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 in Chemistry awarded to Frances Arnold, Gregory Winter and George Smith for their use of evolution to produce new enzymes and antibodies [1]
  • Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor arrested on corruption charges
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Bent Lorentzen, Danish orchestral, electronic, and opera composer, dies at 83
  • Leon M. Lederman, American experimental physicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1988 - for research on quarks and leptons) and author (The God Particle), dies from complications of dementia at 96 [1]

About October 3, 2018

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Promises - Calvin Harris & Sam Smith