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January 3 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 3rd:
January 3 - Deaths:
235 – Pope St Anterus
1098 – Walkelin - first Norman bishop of Winchester
1322 – King Philip V of France (b. 1293)
1437 – Catherine of Valois - wife of Henry V of England (b. 1401)
1543 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo - Portuguese explorer (b. 1499)
1571 – Joachim II Hector - Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1505)
1641 – Jeremiah Horrocks - British astronomer (b. 1618)
1656 – Mathieu Molé - French statesman (b. 1584)
1670 – George Monck - 1st Duke of Albemarle, British soldier (b. 1608)
1690 – Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi - Lithuanian rabbi (b. 1615)
1701 – Prince Louis I of Monaco (b. 1642)
1743 – Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena - Italian architect and designer (b. 1657)
1779 – Claude Bourgelat - French veterinary surgeon (b. 1712)
1785 – Baldassare Galuppi - Italian composer (b. 1706)
1795 – Josiah Wedgwood - British potter (b. 1730)
1813 – Bennelong - Aborigine interlocutor (b. c.1764)
1826 – Louis Gabriel Suchet - French marshal (b. 1770)
1871 – Kuriakose Elias Chavara - Indian Saint (b. 1805)
1875 – Pierre Larousse - French editor (b. 1817)
1882 – William Harrison Ainsworth - British novelist (b. 1805)
1895 – James Merritt Ives - American lithographer (b. 1824)
1903 – Alois Hitler - father of Adolf Hitler (b. 1837)
1911 – Alexandros Papadiamantis - Greek author (b. 1851)
1915 – James Elroy Flecker - British author (b. 1884)
1916 – Grenville M. Dodge - American Major General (b. 1831)
1923 – Jaroslav Hasek - Czech novelist (b. 1883)
1927 – Carle David Tolmé Runge - German physicist (b. 1856)
1931 – Joseph Joffre - French general (b. 1852)
1933 – Wilhelm Cuno - 6th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (b. 1876)
1933 – Jack Pickford - Canadian actor (b. 1896)
1943 – F. M. Cornford - English classical scholar and poet (b. 1874)
1943 – Sir Walter James - Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
1944 – Jurgis Baltrušaitis - Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
1945 – Edgar Cayce - American psychic (b. 1877)
1945 – Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski - Polish writer (b. 1879)
1946 – William Joyce - American propagandist (b. 1906)
1950 – Emil Jannings - Swiss actor (b. 1884)
1956 – Alexander Gretchaninov - Russian composer (b. 1864)
1956 – Joseph Wirth - 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (b. 1876)
1959 – Edwin Muir - Orcadian poet, novelist and translator (b. 1887)
1967 – Mary Garden - British singer (b. 1874)
1967 – Jack Ruby - American killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (b. 1911)
1969 – Jean Focas - Greek-born astronomer (b. 1909)
1969 – Howard McNear - American actor (b. 1905)
1970 – Gladys Aylward - British missionary (b. 1902)
1974 – Gino Cervi - Italian actor (b. 1901)
1979 – Conrad Hilton - American hotelier (b. 1887)
1980 – Joy Adamson - Czech conservationist (b. 1910)
1980 – Lucien Buysse - Belgian cyclist (b. 1892)
1980 – George Sutherland Fraser - Scottish poet, literary critic and academic (b. 1915)
1981 – Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)
1988 – Rose Ausländer - German poet (b. 1901)
1988 – Joie Chitwood - American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
1989 – Sergei Lvovich Sobolev - Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1990 – Arthur Gold - American pianist (b. 1917)
1992 – Dame Judith Anderson - Australian actress (b. 1897)
1993 – Johnny Most - American sports announcer (b. 1923)
1994 – Heather Sears - British actress (b. 1935)
2002 – Juan García Esquivel - Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
2002 – Freddy Heineken - Dutch president of Heinekin International (b. 1923)
2003 – Sid Gillman - American football coach (b. 1911)
2004 – Des Corcoran - Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
2004 – Leon Wagner - American baseball player (b. 1934)
2005 – Koo Chen-fu - Chinese negotiator (b. 1917)
2005 – JN Dixit - Indian government official (b. 1936)
2005 – Will Eisner - American comic book artist (b. 1917)
2006 – Steve Rogers - Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
2006 – Bill Skate - Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
2007 – Janos Furst - Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
2007 – Sergio Jiménez - Mexican actor (b. 1937)
2007 – Earl Reibel - Canadian hockey player (b. 1930)
2007 – William Verity Jr. - American Secretary of Commerce (b. 1917)
2007 – Sir Cecil Walker - Member of Parliament for North Belfast (b. 1924)
2007 – Michael Yeats - Irish barrister, politician and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)
2008 – Aleksandr Abdulov - Russian actor (b. 1953)
2008 – Natasha Collins - British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
2008 – Yo-Sam Choi - South Korean boxer (b. 1972)
2008 – Werner Dollinger - German politician and economist (b. 1918)
2009 – Pat Hingle - American actor (b. 1924)
2009 – Ulf G. Lindén - Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)
2009 – Hisayasu Nagata - Japanese politician (b. 1969)


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January 3 - Births

Calendar Date January 3rd:
January 3rd - Births:
106 BC – Cicero - Roman statesman and philosopher (d. 43 BC)
1196 – Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1231)
1698 – Pietro Metastasio - Italian poet (d. 1782)
1710 – Richard Gridley - American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)
1719 – Francisco José Freire - Portuguese historian (d. 1773)
1722 – Fredric Hasselquist - Swedish naturalist (d. 1752)
1733 – Sir Richard Arkwright - British industrialist and inventor (d. 1792)
1760 – John Storm - American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
1778 – Antoni Melchior Fijałkowski - Polish bishop (d. 1861)
1793 – Lucretia Mott - American women's rights activist (d. 1880)
1802 – Charles Pelham Villiers - British House of Commons member (d. 1898)
1803 – Douglas William Jerrold - British playwright (d. 1857)
1806 – Henriette Sontag - German soprano (d. 1854)
1810 – Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie - French geographer (d. 1897)
1819 – Charles Piazzi Smyth - Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)
1821 – Dragotin Dežman - Slovenian politician, archeologist and botanist (d. 1889)
1831 – Savitribai Phule - Female social activist, first female teacher in India, and first female poet in Marathi language (d. 1897)
1836 – Sakamoto Ryoma - Japanese revolutionary (d. 1867)
1840 – Father Damien - Flemish missionary (d. 1889)
1855 – Hubert Bland - British socialist (d. 1914)
1861 – William Renshaw - British champion tennis player (d. 1904)
1862 – Sir Matthew Nathan - British Governor of Queensland and other places (d. 1939)
1865 – Henry Lytton - British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
1870 – Henry Handel Richardson - Australian author (d. 1946)
1873 – Ichizo Kobayashi - Japanese businessman (d. 1957)
1875 – Alexandros Diomidis - governor of the Bank of Greece and Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1950)
1876 – Wilhelm Pieck - first President of East Germany (d. 1960)
1879 – Grace Coolidge - First Lady of the United States (d. 1957)
1883 – Clement Attlee - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1967)
1884 – Raoul von Koczalski - Polish pianist and composer (d. 1948)
1886 – John Gould Fletcher - American poet and author (d. 1950)
1886 – Josephine Hull - American actress (d. 1957)
1887 – August Macke - German painter (d. 1914)
1887 – Helen Parkhurst - American educator (d. 1973)
1892 – J. R. R. Tolkien - British writer (d. 1973)
1894 – ZaSu Pitts - American actress (d. 1963)
1895 – Borys Lyatoshynsky - Ukrainian composer (d. 1968)
1897 – Marion Davies - American actress (d. 1961)
1898 – Carlos Keller - Chilean fascist politician (d. 1974)
1900 – Donald J. Russell - North American railroad executive (d. 1985)
1901 – Ngô Đình Diệm - President of South Vietnam (d. 1963)
1905 – Ray Milland - British actor (d. 1986)
1905 – Anna May Wong - American actress (d. 1961)
1909 – Victor Borge - Danish entertainer (d. 2000)
1910 – Frenchy Bordagaray - American baseball player (d. 2000)
1911 – John Sturges - American director (d. 1982)
1912 – Renaude Lapointe - Canadian journalist and senator (d. 2002)
1912 – Armand Lohikoski - Finnish director (d. 2005)
1915 – Mady Rahl - German stage and film actress (d. 2009)
1915 – Jack Levine - American social realist painter
1916 – Maxene Andrews - American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (d. 1995)
1916 – Betty Furness - American actress (d. 1994)
1916 – Bernard Greenhouse - American cellist
1917 – Roger W. Straus - Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)
1917 – General Vernon Walters - U.S. military officer, diplomat (d. 2002)
1920 – Renato Carosone - Italian musician (d. 2001)
1921 – John Russell - American actor (d. 1991)
1922 – Ronald Smith - British pianist (d. 2004)
1922 – Bill Travers - British actor and director (d. 1994)
1923 – Hank Stram - American football coach (d. 2005)
1923 – Charles Tingwell - Australian actor (d. 2009)
1924 – Doug Ellis - British entrepreneur
1924 – André Franquin - Belgian cartoonist (Gaston Lagaffe) (d. 1997)
1924 – Nell Rankin - American singer (d. 2005)
1926 – George Martin - British producer
1929 – Sergio Leone - Italian director (d. 1989)
1929 – Ernst Mahle - Brazilian composer
1930 – Marcel Dubé - Quebec playwright
1930 – Robert Loggia - American actor
1932 – Dabney Coleman - American actor
1932 – Coo Coo Marlin - American race car driver (d. 2005)
1932 – Tongolele - US-born dancer in Mexican movies
1935 – Raymond Garneau - French Canadian politician and businessman
1936 – David Vine - British sports commentator (d. 2009)
1937 – Seri Wangnaitham - Thai dancer and choreographer (d. 2007)
1939 – Nikos Alefantos - Greek football manager
1939 – Janice Crosio - Australian politician
1939 – Bobby Hull - Canadian hockey player
1939 – Ruben Reyes - Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1941 – Van Dyke Parks - American musician
1942 – John Marsden - Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
1942 – John Thaw - British actor (d. 2002)
1943 – Jarl Alfredius - Swedish news anchor (d. 2009)
1944 – David Atherton - British conductor
1944 – Blanche d'Alpuget - Australian novelist, biographer
1945 – Stephen Stills - American musician
1946 – John Paul Jones - British musician (Led Zeppelin)
1946 – Cissy King - American entertainer
1949 – Sylvia Likens - American torture victim (d. 1965)
1950 – Victoria Principal - American actress
1951 – Gary Nairn - Australian politician
1952 – Jim Ross - American wrestling announcer
1954 – Dean Hart - Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
1954 – Ned Lamont - American businessman and political figure
1954 – Ross the Boss - American guitarist
1955 – Palmolive - British musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
1956 – Mel Gibson - Australian actor and director
1956 – Willy T. Ribbs - American race-car driver
1957 – Bojan Križај - Slovenian skier
1958 – Shim Hyung-rae - South Korean filmmaker
1958 – James J. Greco - American businessman
1960 – Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida - India
1962 – Francesca Lia Block - American author
1963 – Vic Grimes - American professional wrestler
1963 – Alex Wheatle - British novelist
1963 – Jerome Young - American professional wrestler
1964 – Bruce LaBruce - Canadian filmmaker
1966 – Martin Galway - Northern Ireland composer
1969 – Michael Schumacher - German seven-time F1 World Champion
1969 – Gerda Weissensteiner - Italian bobsledder and luger
1970 – Christian Duguay - American comic actor
1970 – Mahaya Petrosian - Iranian actress
1970 – Matt Ross - American actor
1971 – Cory Cross - Canadian ice-hockey player
1972 – Yoon Chan - South Korean actor
1972 – Nichole Nordeman - American singer
1974 – Alessandro Petacchi - Italian cyclist
1975 – Thomas Bangalter - French DJ (Daft Punk)
1975 – Jason Marsden - American actor
1975 – Danica McKellar - American actress
1976 – Angelos Basinas - Greek footballer
1976 – Alisen Down - Canadian actress
1976 – Dinara Drukarova - Russian actress
1976 – Nicholas Gonzalez - American actor
1977 – Lee Bowyer - British footballer
1977 – A.J. Burnett - American baseball player
1977 – Mayumi Iizuka - Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
1978 – Liya Kebede - Ethiopian model
1978 – Kimberley Locke - American singer
1978 – Park Sol-mi - South Korean actress
1978 – Mike York - American ice hockey player
1980 – Bryan Clay - American decathlete
1980 – Angela Ruggiero - American ice hockey player
1980 – David Tyree - American football player
1981 – Eli Manning - American football player
1984 – Billy Mehmet - Irish footballer
1985 – John David Booty - American football player
1985 – Linas Kleiza - Lithuanian basketball player for the Denver Nuggets
1985 – Lloyd Polite - American R&B singer
1986 – Jacob Timpano - Australian footballer
1986 – Jessica O'Rourke - American footballer
1987 – Leonidas Panagopoulos - Greek footballer
1988 – Rodrigo de la Cadena - Mexican artist and performer
1989 – Alex D. Linz - American actor
1989 – Julia Nunes - American singer and ukulele player
1989 – Anya Rozova - Russian model and America's Next Top Model contestant
1989 – Mustapha Hussein - Saddam Hussein's grandson, Qusay Hussein's son (d. 2003).


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January 3 - General (Calendar Date)


January 3rd - Basic Facts:
  • January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year (363 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 2.
  • Next day is January 4.
January 3rd Births (Here)

January 3rd Deaths (Here)

January 3rd Events:

1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon.
1496 – Leonardo da Vinci tests a flying machine, unsuccessfully.
1521 – Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther - papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.
1749 – Establishment of Vermont - first of the New Hampshire Grants by Benning Wentworth.
1777 – George Washington (general) defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.
1782 – Sylhet District established.
1815 – secret defensive alliance treaty against Prussia and Russia formed by Austria, the United Kingdom, & France.
1823 – Stephen F. Austin has a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
1848 – Joseph Jenkins Roberts - first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia.
1861 – American Civil War - Delaware votes not to secede from United States.
1868 – The Tokugawa shogunate is abolished (Meiji Restoration in Japan) - agents of Satsuma & Chōshū seize power.
1870 – Brooklyn Bridge construction begins.
1888 – Lick Observatory refracting telescope (largest in the world at the time) is used for the first time.
1921 – Turkey makes peace with Armenia.
1924 – Howard Carter (British explorer) discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.
1925 – Italian Benito Mussolini announces the taking of dictatorial powers over Italy.
1932 – Honduras declares martial law to prevent a revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.
1938 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes The March of Dimes.
1944 – Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington (World War II) is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.
1945 – Admiral Chester W Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. Naval forces (World War II) in preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa & Japan.
1947 – U.S. Congress proceedings televised for the 1st time.
1953 – Frances Bolton & son, Oliver from Ohio, are the first mother & son to serve together in the U.S. Congress.
1956 – Fire damages the top of the Eiffel Tower.
1957 – First electric watch introduced by the Hamilton Watch Company.
1958 – The West Indies Federation is formed.
1959 – Alaska is admitted as 49th U.S. State.
1961 – United States cuts diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1961 – The SL-1, a nuclear reactor (near Idaho Falls, Idaho) leaks radiation, killing 3 workers.
1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
1977 – The company Apple Computer is incorporated.
1988 – Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century.
1990 – Former Panama leader Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
1993 – George H. W. Bush & Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Moscow.
1994 – An Aeroflot Tupolev TU-154 crashes and explodes after takeoff from Irkutsk, Russia.
1994 – Over 7 million people from former Apartheid Homelands, receive South African citizenship.
1997 – China announces it will spend $27.7 billion USD to fight erosion & pollution in the Yangtze & Yellow river valleys.
1999 – The Mars Polar Lander is launched.
2004 – Flight 604 (of Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner), a Boeing 737 plunges into the Red Sea, killing all passengers.
2007 – National Express has a severe coach crash near Heathrow Airport.


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