October 3, 1988 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
  • Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
  • Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • WBMW-FM, Washington, D.C. changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern

Deaths in History

  • Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61