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Births for January 16


  • 1697 Richard Savage, poet
  • 1728 Niccol• Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • 1757 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • 1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
  • 1815 Henry Wager Halleck, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872
  • 1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
  • 1837 James Phillip Simms, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
  • 1847 K lm n Miksz th, Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu)
  • 1853 Andr‚ Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)
  • 1864 Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
  • 1870 Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (harden van oli‰n)
  • 1872 Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art o/t theatre)
  • 1874 Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
  • 1878 Henry Dewitt "Harry" Carey II, US actor (Informer)
  • 1894 Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 1901 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
  • 1907 Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
  • 1908 Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
  • 1911 Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1912 Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1917 Buddy Lester, Chicago Ill, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
  • 1919 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orch leader (Music on Ice)
  • 1920 Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
  • 1923 Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1923 Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
  • 1924 Katy Jurado, M‚xico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo
  • 1928 William Kennedy, US writer
  • 1929 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 1930 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post)
  • 1933 Oleg G Makarov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18-1, 27, T-3)
  • 1934 Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
  • 1934 Marilyn Horne, Penn, mezzo-soprano
  • 1934 Richard Wernick, Boston Mass, composer
  • 1935 A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
  • 1936 Michael White, theater/film producer
  • 1937 Bob Bogle, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
  • 1937 Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (1 rose is my rose)
  • 1938 Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Get Christie Love)
  • 1941 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • 1942 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • 1944 Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
  • 1944 Ronnie Milsap, country singer (Nobody Likes Sad Songs)
  • 1946 Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
  • 1947 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • 1948 Anatoli Y Soloviyov, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5, TM-9)
  • 1948 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • 1948 John Carpenter, director (Halloween, The Thing)
  • 1950 Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me)
  • 1950 Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
  • 1951 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • 1952 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39)
  • 1955 Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, USN Commander/astronaut
  • 1960 Sad‚, (Helen Ady) Nigeria, rocker (Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer
  • 1962 John Koster, drummer (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1969 Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1973 Josie Davis, LA Calif, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge)
  • 1974 Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)


Passings for January 16


  • 308 Marcellus I, (Marcellinus?), bishop of Rome, dies
  • 429 Honoratius van Arles, bishop/saint, dies
  • 1343 Robert van Anjou, king (Naples), dies
  • 1595 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
  • 1697 Richard Savage, poet, dies
  • 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London
  • 1842 Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
  • 1886 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies
  • 1901 Arnold B”cklin, Swiss painter, dies
  • 1901 Hiram Revels, dies at 73
  • 1938 William Pickering, pioneer US stellar spectroscopist, dies
  • 1939 Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed
  • 1942 Carole Lombard, actress, her mother & 20 others killed in plane crash
  • 1954 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • 1955 Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
  • 1957 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies at 89 in NYC
  • 1967 Robert J van de Graaff, nuclear physicist, dies
  • 1968 Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
  • 1969 John Palach, Czechoslovakia student, self incinerates
  • 1970 Arm˜n Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies
  • 1971 Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
  • 1972 David Seville, (Ross Bagdasarian) (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
  • 1973 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • 1979 Ted Cassidy, Pittsburgh, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
  • 1987 Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
  • 1987 Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
  • 1993 Florence Desmond, (Dawson), actress (Sally in our alley), dies at 87
  • 1993 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • 1993 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide


Special events for January 16


  • 308 St Marcellus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1325 Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
  • 1493 Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
  • 1547 Ivan IV the Terrible crowned 1st tsar of Russia
  • 1765 Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
  • 1776 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
  • 1777 Vermont declares independence from NY
  • 1863 -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • 1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
  • 1865 Aftermath of Ft Fisher, Ft Caswell is abandoned & blown up
  • 1865 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • 1865 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
  • 1870 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1871 Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
  • 1877 Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
  • 1883 Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
  • 1887 Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
  • 1889 128ø F (53ø C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
  • 1893 M Wolf discovers asteroid #353 Ruperto-Carola
  • 1896 A Charlois discovers asteroid #414 Liriope
  • 1897 John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
  • 1903 M Wolf discovers asteroid #500 Selinur
  • 1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman traded for 6th time in 8 months
  • 1908 Pinnacles National Monument, Calif established
  • 1909 British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
  • 1909 David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
  • 1909 P Melotte discovers asteroid #676 Melitta
  • 1911 Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
  • 1912 H E Wood discovers asteroid #790 Pretoria
  • 1913 British House of Commons rejects Home-Rule for Ireland
  • 1914 Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
  • 1915 Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
  • 1919 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of the states; Nebraska is 36th
  • 1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
  • 1920 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
  • 1920 Georgia declares independence
  • 1925 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
  • 1936 Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form United Popular
  • 1941 War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
  • 1942 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
  • 1943 -60ø F (-51ø C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • 1943 German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Cracow
  • 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
  • 1945 US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
  • 1947 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
  • 1949 KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1949 WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1950 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
  • 1951 Viet Minh offensive at Hanoi
  • 1951 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • 1953 Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
  • 1953 KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Egyptian Pres Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1957 3 B-52s leave Calif for 1st non-stop round the world flights
  • 1957 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in England
  • 1961 Russian espionage work detected in Great Britain
  • 1962 Shooting begins on "Dr No"
  • 1962 Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • 1963 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
  • 1964 "Hello, Dolly!" starring Carol Channing, opens on Broadway
  • 1966 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • 1967 1st black government installed in Bahamas
  • 1967 Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
  • 1969 Jan Palach immolates himself to protest Soviet invasion of Czech
  • 1969 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • 1972 Super Bowl VI-Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3
  • 1973 NBC presents 440th & final showing of Bonanza
  • 1973 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon
  • 1974 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • 1976 "Donny & Marie" (Osmond) musical variety show premiers on ABC TV
  • 1977 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
  • 1978 Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
  • 1979 Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
  • 1980 Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
  • 1981 John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
  • 1983 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3464 Owensby & #3766
  • 1984 Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
  • 1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1988 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • 1989 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
  • 1989 USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
  • 1990 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
  • 1991 US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US times)


Songs for date January 16


  • 01/16/42 --- Everything I Love (Miller, Glenn)
  • 01/16/48 --- I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover (Mooney, Art)
  • 01/16/54 --- Till We Two Are One (Shaw, Georgie)
  • 01/16/61 --- Emotions (Lee, Brenda)
  • 01/16/61 --- My Empty Arms (Wilson, Jackie)
  • 01/16/65 --- Shake (Cooke, Sam)
  • 01/16/65 --- All Day And All Of The Night (Kinks)
  • 01/16/71 --- I Hear You Knocking (Edmunds, Dave)
  • 01/16/82 --- Key Largo (Higgins, Bertie)
  • 01/16/88 --- I Found Someone (Cher)
  • 01/16/88 --- Can't Stay Away From You (Miami Sound Machine)
  • 01/16/88 --- She's Like The Wind (Swayze, Patrick)
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