On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 2003

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one. Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.

Famous Deaths

  • Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, dies at 79
  • Richard Wainwright, English politician, Liberal MP for Colne Valley (1966–70), dies at 84