On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1979

Historical Events

Papal Visit

Pope John Paul II visits New York City, and at the U.N. denounces all concentration camps and torture

Famous Birthdays

  • Francisco Fonseca, Mexican soccer striker and broadcaster (43 caps, 21 goals), born in León, Guanajuato
  • Maja Ivarsson, Swedish new wave rock singer (The Sounds - "Living In America"), born in Åhus, Scania, Sweden
1979 Highlights

About October 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra