On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1987

Historical Events

  • 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic

Sports History

Controversial NY Mets MLB star Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates for criticising his play; he is now an ordained minister

Famous Birthdays

Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel, German auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2010-13), born in Heppenheim, Hesse, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Viola Dana, American silent screen actress (Willow Tree, 40 Winks, Silent Lover), dies at 90
1987 Highlights

About July 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer