What Happened on January 3

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January 3 in Film & TV

  • 2004 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

January 3 in Music

January 3 in Sport

  • 1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Did You Know?

Previously unknown ancient Beringians group of people unearthed in Alaska, earliest known Native Americans at 11,500 years old

On January 3, 2018

Would You Believe?

1st clamshell flip mobile phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale. Eventually 60 million are sold.

On January 3, 1996

Famous Weddings

  • 1783 US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia
  • 1923 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • 1939 MLB catcher Roy Campanella (18) weds Bernice Ray
  • 1986 British golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett
  • 1987 Singer/Miss America Vanessa Williams marries Ramon T Hervey in NYC

Famous Divorces

  • 1990 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage
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