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 This day in History - March 3
501 Historic Events for March 3
1937

Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down

Event
1938

American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

Event
1938

Lew De Witt, singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)

Birth
1938

Willie Chambers, guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)

Birth
1938

Arthur Koestler, writer, dies at 32

Death
1938

Douglas Leedy, composer

Birth
1939

M L Jaisimha, cricketer (Indian batsman of the sixties)

Birth
1939

Hans Pieter Verhagen, poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)

Birth
1940

Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label

Event
1941

Neth NSB-leader Mussert visits G”ring in Berlin

Event
1941

Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed

Death
1941

Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59

Death
1942

Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43

Death
1942

1st combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane

Event
1942

Mike Pender, Liverpool, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles and Pins)

Birth
1942

Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)

Birth
1943

US defeats Japan and wins Battle of Bismark Sea

Event
1943

F Ryerson and Cohn Claues' "Harriet," premieres in NYC

Event
1943

Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die

Event
1943

Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)

Birth
1943

George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies

Death
1944

Janice Garfat, rocker (Dr Hook)

Birth
1944

1st performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony

Event
1945

Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)

Birth
1945

Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75

Death