On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 2018

Historical Events

  • First bionic hand with a sense of touch, for use outside a lab unveiled in Rome
  • Landslide and flooding caused by heavy rains in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, kills at least 37

Historic Publication

Lawyers of US President Donald Trump try to stop the publication of book on Trump's administration "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • Previously unknown ancient Beringians group of people unearthed in Alaska, earliest known Native Americans at 11,500 years old
  • Security expert reveal two security flaws, Meltdown and Spectre which affect most microprocessors

Famous Weddings

Elliot Page

Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner

Famous Deaths

  • Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet & political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), dies at 79
  • Colin Brumby, Australian composer (Fibonacci Variations), conductor (Queensland Opera, 1968-71), and educator, dies at 84
  • Konrad Ragossnig, Austrian classical guitarist and lutenist, dies at 85
2018 Highlights

About January 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Capricorn