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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1934

Carla Hills, politician (US Pres Commission on Housing-1982)

Birth
1936

David Vine, British(?) sport commentator

Birth
1936

Jos Kunst, composer

Birth
1936

Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)

Birth
1938

March of Dimes established to fight polio

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1938

Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54

Death
1939

Gene Cox becomes 1st girl page in US House of Representatives

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1939

Bobby Hull, NHL forward (Chicago Blackhawk 1957-72)

Birth
1940

Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)

Birth
1940

WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL and WOV as "new" WOV

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1941

Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)

Birth
1941

Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)

Birth
1941

Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia

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1941

Canada and US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)

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1941

Italian counter offensive in Albania

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1942

American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms

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1942

Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70

Death
1943

Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa

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1943

1st missing persons telecast (NYC)

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1944

Christina von Saltza, US, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)

Birth
1945

Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68

Death
1945

Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas)

Birth
1945

Stephen Stills, Dallas TX, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills and Nash)

Birth
1945

John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC

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1945

Greek General Plastiras forms government

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