What Happened on September 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Dennis Eckersley sets A's record with his 37th save en route to 45
  • Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player and luger who took the Olympic oath in 1948, dies at 76