What Happened on October 2, 2017

Historical Events

  • US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young awarded Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for work on the body clock

Famous Deaths

  • Klaus Huber, Swiss composer (Tenebrae) and academic, dies at 92
  • Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), dies from cancer at 74

Tom PettyTom Petty (1950-2017)

American classic rock singer and songwriter (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - "American Girl"; Traveling Wilburys - "Last Night"; solo -"I Won't Back Down"), dies of an accidental overdose at 66

2017 Highlights

About October 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Libra

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) - Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith