What Happened on October 2, 1977

Historical Events

Sports History

Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; Englishman James Hunt wins the race

Baseball Record

Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)

  • Pakistani general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 Highlights

About October 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band - Meco
  • UK #1 Song: Silver Lady - David Soul