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")

Sports History

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

US 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


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? 43 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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