What Happened on September 10, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 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: Jimmy Connors beats Björn Borg 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to become the 1st 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 race car driver (b. 1944)