January 03 Holidays

January 03 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | January 03 Calendar

January 03 Daily Holidays include:

  • Festival of Sleep Day
  • Fruitcake Toss Day
  • Humiliation Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day
  • Memento Mori “Remember You Die” Day
  • National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • National Drinking Straw Day
  • National Write to Congress Day
  • Women Rock! Day

January 03: Famous Birthdays

  • January 03, 1892 – J.R.R. Tolkien – author (Lord of the Rings)
  • January 03, 1897 – Marion Davies, a US actress was born as Marion Cecilia Douras. Also known as William Randall Hearst’s long time mistress, and hostess of many of his events at his home, known as Hearst Castle at San Simeon, California.
  • January 03, 1945 – Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist for Cosby Stills & Nash
  • January 03, 1956 – Mel Gibson – actor

January 03: Historical Events

  • January 03, 1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to the bishop
  • January 03, 1777 – Washington defeats the British at Battle of Princeton, NJ
  • January 03, 1870 – Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, and is completed May 24, 1883
  • January 03, 1933 – Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives and is the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • January 03, 1938 – The March of Dimes is established to fight polio
  • January 03, 1941 – Canada & the United States both acquire air bases in Newfoundland. (We actually stopped at the US Air Base on our way back to the US after my Dad had been stationed in Augsberg, Germany for several years, where we were both born.)
  • January 03, 1943 – 1st missing persons telecast in New York City
  • January 03, 1944 – In World War II, Top Ace Major Greg “Pappy” Boyington is shot down in his Corsair by Captain Masajiro Kawato flying a Zero. (I think I pretty much watched every TV episode of the Black Sheep Squadron with Robert Conrad)
  • January 03, 1958 – Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole overland
  • January 03, 1959 – Alaska is admitted as the 49th United States state
  • January 03, 1976 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • January 03, 1977 – Apple Computers incorporate
  • January 03, 2000 – The last weekday original Peanuts comic strip is published.
  • January 03, 2015 – Militants from Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group, attack the entire town of Baga in northeast Nigeria and kill at least 2,000 people
  • January 03, 2020 – An American airstrike near the Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian General Qasem Soleimani

January 03: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 3 is a Capricorn.

January Birthstone:

The Birthstone for January is Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.


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