What Happened on October 2, 1978

Historical Events

Baseball Record

NY Yankees win 3rd straight AL East title beating Boston Red Sox, 5-4 in a dramatic single playoff game; Ron Guidry wins #25 aided by Bucky Dent's 3-run homer

  • Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

Famous Birthdays

  • Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese J-pop singer-songwriter ("Secret"), born in Fukuoka, Japan
Born in 1978

About October 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Kiss You All Over - Exile
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John