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")
  • 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 World Formula 1 Drivers title

Sport awardTennis 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)