On this day 16 January 1977 (Exactly 42 years ago)
Guinea progressed to the 2nd Round of the 1978 FIFA WORLD CUP Qualifiers with a 2-0 play-off victory over the Black Stars of Ghana at the Stade du General Eyadema, Lome, Togo.
This was after a 3-3 aggregate score after both the 1st & 2nd leg matches ended 2-1 in favour of the home side in Accra and Conakry respectively.
Naby Laye “Papa” Camara put the Syli nationale ahead with a powerful strike in the 3rd minute.
Seydouba Sylla doubled the lead after 31 minutes as Ghana’s dream of a first FIFA World Cup finals appearance ended prematurely.
On this day 16 January 1981 (Exactly 38 years ago)
Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth.
Read This Report from the New York Times
Leon Spinks Tells Police He Was Attached, Robbed
UPI JAN. 16.1981
Leon Spinks, the former heavyweight boxing champion, told police today he was attacked on a city street and awakened hours later in a motel to find he had been robbed of 45,000 dollars worth of clothes, jewelry and other items.
Spinks told authorities he had been stripped of his clothes and left on a bed and that his gold dental plate was among the items taken.
Spinks who bought a house in Detroit a few years ago, told police he was leaving a west side bar last night when he was struck on the head. He told the police he did not see who attacked him.
The next thing he remembers, Spinks said in a police report, was waking up at about 1P. M. today in a motel about five miles away.
Missing, Spinks said, were his jewelry, his removable front teeth, and his clothes, including an expensive blue fox coat. He apparently was uninjured and requested no medical treatment.
On this day 16 January 1999 (Exactly 20 years ago) Dwight York’s hat trick and Andy Cole’s brace gave Manchester United a resounding 6-2 victory at Leicester City. Dutch defender Jaap Stam scored his only goal for the club.
By George ‘Alan Green’ Mahamah