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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1956

Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91

Death
1957

1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

Event
1957

Frank Dicopoulos, Akron OH, actor (Frank Cooper-Guiding Light)

Birth
1958

Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

Event
1958

Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town

Event
1959

Alaska admitted as 49th US state

Event
1959

Rusty Golden, rocker (Boys Band)

Birth
1960

Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)

Birth
1960

Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80

Death
1961

US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba

Event
1961

Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education and Labor

Event
1961

Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)

Birth
1962

Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Phila Phillies)

Birth
1962

Ulrike Lang, writer

Birth
1962

Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)

Birth
1962

Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)

Birth
1962

Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

Event
1962

Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome

Event
1963

WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1963

Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)

Birth
1963

Ashley Chinner, Cape Town S Afr, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)

Birth
1963

Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, SD Chargers)

Birth
1963

Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83

Death
1964

Cheryl Miller, Riverside Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1964

Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"

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