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 This day in History - March 3
501 Historic Events for March 3
1978

Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland

Event
1978

Carol Aquino, Miss Guatemala Universe (1997)

Birth
1978

Douglas Osmond, Provo Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)

Birth
1978

1st day of Test cricket for Desmond Haynes (WI v Australia)

Event
1980

France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

Event
1981

NY Islanders and Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie

Event
1981

Isle's Mike Bossy 9th and final hat trick of season-4 goals

Event
1982

Senate begins debate on expulsion of Sen Harrison Williams (D-NJ)

Event
1982

Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45

Death
1983

Arthur Koestler, Hung/Brit writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77

Death
1984

Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Event
1984

NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

Event
1985

Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

Event
1985

Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86

Death
1985

National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike

Event
1985

Bill Shoemaker is 1st jockey to surpass $100 million

Event
1985

"Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard and Bruce Willis, premieres

Event
1985

Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million

Event
1985

"My One and Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances

Event
1987

Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74

Death
1987

Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, eleected to Hall of Fame

Event
1988

Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies

Death
1988

Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98

Death
1989

Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines

Event
1989

Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra

Event