October 3rd: What is special about this date?

October 3rd marks the 276th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 277th in case of leap years). There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on October 3rd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to October 3rd and what happened on October 3rd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about October 3rd.


October 3rd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On October 3rd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho Marx (1895)

    Groucho marx was a legendary comedian known for his quick wit, distinctive mustache, and cigar.

  • Lena Headey
    Lena Headey (1973)

    Lena headey is a british actress best known for her role as cersei lannister in the popular tv series game of thrones.

  • Chubby Checker
    Chubby Checker (1941)

    Chubby checker is an american singer-songwriter best known for popularizing the dance style 'the twist' with his hit song of the same name.

  • Bud Abbott
    Bud Abbott (1897)

    Bud abbott was an american comedian and actor, best known as the straight man of the comedy duo abbott and costello.

  • Shannyn Sossamon
    Shannyn Sossamon (1978)

    American actress, dancer, and musician.

  • Clémence Poésy
    Clémence Poésy (1982)

    French actress well-known for her role as fleur delacour in harry potter films.

  • Ruggero Raimondi
    Ruggero Raimondi (1941)

    Ruggero raimondi is an italian singer and actor known for his powerful bass voice and acclaimed performances in opera productions worldwide.

  • Neve Campbell
    Neve Campbell (1973)

    Neve campbell is a canadian actress known for her role as sidney prescott in the scream film series.

  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal (1925)

    American playwright, critic and novelist.

  • Carmen Russo
    Carmen Russo (1959)

    Genoa, italy -- miss teenage italy (1972).

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October 3rd: who died on this date?

On October 3rd the following celebrities died:

  • Janet Leigh
    Janet Leigh (2004)

    American actress and author, leigh is best known for her scene in the shower in psycho in 1960.

  • Roddy McDowall
    Roddy McDowall (1998)

    British child actor, who arrived in hollywood in 1940.

  • Ronnie Barker
    Ronnie Barker (2005)

    British comedian and actor, who is a bit overweight, was a co-star in "the two ronnies," a british television sitcom.

  • Bruce Paltrow
    Bruce Paltrow (2002)

    American film and television producer (born 1943).

  • Zachary Scott
    Zachary Scott (1965)

    American actor (b. 1914).

  • Charles Collingwood
    Charles Collingwood (1985)

    At 68, newscaster (chronicles) dies.

  • Dub Taylor (1994)

    Renowned American character actor known for his work in Western films.

  • Macil Guthrie (1967)

    Macil Guthrie was a Canadian folk singer and guitarist who played a significant role in the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Jarl Kulle (1997)

    Renowned Swedish actor known for his versatile performances.

  • Malcolm Sargent (1967)

    British conductor known for his work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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October 3rd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On October 3rd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Libra according to the Western Zodiac.

Libra zodiac sign

October 3rd: what is special about the Libra sign?

The Libra sign encompasses people born between September 23rd and October 22nd.

You can discover Libra's personality traits and attitude and Libra's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Libra born in October discover why October born are so special.


October 3rd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on October 3rd in history:

  • Oct 3, 1914: World War I: 33,000 Canadian troops depart for Europe, the largest force to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean at the time.
  • Oct 3, 1918: Czar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria does distance of throne
  • Oct 3, 1924: King Hussein of Hedzjaz abdicts throne
  • Oct 3, 1928: French sun Ondine sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • Oct 3, 1932: Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • Oct 3, 1953: 7th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 3-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 3, 1954: Father Knows Best premieres
  • Oct 3, 1956: Sal Maglie and Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series
  • Oct 3, 1972: Baltimore Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later
  • Oct 3, 1973: Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
  • Oct 3, 1996: Thunderdome in Tampa Bay renamed Tropicana Field
  • Oct 3, 2007: Witnesses have reported seeing a flaming object cross the sky of Minnesota. It was accompanied by a boom and a torrent of debris.

What day of the year is October 3rd?

October 3rd marks the 276th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 277th in case of leap years).

There are 89 days remaining until the end of the year.

October 3rd is the 3rd day of the month of October.


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