0033 ~ The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth was on the 3rd April in the year 33. This is the generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.
1885 ~ Bud Fisher the American cartoonist was born on the 3rd April 1885 (d. 1954).
1885 ~ Gottlieb Daimler was granted a German patent for his engine design on the 3rd April 1885.
1924 ~ Doris Day the American actress, singer and animal rights activist was born on the 3rd April 1924.
1924 ~ Marlon Brando the American actor was born on the 3rd April 1924 (d. 2004).
1942 ~ Wayne Newton the American singer and actor was born on the 3rd April 1942.
1944 ~ Tony Orlando the American singer was born on the 3rd April 1944.
1958 ~ Alec Baldwin the American actor was born on the 3rd April 1958.
1961 ~ LEADBEATER’S POSSUM was rediscovered in Australia on the 3rd April 1961, after over 50 years of being presumed extinct. Leaderbeater’s Possum Awareness Week is held from the 1st to the 7th April annually. Please visit and help Leadbeater’s Possums at www.Leadbeaters.org.au
1961 ~ Eddie Murphy the American actor and comedian was born on the 3rd April 1961.
1967 ~ Mark Skaife the Australian race car driver was born on the 3rd April 1967.
1973 ~ Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call on the 3rd April 1973. Martin made the call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took 10 years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.