On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1988

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror
Ottoman Sultan
Mehmed the Conqueror
  • 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
1988 Highlights

About July 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Cancer