October 2-National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

October 2 2023 is Monday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on October 2

Find out about important past events, festivals, funny, weird, national days, special days & Holidays happening around the world in different countries on this day

National days on Mon Oct 2nd, 2023

  • 275th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Libra
  • National Name Your Car Day
  • National Fried Scallops Day
  • National Custodial Worker Recognition Day
  • World Farm Animals Day
  • International Day of Non-Violence
  • Birthday of Mahatama Gandhi & Lal Bahadur Shastri – India
  • Daylight Saving Time starts- Paraguay
  • Father’s Day- Luxembourg
  • Harvest Festival- Germany
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Past events and historical events on October 2

  • 2002-A series of coordinated sniper attacks occurred in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
  • 1992-A prison riot in Carandiru Penitentiary, Brazil, led to the killing of over 100 inmates by the police.
  • 1985-In India, the Dowry Prohibition Amendment Act came into existence on this day.
  • 1961-The Shipping Corporation of India was formed
  • 1958-Guinea declared its independence from France.
  • 1950-Peanuts published for the first time in 9 newspapers around the U.S.
  • 1835-Battle of Gonzales occurred on this day between Texas rebels and Mexican troops.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on October 2

Famous Celebrities birthdays on 2nd October- including Mahatama Gandhi, Annie Leibovitz, Asha Parekh, Kay Kay Menon, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Don McLean, Efren Ramirez, Kelly Ripa, Rohit Roy, LaTocha Scott, Hina Khan, Sting, Tapan Sinha, Budhi Kunderan, Asha Parekh, Persis Khambatta, Nat Tuner and more.
  • 1970-Kelly Ripa- American Actress and dancer
  • 1966-Yokozuna American wrestler
  • 1951-Sting English singer-songwriter, bass player, actor
  • 1949-Annie Leibovitz American photographer
  • 1937-Johnnie Cochran was an American civil activist and lawyer
  • 1904-Graham Greene English author, playwright, critic
  • 1904-Lal Bahadur Shastri who served as the second Prime Minister of India.
  • 1900-Leela Roy was a progressive leftist and feminist Indian politician and reformer.
  • 1890-Groucho Marx American comedian, actor

FAQ / People Also

1. Which Day is 2nd October 2023?

  • 2nd October is Monday
  • 275th day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Libra

2. Special Day on October 2

  • The International Day of Nonviolence is held on October 2nd, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. It was created on June 15, 2007 by a United Nations General Assembly resolution to celebrate Gandhi’s efforts and legacy in worldwide, nonviolent protest.

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