January 16, 1853 - Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director

January 16, 1864 - Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author

January 16, 1872 - Edward Gordon Craig, British modernist actor, director and theorist

January 16, 1878 - Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor

January 16, 1887 - John Hamilton, American actor

January 16, 1890 - Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director

January 16, 1890 - Lloyd Bacon, American actor

January 16, 1896 - Ruth Rose, American screenwriter

January 16, 1898 - Margaret Booth, American film editor

January 16, 1898 - Irving Rapper, UK-US film director

January 16, 1906 - Diana Wynyard, British actress

January 16, 1907 - Alexander Knox, Canadian actor and author

January 16, 1908 - Ethel Merman, American stage and screen actress

January 16, 1917 - William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor

January 16, 1918 - Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter

January 16, 1920 - Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor

January 16, 1923 - Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company

January 16, 1924 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress, 1st Latin actress to win a Golden Globe

January 16, 1933 - Susan Sontag, American author /film director

January 16, 1936 - Michael White, British theater/film producer

January 16, 1937 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist

January 16, 1937 - Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress

January 16, 1938 - Michael Pataki, actor

January 16, 1938 - Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality

January 16, 1941 - Richard Bohringer, actor

January 16, 1942 - René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director, and husband of Céline Dion

January 16, 1945 - Kabir Bedi, actor

January 16, 1946 - Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano & actress

January 16, 1947 - Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress

January 16, 1948 - John Carpenter, American film director

January 16, 1949 - Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model [or 12/16]

January 16, 1950 - Debbie Allen, dancer/actress

January 16, 1950 - Jesse Dizon, American actor

January 16, 1956 - Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress

January 16, 1957 - Ricardo Darin, Argentine director and actor

January 16, 1963 - James May, English television presenter

January 16, 1968 - David Chokachi, actor

January 16, 1971 - Josh Evans, actor

January 16, 1972 - Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor

January 16, 1972 - Richard T. Jones, American actor

January 16, 1972 - Greg Page, Australian musician and actor

January 16, 1973 - Josie Davis, American actress [or Jun 19]

January 16, 1973 - Josie Davis, American actress

January 16, 1974 - Kate Moss, English model

January 16, 1975 - Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress

January 16, 1979 - Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress

January 16, 1980 - Michelle Wild, Hungarian model

January 16, 1980 - Alyssa Edwards [Justin Johnson], American drag performer, choreographer, TV personality and businessperson

January 16, 1982 - Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Danish actress

January 16, 1986 - Mason Gamble, actor

January 16, 1987 - Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model

January 16, 1942 - Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress

January 16, 1946 - Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons

January 16, 1957 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor

January 16, 1971 - Kermit Maynard, American cowboy actor

January 16, 1979 - Ted Cassidy, American actor

January 16, 1981 - Bernard Lee, British actor

January 16, 1987 - Joyce Jameson, American comedienne and actress, commits suicide at 59

January 16, 1988 - Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor

January 16, 1989 - Pierre Boileau, French screenwriter

January 16, 1989 - Romo Vincent, actor, dies

January 16, 1989 - Trey Wilson, actor, dies

January 16, 1992 - Roselle Novelle, silent film actress

January 16, 1993 - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress

January 16, 1993 - Glenn Corbett, American actor

January 16, 1994 - Martin Kosleck, German actor

January 16, 1998 - Dimitris Horn, Greek actor

January 16, 2001 - Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer

January 16, 2002 - Ron Taylor, American actor

January 16, 2007 - Ron Carey, American actor

January 16, 2009 - John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author.

January 16, 2014 - Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island

January 16, 2014 - Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor

January 16, 2018 - Bradford Dillman, American actor

January 16, 1936 - Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president, Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president

January 16, 1949 - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast, KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast

January 16, 1949 - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast, WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast

January 16, 1953 - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting, KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting

January 16, 1962 - Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film, Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film

January 16, 1965 - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV, "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV

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

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

January 16, 1979 - BBC landmark nature series "Life on Earth" presented by David Attenborough first shown on BBC One, BBC landmark nature series "Life on Earth" presented by David Attenborough first shown on BBC One

January 16, 1988 - 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins, 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

January 16, 1988 - Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks, Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks

January 16, 1989 - 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins, 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

January 16, 1991 - 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins, 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

January 16, 1992 - "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances, "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances

January 16, 1993 - 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture, 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

January 16, 2005 - 62nd Golden Globes: "The Aviator", Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank win, 62nd Golden Globes: "The Aviator", Leonardo DiCaprio and Hilary Swank win

January 16, 2006 - 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman , & Felicity Huffman win, 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman , & Felicity Huffman win

January 16, 2011 - 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth , & Natalie Portman win, 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth , & Natalie Portman win

January 16, 2014 - 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film, 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: 12 Years a Slave wins Best Film

January 16, 1672 - Francesco Mancini, Neapolitan composer

January 16, 1728 - Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer

January 16, 1804 - Karl August Krebs, composer

January 16, 1815 - Adolph Trube, composer

January 16, 1868 - Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer

January 16, 1872 - Henri-Paul Busser, composer

January 16, 1893 - Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist

January 16, 1894 - Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher

January 16, 1902 - Evelyn Danzig [Levine], American composer

January 16, 1904 - Max Vredenburg, composer

January 16, 1905 - Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor

January 16, 1914 - Roger Wagner, American choral musician

January 16, 1919 - Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader

January 16, 1922 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer

January 16, 1923 - Roy Lanham, Western guitar player

January 16, 1928 - Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music

January 16, 1928 - Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano

January 16, 1929 - Tage Nielsen, composer

January 16, 1934 - Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano

January 16, 1934 - Richard Wernick, composer

January 16, 1937 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist

January 16, 1937 - Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer

January 16, 1938 - Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality

January 16, 1942 - Barbara Lynn, American singer

January 16, 1942 - Billy Francis, American rocker

January 16, 1942 - René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director, and husband of Céline Dion

January 16, 1943 - Brian Ferneyhough, composer

January 16, 1943 - Gavin Bryars, composer

January 16, 1943 - Ronnie Milsap, American country singer

January 16, 1944 - Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer

January 16, 1946 - Katia Ricclarelli, Italian soprano & actress

January 16, 1950 - Debbie Allen, dancer/actress

January 16, 1950 - Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer

January 16, 1951 - Richard Thompson, American rocker

January 16, 1959 - Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria

January 16, 1960 - Richard Elliot, Scottish-born in Glasgow, Scotland

January 16, 1961 - Paul Raven, English musician (d. 2007)

January 16, 1961 - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter

January 16, 1962 - Jan Koster, Dutch drummer

January 16, 1962 - Paul Webb, rocker

January 16, 1962 - Maxine Jones, American R&B singer

January 16, 1971 - Josh Evans, actor

January 16, 1972 - Greg Page, Australian musician and actor

January 16, 1979 - Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress

January 16, 1979 - Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter

January 16, 1980 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, American composer and playwright

January 16, 1981 - Nick Valensi, American guitarist

January 16, 1982 - Samuel Preston, British singer

January 16, 1984 - Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician

January 16, 1703 - Matteo Coferati, composer

January 16, 1817 - Antonín Volánek, Czech organist and composer

January 16, 1864 - Anton Schindler, German violinist and biographer

January 16, 1886 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer

January 16, 1891 - Clement Léo Delibes, French romantic composer

January 16, 1901 - Jules Barbier, French opera librettist

January 16, 1919 - Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer

January 16, 1920 - Reginald De Koven, American composer

January 16, 1934 - Annie Patterson, Irish composer

January 16, 1935 - Richard Wetz, German composer

January 16, 1957 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor

January 16, 1961 - Janos Viski, Hungarian composer

January 16, 1963 - Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor

January 16, 1963 - Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player

January 16, 1969 - Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter

January 16, 1972 - David Seville, singer

January 16, 1974 - Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer

January 16, 1975 - Thor Johnson, American conductor

January 16, 1979 - Fred Elizalde, Spanish Filipino composer

January 16, 1995 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer

January 16, 1996 - Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic

January 16, 1996 - Richard Kermode, American rocker

January 16, 1997 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist

January 16, 1998 - David "Junior" Kimbrough, American blues musician

January 16, 2000 - Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (b. 1928)

January 16, 2001 - Virginia O'Brien, American actress and singer

January 16, 2002 - Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer

January 16, 2003 - Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician

January 16, 2004 - John Siomos, American rock drummer

January 16, 2007 - Thornton James "Pookie" Hudson, American vocalist

January 16, 2012 - Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor

January 16, 2012 - Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician, Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71

January 16, 2017 - Cuthbert Johnson, English musician and Benedictine abbot

January 16, 2018 - Dave Holland, English heavy metal rocker

January 16, 2019 - Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer

January 16, 1938 - 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman), 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)

January 16, 1949 - "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances, "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances

January 16, 1954 - "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances, "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances

January 16, 1957 - Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance, Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance

January 16, 1961 - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances, "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances

January 16, 1963 - Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006), Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)

January 16, 1964 - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances, "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances

January 16, 1965 - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances, "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances

January 16, 1965 - The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3, The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3

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

January 16, 1978 - 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder , Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty, 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder , Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

January 16, 1980 - Paul McCartney is arrested at Tokyo International Airport for possession of marijuana; he is sent to jail for nine days before being deported, Paul McCartney is arrested at Tokyo International Airport for possession of marijuana; he is sent to jail for nine days before being deported

January 16, 1981 - John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK, John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK

January 16, 1984 - 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win, 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win

January 16, 1984 - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis, Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

January 16, 1992 - "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances, "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances

January 16, 1894 - Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach

January 16, 1902 - Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner and Christian missionary in China

January 16, 1911 - Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher

January 16, 1911 - Roger Lapébie, French cyclist

January 16, 1923 - Martin Stokken, Norwegian nordic relay

January 16, 1935 - A. J. Foyt, American racing driver

January 16, 1937 - Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver

January 16, 1941 - Christine Janes, tennis player

January 16, 1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player

January 16, 1956 - Wayne Daniel, cricketer

January 16, 1956 - Martin Jol, Dutch football manager

January 16, 1962 - Kevin Ross, NFL safety

January 16, 1964 - Gail Graham, Canadian golfer

January 16, 1964 - Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety

January 16, 1964 - Trevor Barsby, cricketer

January 16, 1966 - Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower

January 16, 1966 - Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher

January 16, 1967 - Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder

January 16, 1969 - Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian

January 16, 1969 - Roy Jones Jr, American boxer

January 16, 1970 - Don MacLean, NBA forward

January 16, 1970 - Ron Villone, pitcher

January 16, 1971 - Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end

January 16, 1971 - Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player

January 16, 1971 - Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender

January 16, 1971 - Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star

January 16, 1971 - Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player

January 16, 1972 - Desiree Leipham, WPVA volleyballer

January 16, 1972 - Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver

January 16, 1972 - Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner

January 16, 1973 - Mario Bates, NFL-running back

January 16, 1973 - Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end

January 16, 1976 - Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver

January 16, 1977 - Jeff Foster, American basketball player

January 16, 1978 - Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player

January 16, 1979 - Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player

January 16, 1979 - Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player

January 16, 1979 - Jimmy Walker, American golfer

January 16, 1980 - Seydou Keita, Malian footballer

January 16, 1980 - Albert Pujols, Dominican MLB 1st baseman )

January 16, 1981 - Bobby Zamora, English footballer

January 16, 1982 - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer

January 16, 1983 - Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer

January 16, 1988 - Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer

January 16, 1907 - Alfred Shaw, cricketer

January 16, 1971 - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist

January 16, 1993 - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete

January 16, 1993 - Freddie Cochrane, American boxer

January 16, 1996 - Harry Potts, footballer/manager

January 16, 1997 - Jim Kensil, NFL president

January 16, 1998 - Lionel Birkett, West Indian cricketer

January 16, 2002 - Bobo Olson, American boxer

January 16, 2007 - Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator

January 16, 2009 - Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner

January 16, 2013 - Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier

January 16, 2018 - Jo Jo White, American basketballer

January 16, 1883 - Quebec Rugby Football Union forms, Quebec Rugby Football Union forms

January 16, 1905 - Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months, Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months

January 16, 1905 - Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators rout Dawson City (Yukon), 23-2 for 2-0 series sweep; most lopsided challenge playoff game in history; Frank McGee 14 goals, Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators rout Dawson City (Yukon), 23-2 for 2-0 series sweep; most lopsided challenge playoff game in history; Frank McGee 14 goals

January 16, 1931 - Bradman scores 223 Australia v West Indies in 297 mins, 26 fours, Bradman scores 223 Australia v West Indies in 297 mins, 26 fours

January 16, 1933 - Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide, Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide

January 16, 1938 - LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran, LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran

January 16, 1952 - US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary, US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

January 16, 1955 - 5th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-19; MVP: Billy Wilson, SF 49ers, WR, 5th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-19; MVP: Billy Wilson, SF 49ers, WR

January 16, 1960 - Detroit right wing Gordie Howe scores a goal and assist in his 888th career game, a 3-1 win at home over Chicago; becomes NHL's all time leading scorer, with 947 points passing Montreal's Maurice Richard, Detroit right wing Gordie Howe scores a goal and assist in his 888th career game, a 3-1 win at home over Chicago; becomes NHL's all time leading scorer, with 947 points passing Montreal's Maurice Richard

January 16, 1962 - 12th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: West beats East, 150-130; MVP: Bob Pettit , St. Louis Hawks, C; All-Star record 27 rebounds, 12th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: West beats East, 150-130; MVP: Bob Pettit , St. Louis Hawks, C; All-Star record 27 rebounds

January 16, 1963 - 13th NBA All-Star Game, LA Memorial Sports Arena: East beats West, 115-108; MVP: Bill Russell , Boston Celtics, C, 13th NBA All-Star Game, LA Memorial Sports Arena: East beats West, 115-108; MVP: Bill Russell , Boston Celtics, C

January 16, 1965 - 4th AFL All Star Game, Jeppeson Stadium, Houston: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-14; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Willie Brown, Denver Broncos, DB, 4th AFL All Star Game, Jeppeson Stadium, Houston: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-14; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Willie Brown, Denver Broncos, DB

January 16, 1966 - 16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown , Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB, 16th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 36-7; MVPs: Jim Brown , Cleveland Browns, RB; Dale Meinert, St. Louis Cardinals, LB

January 16, 1966 - Chicago is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; become the 3rd NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags (1946–50) and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards), Chicago is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Bulls; become the 3rd NBA franchise in the city, after the Chicago Stags (1946–50) and Chicago Packers/Zephyrs (now Washington Wizards)

January 16, 1966 - Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals, Chicago Black Hawks' right wing Bobby Hull scores 4 goals (his 17th career hat trick) in a 6-5 loss to NY Rangers; becomes the first player in team history to score 300 goals

January 16, 1968 - 21st NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars 4-3; MVP: Bruce Gamble, Toronto, G, 21st NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens: Toronto Maple Leafs beat All-Stars 4-3; MVP: Bruce Gamble, Toronto, G

January 16, 1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause, Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

January 16, 1970 - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4), NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)

January 16, 1970 - Inaugural Buffalo Sabres owners Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox hire former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and head coach Punch Imlach in the same capacities for their new NHL franchise, Inaugural Buffalo Sabres owners Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox hire former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and head coach Punch Imlach in the same capacities for their new NHL franchise

January 16, 1972 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ, Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ

January 16, 1972 - Super Bowl VI, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins, 24-3; MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB, Super Bowl VI, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: Dallas Cowboys beat Miami Dolphins, 24-3; MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB

January 16, 1977 - Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders, Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders

January 16, 1981 - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth, Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth

January 16, 1982 - Edmonton's rookie goaltender Grant Fuhr has his 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 7-1 Oilers' defeat in Toronto, Edmonton's rookie goaltender Grant Fuhr has his 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 7-1 Oilers' defeat in Toronto

January 16, 1988 - NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix, NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

January 16, 2019 - Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period, Golden State Warriors break 2 franchise records in 142-111 win over Denver Nuggets; in 1st quarter, record 10 three-point field goals on way to franchise best 51 points in the period

January 16, 2019 - Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers, Golden State guard Stephen Curry first player in NBA history to hit 8+ three-point FGs in 3 consecutive games; goes 9-of- 17 three's in Warriors' 147-140 win over New Orleans; teams combine for NBA record 43 3-pointers

January 16, 2019 - Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points, Houston guard James Harden becomes first player to score 55+ points in back-to-back NBA games since Wilt Chamberlain (1962); scores 58 in 145-142 OT loss to Brooklyn; 18 straight games with 30+ points

January 16, 1245 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England

January 16, 1409 - René I of Naples, None

January 16, 1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer

January 16, 1501 - Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England

January 16, 1587 - Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter

January 16, 1616 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier

January 16, 1626 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish landscape painter

January 16, 1634 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet

January 16, 1675 - Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer

January 16, 1697 - Richard Savage, English poet and playwright date not proven

January 16, 1749 - Vittorio Alfieri, Italian count, dramatist and poet who is considered the founder of Italian tragedy

January 16, 1757 - Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect

January 16, 1807 - Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral, (d. 1877)

January 16, 1815 - Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General

January 16, 1834 - Albert Lindley Lee, American lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Brigadier General

January 16, 1836 - King Francis II of the Two Sicilies, None

January 16, 1837 - James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General, (d. 1887)

January 16, 1838 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist

January 16, 1844 - Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist

January 16, 1853 - Andre Michelin, French industrialist, tire manufacturer and publisher of the Michelin Guide

January 16, 1853 - Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander

January 16, 1853 - Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher

January 16, 1870 - Wilhelm Normann, German chemist

January 16, 1873 - Boyd Alexander, English explorer

January 16, 1874 - Robert Service, England, Canadian poet

January 16, 1875 - Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist

January 16, 1878 - Robert Garbe, German poet

January 16, 1885 - Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland

January 16, 1885 - Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer

January 16, 1888 - Osip Brik, Russian writer

January 16, 1895 - Nat Schachner, American author

January 16, 1897 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet

January 16, 1900 - Edith Frank, mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank

January 16, 1901 - Fulgencio Batista, Dictator and President of Cuba

January 16, 1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor

January 16, 1906 - Clement Greenberg, art critic

January 16, 1907 - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist

January 16, 1907 - Paul Nitze, American government official

January 16, 1908 - Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain

January 16, 1910 - David McCampbell, US Navy captain, fighter pilot, and Medal of Honor recipient

January 16, 1911 - Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar

January 16, 1912 - Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist

January 16, 1914 - Roger Aubert, Belgian church historian

January 16, 1916 - Frederick Stewart, Scottish geologist

January 16, 1917 - Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain

January 16, 1918 - Nel Benschop, Dutch poet

January 16, 1918 - Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia

January 16, 1921 - Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer

January 16, 1923 - Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader

January 16, 1923 - Anthony Hecht, American poet

January 16, 1926 - John "Jack" Layden, local politician

January 16, 1928 - John William Fozard, aircraft designer

January 16, 1928 - William Kennedy, American writer

January 16, 1929 - Allard Lowenstein, radical

January 16, 1930 - Norman Podhoretz, author/editor

January 16, 1930 - Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer

January 16, 1931 - Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist

January 16, 1931 - Johannes Rau, German politician

January 16, 1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist

January 16, 1932 - Jim Berry, American cartoonist

January 16, 1933 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut

January 16, 1934 - Bill Alexander, None

January 16, 1942 - Tony P Hall, None

January 16, 1944 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer

January 16, 1946 - Michael L Coats, Capt USN/astr

January 16, 1947 - Georgette Mosbacher, CEO

January 16, 1947 - Magdalen Nabb, British author

January 16, 1947 - Harvey Proctor, British politician

January 16, 1948 - Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut

January 16, 1948 - Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire

January 16, 1948 - Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer

January 16, 1948 - Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor

January 16, 1950 - Brian Castro, Australian author

January 16, 1952 - Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr

January 16, 1952 - Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent

January 16, 1952 - King Fuad II of Egypt, last King of Egypt

January 16, 1953 - Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi

January 16, 1955 - Jerry M Linenger, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut

January 16, 1956 - Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist

January 16, 1956 - Saadeddine Othmani, Moroccan politician and Prime Minister of Morocco

January 16, 1958 - Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer

January 16, 1958 - Lena Ek, Swedish politician

January 16, 1959 - Juanita Bynum, American televangelist

January 16, 1962 - Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician

January 16, 1970 - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author

January 16, 1975 - Greg Strause, American visual effects creator

January 16, 1985 - Jonathan Richter, Danish professional football midfielder

January 16, 1987 - Cassey Ho, American social media fitness entrepreneur

January 16, 308 - Marcellus I, Catholic Pope, dies

January 16, 429 - Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint

January 16, 960 - Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople

January 16, 1343 - Robert of Anjou, king, dies

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

January 16, 1545 - George Spalatin, German reformer

January 16, 1547 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer

January 16, 1554 - Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist

January 16, 1585 - Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral

January 16, 1595 - Murad III, sultan of Turkey

January 16, 1659 - Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer

January 16, 1710 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan, None

January 16, 1711 - Joseph Vaz, Oratorian priest and missionary in Ceylon

January 16, 1747 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet

January 16, 1748 - Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar

January 16, 1750 - Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall

January 16, 1752 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer

January 16, 1794 - Edward Gibbon, English historian

January 16, 1809 - Sir John Moore, British General, at the Battle of Corunna

January 16, 1817 - Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier

January 16, 1834 - Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician

January 16, 1838 - Aleksandr Polezhayev, Russian poet

January 16, 1842 - Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies

January 16, 1849 - Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist

January 16, 1856 - Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist

January 16, 1865 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer

January 16, 1879 - Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet

January 16, 1886 - Jacob Kats, Flemish writer

January 16, 1892 - Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies

January 16, 1893 - Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect

January 16, 1898 - Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons

January 16, 1899 - Charles Chiniquy, Canadian Catholic priest who left the Roman Catholic Church and became a Presbyterian minister

January 16, 1901 - Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator

January 16, 1901 - Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter

January 16, 1906 - Marshall Field, American entrepreneur and the founder of Marshall Field and Company

January 16, 1912 - Georg Heym, German writer

January 16, 1913 - Thaddeus S. C. Lowe, American aeronaut and inventor

January 16, 1916 - Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist

January 16, 1917 - George Dewey, U.S. Admiral of the Navy, won Battle of Manila Bay

January 16, 1919 - Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil

January 16, 1924 - Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist

January 16, 1924 - Maurice de Plessys, French poet

January 16, 1935 - Ma Barker, American criminal

January 16, 1936 - Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65

January 16, 1938 - Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist

January 16, 1942 - Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Governor General of Canada

January 16, 1943 - Franz Courtens, Flemish painter

January 16, 1945 - Dennis Donnini, British rifleman

January 16, 1954 - Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies

January 16, 1957 - Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa and Canada

January 16, 1962 - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer

January 16, 1962 - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor and architect

January 16, 1962 - Frank Hurley, Australian photographer

January 16, 1966 - Margarete Susman, German-Jewish writer

January 16, 1967 - Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright

January 16, 1967 - Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist

January 16, 1968 - Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder

January 16, 1969 - Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20

January 16, 1970 - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer

January 16, 1972 - Teller Ammons, American politician

January 16, 1977 - Leif Panduro, Danish writer

January 16, 1978 - Virginia Pope, American fashion editor

January 16, 1979 - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer

January 16, 1980 - Anna Maria Franciska van Wageningen-Salomons, Dutch author

January 16, 1985 - Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator

January 16, 1986 - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher

January 16, 1987 - Earl Wilson, American journalist and columnist

January 16, 1987 - Ilse Langen, writer

January 16, 1987 - Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner

January 16, 1987 - Ilse Lagner, German antiwar writer

January 16, 1988 - Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal

January 16, 1992 - Ajahn Chah, Thai Buddhist meditation master

January 16, 1993 - Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide

January 16, 1994 - Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian

January 16, 1996 - Kaye Webb, publisher

January 16, 1997 - Ennis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29

January 16, 1997 - Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur

January 16, 1998 - Peter Diamand, artistic administrator

January 16, 1999 - Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge

January 16, 2001 - Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

January 16, 2001 - Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist

January 16, 2002 - Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist

January 16, 2002 - Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago

January 16, 2003 - Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley

January 16, 2004 - Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland

January 16, 2005 - Marjorie Williams, American journalist

January 16, 2006 - Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery

January 16, 2009 - Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter

January 16, 2013 - Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers

January 16, 2017 - Eugene Cernan, American NASA astronaut

January 16, 2019 - Hugh Lewin, South African anti-apartheid activist and writer

January 16, 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate, The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate

January 16, 550 - Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison, Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison

January 16, 929 - Caliphate of Cordoba is established by Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III, Caliphate of Cordoba is established by Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III

January 16, 1120 - The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem

January 16, 1219 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed, Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, thousands killed

January 16, 1362 - A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt, A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of Rungholt

January 16, 1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy, The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy

January 16, 1492 - The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella., The first grammar of a modern language, Spanish, is presented to Queen Isabella.

January 16, 1493 - Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain, Christopher Columbus leaves the New World and sets sail for Spain

January 16, 1501 - Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon, Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon

January 16, 1531 - English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting, English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting

January 16, 1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow, Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow

January 16, 1556 - Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his son Philip II, King of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his son Philip II, King of Spain

January 16, 1572 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England, Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England

January 16, 1581 - English parliament passes laws against Catholicism, English parliament passes laws against Catholicism

January 16, 1605 - The first edition of "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid, The first edition of "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha" (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid

January 16, 1707 - The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament, The Act of Union is ratified by the Scottish Parliament

January 16, 1749 - Hoax article advertising fictitious theatrical performer "The Bottle Conjuror" drew huge crowds to the Haymarket Theatre, London, whose inevitable non-appearance caused a riot. It's alleged the Duke of Montagu perpetrated the fiasco to win a bet, Hoax article advertising fictitious theatrical performer "The Bottle Conjuror" drew huge crowds to the Haymarket Theatre, London, whose inevitable non-appearance caused a riot. It's alleged the Duke of Montagu perpetrated the fiasco to win a bet

January 16, 1756 - Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster, Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster

January 16, 1761 - The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French., The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.

January 16, 1765 - Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major), Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)

January 16, 1776 - Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks, Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks

January 16, 1777 - Vermont declares independence from New York, Vermont declares independence from New York

January 16, 1780 - Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara, Battle of Cape St Vincent: British fleet under Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats Spanish squadron under Don Juan de Lángara

January 16, 1793 - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution, French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

January 16, 1795 - French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands, French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands

January 16, 1809 - Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna, Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna

January 16, 1819 - Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes Governor-General of Dutch East Indies, Godert Alexander Gerard Philip, Baron van der Capellen, becomes Governor-General of Dutch East Indies

January 16, 1832 - Charles Darwin lands at Porto Prayo in the Cape Verde islands, the first landing of his HMS Beagle voyage, Charles Darwin lands at Porto Prayo in the Cape Verde islands, the first landing of his HMS Beagle voyage

January 16, 1847 - John C. Frémont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory, John C. Frémont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory

January 16, 1862 - Hartley Colliery disaster results in 204 deaths, Hartley Colliery disaster results in 204 deaths

January 16, 1863 - -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida, -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida

January 16, 1864 - Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee, Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee

January 16, 1865 - Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die, Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die

January 16, 1865 - General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks), General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)

January 16, 1865 - San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts, San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts

January 16, 1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit, Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit

January 16, 1870 - Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War, Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War

January 16, 1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman, Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman

January 16, 1877 - Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop, Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop

January 16, 1878 - Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule, Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule

January 16, 1879 - January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996), January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)

January 16, 1883 - Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system, Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system

January 16, 1887 - Cliff House damaged when powder cargo of schooner "Parallel" explodes, Cliff House damaged when powder cargo of schooner "Parallel" explodes

January 16, 1889 - 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record), 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)

January 16, 1896 - Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire., Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.

January 16, 1897 - John Dewey 's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal, John Dewey 's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal

January 16, 1900 - The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands, The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands

January 16, 1900 - The US gains control over Tutuila in Samoa and several smaller Pacific islands, The US gains control over Tutuila in Samoa and several smaller Pacific islands

January 16, 1906 - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco), -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)

January 16, 1908 - Pinnacles National Monument, California established, Pinnacles National Monument, California established

January 16, 1909 - British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole as part of the Nimrod Expedition, British explorers David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole as part of the Nimrod Expedition

January 16, 1911 - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east, Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east

January 16, 1913 - British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening), British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)

January 16, 1914 - Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia, Writer Maxim Gorky returns to Russia

January 16, 1915 - Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin, Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin

January 16, 1917 - The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece, The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece

January 16, 1917 - "Zimmermann Telegram" is sent from Germany to Mexico, stating in the event of the US entering World War I on the allied side, Mexico would be given Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Intercepted by British intelligence and partially deciphered by the next day. It's release in March shifts US public opinion in favor of war against Germany., "Zimmermann Telegram" is sent from Germany to Mexico, stating in the event of the US entering World War I on the allied side, Mexico would be given Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. Intercepted by British intelligence and partially deciphered by the next day. It's release in March shifts US public opinion in favor of war against Germany.

January 16, 1918 - Austria and Germany are disrupted by strikes as people express impatience with leaders continuing the war, Austria and Germany are disrupted by strikes as people express impatience with leaders continuing the war

January 16, 1919 - The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states Learn More >>, The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, authorizing the prohibition of alcohol, is ratified by a majority of US states Learn More >>

January 16, 1920 - 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris, 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris

January 16, 1920 - Georgia declares independence, Georgia declares independence

January 16, 1920 - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is founded at Howard University, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is founded at Howard University

January 16, 1921 - Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time), Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time)

January 16, 1924 - British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns, British Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns

January 16, 1925 - Mikhail Frunze replaces Leon Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Military and Native Affairs (Minister of Defence), Mikhail Frunze replaces Leon Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Military and Native Affairs (Minister of Defence)

January 16, 1936 - 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida, 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah, Florida

January 16, 1936 - Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular, Spanish socialists, communists and anarchists form Unidad Popular

January 16, 1939 - Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts, Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts

January 16, 1939 - The IRA begins a bombing campaign in England, The IRA begins a bombing campaign in England

January 16, 1941 - US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor Learn More >>, US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor Learn More >>

January 16, 1941 - War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets, War Department forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

January 16, 1942 - William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army, William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army

January 16, 1943 - -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record), -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)

January 16, 1943 - 1st US air raid on Ambon, 1st US air raid on Ambon

January 16, 1943 - German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow, German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow

January 16, 1943 - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad, Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad

January 16, 1944 - General Eisenhower takes command of Allied Invasion Force in London, General Eisenhower takes command of Allied Invasion Force in London

January 16, 1945 - Scottish 52nd land division and 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg, Scottish 52nd land division and 1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg

January 16, 1945 - US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise, US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise

January 16, 1945 - Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler moves into the Fuhrerbunker, his underground bunker in Berlin

January 16, 1947 - Vincent Aurial elected President of France, Vincent Aurial elected President of France

January 16, 1948 - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon, 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon

January 16, 1950 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel, Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel

January 16, 1951 - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi, Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi

January 16, 1951 - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Texas, to 134th St, New York City), World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Texas, to 134th St, New York City)

January 16, 1952 - New Dutch bible translation finished, New Dutch bible translation finished

January 16, 1953 - Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties, Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties

January 16, 1956 - Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine, Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

January 16, 1957 - 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights, 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights

January 16, 1958 - William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw" premieres in NYC, William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw" premieres in NYC

January 16, 1961 - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain, Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

January 16, 1962 - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas", Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"

January 16, 1963 - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb, Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

January 16, 1963 - Tennessee Williams ' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres, Tennessee Williams ' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres

January 16, 1964 - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville, AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville

January 16, 1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR, USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

January 16, 1966 - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US, Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US

January 16, 1966 - Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi seizes power in the chaos caused by a military coup and becomes the Nigerian Head of State, Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi seizes power in the chaos caused by a military coup and becomes the Nigerian Head of State

January 16, 1967 - 1st black government installed in Bahamas, 1st black government installed in Bahamas

January 16, 1967 - Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Alabama) African American sheriff in 20th century, Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Alabama) African American sheriff in 20th century

January 16, 1968 - Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" premieres in NYC, Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" premieres in NYC

January 16, 1968 - The Youth International Party is founded., The Youth International Party is founded.

January 16, 1969 - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space, Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

January 16, 1970 - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed, AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed

January 16, 1970 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects, Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects

January 16, 1970 - 4 months after leading a coup against monarchy, Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya, 4 months after leading a coup against monarchy, Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya

January 16, 1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7), Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)

January 16, 1973 - USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon, USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon

January 16, 1974 - "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday, "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

January 16, 1974 - L A Landslide kills 9 in Canyonville, Oregon, L A Landslide kills 9 in Canyonville, Oregon

January 16, 1976 - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive", Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"

January 16, 1978 - Soyuz 27 returns to Earth, Soyuz 27 returns to Earth

January 16, 1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

January 16, 1979 - Bakhtiar government established by the Shah in Iran, will preside until unrest in the country subsides, Bakhtiar government established by the Shah in Iran, will preside until unrest in the country subsides

January 16, 1981 - Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband, Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband

January 16, 1985 - "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds, "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds

January 16, 1986 - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam, Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam

January 16, 1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force., First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.

January 16, 1988 - Czech dissident Václav Havel is arrested in Prague for taking part in demonstrations against the communist government, Czech dissident Václav Havel is arrested in Prague for taking part in demonstrations against the communist government

January 16, 1989 - USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars, USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars

January 16, 1990 - 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering, 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering

January 16, 1992 - Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War, Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War

January 16, 1994 - Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54), Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)

January 16, 1995 - UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC), UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)

January 16, 1997 - Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG, Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG

January 16, 2001 - Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards., Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.

January 16, 2001 - US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War, US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War

January 16, 2001 - A fuel supply tanker runs aground off the island of San Cristobal, causing an 'ecological disaster', A fuel supply tanker runs aground off the island of San Cristobal, causing an 'ecological disaster'

January 16, 2002 - UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes assets of Osama bin Laden , Al-Qaida, and the members of the Taliban, UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes assets of Osama bin Laden , Al-Qaida, and the members of the Taliban

January 16, 2003 - The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry., The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

January 16, 2005 - At 66 years old, Romanian university lecturer Adriana Illiescu becomes the oldest birth mother in the world, At 66 years old, Romanian university lecturer Adriana Illiescu becomes the oldest birth mother in the world

January 16, 2006 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state., Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

January 16, 2011 - French politician Marine Le Pen becomes the leader of the National Front Party, French politician Marine Le Pen becomes the leader of the National Front Party

January 16, 2013 - 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria, 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria

January 16, 2013 - A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages, A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages

January 16, 2013 - 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt, 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt

January 16, 2016 - First ever flower grown in space - a zinnia aboard the International Space Station using NASA Veggie system, First ever flower grown in space - a zinnia aboard the International Space Station using NASA Veggie system

January 16, 2019 - Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F), Australian Bureau of Meteorology tweets last four days were the country's hottest on record with Tarcoola, South Australia, reaching 49 C (120 F), Port Augusta 48.5 C (119 F)

January 16, 2019 - UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306, UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her government 325 to 306

January 16, 2019 - Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange, Egyptian city Cairo is engulfed by a sandstorm turning it orange

January 16, 2019 - Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans, Explosion by a suicide bomber aimed at US-led coalition forces at a market in Manjib, Syria, kills about 18 including four Americans

January 16, 2019 - UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election, UN says at least 890 killed in ethnic violence in the western Democratic Republic of Congo in December, with 465 building destroyed, delaying the presidential election