January 3rd: What is special about this date?

January 3rd marks the 3rd day of the Gregorian calendar year. There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year (or 363 days in case of leap years). Discover famous birthdays on January 3rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to January 3rd and what happened on January 3rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about January 3rd.


January 3rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On January 3rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Mel Gibson
    Mel Gibson (1956)

    American-australian actor, whose irish-catholic parents moved to australia when he turned 12.

  • Victoria Principal
    Victoria Principal (1950)

    Victoria principal is a well-known american actress, best known for her role as pamela barnes ewing on the tv series dallas.

  • Jim Ross
    Jim Ross (1952)

    Jim ross is a retired professional wrestling commentator and talent relations executive, best known for his long tenure with wwe and his...

  • Jodie Whittaker
    Jodie Whittaker (1982)

    Jodie whittaker is a british actress known for her role as the thirteenth doctor in the television series doctor who.

  • John Thaw
    John Thaw (1942)

    English actor and producer, played inspector morse (d. 2002).

  • George Martin
    George Martin (1926)

    An english record producer, arranger and composer.

  • Nicole Beharie
    Nicole Beharie (1985)

    An American actress known for her roles in films like 'Shame', 'Sleepy Hollow', and 'Miss Juneteenth'.

  • Anna May Wong
    Anna May Wong (1905)

    Actress (thief in baghdad), passes away at 56.

  • Dabney Coleman
    Dabney Coleman (1932)

    American actor, 6 feet tall, mustached, of tv and films.

  • Jason Marsden
    Jason Marsden (1975)

    Actor (general hospital, eddie-munsters today).

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January 3rd: who died on this date?

On January 3rd the following celebrities died:

  • Judith Anderson
    Judith Anderson (1992)

    Actress in star trek 3 dies from pneumonia at 93.

  • Howard McNear
    Howard McNear (1969)

    Los angeles, california -- actor.

  • Heather Sears
    Heather Sears (1994)

    London, england -- actress (room at the top).

  • William Cagney
    William Cagney (1988)

    Actor in torrid zone, dies at 82 from a heart attack.

  • Joshiah Wedgwood (1795)

    Renowned English potter and entrepreneur.

  • Joseph Joffre (1931)

    French soldier who was the marshall of his nation and commanded armies in the first two years after ww i. he stopped the german invasion in...

  • Bronc (1999)

    Renowned rodeo cowboy known for his exceptional riding skills.

  • Marguriete Higgins (1966)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent.

  • See all famous people who died on January 3rd


January 3rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On January 3rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Capricorn according to the Western Zodiac.

Capricorn zodiac sign

January 3rd: what is special about the Capricorn sign?

The Capricorn sign encompasses people born between December 22nd and January 19th.

You can discover Capricorn's personality traits and attitude and Capricorn's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Capricorn born in January discover why January born are so special.


January 3rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on January 3rd in history:

  • Jan 3, 1900: Perihelion Passage.
  • Jan 3, 1910: British miners strike for 8 hour working day.
  • Jan 3, 1942: American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms.
  • Jan 3, 1952: Dragnet with Jack Webb premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 3, 1959: Alaska is admitted as the 49th U.S. State.
  • Jan 3, 1988: Israel orders nine Palestinian "instigators" deported from West Beirut.
  • Jan 3, 1995: Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry is re-elected to office after an absence of four years.
  • Jan 3, 1998: Side Show, closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • Jan 3, 1999: Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • Jan 3, 2004: Flash Airlines' Boeing 737-737 aircraft, Flight 604, crashes into the Red Sea killing all 148 passengers.
  • Jan 3, 2011: Another 35 officers from Bangladesh were also sentenced for their participation in a February 2009 mutiny.
  • Jan 3, 2014: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A 85-year-old Palestinian man is killed in Israeli violence at Kufr Qaddoum, near Nablus. He is the first Palestinian victim of conflict with Israel in 2014.

What day of the year is January 3rd?

January 3rd marks the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

There are 362 days remaining until the end of the year (or 363 days in case of leap years).

January 3rd is the 3rd day of the month of January.