On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Van Dyke Parks, American musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Bid McPhee, American Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman (Cincinnati Reds; last 2nd baseman to play without a glove), dies at 83
  • Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)