What Happened on November 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Gordon Gould issued US patent US4704583 for the laser, ending his 30-year battle to be credited as the inventor of the laser

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56

Famous Birthdays

  • Colin Kaepernick, American football player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist
  • Felix Sch├╝tz, German ice hockey player
  • Gemma Ward, Australian model