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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1980

Amos Milburn, rocker, dies at 52

Death
1980

Angela Ruggiero, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Oly-98)

Birth
1980

Gold hits record $634 an ounce

Event
1980

Joy Adamson, author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

Death
1980

Axel Springer Jr, German photographer, commits suicide at 38

Death
1980

Ivan Triesault, actor (Von Ryan's Express, Desert Fox), dies at 81

Death
1981

Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr

Event
1981

Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100 m butterfly (58.91)

Event
1981

Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG

Event
1981

55th Australian Womens Tennis: H Mandlikova beats W Turnbull (60 75)

Event
1982

Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies

Death
1983

Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota

Event
1984

Syria frees captured US pilot after appeal from Jesse Jackson

Event
1985

Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93

Death
1985

Israel govt confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

Event
1985

Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings

Event
1986

Jens Bjerre, composer, dies at 82

Death
1987

"Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances

Event
1987

"Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances

Event
1987

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts 1st female artist Aretha Franklin

Event
1987

Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

Event
1988

Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

Event
1988

William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82

Death
1988

Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut

Event
1988

Rose Ausl„nder, writer, dies at 70

Death