What Happened on January 16, 2006

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Famous Deaths

  • Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)