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 This day in History - January 3
388 Historic Events for January 3
1945

Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room

Event
1945

British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

Event
1945

Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab

Event
1945

US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa

Event
1946

John Paul Jones, rocker (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)

Birth
1946

William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason

Death
1947

William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee

Event
1947

Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut

Birth
1947

1st opening session of Congress to be televised

Event
1948

Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)

Birth
1948

Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)

Birth
1948

Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 and 127*) v India MCG

Event
1949

"Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV

Event
1950

Beth Anderson, composer

Birth
1951

Frank Chikane, sec-gen of S Afr Council of Churches

Birth
1951

9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents

Event
1951

Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)

Event
1951

Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69

Death
1952

Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38

Event
1952

"Dragnet" with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV

Event
1953

Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1954

Ross The Boss, rocker

Birth
1955

Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)

Birth
1955

Jos‚ Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama

Event
1956

Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)

Birth