On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1988

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Estimated by this date 50,000 Kurdish civilians and soldiers killed by Iraq, many using chemical weapons, in aftermath of Iran-Iraq War

Famous Birthdays

  • Carla Su├írez Navarro, Spanish tennis player (2 WTA, 6 ITF titles), born in Las Palmas, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • Riccardo Torriani, Swiss ice hockey player, luger (Olympic bronze 1928, 48; took the Olympic oath 1948), dies at 76