January 3 Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on January 3. From 1900 until now. January 3 is under the sign of Capricorn. Famous birthdays on this day include Mel Gibson (1956), Michael Schumacher (1969) and Victoria Principal (1950). Several movies were released around January 3 over the years, such as Call Your Mother in 2020 directed by Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing and Head Over Heels in 1992 directed by Mark S Waters.
But much more happened on January 3 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around January 3 over the years?
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Call Your Mother

Call Your Mother

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing

Head Over Heels

Head Over Heels

Release year: 1992

Directed by: Mark S Waters



Release year: 1964

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke

Call Me Kat

Call Me Kat

Release year: 2021

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2020

Starring: Piers Gibbon

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 3?


  • The tenth night and ninth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • The Festival of Sleep Day
  • In astronomy the best date to view the Quadrantids meteor shower.
  • Roman Empire - Festival in honour of Pax
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  • 2019 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (Syrian state media) and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claim that 11 civilians were killed in an aerial attack by the U.S.-led coalition.
  • 2018 Boko Haram insurgency - A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Gamboru (Nigeria), killing 11 people.
  • 2017 Ford announced that it had cancelled plans to build Mexico's $1.6 billion plant. This decision was long criticised by Donald Trump. Instead, Ford will invest $700million in Flat Rock, Michigan, which could create 700 jobs through the expansion and investment. (CNN),
  • 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on an Iraqi Army base (Camp Speicher), north of Baghdad. It killed at least 15 and left 22 others injured.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 3 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2015 - Hello
  • 2009 - TiK ToKyoutube
  • 2004 - Let Me Love Youyoutube
  • 1998 - I'm Your Angel
  • 1992 - I Will Always Love Youyoutube
  • 1987 - Faithyoutube
  • 1981 - Physicalyoutube
  • 1976 - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  • 1970 - My Sweet Lord
  • 1964 - I Feel Fine
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2015 - Ex's & Oh's
  • 2009 - Break


Which were the most popular books released around January 3 over the years?
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For The Love Of The Game by Mark Vancil

For The Love Of The Game

Year: 1998


Michael Jordan performed the dance of greatness for 13 seasons across hardwood floors in basketball arenas throughout New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Paris.

Sixpence In Her Shoe by Phyllis McGinley

Sixpence In Her Shoe

Year: 1964


Fourth printing 1964. MacMillan. Front cover has name and bookplate. Corners slightly bumped. Light stain in the top right corner of the first 8 pages, otherwise it is clean.

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall

A Man Called Peter

Year: 1953


Catherine Marshall, in the Preface to A Man Called Peter tells about a dream she had following Peter Marshall's passing. Peter was working in a rose-garden and said, "I!"

Passenger To Frankfurt by Agatha Christie

Passenger To Frankfurt

Year: 1970


Harper Collins is now the Queen of Mystery! Agatha Christie is the acknowledged mistress suspense--creator and indomitable sleuth Miss Marple as well as meticulous Belgian detective Hercule poirot and many other memorable characters

The Simple Truth by David Baldacci

The Simple Truth

Year: 1998


Sizzling David Baldacci's novels were called "sizzling," USA Today, and "superior," by the Houston Chronicle. Baldacci returns with the story about a death row inmate and a Supreme Court clerk.

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