Historical Events Happened In January - 16
Friday, 31 July 2015
1968 On January - 16 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 On this day in history soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform first transfer of crew in space
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 January - 16.
1970 On this day in history colonel Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
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 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 On this day in history nBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon on January - 16.
1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history l A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville OR
1976 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.
1978 5th American Music Award Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & Conway Twitty on January - 16.
1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth on January - 16.
1979 On January - 16 shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1979 The ruler of Iran, the Shah, leaves his country on January - 16.
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 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1981 Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on January - 16.
1981 Bernard Lee, actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73 on January - 16.
1984 11th American Music Award Michael Jackson on January - 16.
1984 On January - 16 extortionist sends letter to Queensland Primary Industries Department threatening to release foot and mouth virus unless state jails are reformed.
1984 On this day in history paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
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 On this day in history "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
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.