October 8, 1978 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

American Mario Andretti in a Lotus finishes 10th in the season ending Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit, but wins his first World Formula 1 Drivers title by 13 points from Ronnie Peterson

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Birthdays in Sport

  • Antonino D'Agostino, Italian football player, born in Turin, Italy
  • Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player, born in Cork, Ireland

Deaths in Sport

  • Jim Gilliam, coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49