On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

Famous Birthdays

  • Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer

Famous Deaths

  • Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82