Historical Events For January - 16
Thursday, 17 August 2017
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 this day in history.
1969 The Soviets carry out the first manual docking of a spacecraft in orbit on January - 16.
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 this day in history.
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 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 On January - 16 ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on January - 16.
1974 On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR
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 January - 16.
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 this day in history.
1979 Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.
1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession on January - 16.
1980 Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94 on this day in history.
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 January - 16.
1981 On January - 16 leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.
1981 On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
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 January - 16.
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.
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.