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  • What happened on October 3
  • October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 3
  • 52 BC – Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and Battle of Alesia.
  • 42 BC – First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight a decisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus andCassius.
  • 382 – Roman Emperor Theodosius I concludes a peace treaty with the Goths and settles them in the Balkans in exchange for military service.
  • 1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, is the first nobleman to be executed by hanging, drawing and quartering.
  • 1392 – Muhammed VII becomes the twelfth sultan of the Emirate of Granada.
  • 1574 – The Siege of Leiden is lifted by the Watergeuzen.
  • 1683 – The Qing dynasty naval commander Shi Lang reaches Taiwan (under the Kingdom of Tungning) to receive the formal surrender of Zheng Keshuang and Liu Guoxuan after the Battle of Penghu.
  • 1712 – The Duke of Montrose issues a warrant for the arrest of Rob Roy MacGregor.
  • 1739 – The Treaty of Niš is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian–Turkish War, 1736–39.
  • 1778 – Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  • 1789 – George Washington makes the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the US
  • 1795 – Slave rebel leader Tula executed in Curaçao
  • 1835 – The Staedtler company is founded in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 1849 – American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.
  • 1863 – The last Thursday in November is declared as Thanksgiving Day by United States President Abraham Lincoln as are Thursdays, November 30, 1865 and November 29, 1866.
  • 1872 – The Bloomingdale brothers open their first store at 938 Third Avenue, New York City.
  • 1873 – Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.
  • 1912 – U.S. forces defeat Nicaraguan rebels under the command of Benjamín Zeledón at the Battle of Coyotepe Hill.
  • 1918 – King Boris III of Bulgaria accedes to the throne.
  • 1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.
  • 1929 – The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is renamed to Kingdom of Yugoslavia, “Land of the South Slavs”.
  • 1930 – The German Socialist Labour Party in Poland – Left is founded following a split in DSAP in Łódź.
  • 1932 – Iraq gains independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1935 – Second Italo-Abyssinian War: Italy invades Ethiopia under General de Bono.
  • 1942 – Spaceflight: The first successful launch of a V-2 /A4-rocket from Test Stand VII at Peenemünde, Germany. It is the first man-made object to reach space.
  • 1949 – WERD, the first black-owned radio station in the United States, opens in Atlanta.
  • 1950 – Korean War: The First Battle of Maryang San, primarily pitting Australian and British forces against communist China, begins.
  • 1952 – The United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear weapon to become the world’s third nuclear power.
  • 1957 – The California State Superior Court rules that Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems is not obscene.
  • 1962 – Project Mercury: Sigma 7 is launched from Cape Canaveral, with astronaut Wally Schirra aboard, for a six-orbit, nine-hour flight.
  • 1963 – A violent coup in Honduras pre-empts the October 13 election, ends a period of reform, and begins two decades of military rule.
  • 1981 – The hunger strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths.
  • 1985 – The Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its maiden flight. (Mission STS-51-J).
  • 1986 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, is officially opened.
  • 1990 – German reunification: The German Democratic Republic ceases to exist and its territory becomes part of the Federal Republic of Germany. East German citizens became part of the European Community, which later became the European Union. Now celebrated as German Unity Day.
  • 1993 – Battle of Mogadishu: A firefight occurs during a failed attempt to capture key officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia, costing the lives of 18 American soldiers, and over 350 Somalis.
  • 1995 – O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
  • 2008 – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 for the U.S. financial system is signed by President George W. Bush.
  • 2009 – The presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey sign the Nakhchivan Agreement on the Establishment of Turkic Council.
  • 2013 – At least 134 migrants are killed when their boat sinks near the Italian island of Lampedusa.
  • 2015 – 42 killed and 33 missing in Kunduz hospital airstrike operated by Médecins Sans Frontières.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 3
  • 85 BC – Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (d. 42 BC)
  • 1292 – Eleanor de Clare, English noblewoman (d. 1337)
  • 1390 – Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (d. 1447)
  • 1610 – Gabriel Lalemant, French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)
  • 1631 – Sebastian Anton Scherer, German organist and composer (d. 1712)
  • 1713 – Antoine Dauvergne, French violinist and composer (d. 1797)
  • 1716 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1781)
  • 1720 – Johann Uz, German poet and judge (d. 1796)
  • 1790 – John Ross, American tribal chief (d. 1866)
  • 1797 – Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1870)
  • 1800 – George Bancroft, American historian and politician, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1891)
  • 1804 – Townsend Harris, American merchant, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Japan (d. 1878)
  • 1804 – Allan Kardec, French author, translator, and educator (d. 1869)
  • 1828 – Woldemar Bargiel, German composer and educator (d. 1897)
  • 1837 – Nicolás Avellaneda, Argentinian journalist and politician, 8th President of Argentina (d. 1885)
  • 1846 – James Jackson Putnam, American neurologist and academic (d. 1918)
  • 1848 – Henry Lerolle, French painter and art collector (d. 1929)
  • 1858 – Eleonora Duse, Italian-American actress (d. 1924)
  • 1862 – Johnny Briggs, English cricketer and rugby player (d. 1902)
  • 1863 – Pyotr Kozlov, Russian archaeologist and explorer (d. 1935)
  • 1865 – Gustave Loiseau, French painter (d. 1935)
  • 1867 – Pierre Bonnard, French painter (d. 1947)
  • 1869 – Alfred Flatow, German gymnast (d. 1942)
  • 1879 – Warner Oland, Swedish-American actor and singer (d. 1938)
  • 1880 – Karl Ruberl, Austrian-American swimmer (d. 1966)
  • 1882 – A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter and academic (d. 1974)
  • 1885 – Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)
  • 1886 – Alain-Fournier, French soldier, author, and critic (d. 1914)
  • 1888 – Wade Boteler, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1943)
  • 1889 – Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and activist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1938)
  • 1894 – Elmer Robinson, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Mayor of San Francisco (d. 1982)
  • 1894 – Walter Warlimont, German general (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – Giovanni Comisso, Italian author and poet (d. 1969)
  • 1895 – Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)
  • 1896 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet and critic (d. 1987)
  • 1897 – Louis Aragon, French author and poet (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – Leo McCarey, American director and screenwriter (d. 1969)
  • 1898 – Adolf Reichwein, German economist and educator (d. 1944)
  • 1899 – Gertrude Berg, American actress, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1900 – Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1901 – Jean Grémillon, French director, composer, and screenwriter (d. 1959)
  • 1904 – Ernst-Günther Schenck, German colonel and physician (d. 1998)
  • 1905 – Tekin Arıburun, Turkish soldier and politician, President of Turkey (d. 1993)
  • 1906 – Natalie Savage Carlson, American author (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Johnny Burke, American songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1911 – Michael Hordern, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1915 – Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – James Herriot, English veterinarian and author (d. 1995)
  • 1919 – James M. Buchanan, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1996)
  • 1923 – Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, 1st Premier of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • 1924 – Harvey Kurtzman, American cartoonist (d. 1993)
  • 1924 – Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Gore Vidal, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – George Wein, American pianist and producer, co-founded the Newport Folk Festival
  • 1928 – Erik Bruhn, Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1986)
  • 1928 – Edward L. Moyers, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Shridath Ramphal, Guyanese academic and politician, 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
  • 1931 – Glenn Hall, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1932 – Terence English, South African-English surgeon and academic
  • 1933 – Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player
  • 1934 – Benjamin Boretz, American composer and theorist
  • 1934 – Miguel-Ángel Cárdenas, Colombian-Dutch painter and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Harold Henning, South African golfer (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – Simon Nicholson, English sculptor and painter (d. 1990)
  • 1935 – Charles Duke, American general, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1936 – Steve Reich, American composer
  • 1938 – Eddie Cochran, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1960)
  • 1938 – David Hart Dyke, English captain
  • 1938 – Jack Hodgins, Canadian author and academic
  • 1938 – Dave Obey, American lawyer and politician
  • 1939 – Bob Armstrong, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1940 – Alan O’Day, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Jean Ratelle, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1940 – Mike Troy, American swimmer
  • 1941 – Chubby Checker, American singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Andrea de Adamich, Italian race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1941 – John Elliott, Australian businessman
  • 1943 – Jeff Bingaman, American soldier and politician, 25th Attorney General of New Mexico
  • 1943 – Baki İlkin, Turkish civil servant and diplomat
  • 1944 – Pierre Deligne, Belgian mathematician and academic
  • 1944 – Roy Horn, German-American magician and actor
  • 1945 – Tony Brown, English footballer and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Christopher Bruce, English dancer and choreographer
  • 1945 – Jo Ritzen, Dutch economist and politician, Dutch Minister of Education
  • 1947 – John Perry Barlow, American poet, songwriter, blogger, and activist
  • 1947 – Ben Cauley, American trumpet player and songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Fred DeLuca, American businessman, co-founded Subway (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Anne Dorte of Rosenborg (d. 2014)
  • 1947 – Takis Michalos, Greek water polo player and coach (d. 2010)
  • 1949 – Lindsey Buckingham, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1949 – J. P. Dutta, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Aleksandr Rogozhkin, Russian director and screenwriter
  • 1949 – Laurie Simmons, American photographer and director
  • 1951 – Keb’ Mo’, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1951 – Kathryn D. Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut
  • 1951 – Dave Winfield, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Bruce Arians, American football coach
  • 1952 – Gary Troup, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1954 – Eddie DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1954 – Dennis Eckersley, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Al Sharpton, American minister, talk show host, and political activist
  • 1954 – Stevie Ray Vaughan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1990)
  • 1955 – John S. Lesmeister, American educator and politician, 30th North Dakota State Treasurer (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1955 – Buket Uzuner, Turkish author
  • 1956 – Hart Bochner, Canadian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Roberto Azevêdo, Brazilian engineer and diplomat, 6th Director-General of the World Trade Organization
  • 1957 – Tim Westwood, English radio and television host
  • 1958 – Chen Yanyin, Chinese sculptor
  • 1958 – Louise Lecavalier, Canadian dancer and choreographer
  • 1959 – Fred Couples, American golfer
  • 1959 – Greg Proops, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Jack Wagner, American actor and singer
  • 1961 – Rebecca Stephens, English journalist and mountaineer
  • 1961 – Ludger Stühlmeyer, German cantor, composer, and musicologist
  • 1962 – Tommy Lee, Greek-American singer-songwriter, drummer, and producer
  • 1962 – Simon Scarrow, Nigerian-English novelist
  • 1963 – Benny Anders, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Dan Goldie, American tennis player
  • 1964 – Clive Owen, English actor
  • 1965 – Annemarie Verstappen, Dutch swimmer
  • 1965 – Jan-Ove Waldner, Swedish table tennis player
  • 1966 – Darrin Fletcher, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Rob Liefeld, American author and illustrator
  • 1967 – Chris Collingwood, English-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Paul Crichton, English footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Greg Foster, American basketball player and coach
  • 1968 – Marko Rajamäki, Finnish footballer and manager
  • 1968 – Donald Sild, Estonian javelin thrower
  • 1969 – Garry Herbert, English rower and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Gwen Stefani, American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer
  • 1969 – Tetsuya, Japanese singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1970 – Elmar Liitmaa, Estonian guitarist and songwriter
  • 1970 – Jimmy Ray, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Wil Cordero, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Kevin Richardson, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1972 – Komla Dumor, Ghanaian-English journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1972 – Guy Oseary, Israeli–American talent manager and businessman
  • 1973 – Neve Campbell, Canadian actress and producer
  • 1973 – Angélica Gavaldón, American-Mexican tennis player and coach
  • 1973 – Lena Headey, British actress
  • 1973 – Eirik Hegdal, Norwegian saxophonist and composer
  • 1974 – Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater
  • 1975 – India Arie, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1975 – Phil Greening, English rugby player and coach
  • 1975 – Satoko Ishimine, Japanese singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1976 – Herman Li, Hong Kong-English guitarist and producer
  • 1976 – Seann William Scott, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Daniel Hollie, American wrestler
  • 1977 – Eric Munson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1977 – Luca Tognozzi, Italian footballer
  • 1978 – Gerald Asamoah, Ghanaian-German footballer
  • 1978 – Neil Clement, English footballer
  • 1978 – Corey Hill, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (d. 2015)
  • 1978 – Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer
  • 1978 – Jake Shears, American singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Josh Klinghoffer, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1979 – John Morrison, American wrestler and actor
  • 1979 – Danny O’Donoghue, Irish singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1980 – Anquan Boldin, American football player
  • 1980 – Sheldon Brookbank, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Lindsey Kelk, English journalist and author
  • 1980 – Héctor Reynoso, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 – Ivan Turina, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1981 – Danny Coid, English footballer
  • 1981 – Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • 1981 – Matt Sparrow, English footballer
  • 1983 – Fred, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Thiago Alves, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • 1983 – Andreas Papathanasiou, Cypriot footballer
  • 1983 – Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1984 – Yoon Eun-hye, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1984 – Bruno Gervais, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress
  • 1984 – Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer
  • 1984 – Ashlee Simpson, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1985 – Courtney Lee, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Jackson Martínez, Colombian footballer
  • 1987 – Robert Grabarz, English high jumper
  • 1987 – Martin Plowman, English race car driver
  • 1987 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican-American model and actress, Miss Universe 2006
  • 1988 – Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
  • 1989 – Nate Montana, American football player
  • 1990 – Johan Le Bon, French cyclist
  • 1991 – Jenny McLoughlin, English sprinter
  • 1991 – Aki Takajo, Japanese singer
  • 1993 – Raffaele Di Gennaro, Italian footballer
  • 1994 – Victoria Bosio, Argentinian tennis player

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 3
  • 42 BC – Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman politician (b. 85 BC)
  • 818 – Ermengarde, queen of the Franks
  • 900 – Muhammad ibn Zayd, Tabaristan emir
  • 1078 – Iziaslav I of Kiev (b. 1024)
  • 1226 – Francis of Assisi, Italian friar and saint (b. 1181)
  • 1283 – Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Welsh prince (b. 1238)
  • 1369 – Margaret, Countess of Tyrol (b. 1318)
  • 1399 – Eleanor de Bohun, English noble (b. 1360)
  • 1568 – Elisabeth of Valois (b. 1545)
  • 1596 – Florent Chrestien, French poet (b. 1541)
  • 1611 – Charles, Duke of Mayenne (b. 1554)
  • 1629 – Giorgi Saakadze, Georgian commander and politician (b. 1570)
  • 1649 – Giovanni Diodati, Swiss-Italian clergyman and theologian (b. 1576)
  • 1653 – Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch linguist and academic (b. 1612)
  • 1656 – Myles Standish, English captain (b. 1584)
  • 1690 – Robert Barclay, Scottish theologian and politician, 2nd Governor of East Jersey (b. 1648)
  • 1701 – Joseph Williamson, English politician, Secretary of State for the Northern Department (b. 1633)
  • 1801 – Philippe Henri, marquis de Ségur, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. 1724)
  • 1833 – François, marquis de Chasseloup-Laubat, French general and engineer (b. 1754)
  • 1838 – Black Hawk, American tribal leader (b. 1767)
  • 1860 – Rembrandt Peale, American painter and curator (b. 1778)
  • 1867 – Elias Howe, American engineer, invented the sewing machine (b. 1819)
  • 1873 – Kintpuash, American tribal leader (b. 1837)
  • 1877 – James Roosevelt Bayley, American archbishop (b. 1814)
  • 1881 – Orson Pratt, American mathematician and religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1890 – Joseph Hergenröther, German historian and cardinal (b. 1824)
  • 1891 – Édouard Lucas, French mathematician and theorist (b. 1842)
  • 1896 – William Morris, English author and poet (b. 1834)
  • 1907 – Jacob Nash Victor, American engineer (b. 1835)
  • 1929 – Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1894)
  • 1929 – Gustav Stresemann, German politician, Chancellor of Germany, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1931 – Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1865)
  • 1936 – John Heisman, American football player and coach (b. 1869)
  • 1953 – Arnold Bax, English composer and poet (b. 1883)
  • 1959 – Tochigiyama Moriya, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 27th Yokozuna (b. 1892)
  • 1963 – Refet Bele, Turkish general (b. 1877)
  • 1965 – Zachary Scott, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1966 – Rolf Maximilian Sievert, Swedish physicist and academic (b. 1896)
  • 1967 – Woody Guthrie, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1912)
  • 1967 – Malcolm Sargent, English organist, composer, and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1969 – Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1902)
  • 1979 – Nicos Poulantzas, Greek-French sociologist and philosopher (b. 1936)
  • 1980 – Friedrich Karm, Estonian footballer (b. 1907)
  • 1981 – Anna Hedvig Büll, Estonian-German missionary (b. 1887)
  • 1986 – Vince DiMaggio, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 1987 – Jean Anouilh, French playwright and screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1987 – Kalervo Palsa, Finnish painter (b. 1947)
  • 1988 – Franz Josef Strauss, Bavarian lieutenant and politician, Minister President of Bavaria (b. 1915)
  • 1990 – Stefano Casiraghi, Italian-Monegasque businessman (b. 1960)
  • 1990 – Eleanor Steber, American soprano and educator (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Katerina Gogou, Greek actress, poet, and author (b. 1940)
  • 1993 – Gary Gordon, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)
  • 1993 – Randy Shughart, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)
  • 1994 – John C. Champion, American producer and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 1995 – Ma. Po. Si., Indian author and politician (b. 1906)
  • 1997 – Michael Adekunle Ajasin, Nigerian politician, 3rd Governor of Ondo State (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – Roddy McDowall, English-American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1999 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman, co-founded Sony (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1947)
  • 2001 – Costas Hajihristos, Greek actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – Bruce Paltrow, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2003 – Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – William Steig, American sculptor, author, and illustrator (b. 1907)
  • 2004 – John Cerutti, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1960)
  • 2004 – Janet Leigh, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2005 – Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Nurettin Ersin, Turkish general (b. 1918)
  • 2006 – Lucilla Andrews, Egyptian-Scottish nurse and author (b. 1919)
  • 2006 – John Crank, English mathematician and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2006 – Peter Norman, Australian runner (b. 1942)
  • 2006 – Alberto Ramento, Filipino bishop (b. 1937)
  • 2007 – M. N. Vijayan, Indian journalist, author, and academic (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Vladimir Beekman, Estonian poet and translator (b. 1929)
  • 2010 – Ben Mondor, Canadian-American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Abraham Sarmiento, Filipino lawyer and jurist (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Abdul Haq Ansari, Indian theologian and scholar (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Robert F. Christy, American physicist and astrophysicist (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Billy Hullin, Welsh rugby player (b. 1942)
  • 2012 – Albie Roles, English footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Sari Abacha, Nigerian footballer (b. 1978)
  • 2013 – Sergei Belov, Russian basketball player and coach (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Bob Chance, American baseball player (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Frank D’Rone, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel movement (b. 1927)
  • 2013 – Joan Thirsk, English cryptologist, historian, and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Ewen Gilmour, New Zealand comedian and television host (b. 1963)
  • 2014 – Benedict Groeschel, American priest, psychologist, and talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Jean-Jacques Marcel, French footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Kevin Metheny, American businessman (b. 1954)
  • 2014 – Ward Ruyslinck, Belgian author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Denis Healey, English soldier and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1917)
  • 2015 – Muhammad Nawaz Khan, Pakistani historian and author (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Javed Iqbal, Pakistani philosopher and judge (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Gerald Squires, Canadian painter and illustrator (b. 1937)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 3
  • 3 October Festival (Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Abd-al-Masih
    • Adalgott
    • Blessed Szilárd Bogdánffy
    • Dionysius the Areopagite
    • Émilie de Villeneuve
    • Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair
    • Francis Borgia
    • George Bell and John Raleigh Mott (Episcopal Church)
    • Théodore Guérin
    • October 3 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • German Unity Day (Germany)
  • National Day (Iraq), celebrates the independence of Iraq from the United Kingdom in 1932.
  • Gaecheonjeol (National Foundation Day) (South Korea)
  • Morazán Day (Honduras)

 

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