All About October 2nd

All About October 2nd

Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia

October 2nd Holidays

  • Guardian Angel Day
    The Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels is a memorial of the Catholic Church officially observed on October 2nd. Here are 10 ways to celebrate here.
  • International Day of Non-Violence (Ghandi’s Day)
    Today we observe International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence aims to spread awareness about the philosophy and strategy of non-violence through education and public awareness. 
  • National Custodial Worker Day
    On October 2nd, National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day encourages appreciation to the employees who keep our schools and workplaces across the nation clean and running smoothly.
  • National Fried Scallops Day
    Today on October 2nd we celebrate fried scallops so here is recipe for you for Easy Fried Scallops.
  • National Name Your Car Day
    Today on October 2nd you are encouraged to name your car! Have you named your car yet? If so, what did you name it?
  • National Research Maniacs Food Day
    If you know what this holiday means,  let us know!
  • Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day
    In the book, Phileas Fogg, the main character of the 1873 novel makes a wager of 20,000 pounds to circumnavigate the Earth in 80 days on October 2, 1872. Today we celebrate the wager set forth one of the world’s most famous adventures.
  • World Day for Farmed Animals
    Since 1983, the annual observance of World Day for Farmed Animals (WDFA) on October 2nd (Gandhi’s birthday) has been offering people of conscience an opportunity to memorialize and mourn animals and fish that are treated cruelly and mass slaughtered for human needs and greed.
  • World No Alcohol Day
    National Alcohol Day is an annual event meant to bring awareness to the harmful effects of alcohol abuse, and to offer support to those who have been impacted by alcoholism, and clear up the misconceptions of addiction.. This day is celebrated worldwide and was first proposed by Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss and the WHO.

October 2nd Horoscope is Libra

  • Date range: September 23 – October 22
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  • 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

  • 1869 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian activist was born in  Porbandar, India.Kelly Ripa by Keith Wills cropped
  • 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 Tom Petty 2016 - Jun 20Kingdom.
  • 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]

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