On This Day

What Happened on April 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
  • Cubs trade Dennis Eckersley to A's for 3 minor leaguers
  • Duchess of Windsor's jewels auctioned for £31,380,197
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Jay Bruce, American baseball player, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Sal Zizzo, American soccer player (Atlanta United), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)