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

Famous Deaths

Person of interestWilliam Joyce

William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician and NAZI propagandist, hanged in Britain for treason at 39

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce
1946 Highlights

About January 3, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn