On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1979

Historical Events


BeatificationPapal Visit

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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? 41 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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