On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1978

Historical Events

  • 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
1978 Highlights

About October 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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