What Happened on January 3, 1944

Historical Events

Battle of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke
  • David Atherton, British conductor (London Sinfonietta; Royal Opera; San Diego Symphony), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Born in 1944

Famous Deaths

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

About January 3, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 8 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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