What Happened on January 16, 2002

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden

Famous Deaths

  • Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
  • Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
  • Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)