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Historical Events For January - 16

Thursday, 19 January 2017

1968  Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1969  Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  On this day in history curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause  Click To Search About This In Google

1970  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1971  Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68 on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1972  On this day in history david Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52  Click To Search About This In Google

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1973  NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza" on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1973  On January - 16 uSSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon  Click To Search About This In Google

1973  Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  On this day in history "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published  Click To Search About This In Google

1974  On January - 16 l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR  Click To Search About This In Google

1976  On January - 16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV  Click To Search About This In Google

1978  5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1978  On January - 16 soyuz 27 returns to Earth  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  On this day in history shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1979  On January - 16 fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  On this day in history paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession  Click To Search About This In Google

1980  Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  On this day in history protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband  Click To Search About This In Google

1981  On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1984  Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

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.  Click To Search About This In Google

1985  On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds  Click To Search About This In Google

1986  On January - 16 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.  Click To Search About This In Google

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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 January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1409  On this day in history birth of rené I of Naples (d. 1480)  Click To Search About This In Google

1477  Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547) was born on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1501  On this day in history birth of anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)  Click To Search About This In Google

1587  On January - 16 birth of alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter  Click To Search About This In Google

1616  François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669) was born on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1626  Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699) was born on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1634  On January - 16 birth of dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In January - 16

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0308  On January - 16 marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

0429  Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430] on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

0960  On this day in history death of polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople  Click To Search About This In Google

1343  On January - 16 robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1400  Death of John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352) on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

1545  Death of George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1547  Death of Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1554  Death of Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480) on January - 16.  Click To Search About This In Google

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