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  • What happened on October 2
  • October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 2
  • 829 – Theophilos succeeds his father Michael II as Byzantine Emperor.
  • 1187 – Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
  • 1263 – The battle of Largs is fought between Norwegians and Scots.
  • 1470 – Richard Neville’s rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to the Netherlands, restoring Henry VI to the throne.
  • 1528 – William Tyndale, the renowned English Reformer and Bible translator published his famous work The Obedience of a Christian Man
  • 1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the area where Montreal is now located.
  • 1552 – Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1780 – John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
  • 1789 – George Washington sends proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.
  • 1814 – Battle of Rancagua: Spanish Royalists troops under Mariano Osorio defeats rebel Chilean forces of Bernardo O’Higgins andJosé Miguel Carrera.
  • 1835 – The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales: Mexican soldiers attempt to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, but encounter stiff resistance from a hastily assembled militia.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Saltville: Union forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
  • 1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
  • 1925 – John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
  • 1928 – The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Josemaría Escrivá.
  • 1937 – Dominican Republic strongman Rafael Trujillo orders the execution of the Haitian population living within the borderlands; approximately 20,000 are killed over the next five days.
  • 1941 – World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
  • 1942 – World War II: Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship, HMS Curacoa, off the coast of Ireland, killing 239 crewmen aboard the Curacoa.
  • 1944 – World War II: German troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
  • 1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published.
  • 1958 – Guinea declares its independence from France.
  • 1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
  • 1967 – Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1968 – Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympicswill start.
  • 1970 – A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
  • 1980 – Michael Myers becomes the first member of either chamber of Congress to be expelled since the Civil War.
  • 1990 – Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 is hijacked and lands at Guangzhou, where it crashes into two other airliners on the ground, killing 128.
  • 1996 – The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
  • 2006 – Five Amish girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
  • 2007 – President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
  • 2016 – In a protest at a religious feast, fifty-two people are killed and many others are injured in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 2
  • 1452 – Richard III of England (d. 1485)
  • 1470 – Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (d. 1524)
  • 1538 – Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal and saint (d. 1584)
  • 1644 – François-Timoléon de Choisy, French historian and author (d. 1724)
  • 1704 – František Tůma, Czech organist and composer (d. 1774)
  • 1718 – Elizabeth Montagu, English author and critic (d. 1800)
  • 1727 – Ignaz Schiffermüller, Austrian entomologist and academic (d. 1806)
  • 1768 – William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, English general and politician (d. 1854)
  • 1798 – Charles Albert of Sardinia (d. 1849)
  • 1800 – Nat Turner, American slave and uprising leader (d. 1831)
  • 1821 – Alexander P. Stewart, American general (d. 1908)
  • 1824 – Henry C. Lord, American businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1828 – Charles Floquet, French lawyer and politician, 55th Prime Minister of France (d. 1896)
  • 1832 – Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist and academic (d. 1917)
  • 1833 – William Corby, American priest and academic (d. 1897)
  • 1847 – Paul von Hindenburg, Polish-German field marshal and politician, 2nd President of Germany (d. 1934)
  • 1851 – Ferdinand Foch, French field marshal and theorist (d. 1929)
  • 1852 – William Ramsay, Scottish-English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1916)
  • 1854 – Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, and philanthropist (d. 1932)
  • 1869 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher (d. 1948)
  • 1871 – Cordell Hull, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 47th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1871 – Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscaper and author (d. 1959)
  • 1873 – Stephen Warfield Gambrill, American lawyer and politician (d. 1924)
  • 1873 – Pelham Warner, English cricketer and manager (d. 1963)
  • 1879 – Wallace Stevens, American poet and educator (d. 1955)
  • 1882 – Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian colonel (d. 1945)
  • 1883 – Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (d. 1950)
  • 1883 – Karl von Terzaghi, Czech-American geologist and engineer (d. 1963)
  • 1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1893 – Leroy Shield, American composer and conductor (d. 1962)
  • 1895 – Ruth Cheney Streeter, American colonel (d. 1990)
  • 1897 – Bud Abbott, American comedian (d. 1974)
  • 1902 – John G. Crommelin, American admiral and politician (d. 1996)
  • 1902 – Leopold Figl, Austrian engineer and politician, 18th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1904 – Graham Greene, English novelist, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)
  • 1905 – Franjo Šeper, Croatian cardinal (d. 1981)
  • 1906 – August Komendant, Estonian-American engineer and academic (d. 1992)
  • 1907 – Víctor Paz Estenssoro, Bolivian politician, 52nd President of Bolivia (d. 2001)
  • 1907 – Alexander R. Todd, Scottish-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1909 – Alex Raymond, American cartoonist, creator of Flash Gordon (d. 1956)
  • 1911 – Jack Finney, American author and playwright (d. 1995)
  • 1912 – Frank Malina, American engineer and painter (d. 1981)
  • 1914 – Jack Parsons, American chemist, occultist, and engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1914 – Bernarr Rainbow, English organist, conductor, and historian (d. 1998)
  • 1915 – Chuck Williams, American author and businessman, founded Williams-Sonoma (d. 2015)
  • 1917 – Christian de Duve, English-Belgian cytologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1917 – Charles Drake, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1919 – John W. Duarte, English guitarist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Jan Flinterman, Dutch race car driver and pilot (d. 1992)
  • 1921 – Albert Scott Crossfield, American pilot and engineer (d. 2006)
  • 1921 – Robert Runcie, English archbishop (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Wren Blair, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Jan Morris, English-Welsh historian and author
  • 1928 – George McFarland, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1928 – Wolfhart Pannenberg, Polish-German theologian and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Peter Bronfman, Canadian businessman (d. 1996)
  • 1929 – Moses Gunn, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1929 – Cesare Maestri, Italian mountaineer and author
  • 1929 – Howard Roberts, American guitarist and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1930 – Dave Barrett, Canadian social worker and politician, 26th Premier of British Columbia
  • 1932 – Maury Wills, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1933 – John Gurdon, English biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1933 – Phill Niblock, American composer and director
  • 1933 – Enn Nõu, Estonian-Swedish author and academic
  • 1933 – Michel Plasson, French conductor
  • 1933 – Dave Somerville, Canadian singer (d. 2015)
  • 1934 – Richard Scott, Baron Scott of Foscote, South African-English lawyer and judge
  • 1934 – Earl Wilson, American baseball player and coach (d. 2005)
  • 1936 – Dick Barnett, American basketball player and educator
  • 1936 – Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Filipino lawyer and politician, 20th Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines
  • 1936 – Connie Dierking, American basketball player (d. 2013)
  • 1937 – Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (d. 2005)
  • 1938 – Nick Gravenites, American singer–songwriter and guitarist
  • 1938 – Waheed Murad, Pakistani actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1938 – Rex Reed, American film critic
  • 1939 – Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)
  • 1941 – Diana Hendry, English poet and author
  • 1942 – Steve Sabol, American director and producer, co-founded NFL Films (d. 2012)
  • 1943 – Anna Ford, English journalist and academic
  • 1943 – Franklin Rosemont, American poet, painter, and historian (d. 2009)
  • 1944 – Vernor Vinge, American computer scientist and author
  • 1945 – Martin Hellman, American cryptographer and academic
  • 1945 – Don McLean, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thai general and politician
  • 1946 – Peter Kellner, English journalist and author
  • 1947 – Ward Churchill, American author and activist
  • 1947 – Paul Jackson, English director and producer
  • 1948 – Trevor Brooking, English footballer and manager
  • 1948 – Donna Karan, American fashion designer, founded DKNY
  • 1948 – Siim Kallas, Estonian soldier and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1948 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (d. 1998)
  • 1948 – Chris LeDoux, American singer-songwriter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1949 – Richard Hell, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1949 – Annie Leibovitz, American photographer
  • 1951 – Sting, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
  • 1952 – Jan Švejnar, Czech-American economist and politician
  • 1953 – Vanessa Bell Armstrong, American singer
  • 1953 – Muhammad Abdul Bari, Bangladeshi-English physicist and academic
  • 1954 – Lorraine Bracco, American actress and producer
  • 1955 – Philip Oakey, English singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer
  • 1955 – Nancy Rothwell, English physiologist and academic
  • 1956 – Peter Bruce, Scottish chemist and academic
  • 1956 – Freddie Jackson, American singer and pianist
  • 1956 – Viatcheslav Mukhanov, Russian-German cosmologist and physicist
  • 1957 – John Cook, American golfer
  • 1957 – Wade Dooley, English rugby player and police officer
  • 1957 – Dave Faulkner, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957 – Kymberly Herrin, American model and actress
  • 1957 – Kate St John, English singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1958 – Robbie Nevil, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1958 – Wayne Toups, American singer-songwriter and accordion player
  • 1960 – Glenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1960 – Django Bates, English pianist and composer
  • 1960 – Johan Lammerts, Dutch cyclist
  • 1960 – Joe Sacco, American journalist and cartoonist
  • 1960 – Tom Schweich, American lawyer and politician, 36th State Auditor of Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1960 – Dereck Whittenburg, American basketball player and coach
  • 1961 – Jaan Toomik, Estonian director and producer
  • 1962 – James Hunter, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1962 – Aziz M. Osman, Singaporean-Malaysian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Mark Rypien, Canadian-American football player
  • 1963 – Keith Bradshaw, Australian cricketer and accountant
  • 1964 – Dirk Brinkmann, German field hockey player
  • 1965 – Darren Cahill, Australian tennis player and coach
  • 1965 – Tom Moody, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Frankie Fredericks, Namibian sprinter
  • 1967 – Gary L. Gregg, American political scientist, author, and academic
  • 1967 – Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis player
  • 1967 – Gillian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Victoria Derbyshire, English journalist and radio host
  • 1968 – Benjie Paras, Filipino basketball player and actor
  • 1968 – Jeff Martin, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1968 – Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Glen Wesley, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968 – Kelly Willis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Badly Drawn Boy, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Eddie Guardado, American baseball player and coach
  • 1970 – Patricia O’Callaghan, Canadian soprano and producer
  • 1970 – Kelly Ripa, American actress, producer, and talk show host
  • 1970 – Maribel Verdú, Spanish actress
  • 1971 – Tiffany Darwish, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971 – Jim Root, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1972 – Aaron McKie, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Proof, American rapper and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1973 – Melissa Harris-Perry, American journalist, author, and educator
  • 1973 – Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1973 – Scott Schoeneweis, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • 1974 – Adel Ferdosipour, Iranian journalist and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect
  • 1974 – Brian Knight, American baseball player and umpire
  • 1974 – Michelle Krusiec, Taiwanese-American actress and producer
  • 1974 – Matthew Nicholson, Australian cricketer
  • 1974 – Mark Porter, New Zealand race car driver (d. 2006)
  • 1974 – Sam Roberts, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1974 – Paul Teutul Jr., American motorcycle designer, co-founded Orange County Choppers
  • 1974 – Kevin Van De Wege, American firefighter and politician
  • 1975 – Baiba Broka, Latvian politician
  • 1976 – John Thornton, American football player
  • 1978 – Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1978 – Matthew Hancock, English economist and politician, Minister for the Cabinet Office
  • 1979 – Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
  • 1979 – Francisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
  • 1979 – Maja Ivarsson, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Shane Andrus, American football player
  • 1981 – Ridzuan Fatah Hasan, Singaporean footballer
  • 1981 – Santi Kolk, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 – Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Tyson Chandler, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Esra Gümüş, Turkish volleyball player
  • 1982 – George Pettit, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1982 – Gary Wilkinson, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Marion Bartoli, French tennis player
  • 1985 – Çağlar Birinci, Turkish footballer
  • 1985 – Buster Davis, American football player
  • 1985 – Brandon Jackson, American football player
  • 1986 – Camilla Belle, American actress
  • 1987 – Bojana Bobusic, Australian tennis player
  • 1987 – Joe Ingles, Australian basketball player
  • 1987 – Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Joel Reinders, American football player
  • 1987 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr., American race car driver
  • 1988 – Brittany Howard, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1989 – George Nash, English rower
  • 1990 – Dean Bouzanis, Australian footballer
  • 1991 – Roberto Firmino, Brazilian footballer
  • 1992 – Sirje Roops, Estonian footballer
  • 1993 – Michy Batshuayi, Belgian footballer
  • 1993 – Aaro Vainio, Finnish race car driver
  • 1994 – Joana Eidukonytė, Lithuanian tennis player
  • 1995 – Te Maire Martin, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1995 – Tepai Moeroa, Cook Islands rugby league player
  • 1996 – Tom Trbojevic, Australian rugby league player
  • 1997 – Hana Sugisaki, Japanese actress
  • 2002 – Jacob Sartorius, American singer

 

 

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 2
  • 534 – Athalaric, Italian king (b. 516)
  • 829 – Michael II, Byzantine emperor (b. 770)
  • 939 – Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine (b. 890)
  • 1264 – Pope Urban IV
  • 1559 – Jacquet of Mantua, French-Italian composer (b. 1483)
  • 1626 – Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, 1st Count of Gondomar, Spanish academic and diplomat (b. 1567)
  • 1629 – Antonio Cifra, Italian composer (b. 1584)
  • 1629 – Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and theologian (b. 1575)
  • 1685 – David Teniers III, Flemish painter (b. 1638)
  • 1708 – Anne Jules de Noailles, French general (b. 1650)
  • 1709 – Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian diplomat (b. 1639)
  • 1724 – François-Timoléon de Choisy, French historian and author (b. 1644)
  • 1746 – Josiah Burchett, English admiral and politician (b. 1666)
  • 1764 – William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1720)
  • 1775 – Fukuda Chiyo-ni, Japanese nun and poet (b. 1703)
  • 1780 – John André, English soldier (b. 1750)
  • 1782 – Charles Lee, English-born American general (b. 1732)
  • 1786 – Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (b. 1725)
  • 1803 – Samuel Adams, American philosopher and politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1722)
  • 1804 – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French engineer (b. 1725)
  • 1850 – Sarah Biffen, English painter (b. 1784)
  • 1853 – François Arago, French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and politician, 25th Prime Minister of France (b. 1786)
  • 1920 – Max Bruch, German composer and conductor (b. 1838)
  • 1927 – Svante Arrhenius, Swedish physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
  • 1938 – Alexandru Averescu, Romanian field marshal and politician, 24th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1859)
  • 1938 – André Lagache, French race car driver and engineer (b. 1885)
  • 1947 – P. D. Ouspensky, Russian-English mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • 1953 – John Marin, American painter (b. 1870)
  • 1955 – Humphrey Barclay, English priest (b. 1882)
  • 1955 – William Orthwein, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1881)
  • 1962 – Boris Yakovlevich Bukreev, Russian mathematician and author (b. 1859)
  • 1968 – Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (b. 1887)
  • 1971 – Jessie Arms Botke, American painter (b. 1883)
  • 1973 – Paul Hartman, American actor and dancer (b. 1904)
  • 1973 – Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (b. 1897)
  • 1974 – Vasily Shukshin, Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 1975 – K. Kamaraj, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
  • 1981 – Harry Golden, American journalist and author (b. 1902)
  • 1981 – Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American activist, actress, and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1985 – Rock Hudson, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1987 – Madeleine Carroll, English-American actress (b. 1906)
  • 1987 – Peter Medawar, Brazilian-English biologist and zoologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • 1988 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-English car designer, designed the Mini (b. 1906)
  • 1989 – Aarne Viisimaa, Estonian tenor and director (b. 1898)
  • 1991 – Hazen Argue, Canadian politician (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Demetrios I of Constantinople (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Harriet Nelson, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
  • 1996 – Robert Bourassa, Canadian lawyer and politician, 22nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1933)
  • 1996 – Andrey Lukanov, Bulgarian lawyer and politician, 40th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1938)
  • 1998 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and guitarist (b. 1907)
  • 1998 – Olivier Gendebien, Belgian race car driver (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Sanjaasürengiin Zorig, Mongolian academic and politician (b. 1962)
  • 1999 – Heinz G. Konsalik, German journalist and author (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Franz Biebl, German composer and academic (b. 1906)
  • 2002 – Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-American physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 2003 – John Thomas Dunlop, American scholar and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Labor (b. 1914)
  • 2005 – Nipsey Russell, American comedian and actor (b. 1918)
  • 2005 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (b. 1945)
  • 2006 – Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 2006 – Paul Halmos, Hungarian-American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – Tex Coulter, American football player (b. 1924)
  • 2007 – Christopher Derrick, English author and critic (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – George Grizzard, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2007 – Dan Keating, Irish Republican Army volunteer (b. 1902)
  • 2007 – Tawn Mastrey, American radio host and producer (b. 1954)
  • 2010 – Kwa Geok Choo, Singaporean lawyer and scholar (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Peter L. Benson, American psychologist and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Nguyễn Chí Thiện, Vietnamese-American poet and activist (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Charles Roach, Trinidadian-Canadian lawyer and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – J. Philippe Rushton, English-Canadian psychologist, theorist, academic (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Big Jim Sullivan, English guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Gottfried Fischer, German psychologist, therapist, and academic (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Herman Hugg, American painter and sculptor (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – Abraham Nemeth, American mathematician and academic (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Kaare Ørnung, Norwegian pianist and educator (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Robert Flower, Australian footballer (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Vaughn O. Lang, American general (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Frederic Tamler Sommers, American philosopher and academic (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Eric Arturo Delvalle, Panamanian lawyer and politician, President of Panama (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Brian Friel, Irish author, playwright, and director (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Rodolfo Frigeri, Argentinian economist and politician, Argentinian Minister of Finance (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-English bassist and composer (b. 1914)
  • 2015 – James Mutende, Ugandan veterinarian, economist, and politician (b. 1962)
  • 2015 – Johnny Paton, Scottish footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1923)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 2
  • Batik Day (Indonesia)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
    • Leodegar
    • October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Gandhi’s birthday-related observances:
    • Gandhi Jayanti (India)
    • International Day of Non-Violence
    • World Day for Farmed Animals
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea from France in 1958.
  • Mehregan, according to Iranian civil calendar. (Iran)
  • National Grandparents Day (Italy)

 

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