On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

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
  • Christina von Saltza, American swimmer (Olympic-3 gold/silver-1960)
  • David Atherton, English conductor

Famous Deaths

  • Jurgis BaltruĊĦaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1873)