On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1987

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

  • Danny Willett, British golfer (US Masters 2016), born in Sheffield, England
  • Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican Miss Universe

Famous Deaths

Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Antigone, The Lark), dies at 77

1987 Highlights

About October 3, 1987

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra