On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1977

Historical Events

  • 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
  • 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? 42 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra