October 03: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 3, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 276th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 3. Adolfo Luque of the Cincinnati Reds became the first Latino to pitch in the World Series, while Ginsberg’s “Howl and Other Poems” was cleared of an obscenity accusation. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was signed by President Bush.

Libra is the zodiac sign for October 3rd. Gwen Stefani and Stevie Ray Vaughn have famous birthdays. It’s Mean Girls Day today.


(October 03, 1932)
Iraq Independence Day.


(October 03, 1952) A nuclear bomb is successfully tested by the UK, making it a third nuclear power in the world. photo source:

(October 03, 1985)
Atlantis, NASA's new space shuttle, made its maiden journey. photo source:

(October 03, 1990)
Following four decades of Cold War conflict, and under pressure from German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev consented to a unified Germany within NATO, resulting in Germany's reunification on this day in 1990.

(October 03, 2004)
Janet Leigh, an American actress most known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), in which her character died one of cinema's most famous and horrifying deaths, died at the age of 77.

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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