On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

King Felipe of Spain speaks out against the Catalan referendum saying organizers have "broken the rule of law"

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
  • Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane Maria

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Isabella Karle, American scientist who was instrumental in developing techniques to extract plutonium chloride, dies from a brain tumor at 95

Person of interestJalal Talabani

Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), dies at 83

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani
  • Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), dies at 91