On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1986

Historical Events

  • Astros starter Mike Scott finishes MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season

Baseball Record

New York Mets' Dwight Gooden becomes first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win v Pittsburgh Pirates

Assassination Attempt

Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Camilla Belle, American actress (Rip Girls), born in Los Angeles, California
1986 Highlights

About October 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Leave Me This Way - The Communards with Sarah-Jane Morris