On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1990

Historical Events

  • Detroit 1st baseman Cecil Fielder becomes 11th player in MLB history to hit 50 HRs in a season; 50th & 51st in 10-3 win v NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium
  • Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obscenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

Sports History

Kansas City 3rd baseman George Brett becomes first in MLB history to win a batting title in 3 different decades; goes 1 for 1 in Royals, 5-2 loss v Cleveland to win AL batting title with .329 average; AL batting champion 1976, 80

  • Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.

Famous Birthdays

  • Rhian Denise Ramos, Filipino actress

Famous Deaths

  • Eleanor Steber, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1940-61), dies following unsuccessful heart surgery at 74
  • Stefano Casiraghi, Italian speedboat racer, businessman and husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, dies at 30
1990 Highlights

About October 3, 1990

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra