On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space

Famous Birthdays

  • Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics 1996)
  • Roy Jones Jr, American boxer (4 x weight divisions world champion), born in Pensacola, Florida

Famous Deaths

  • Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Vernon Duke [Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky], American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), dies of lung cancer at 65