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
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