On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1988

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

  • Ikechi Anya, Scottish soccer midfielder (29 caps; Watford, Derby County), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jonny Evans, Northern Irish soccer defender (84 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Leicester City), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGaston Eyskens

Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82

Prime Minister of Belgium Gaston Eyskens
Prime Minister of Belgium
Gaston Eyskens
  • 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
1988 Highlights

About January 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 11 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn