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Births for January 03


  • 106 -BC- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Rome, statesman/author (Academica)
  • 1624 William Tucker, 1st Black child born in America
  • 1763 Joseph Fesch, French cardinal/war commission/earl/senator
  • 1777 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • 1777 M A Elisa Bonaparte, Corsican monarch of Lucca/Piombino
  • 1789 Carl G Carus, German artist/psychologist/philospher
  • 1793 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • 1803 Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)
  • 1810 Eliza Von Bretton di Zerega, Danish West Indies, baroness
  • 1819 Thomas Hill Watts, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1892
  • 1829 Konrad Duden, German linguist (Der grosse Duden)
  • 1835 Larkin Goldsmith Mead, sculptor
  • 1840 Father Joseph Damien de Veuster, Belgium, helped lepers in Hawaii
  • 1870 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • 1876 Wilhelm Pieck, co-founder German Communistic Party/pres (1949-60)
  • 1879 Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29)
  • 1883 Clement Richard Attlee, (L) British PM (1945-51)
  • 1884 Eli S Jones, US, evangelist (Christ of Indian road)
  • 1886 John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
  • 1886 Josephine Hull, Academy award character actress (Harvey)
  • 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, S Afr, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)
  • 1893 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • 1898 Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1898 ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
  • 1901 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • 1901 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • 1903 Charles Foulkes, Canada, general
  • 1905 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • 1907 Anna May Wong, LA Calif, actress (Impact, Study in Scarlet)
  • 1909 Victor Borge, (Borge Rosenbaum) Copenhagen Denmark, pianist/comedian
  • 1911 John Sturges, US, director (Old Man & Sea, Magnificent 7)
  • 1912 Robert Flemyng, Liverpool Eng, actor (Windom's Way, Young Winston)
  • 1915 James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan)
  • 1916 Betty Furness, NYC, actress/consumer activist (Studio 1)
  • 1917 Vernon Walters, NYC, US permanent rep to the UN
  • 1918 Maxene Andrews, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)
  • 1919 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid
  • 1921 John Russell, LA Calif, actor (Pale Rider, Rio Bravo)
  • 1922 Bill Travers, England, actor (Born Free, Gorgo)
  • 1922 Morten Nielsen, Denmark, poet/resistance fighter
  • 1923 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldaat Schweik)
  • 1926 George Martin, record producer (The Beatles)
  • 1928 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • 1929 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • 1929 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • 1930 Eddie Egan, Bronx NYC, actor (Joe Forrester)
  • 1930 Robert Loggia, Staten Island, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, THE Cat)
  • 1932 Mara Corday, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Foxfire, Black Scorpion)
  • 1934 Carla Hills, politician (US Pres Commission on Housing-1982)
  • 1939 Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)
  • 1941 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • 1944 Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1960)
  • 1945 Stephen Stills, singer/songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash)
  • 1945 Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas
  • 1946 John Paul Jones, rocker (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
  • 1948 Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
  • 1953 Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1955 Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
  • 1956 Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
  • 1961 Erwin Blom, singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
  • 1964 Cheryl Miller, Riverside Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1967 Helena Bonham Carter, London England, actress (Getting it Right)
  • 1967 Joseph Amor, San Jose, video game record holder (Space Invaders)
  • 1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years)
  • 1975 Jason Marsden, actor (General Hospital, Eddie-Munsters Today)


Passings for January 03


  • 1322 Philippe V, the Lange, King of France (1316-22), dies
  • 1543 Juan Cabrillo, conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of Calif, dies
  • 1552 Hendrik van Beieren, bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies
  • 1570 Bartholomeus Latomus, (Steinmetz), Flemish archbishop of Trier, dies
  • 1571 Joachim II Hector, monarchr (Brandenburg), dies at 65
  • 1641 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • 1761 Willem de Fesch, violinist/composer (Joseph), dies
  • 1795 Josiah Wedgwood, British, ceramic craftsman/woodworker, dies
  • 1875 George Bizet, composer, dies
  • 1898 James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
  • 1915 James E Flecker, British poet (Golden Journey to Samarkind), dies
  • 1923 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave Soldier Schweik), dies
  • 1931 Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1933 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies
  • 1946 William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) hanged in Britain for treason
  • 1967 Jack Ruby, assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, dies
  • 1975 Milton J Cross, TV announcer (Met Opera Auditions), dies at 87
  • 1979 Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
  • 1988 Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • 1992 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • 1992 Dame Judith Anderson, actress (Laura, Rebecca), dies at 93
  • 1992 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • 1993 Henk Dorl, (Doreleijers), singer (Go to it Holland Go to it), dies


Special events for January 03

  • 236 St Anterus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 269 St Felix I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1521 Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
  • 1638 Schouwburg Theatre, the 1st in Amsterdam, opens
  • 1667 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • 1777 Washington defeats British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
  • 1780 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...", 1st sung
  • 1831 1st US building & loan association organized, Frankford, Penn
  • 1840 1st deep sea sounding
  • 1852 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
  • 1861 Delaware legislature rejects proposal to join Confederacy
  • 1861 US Ft Pulaski & Ft Jackson, Savannah, seized by Georgia
  • 1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson moves north from Winchester
  • 1865 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
  • 1870 Brooklyn Bridge begun; completed May 24, 1883
  • 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
  • 1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office
  • 1876 1st free kindergarten in US opens in Florence, Mass
  • 1888 1st drinking straw patented, by M C Stone in Washington, DC
  • 1889 Admissions convention meets in Ellensburg, WA, asks for statehood
  • 1890 1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin
  • 1900 Perihelion Passage
  • 1908 M Wolf discovers asteroid #3202
  • 1910 Great Britain adopts 8 hour working day
  • 1911 US postal savings bank inaugurated
  • 1912 South Pacific RR offers to bring Liberty Bell to Exposition, free
  • 1918 M Wolf discovers asteroid #887 Alinda
  • 1918 US employment service opens as a unit of Dept of Labor
  • 1925 Mussolini becomes Italy's dictator
  • 1926 Greek gen Theodorus P ngulos names himself dictator
  • 1929 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS pres
  • 1931 Nels Stewart of Montr‚al Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
  • 1938 March of Dimes established to fight polio
  • 1939 Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives
  • 1940 WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
  • 1941 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • 1943 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • 1943 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
  • 1945 Allies land on west coast of Burma
  • 1945 Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • 1945 US aircraft carriers go to Okinawa
  • 1947 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 1949 "Colgate Theatre" dramatic anthology series premiers on NBC TV
  • 1951 9 Jewish Kremlin members "unmasked" by British/Americans police
  • 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • 1952 "Dragnet" with Jack Webb premiers on NBC TV
  • 1957 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa
  • 1958 Sir Edmund Hillary reached South Pole overland
  • 1959 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • 1961 Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
  • 1961 US breaks relations with Cuba
  • 1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
  • 1963 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • 1966 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
  • 1967 "Tonight Show" is shortened from 105 to 90 minutes
  • 1967 Carl Wilson of the Beachboys is indicted for draft evasion
  • 1967 WJAN TV channel 17 in Canton, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
  • 1969 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • 1970 Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • 1970 WHAG TV channel 25 in Hagerstown, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
  • 1971 Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
  • 1973 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million
  • 1974 Burma accepts its constitution
  • 1974 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • 1976 Felix Aguilar Obs discovers asteroids #2381 Landi & #2490 Bussolini
  • 1977 Apple Computer incorporated
  • 1980 Gold hits record $634 an ounce
  • 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
  • 1981 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2410 Morrison & #3267 Glo
  • 1981 N G Thomas discovers asteroid #2684 Douglas
  • 1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • 1984 Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson
  • 1985 Israel govt confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC
  • 1988 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut
  • 1988 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
  • 1989 Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • 1989 Russian newspaper Izvestia has there 1st commercial advertisement
  • 1990 Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities
  • 1991 Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
  • 1992 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter


Songs for date January 03

  • 01/03/41 --- I Hear A Rhapsody (Barnet, Charlie)
  • 01/03/41 --- Anvil Chorus (Miller, Glenn)
  • 01/03/41 --- Five O'Clock Whistle (Miller, Glenn)
  • 01/03/46 --- Symphony (Crosby, Bing)
  • 01/03/46 --- Symphony (Stafford, Jo)
  • 01/03/47 --- Gal In Calico, A (Beneke, Tex)
  • 01/03/70 --- Without Love (There Is Nothing) (Jones, Tom)
  • 01/03/70 --- I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Warwick, Dionne)
  • 01/03/76 --- Love Hurts (Nazareth)
  • 01/03/76 --- 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Simon, Paul)
  • 01/03/87 --- Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
  • 01/03/87 --- Ballerina Girl (Richie, Lionel)
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