On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1978

Historical Events

  • John McClain performs 180 outside loops in an airplane over Houston

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson hits his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home win over Seattle; 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Watkins, Welsh rugby union centre (18 caps; Newport, Llanelli Scarlets), born in Newport, Wales (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

George Harrison marries Olivia

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

LoveWedding of Interest

Singer Gloria Estefan (21) weds musician and producer Emilio Estefan (25) (Miami Sound Machine)


1978 Highlights

About September 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo