What Happened on October 3, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

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

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Famous Deaths

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