January 16, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

BattleCoup d'état

4 months after leading a coup against monarchy, Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
  • Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects

Birthdays in History

  • Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author

Deaths in History

  • Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61