What Happened on October 3, 1988

Historical Events

  • 26th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Discovery 7 returns to Earth after 4-day excursion
  • 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
1988 History

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
Born in 1988

Famous Weddings

Lisa Marie Presley

"Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology; divorce in 1994

Famous Deaths

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

About October 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Bites - Def Leppard
  • UK #1 Song: Desire - U2