On This Day — October 3rd
October 3rd 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. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
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.
1919 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Adolfo Luque becomes the first Latin player to appear in a World Series.
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.
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.
Closer Actor Clive Owens turns 53
Singer Gwen Stefani turns 48
House of Cards Actress Neve Campbell turns 44
Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey turns 44
American Pie’s Seann William Scott turns 41
Oscar Winner Alicia Vikander turns 29
Happy Birthday to all October 3rd babies!