On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1988

Historical Events

  • 26th Space Shuttle Mission, Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-days
  • Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC
  • Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • WBMW-FM, Washington, D.C. changes calls to WJFK & begins airing Howard Stern

Famous Birthdays

  • Alicia Vikander, actress (The Danish Girl), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • ASAP Rocky [Rakim Mayers], American rapper (Long. Live. A$AP), born in New York City
  • Tadhg Kelly, American actor

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Josef Strauss, German politician, Minister of Defense (1956-62), dies at 73
  • Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61
1988 Highlights

About October 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra