On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1944

Historical Events

  • World War II: Top Ace Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero.

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • David Atherton, English conductor

Famous Deaths

  • Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)
1944 Highlights

About January 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn