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
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • New York center Marcel Dionne becomes just the second player in NHL history to register 1,700 career points, scoring a goal for the Rangers in a 5-3 loss at Calgary

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oakland A's first baseman Mark McGwire wins American League Rookie of the Year with 49 home runs, 118 RBI; second to win AL award unanimously; first Carlton Fisk 1972

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

Famous Birthdays


NFL Player and Activist Colin Kaepernick
NFL Player and Activist
Colin Kaepernick
  • Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist
  • Felix Sch├╝tz, German ice hockey player
  • Gemma Ward, Australian model