What Happened on July 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 16th du Maurier Golf Classic: Sally Little
  • A's Gene Nelson is 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973
  • The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus
  • US Vincennes in Strait of Hormoez shoots Iran Airbus A300, kills 290

Famous Deaths

  • Gabriel Dell, American actor (The Bowery Boys, Steve Allen Show), dies of leukemia at 68