October

October 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 3

October 3rd is officially Boyfriend’s Day as well as Techies Day.

Welcome to day 276 of the year folks, there are 89 days left of the year.

People who were born on October 3 all share the Libra star sign.

Here you will discover the incredible past events that all happened on October 3rd throughout history, including celebrity births and facts about this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1989, the city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh? Roughly a year later, the game had already won 23 different awards.

Keep reading for more facts about October 3rd in history!

What Happened On October 3 In History?

2018

The Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care declared that over 250 people had died since 2011 taking selfies.

2018

A Neptune-sized exomoon became the first one discovered outside the Solar System.

Scientists at Columbia University who found the exomoon say it orbits a huge planet around 8,000 light years away.
2014

A data breach at JP Morgan Chase and six other institutions caused 83 million accounts to be compromised.

1992

A picture of Pope John Paul II was torn up by the Irish singer Sinead O’Connor on Saturday Night Live.

1989

The city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh.

OTD in 1989: The city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh.
1983

Singers Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released their song “Say Say Say.”

1955

ABC aired the first episode of “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Source Mashable
1926

Violet Stewart Piercy, a long-distance runner from England, set the first recorded marathon win for women at 3:40:22.

1849

Author Edgar Allan Poe was last seen alive. He was disorientated, lying in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland, US.

OTD in 1849: Author Edgar Allan Poe was last seen alive. He was disorientated
The next time someone saw him was his dead body on October 8 and the cause his death a complete mystery today.
1789

George Washington issued his “Thanksgiving Proclamation” on this day.

The proclamation stated that everyone should celebrate a day of thanksgiving on November 26 that year. Consequently, it has become one of the biggest holidays in the United States.
1283

The last Prince of Wales, Dafydd ap Gruffudd, was the first person recorded to have been hanged, drawn, and quartered.

Dafydd was accused of high treason and was condemned to death by the King. This was the first account of someone being tried for high treason and was ordered to die a slow, painful death.

Did you know that on this day, October 3rd 1989, the city planning simulation game SimCity was released for the Apple Macintosh?