What Happened on October 2, 1986

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • 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
  • Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

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