On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1977

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda

Sports record brokenBaseball 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)

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • Pakistani general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 Highlights

About October 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 43 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra