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Historical Events Happened In January - 16

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1968  On this day in history robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84  

1969  Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on January - 16.  

1969  Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on this day in history.  

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 January - 16.  

1970  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.  

1970  On this day in history curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause  

1970  On this day in history armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61  

1971  On this day in history kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68  

1972  On this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52  

1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on January - 16.  

1973  USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1976  On January - 16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV  

1978  On January - 16 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty  

1978  Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on this day in history.  

1979  On January - 16 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  

1979  On this day in history the ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country  

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  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 January - 16.  

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  Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on January - 16.  

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 this day in history.  

1984  On January - 16 paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis  

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 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 16

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1245  Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296) was born on this day in history.  

1409  René I of Naples (d. 1480) was born on this day in history.  

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of françois de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)  

1626  On January - 16 birth of lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)  

1634  Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716) was born on January - 16.  

Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  

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

0960  Death of Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople on January - 16.  

1343  On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on January - 16.  

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on January - 16.  

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on this day in history.