What Happened on January 3, 1946

Historical Events

Event 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Cissy King, American entertainer

John Paul JonesJohn Paul Jones (77 years old)

English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"), born in London

  • Michalis Kritikopoulos, Greek soccer striker (28 caps; Olympiacos), born in Kaisariani, Greece (d. 2002)
Born in 1946

Famous Deaths

William JoyceWilliam Joyce (1906-1946)

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

1946 Highlights

About January 3, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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