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16/1/2007American NASCAR driver, and later announcer/analyst on TBS, ESPN, NBC and TNT, Benny Parsons, dies of cancer aged 66. He became famous as the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup champion.
16/1/200555-year-old Skoda Xanthi fan, Stamatis Georgioudakis, is killed when a metallic door lies heavy on him after being torn from the stadium due to strong winds. The weather is the cause of the postponement of the 15th day match against Ionikos
16/1/2005Diego Maradona becomes Olympiacos member, signs autographs and is delauded by the fans when he appears at Karaiskaki stadium before the start of the match of the 15th day against Iraklis
16/1/2002American boxer Carl “Bobo” Olson dies at the age of 74 years. He was the world middleweight champion between October 1953 and December 1955, the longest reign of any champion in that division during the 1950s.
16/1/2000Basketball referee Stelios Simeonidis retires after 27 years
16/1/2000Nikos Dabizas scores his 5th goal (Newcastle - Southampton) becoming the first Newcastle defender since 1893 to score in 2 consecutive games
16/1/1999Austrian Corinne Rey-Bellet becomes the first in Skiing World Cup history to win in two events (downhill and super giant slalom) in a single day
16/1/1998Christofori Bakatselou, Maria Galani and Katerina Pantaina become the first female judges on the Disciplinary Committee of EPAE (Greek Football Clubs Association)
16/1/1998Greece finish 5th at Women's Waterpolo World Championship in Perth, Australia after beating Canada 10-9 in overtime
16/1/1973Super Cup, a match between the champions and the Cup title holders, is introduced in Europe
16/1/1971Belgian cyclist Philippe Thys, three-time champion of the Tour de France (1912, 1913, 1920) dies at the age of 81 years
16/1/1936First photofinish camera used at Hieleah Race Track in Hieleah, Florida
16/1/1896First intercollegiate basketball game with 5 players (instead of 9) on each team. Chicago beat Iowa 15-12 in Iowa City


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