On This Day

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

  • Robert Yates, American auto racing team owner and engine builder (Yates Racing, NASCAR), dies from cancer at 74
  • Tom Petty, 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? 4 years and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

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