On This Day

What Happened on October 17, 1978

Historical Events

  • Baseball World Series: NY Yankees repeat as champions; beat LA, 7-2 at Dodger Stadium for 4-2 series victory; MVP: NY shortstop Bucky Dent
  • NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)

Historic Event

President Jimmy Carter signs bill restoring US citizenship to Jefferson Davis

  • 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? 43 years, 1 month and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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