January 1, 2016 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • After floods along the Mississippi River kill 31, Exxon Mobil Corp decides to close a plant in flood threatened Memphis
  • Dubai skyscraper "The Address" burns as the New Year is rung in. Fire started on the 31st.

Deaths in History

  • Dale Bumpers, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), dies at 90
  • Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83
  • Michael G. Oxley, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), dies at 71
  • Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85