On This Day

What Happened on September 2, 1978

Historical Events

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

Baseball 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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

George Harrison

British musician George Harrison (35) marries American record label marketer Olivia Arias (30) at the Henley-on-Thames Register Office in England

Gloria Estefan

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? 43 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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