What Happened on January 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Pensacola, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Vernon Duke, American composer (Taking a Chance on Love), dies at 65