Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Friday, 27 March 2015
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.