What Happened on October 3, 2017

Historical Events

Important Vote

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

  • 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 Interest

US President Donald Trump visits Puerto Rico after it was devastated by hurricane Maria

2017 History

Famous Deaths

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

Jalal TalabaniJalal Talabani (1933-2017)

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

  • Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), dies at 91
  • Solly Hemus, American baseball infielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals 1959–61), dies at 94

About October 3, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) - Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith