On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 2018

Historical Events

  • 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in "Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care"
  • Cervical Cancer could be eliminated in Australia within decades because of government vaccination program, according to report in "The Lancet Public Health"
  • First exomoon, moon outside the solar system, discovered 8,000 years away (size of Neptune) by astronomers at Columbia University
  • Most expensive whisky ever sold at auction for $1.1 million, the Macallan Valerio Adami 1926, in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies
  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Frances H. Arnold, George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter for discoveries in enzyme research
  • Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges

Famous Deaths

  • Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, dies at 83
  • Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (1982 Nobel Prize for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), dies from complications of dementia at 96
2018 Highlights

About October 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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