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October 2nd, 2007 (October 02 2007)EventPresident 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.
October 2nd, 2007 (October 02 2007)DeathDan Keating, Irish politician (born in 1902)
October 2nd, 2007 (October 02 2007)DeathTex Coulter, American football player (born in 1924)
October 2nd, 2007 (October 02 2007)DeathChristopher Derrick, British writer (born in 1921)
October 2nd, 2006 (October 02 2006)EventFive school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.
October 2nd, 2006 (October 02 2006)DeathHelen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (born in 1938)
October 2nd, 2006 (October 02 2006)DeathTamara Dobson, American actress (born in 1947)
October 2nd, 2006 (October 02 2006)DeathPaul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (born in 1916)
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)EventEthan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.Allen Tate Quotes
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)EventNFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)DeathBert Eriksson, Belgian neo-Nazi (born in 1931)
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)DeathNipsey Russell, American comedian (born in 1918)Nipsey Russell Quotes
October 2nd, 2005 (October 02 2005)DeathAugust Wilson, American playwright (born in 1945)
October 2nd, 2004 (October 02 2004)EventAmerican Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.
October 2nd, 2003 (October 02 2003)DeathJohn T. Dunlop, U.S. Secretary of Labor (born in 1914)
October 2nd, 2002 (October 02 2002)EventThe Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
October 2nd, 2002 (October 02 2002)DeathHeinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (born in 1911) Philo Quotes
October 2nd, 2001 (October 02 2001)EventThe NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.
October 2nd, 2001 (October 02 2001)DeathFranz Biebl, German composer (born in 1906)
October 2nd, 1999 (October 02 1999)DeathHeinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (born in 1921)
October 2nd, 1998 (October 02 1998)DeathGene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (born in 1907)
October 2nd, 1998 (October 02 1998)DeathOlivier Gendebien, Belgian racing driver (born in 1924)
October 2nd, 1996 (October 02 1996)EventThe Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.Bill Clinton Quotes
October 2nd, 1996 (October 02 1996)EventAn AeroPeru Boeing 757 crashes in Pacific Ocean shortly after takeoff from Lima, Peru, killing 70.
October 2nd, 1996 (October 02 1996)DeathRobert Bourassa, politician, premier of Quebec (born in 1933)
October 2nd, 1994 (October 02 1994)DeathHarriet Hilliard Nelson, American actress (born in 1909)
October 2nd, 1993 (October 02 1993)BirthTara Lynne Barr, American actress
October 2nd, 1992 (October 02 1992)EventThe Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
October 2nd, 1990 (October 02 1990)EventA Chinese airline Boeing 737-247 is hijacked; after landing at Guangzhou, it crashes into two airliners on the ground, killing 132 people.
October 2nd, 1990 (October 02 1990)BirthDean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player
October 2nd, 1988 (October 02 1988)DeathAlec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (born in 1906)
October 2nd, 1987 (October 02 1987)BirthPhil Kessel, American ice hockey player
October 2nd, 1987 (October 02 1987)DeathPeter Medawar, Brazilian-born scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1915)
October 2nd, 1987 (October 02 1987)DeathMadeleine Carroll, British-born actress (born in 1906)
October 2nd, 1986 (October 02 1986)BirthCamilla Belle, American actress
October 2nd, 1985 (October 02 1985)BirthCraig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
October 2nd, 1985 (October 02 1985)DeathRock Hudson, American actor (born in 1925)
October 2nd, 1982 (October 02 1982)BirthGeorge Pettit, Canadian singer (Alexisonfire)
October 2nd, 1981 (October 02 1981)BirthLuke Wilkshire, Australian footballer
October 2nd, 1981 (October 02 1981)BirthToro, Taiwanese singer
October 2nd, 1981 (October 02 1981)DeathHarry Golden, American journalist (born in 1902)
October 2nd, 1981 (October 02 1981)DeathHazel Scott, West Indian-born singer (born in 1920)
October 2nd, 1980 (October 02 1980)BirthShane Andrus, National Football League kicker
October 2nd, 1979 (October 02 1979)BirthPrimoz Brezec, Slovenian basketball player
October 2nd, 1979 (October 02 1979)BirthFrancisco Fonseca, Mexican footballer
October 2nd, 1979 (October 02 1979)BirthMaja Ivarsson, lead singer, The Sounds
October 2nd, 1978 (October 02 1978)BirthAyumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer Saki Quotes
October 2nd, 1976 (October 02 1976)BirthJason Dodson, American political consultant and teacher of esotericism
October 2nd, 1976 (October 02 1976)BirthMandisa, American singer
October 2nd, 1976 (October 02 1976)BirthJohn Thornton, American Football player
October 2nd, 1975 (October 02 1975)DeathKumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (born in 1903)
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)BirthSimon Gregson, British actor
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)BirthMichelle Krusiec, American actress
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)BirthMark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (died in 2006)
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)BirthSam Roberts, Canadian singer and songwriter
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)BirthPaul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
October 2nd, 1974 (October 02 1974)DeathVasily Shukshin, Russian writer, actor, screenwriter, and director (born in 1929)
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthLene, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthEfren Ramirez, American actor
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthScott Schoeneweis, American baseball player
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthVerka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthMaria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)BirthProof, American rapper (D12) (died in 2006)
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)DeathPaul Hartman, American actor (born in 1904)
October 2nd, 1973 (October 02 1973)DeathPaavo Nurmi, Finnish runner (born in 1897)
October 2nd, 1972 (October 02 1972)BirthTara Dawn Holland, Miss America 1997
October 2nd, 1972 (October 02 1972)BirthAaron Mckie, a professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies.
October 2nd, 1971 (October 02 1971)BirthJames Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)
October 2nd, 1971 (October 02 1971)BirthTiffany, American singer
October 2nd, 1971 (October 02 1971)DeathBola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (born in 1911)
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)EventA plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)BirthEddie Guardado, American baseball relief pitcher
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)BirthKelly Ripa, American actressKelly Ripa Quotes
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)BirthColin Rivas, Galician artist
October 2nd, 1970 (October 02 1970)BirthMaribel Verdu, Spanish actress
October 2nd, 1969 (October 02 1969)BirthMitch English, American actor
October 2nd, 1969 (October 02 1969)BirthDamon Gough, English singer
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)EventA peaceful student demonstration in Mexico City ends in the Tlatelolco massacre.
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)BirthVictoria Derbyshire, British radio presenter
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)BirthJeff Martin, Canadian singer/songwriter
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)BirthJana Novotna, Czech tennis player
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)BirthGlen Wesley, Canadian ice hockey player
October 2nd, 1968 (October 02 1968)DeathMarcel Duchamp, French artist (born in 1887)
October 2nd, 1967 (October 02 1967)EventThurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court.
October 2nd, 1967 (October 02 1967)BirthFrankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
October 2nd, 1967 (October 02 1967)BirthBud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)
October 2nd, 1967 (October 02 1967)BirthGillian Welch, American singer and songwriterEric Gill Quotes
October 2nd, 1966 (October 02 1966)BirthRodney Anoa i (Yokozuna), Samoan-American professional wrestler (died in 2000)
October 2nd, 1964 (October 02 1964)BirthDirk Brinkmann, German field hockey player
October 2nd, 1962 (October 02 1962)BirthSigtryggur Baldursson, Icelandic drummer (The Sugarcubes)
October 2nd, 1962 (October 02 1962)BirthAziz M. Osman, Malaysian actor and director
October 2nd, 1962 (October 02 1962)DeathBoris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (born in 1859)
October 2nd, 1960 (October 02 1960)BirthAl Connelly, Canadian Musician/Songwriter
October 2nd, 1960 (October 02 1960)BirthGlenn Anderson, Canadian ice hockey player
October 2nd, 1960 (October 02 1960)BirthRobbie Nevil, American singer and songwriter
October 2nd, 1958 (October 02 1958)EventGuinea declares itself independent from France.
October 2nd, 1957 (October 02 1957)BirthWade Dooley, English rugby union player
October 2nd, 1955 (October 02 1955)BirthPhil Oakey, English singer (The Human League)
October 2nd, 1954 (October 02 1954)BirthLorraine Bracco, American actress
October 2nd, 1952 (October 02 1952)BirthWahed Wafa, Afghan singer
October 2nd, 1951 (October 02 1951)BirthSting, English musician and actor
October 2nd, 1951 (October 02 1951)BirthRomina Power, Italian singer
October 2nd, 1950 (October 02 1950)EventPeanuts by Charles M. Schulz first publishedCharles M. Schulz Quotes
October 2nd, 1950 (October 02 1950)BirthPersis Khambatta, Indian actress (died in 1998)
October 2nd, 1950 (October 02 1950)BirthIan McNeice, English actor
October 2nd, 1950 (October 02 1950)BirthMike Rutherford, English musician (Genesis)
October 2nd, 1949 (October 02 1949)BirthRichard Hell, American musician
October 2nd, 1949 (October 02 1949)BirthAnnie Leibovitz, American photographer
October 2nd, 1948 (October 02 1948)BirthAvery Brooks, American actor
October 2nd, 1948 (October 02 1948)BirthTrevor Brooking, English footballer
October 2nd, 1948 (October 02 1948)BirthDonna Karan, American fashion designer
October 2nd, 1948 (October 02 1948)BirthChris LeDoux, American musician and rodeo performer (died in 2005)
October 2nd, 1947 (October 02 1947)DeathPeter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (born in 1878) Philo Quotes
October 2nd, 1946 (October 02 1946)BirthGen.Sonthi Boonyaratglin, President of Council for National Security and Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army
October 2nd, 1946 (October 02 1946)BirthEric Peterson, Canadian actor
October 2nd, 1945 (October 02 1945)BirthDon McLean, American songwriter
October 2nd, 1944 (October 02 1944)EventWorld War II: Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising.
October 2nd, 1943 (October 02 1943)BirthFranklin Rosemont, American artist
October 2nd, 1941 (October 02 1941)EventWorld War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
October 2nd, 1941 (October 02 1941)BirthZareh Baronian, Armenian theologian
October 2nd, 1940 (October 02 1940)BirthGheorghe Gruia, Romanian handball player
October 2nd, 1938 (October 02 1938)EventTiberias massacre: Arabs murder 20 Jews.
October 2nd, 1938 (October 02 1938)BirthRex Reed, American movie critic and actor
October 2nd, 1938 (October 02 1938)BirthWaheed Murad, Pakistani film actor and director (died in 1983)
October 2nd, 1938 (October 02 1938)DeathAlexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (born in 1859)
October 2nd, 1937 (October 02 1937)EventSamuel R. Caldwell becomes the first person in the United States to be arrested on a marijuana charge.
October 2nd, 1937 (October 02 1937)BirthJohnnie L. Cochran Jr., American attorney (died in 2005)Johnnie Cochran Quotes
October 2nd, 1936 (October 02 1936)BirthDick Barnett, American basketball player
October 2nd, 1935 (October 02 1935)EventItaly invades Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
October 2nd, 1935 (October 02 1935)BirthOmar Sivori, Argentine football player (died in 2005)
October 2nd, 1934 (October 02 1934)BirthEarl Wilson, American baseball player (died in 2005)
October 2nd, 1933 (October 02 1933)BirthPhill Niblock, American composer, filmmaker and videographer
October 2nd, 1932 (October 02 1932)BirthMaury Wills, American baseball player
October 2nd, 1930 (October 02 1930)BirthDave Barrett, Premier of British Columbia
October 2nd, 1929 (October 02 1929)BirthMoses Gunn, African-American actor (died in 1993)
October 2nd, 1928 (October 02 1928)EventThe "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, was founded by Saint Josemaria Escriva.
October 2nd, 1928 (October 02 1928)BirthGeorge "Spanky" McFarland, American actor (died in 1993)
October 2nd, 1928 (October 02 1928)BirthWolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian
October 2nd, 1927 (October 02 1927)DeathSvante Arrhenius, Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1859)
October 2nd, 1926 (October 02 1926)BirthJan Morris, English writer
October 2nd, 1925 (October 02 1925)EventJohn Logie Baird performers first test of the working television system.
October 2nd, 1924 (October 02 1924)EventThe Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
October 2nd, 1921 (October 02 1921)BirthAlbert Scott Crossfield, American test pilot (died in 2006)
October 2nd, 1921 (October 02 1921)BirthRobert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (died in 2000)
October 2nd, 1919 (October 02 1919)EventUS President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
October 2nd, 1917 (October 02 1917)BirthChristian de Duve, English-born biologist, Nobel laureate
October 2nd, 1917 (October 02 1917)BirthCharles Drake, American actor (died in 1994)
October 2nd, 1914 (October 02 1914)BirthJack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (died in 1952)
October 2nd, 1914 (October 02 1914)BirthBernarr Rainbow, historian of music education, organist, and choir master (d.1998)
October 2nd, 1913 (October 02 1913)BirthKarl Miller, German footballer (died in 1967)
October 2nd, 1911 (October 02 1911)BirthJack Finney, American author (died in 1995)
October 2nd, 1907 (October 02 1907)BirthAlexander R. Todd, Baron Todd, Scottish chemist, Nobel laureate (died in 1997)
October 2nd, 1904 (October 02 1904)BirthGraham Greene, British novelist (died in 1991)Graham Greene Quotes
October 2nd, 1904 (October 02 1904)BirthLal Bahadur Shastri, Prime Minister of India (d.1966)
October 2nd, 1902 (October 02 1902)BirthLeopold Figl, Austrian politician (died in 1965)
October 2nd, 1901 (October 02 1901)BirthAlice Prin, French singer and artist (died in 1953)
October 2nd, 1896 (October 02 1896)BirthLiaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan s first Prime Minister (died in 1951)
October 2nd, 1895 (October 02 1895)BirthBud Abbott, American comedian and actor (died in 1974)
October 2nd, 1890 (October 02 1890)BirthGroucho Marx, American comedian and actor (died in 1977)Groucho Marx Quotes
October 2nd, 1889 (October 02 1889)EventIn Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
October 2nd, 1882 (October 02 1882)BirthBoris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (died in 1945)
October 2nd, 1879 (October 02 1879)BirthWallace Stevens, American poet (died in 1955)Wallace Stevens Quotes
October 2nd, 1873 (October 02 1873)BirthStephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman for Maryland s 5th District (died in 1924)
October 2nd, 1873 (October 02 1873)BirthPlum Warner, English cricketer (died in 1963)
October 2nd, 1871 (October 02 1871)BirthCordell Hull, United States Secretary of State, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (died in 1955)Cordell Hull Quotes
October 2nd, 1871 (October 02 1871)BirthMartha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (died in 1959)
October 2nd, 1869 (October 02 1869)BirthMohandas Gandhi, Indian politician and spiritual leader (Father of the India) . (died in 1948)
October 2nd, 1864 (October 02 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of SaltvilleUnion forces attack Saltville, Virginia, but are defeated by Confederate troops.
October 2nd, 1853 (October 02 1853)DeathFrancois Jean Dominique Arago, French mathematician (born in 1786)
October 2nd, 1852 (October 02 1852)BirthWilliam Ramsay, Scottish chemist (died in 1916)
October 2nd, 1851 (October 02 1851)EventThe pasilalinic-sympathetic compass is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.
October 2nd, 1851 (October 02 1851)BirthFerdinand Foch, French soldier (died in 1929)Ferdinand Foch Quotes
October 2nd, 1850 (October 02 1850)DeathSarah Biffen, English painter (born in 1784)
October 2nd, 1847 (October 02 1847)BirthPaul von Hindenburg, German officer and politician (died in 1934)
October 2nd, 1835 (October 02 1835)EventThe 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.
October 2nd, 1833 (October 02 1833)BirthRev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (died in 1897)
October 2nd, 1832 (October 02 1832)BirthEdward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (died in 1917)
October 2nd, 1828 (October 02 1828)BirthCharles Floquet, French statesman (died in 1896)
October 2nd, 1817 (October 02 1817)DeathFyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (born in 1744)
October 2nd, 1804 (October 02 1804)DeathNicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (born in 1725)
October 2nd, 1803 (October 02 1803)DeathSamuel Adams, American revolutionary leader (born in 1722)Samuel Adams Quotes
October 2nd, 1800 (October 02 1800)BirthNat Turner, American leader of slave uprising (died in 1831)
October 2nd, 1798 (October 02 1798)BirthKing Charles Albert of Sardinia (died in 1849)
October 2nd, 1789 (October 02 1789)EventGeorge Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.George Washington Quotes
October 2nd, 1786 (October 02 1786)DeathAugustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral (born in 1725)
October 2nd, 1782 (October 02 1782)DeathCharles Lee, British and U.S. general (born in 1732)
October 2nd, 1780 (October 02 1780)EventJohn Andre, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
October 2nd, 1780 (October 02 1780)DeathJohn Andre, British Army officer (executed) (born in 1750)
October 2nd, 1775 (October 02 1775)DeathChiyo-ni, Japanese poet (born in 1703)
October 2nd, 1768 (October 02 1768)BirthWilliam Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (died in 1854)
October 2nd, 1764 (October 02 1764)DeathWilliam Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United KingdomWilliam King Quotes
October 2nd, 1746 (October 02 1746)DeathJosiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
October 2nd, 1737 (October 02 1737)BirthFrancis Hopkinson, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence (died in 1791)
October 2nd, 1724 (October 02 1724)DeathFrancois-Timoleon de Choisy, French writer (born in 1644)
October 2nd, 1722 (October 02 1722)BirthLeopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier (died in 1776)
October 2nd, 1708 (October 02 1708)DeathAnne-Jules, 2nd duc de Noailles, French general (born in 1650)
October 2nd, 1644 (October 02 1644)BirthFrancois-Timoleon de Choisy, French writer (died in 1724)
October 2nd, 1629 (October 02 1629)DeathPierre de Berulle, French cardinal and statesman (born in 1575)
October 2nd, 1629 (October 02 1629)DeathAntonio Cifra, Italian composer (born in 1584)
October 2nd, 1626 (October 02 1626)DeathDiego Sarmiento de Acuna, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (born in 1567)
October 2nd, 1559 (October 02 1559)DeathJacquet of Mantua, French composer (born in 1483)
October 2nd, 1552 (October 02 1552)EventConquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
October 2nd, 1538 (October 02 1538)BirthSaint Charles Borromeo, Italian cardinal (died in 1584)
October 2nd, 1535 (October 02 1535)EventJacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec.
October 2nd, 1470 (October 02 1470)BirthIsabella of Naples, Duchess of Milan (died in 1524)
October 2nd, 1452 (October 02 1452)BirthKing Richard III of England (died in 1485) Richard III of England Quotes
October 2nd, 1263 (October 02 1263)EventThe battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.
October 2nd, 1187 (October 02 1187)EventSiege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule.
October 2nd, 0939 (October 02 0939)DeathGilbert, Duke of Lorraine

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