On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1987

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSebastian Vettel

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

Formula 1 Driver Sebastian Vettel
Formula 1 Driver
Sebastian Vettel

Famous Deaths

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

About July 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer