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January 3rd is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year (363 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 3rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 3rd
106 BC Marcus Tullius Cicero (Roman philosopher and statesman)
1777 Louis Poinsot (mathematician - after whom Kepler-Poinsot polyhedra are named.
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1883 Clement Attlee (British Prime Minister 1945-1951)
1892 J.R.R. Tolkien (author, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, etc)
1901 Ngo Dinh Diem (President of South Vietnam 1955-1963)
1929 Gordon Moore (businessman, co-founder of Intel)
1929 Sergio Leone (film director)
1937 Glen A. Larson (TV producer and director)
1945 David Starkey (historian, TV and radio presenter)
1946 Victoria Principal (actress)
1946 John Paul Jones (bass player, musician - Led Zeppelin)
1950 Victoria Principal (actress)
1956 Mel Gibson (actor)
1969 Michael Schumacher (racing driver)
1977 Lee Bowyer (soccer player)
2003 Greta Thunberg (environmental campaigner)
January 3rd in History
1496 Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.
1690 Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (the Netherlands).
1830 Falkland Islands claimed by UK.
1848 Joseph Jenkins Roberts sworn in as first President of Liberia.
1870 Construction begins of Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
1925 Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers to rule Italy.
1956 Top of Eiffel Tower damaged by fire.
1958 West Indies Federation formed.
1959 Alaska admitted to the Union as US state.
1961 United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.
1962 Pope John XXIII excommunicates Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
1977 Apple is incorporated.
1987 Aretha Franklin becomes first woman inducted into Rock and Roll hall of fame.
1990 Former Panamanian ruler, Manuel Noriega, surrenders to US forces.
1999 Mars Polar Lander is launched
2000 Last original weekday Peanuts comic strip is published.
2019 Chinese space probe Chang'e 4 becomes the first spacecraft to land on the far side of the Moon.
2020 Qasem Soleimani (Iranian General killed in US airstrike.
January 3rd is also
9th Day of Christmas
Feast of Saint Geneviè (Catholicism) - Patron Saint of Paris
People born on January 3rd are Capricorn
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