On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Czech dissident Václav Havel is arrested in Prague for taking part in demonstrations against the communist government

Politician and Author Václav Havel
Politician and Author
Václav Havel
  • Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

Famous Birthdays

  • Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • Ballard Berkeley [Blascheck], British actor (Fawlty Towers, East meets West, The BFG), dies at 83