(Friday, January 16, 1942, 7:20 p.m. PST) — TWA Flight 3 crashed today into “Double Up Peak” near the 8,300 ft level of Mount Potosi, 32 miles southwest of Las Vegas, killing all 22 aboard, including film actress Carole Lombard, 33, wife of film icon Clark Gable.
(Saturday, January 16, 1982) — Trouble by Lindsey Buckingham peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, January 16, 1982) — Those Good Old Dreams by The Carpenters peaked at #63 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
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(Wednesday, January 16, 1952) — The church and the army joined today in Paris in a glittering spectacle to honor Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, a French military hero of World War II and commander in the First Indochina War who died January 11.