On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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, lead singer, The Sounds