On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), dies from cancer at 74
  • Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), dies of an accidental overdose at 66