On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Gene Nelson of the Oakland A's becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays
  • 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