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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1988

Gaston Eyskens, PM of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82

Death
1989

Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement

Event
1989

Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)

Event
1990

Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies

Death
1990

Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities

Event
1991

LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders

Event
1991

Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years

Event
1992

Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79

Death
1992

Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93

Death
1992

Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW and Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies

Death
1992

Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS

Death
1992

Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies

Death
1992

32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter

Event
1992

Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney

Event
1993

"Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 perfs

Event
1993

"Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs

Event
1993

"Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 perfs

Event
1993

"Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances

Event
1993

Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months

Event
1993

Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89

Death
1993

"Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances

Event
1994

Roel Bazen, Dutch sound technician (Van Kooten and The Bie), dies at 48

Death
1994

35-foot-tall Chief Wahoo, trademark of Indians on top of Stadium since 1962, is taken down, to be moved to Jacob's Field

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1994

Tupolev-154M crashes at Irkutsk, Siberia: 122 killed

Event
1994

100s killed in Venezuela in prison revolt

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