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; divorce in 1994

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? 33 years and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra