OCTOBER 16TH IS THE 289TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS GLOBAL CAT DAY, GLOBAL DIGNITY DAY, NATIONAL BOSS DAY, NATIONAL CUT UP YOUR CREDIT CARD DAY, NATIONAL DEPARTMENT STORE DAY, NATIONAL DICTIONARY DAY, NATIONAL LEARN A WORD DAY, NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY, NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY, STEVE JOBS DAY, WORLD FOOD DAY, AND WORLD SPINE DAY.
Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California.
Creedence Clearwater Revival split up following the failure of their most recent album, “Mardi Gras”.
Two security guards were fired after refusing to allow Bob Dylan into his own concert. Dylan, who had demanded that security on his Love and Theft tour should be tighter than ever, didn’t have a pass when he arrived backstage.
A petition signed in 1967 by all four Beatles and other friends of the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger asking that he play the lead role of Alex in the British version of A Clockwork Orange went on the auction block with an estimated selling price of $18,000 to $25,000. Plans for that film were eventually shelved until 1971 when it was produced by Stanley Kubrick.