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

Sports record brokenBaseball 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

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

MurderAssassination Attempt

Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
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? 34 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra