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16th of January 0550 EVENT Gothic War (535 : 554): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
16th of January 0929 EVENT Emir Abd-ar-Rahman III established the Caliphate of Cordoba.
16th of January 1120 EVENT The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
16th of January 1362 EVENT A storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German city of Rungholt on the island of Strand.
16th of January 1412 EVENT The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
16th of January 1492 EVENT The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella I.
16th of January 1547 EVENT Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
16th of January 1556 EVENT Philip II becomes King of Spain.
16th of January 1572 EVENT Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.
16th of January 1581 EVENT The English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism.
16th of January 1605 EVENT 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.
16th of January 1707 EVENT The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain.
16th of January 1761 EVENT The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
16th of January 1780 EVENT American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
16th of January 1786 EVENT The Commonwealth of Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson.
16th of January 1809 EVENT Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruna.
16th of January 1847 EVENT John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
16th of January 1883 EVENT The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil Service, is passed.
16th of January 1896 EVENT Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
16th of January 1900 EVENT The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
16th of January 1909 EVENT Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.
16th of January 1919 EVENT Temperance movement: The United States ratifies the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
16th of January 1920 EVENT The League of Nations holds its first council meeting in Paris.
16th of January 1924 EVENT Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece for the fourth time.
16th of January 1938 EVENT The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.
16th of January 1939 EVENT The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.
16th of January 1942 EVENT Crash of TWA Flight 3, killing all 22 aboard, including film star Carole Lombard.
16th of January 1945 EVENT Adolf Hitler moves into his underground bunker, the so-called Fuhrerbunker.
16th of January 1956 EVENT President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
16th of January 1968 EVENT The Youth International Party is founded.
16th of January 1969 EVENT Czech student Jan Palach commits suicide by self-immolation in Prague, in protest against the Soviets' crushing of the Prague Spring the year before.
16th of January 1969 EVENT Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5 perform the first-ever docking of manned spacecraft in orbit, the first-ever transfer of crew from one space vehicle to another, and the only time such a transfer was accomplished with a space walk.
16th of January 1970 EVENT Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
16th of January 1979 EVENT The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
16th of January 1986 EVENT First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
16th of January 1991 EVENT The United States goes to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
16th of January 1992 EVENT El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City ending the 12-year Salvadoran civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
16th of January 2001 EVENT Congolese President Laurent-Desire Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
16th of January 2001 EVENT US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
16th of January 2002 EVENT The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
16th of January 2003 EVENT The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
16th of January 2006 EVENT Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.
16th of January 1093 BIRTHDAY Isaac Komnenos, son of Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (d. after 1152)
16th of January 1245 BIRTHDAY Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
16th of January 1409 BIRTHDAY Rene I of Naples (d. 1480)
16th of January 1477 BIRTHDAY Johannes Schoner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
16th of January 1501 BIRTHDAY Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
16th of January 1616 BIRTHDAY Francois de Vendome, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
16th of January 1626 BIRTHDAY Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
16th of January 1634 BIRTHDAY Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
16th of January 1675 BIRTHDAY Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
16th of January 1728 BIRTHDAY Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (d. 1800)
16th of January 1749 BIRTHDAY Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (d. 1803)
16th of January 1757 BIRTHDAY Richard Goodwin Keats, Royal Navy admiral (d. 1834)
16th of January 1807 BIRTHDAY Charles Henry Davis, American Civil War Admiral (d. 1877)
16th of January 1815 BIRTHDAY Henry W. Halleck, American Civil War general (d. 1872)
16th of January 1821 BIRTHDAY John C. Breckinridge, American lawyer and politician; 14th Vice President of the United States and Confederate general (d. 1875)
16th of January 1834 BIRTHDAY Robert R. Hitt, American politician (d. 1906)
16th of January 1836 BIRTHDAY King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
16th of January 1838 BIRTHDAY Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
16th of January 1844 BIRTHDAY Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
16th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d. 1931)
16th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
16th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
16th of January 1853 BIRTHDAY Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)
16th of January 1872 BIRTHDAY Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer (d. 1966)
16th of January 1872 BIRTHDAY Henri Busser, French composer (d. 1973)
16th of January 1874 BIRTHDAY Robert W. Service, Canadian poet (d. 1958)
16th of January 1875 BIRTHDAY Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
16th of January 1878 BIRTHDAY Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)
16th of January 1885 BIRTHDAY Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
16th of January 1886 BIRTHDAY John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)
16th of January 1888 BIRTHDAY Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
16th of January 1893 BIRTHDAY Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
16th of January 1894 BIRTHDAY Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
16th of January 1895 BIRTHDAY Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
16th of January 1896 BIRTHDAY Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
16th of January 1897 BIRTHDAY Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
16th of January 1898 BIRTHDAY Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
16th of January 1898 BIRTHDAY Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
16th of January 1901 BIRTHDAY Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
16th of January 1901 BIRTHDAY Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (d. 1973)
16th of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d. 1945)
16th of January 1903 BIRTHDAY William Grover-Williams, English-French racing driver and WWII resistance fighter (d. 1945)
16th of January 1905 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor (d. 1989)
16th of January 1906 BIRTHDAY Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)
16th of January 1907 BIRTHDAY Alexander Knox, Canadian actor (d. 1995)
16th of January 1907 BIRTHDAY Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
16th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Gunther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
16th of January 1908 BIRTHDAY Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)
16th of January 1910 BIRTHDAY Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)
16th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Roger Lapebie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
16th of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician (d. 1982)
16th of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
16th of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Leslie H. Martinson, American television and film director.
16th of January 1916 BIRTHDAY Philip Lucock, Australian politician and Presbyterian minister (d. 1996)
16th of January 1917 BIRTHDAY Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
16th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
16th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Clem Jones, Australian Lord Mayor of Brisbane (d. 2007)
16th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Stirling Silliphant, American writer (d. 1996)
16th of January 1918 BIRTHDAY Allan Ekelund, Swedish film producer (d. 2009)
16th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (d. 1991)
16th of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Elliott Reid, American actor
16th of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
16th of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
16th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
16th of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
16th of January 1924 BIRTHDAY Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
16th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
16th of January 1928 BIRTHDAY William Kennedy, American author
16th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
16th of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Norman Podhoretz, US writer, foreign policy adviser
16th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
16th of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Robert L. Park, American physicist
16th of January 1932 BIRTHDAY Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)
16th of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)
16th of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Marilyn Horne, American opera singer
16th of January 1935 BIRTHDAY A.J. Foyt, American race car driver and team owner
16th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
16th of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
16th of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Jo Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
16th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Rene Angelil, Canadian music executive
16th of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Barbara Lynn, American singer
16th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Gavin Bryars, English composer and double bassist
16th of January 1943 BIRTHDAY Brian Ferneyhough, British composer
16th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Jim Stafford, American singer and songwriter
16th of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Gerd Klier, German footballer (d. 2011)
16th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Kabir Bedi, Indian actor
16th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Milsap, American singer and songwriter
16th of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano
16th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
16th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Sarah Jane Olson, American political activist
16th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Harvey Proctor, British politician
16th of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Dr. Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host
16th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
16th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
16th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY John Carpenter, American film director
16th of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player
16th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Andrew Refshauge, Australian politician, Deputy Premier of New South Wales
16th of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Caroline Munro, British actress
16th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Brian Castro, Australian author
16th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Debbie Allen, American dancer and choreographer
16th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
16th of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Robert Schimmel, American Comedian (d. 2010)
16th of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Glenn Ordway, American radio talk show host
16th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY King Fuad II of Egypt
16th of January 1952 BIRTHDAY L. Blaine Hammond, NASA astronaut
16th of January 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
16th of January 1955 BIRTHDAY Jerry M. Linenger, NASA astronaut
16th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
16th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
16th of January 1956 BIRTHDAY Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
16th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Jurijs Andrejevs, Latvian footballer
16th of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Darin, Argentine actor
16th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Anatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (d. 1997)
16th of January 1958 BIRTHDAY Lena Ek, Swedish politician
16th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Sade, Nigerian-born singer
16th of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
16th of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
16th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian politician
16th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Tracey Moore, voice actress
16th of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)
16th of January 1963 BIRTHDAY James May, English television presenter
16th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
16th of January 1965 BIRTHDAY Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
16th of January 1968 BIRTHDAY David Chokachi, American actor
16th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish black metal vocalist (Mayhem) (d. 1991)
16th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Roy Jones Jr., American boxer
16th of January 1969 BIRTHDAY Neil Back, England rugby player
16th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
16th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Brendan O'Hare, Scottish drummer (Teenage Fanclub, Telstar Ponies)
16th of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Ron Villone, American baseball player
16th of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Sergi Bruguera, Spanish tennis player
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Ruben Bagger, Danish footballer
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Ezra Hendrickson, Vincentian footballer
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Yuri Drozdov, Russian footballer
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Ang Christou, Australian rules footballer
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Joe Horn, American football player
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Richard T. Jones, American actor
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
16th of January 1972 BIRTHDAY Alen Peternac, Croatian footballer
16th of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Josie Davis, American actress
16th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Marlon Anderson, American baseball player
16th of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Kate Moss, English model
16th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
16th of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
16th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
16th of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Martina Moravcova, Slovak female swimmer
16th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Jeff Foster, American basketball player
16th of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Ariel Zeevi, Israeli judoka
16th of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Alfredo Amezaga, Mexican baseball player
16th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Mark Anthony Fernandez, Filipino actor
16th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
16th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Aaliyah, American R&B singer/actress (d. 2001)
16th of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
16th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
16th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
16th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
16th of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
16th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
16th of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Bobby Zamora, English footballer
16th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Tuncay Sanl?, Turkish footballer
16th of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
16th of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
16th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Stephan Lichtsteiner, Swiss footballer
16th of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
16th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Richter, Danish footballer
16th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Gintaras Janusevicius, Lithuanian pianist
16th of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Joe Flacco, American football player
16th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Paula Pareto, Argentine judoka
16th of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Mason Gamble, American actor
16th of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model
16th of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
16th of January 1989 BIRTHDAY Yvonne Zima, American actress
16th of January 1991 BIRTHDAY Matt Duchene, Canadian hockey player
16th of January 1992 BIRTHDAY Maja Keuc, Slovenian singer
16th of January 0960 DEATH Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
16th of January 1327 DEATH Nikephoros Choumnos, Byzantine scholar and statesman (Born 1250/55)
16th of January 1387 DEATH Elizabeth of Bosnia, Hungarian queen and regent (Born 1340)
16th of January 1400 DEATH John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (Born 1352)
16th of January 1545 DEATH George Spalatin, German reformer (Born 1484)
16th of January 1547 DEATH Johannes Schoner, German astronomer and cartographer (Born 1477)
16th of January 1554 DEATH Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (Born 1480)
16th of January 1585 DEATH Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (Born 1512)
16th of January 1659 DEATH Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (Born 1580)
16th of January 1710 DEATH Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (Born 1675)
16th of January 1711 DEATH Blessed Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (Born 1651)
16th of January 1747 DEATH Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (Born 1680)
16th of January 1748 DEATH Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (Born 1684)
16th of January 1750 DEATH Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (Born 1667)
16th of January 1752 DEATH Francis Blomefield, English topographer (Born 1705)
16th of January 1794 DEATH Edward Gibbon, English historian (Born 1737)
16th of January 1809 DEATH John Moore, British general (Born 1761)
16th of January 1817 DEATH Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman (Born 1759)
16th of January 1826 DEATH Lindley Murray, grammarian (Born 1745)
16th of January 1834 DEATH Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (Born 1769)
16th of January 1856 DEATH Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (Born 1795)
16th of January 1864 DEATH Anton Schindler, Austrian biographer of Beethoven (Born 1795)
16th of January 1865 DEATH Edmond Francois Valentin About, French writer (Born 1828)
16th of January 1879 DEATH Octave Cremazie, French Canadian poet (Born 1827)
16th of January 1886 DEATH Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian opera composer (Born 1834)
16th of January 1891 DEATH Leo Delibes, French composer (Born 1836)
16th of January 1898 DEATH Charles Pelham Villiers, British Member of Parliament (Born 1802)
16th of January 1901 DEATH Arnold Bocklin, Swiss painter (Born 1827)
16th of January 1901 DEATH Hiram Revels, first African-American to serve in the U. S. Senate (Born 1822)
16th of January 1901 DEATH Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (Born 1825)
16th of January 1906 DEATH Marshall Field, American entrepreneur (Born 1834)
16th of January 1917 DEATH George Dewey, American admiral (Born 1837)
16th of January 1919 DEATH Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (Born 1848)
16th of January 1920 DEATH Reginald De Koven, American music critic and operetta composer (Born 1859)
16th of January 1924 DEATH Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, Scottish philanthropist (Born 1859)
16th of January 1935 DEATH Ma Barker, American criminal (Born 1871)
16th of January 1936 DEATH Albert Fish, American serial killer (Born 1870)
16th of January 1942 DEATH Carole Lombard, American actress (Born 1908)
16th of January 1942 DEATH Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, son of Queen Victoria (Born 1850)
16th of January 1942 DEATH Ernst Scheller, German Nazi politician (Born 1899)
16th of January 1957 DEATH Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor (Born 1867)
16th of January 1957 DEATH 1st Earl of Athlone, British royal, brother of Queen Mary (Born 1874)
16th of January 1962 DEATH Ivan Mestrovic, Croatian sculptor (Born 1883)
16th of January 1962 DEATH Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (Born 1885)
16th of January 1963 DEATH Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (Born 1918)
16th of January 1967 DEATH Robert J. Van de Graaff, American nuclear physicist (Born 1901)
16th of January 1968 DEATH Bob Jones, Sr, American evangelist (Born 1883)
16th of January 1969 DEATH Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (Born 1903)
16th of January 1971 DEATH Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (Born 1890)
16th of January 1972 DEATH Teller Ammons, American politician (Born 1895)
16th of January 1972 DEATH Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. (David Seville), American actor (Born 1919)
16th of January 1979 DEATH Ted Cassidy, American actor (Born 1932)
16th of January 1979 DEATH August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (Born 1897)
16th of January 1981 DEATH Bernard Lee, English actor (Born 1908)
16th of January 1982 DEATH Red Smith, American sports columnist (Born 1905)
16th of January 1985 DEATH Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (Born 1910)
16th of January 1986 DEATH Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (Born 1892)
16th of January 1987 DEATH Bertram Wainer, Australian abortion rights campaigner (Born 1928)
16th of January 1988 DEATH Ballard Berkeley, English actor (Born 1904)
16th of January 1988 DEATH Andrija Artukovic, Croatian war criminal (Born 1899)
16th of January 1989 DEATH Prem Nazir, Malayalam actor (Born 1926)
16th of January 1993 DEATH Jon Pall Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (Born 1960)
16th of January 1993 DEATH Glenn Corbett, American actor (Born 1930)
16th of January 1995 DEATH Eric Mottram, English poet, teacher, critic, and editor (Born 1924)
16th of January 1996 DEATH Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (Born 1903)
16th of January 1997 DEATH Ennis Cosby, son of entertainer Bill Cosby (Born 1969)
16th of January 1997 DEATH Markus Hoffmann, German actor (Born 1971)
16th of January 1998 DEATH Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (Born 1921)
16th of January 1999 DEATH Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor and politician (Born 1915)
16th of January 2000 DEATH John Morris Rankin, Canadian musical entertainer (Born 1959)
16th of January 2000 DEATH Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (Born 1928)
16th of January 2001 DEATH Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (Born 1939)
16th of January 2001 DEATH Laurent-Desire Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Born 1939)
16th of January 2002 DEATH Bobo Olson, American boxer (Born 1928)
16th of January 2002 DEATH Robert Hanbury Brown, British astronomer and physicist (Born 1916)
16th of January 2002 DEATH Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (Born 1948)
16th of January 2002 DEATH Michael Anthony Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (Born 1923)
16th of January 2002 DEATH Ron Taylor, American actor (Born 1952)
16th of January 2003 DEATH Richard Wainwright, English politician (Born 1918)
16th of January 2004 DEATH Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (Born 1930)
16th of January 2005 DEATH Marjorie Williams, American journalist (Born 1958)
16th of January 2006 DEATH Stanley Biber, American surgeon (Born 1923)
16th of January 2007 DEATH Ron Carey, American actor (Born 1935)
16th of January 2007 DEATH Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (Born 1941)
16th of January 2009 DEATH Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (Born 1930)
16th of January 2009 DEATH John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (Born 1923)
16th of January 2009 DEATH Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (Born 1917)
16th of January 2010 DEATH Glen Bell, WW2 Veteran and the founder of Taco Bell. (Born 1923)