What Happened on October 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77 (b. 1910)