On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1946

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

Famous Birthdays

  • Cissy King, American entertainer

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
John Paul Jones
  • Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), born in Kaisariani, Greece (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician, hanged in Britain for treason at 39
1946 Highlights

About January 3, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn