All About October 2nd
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
October 2nd Holidays
- Guardian Angel Day
- International Day of Non-Violence (Ghandi’s Day)
- National Custodial Worker Day
- National Fried Scallops Day
- National Name Your Car Day
- National Research Maniacs Food Day
- Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
- World Day for Farmed Animals
- World No Alcohol Day
October 2nd Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortenson, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue.
October 2nd Trivia
- 1803 – Samuel Adams, American politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts was born.
- 1869 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist was born in Porbandar, India.
- 1890 – Groucho Marx, American comedian, actor was born in NYC, New York.
- 1928 – The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded.
- 1928 – George McFarland, American actor known as Spanky was born.
- 1940 – The #1 song on the billboard was I’ll Never Smile Again by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.
- 1942 – Ocean Liner RMS Queen Mary accidentally rams and sinks her own escort ship, HMS Curacoa, off the coast of Ireland, killing 337 crewmen aboard the Curacoa.
- 1950 – Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip, Peanuts, was printed for the first time in 9 newspapers around the U.S.
- 1951- Sting, English singer-songwriter, bass player, actor was born in Wallsend, United Kingdom.
- 1965 – The #1 movie was Mickey One starring Warren Beatty.
- 1970 – Kelly Ripa, American actress was born in Stratford, NJ.
- 1970 – An aircraft carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado, killing 31 people.
- 1982 – The #1 song on the billboard was Jack & Diane by John Cougar.
- 1985 – Rock Hudson, American actor passes away from HIV/Aids.
- 1988 – The #1 movie was Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey.
- 2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin in Washington DC.
- 2006 – Five Amish girls are murdered in a shooting at a school in Pennsylvania.
- 2017 – Tom Petty, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer passed away from cardiac arrest.
- 2018 – Speaking at a campaign rally in Mississippi, President Trump mocked sexual assault allegations from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Julie Swetnick. [ABC]
- 2019 – Ocean cleaning device succeeds in removing plastic for the first time [Eco Watch]
- 2020 – President Donald Trump was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center after being diagnosed with Coronavirus the day before. [CNN]
Our ocean cleanup system is now finally catching plastic, from one-ton ghost nets to tiny microplastics!
Also, anyone missing a wheel? pic.twitter.com/Oq0rkXO3TH
— Boyan Slat (@BoyanSlat) October 2, 2019