January 16, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • A fuel supply tanker runs aground off the island of San Cristobal, causing a 'ecological disaster'
  • Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
  • US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.

Deaths in History

  • Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)