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 This day in History - January 16
361 Historic Events for January 16
1965

Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3

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1965

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1965

"Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances

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1966

Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)

Birth
1966

Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US

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1966

Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91

Death
1966

Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center

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1966

Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)

Birth
1967

Maxine Waters Jones, rocker (En Vogue)

Birth
1967

Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72

Death
1967

Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65

Death
1967

Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cin Reds)

Birth
1967

Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent

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1967

1st black government installed in Bahamas

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1968

Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC

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1968

21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto

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1968

Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84

Death
1968

David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)

Birth
1969

Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20

Death
1969

Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65

Death
1969

Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)

Birth
1969

Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

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

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1970

Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause

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1970

Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya

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