Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Sunday, 29 May 2016
1968 On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
1969 On this day in history jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on January - 16.
1969 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1970 Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.
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 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on January - 16.
1972 David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52 on this day in history.
1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.
1973 On this day in history uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon
1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.
1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR on this day in history.
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 January - 16.
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 January - 16.
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on January - 16.
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
1981 On January - 16 ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg
1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.
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 January - 16.
1984 On this day in history 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.