On This Day

What Happened on September 10, 1978

Historical Events

  • "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 4th game of Boston Massacre; NY Yankees beat Red Sox, 7-4 to tie for AL East 1st place; Yanks out hit arch rivals, 67-21; score 42-9
  • Arlyne Rhode sets female footbow distance record (1,113 yds & 30")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The single point American Lotus driver Mario Andretti earns for finishing 6th at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Flushing Meadows, NY: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the first player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Famous Deaths

  • Ronnie Peterson, Swedish auto racer (World F1 runner-up 1971, 78), dies in crash during Italian F1 GP at 34
1978 Highlights

About September 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo