On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)
  • NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2 in 75th World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring US citizenship to Jefferson Davis

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Yanks win 22nd World Championship capping their great comeback year
1978 Highlights

About October 17, 1978

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra