On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 2008

Historical Events

  • American surfer Kelly Slater clinches his record 9th world championship after round 3 of Billabong Pro in Mundaka, Spain; accrues enough points with 5 victories to win title with 2 scheduled ASP Tour contests to be surfed

Sports History

Former NFL star O.J. Simpson found guilty of charges of kidnapping and armed robbery

Historic Event

The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President George W. Bush


Famous Weddings

Howard Stern

Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, dies at 76
  • Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
2008 Highlights

About October 3, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra