October

October 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 2

October 2nd celebrates World Farm Animals Day and Name Your Car Day.

Today marks day 275 of the year, and we have 90 days left of the year.

Those of you who were born on October 2nd share the Libra zodiac sign.

Learn all about what happened on this day with our selection of facts & events. This day has a history filled with events in business, film & TV, music, space and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1984, three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record 237 days in orbit? During the mission, six spacewalks, totaling 22 hours 50 minutes, had taken place.

Keep reading for more facts about October 2nd in history!

What Happened On October 2 In History?

2016

Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, France.

Five men were masked and made off with $10 million dollars' worth of jewelry.
2011

American spy thriller TV series “Homeland” first aired on Showtime.

The show starred Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.
1995

British rock band Oasis released their second album “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”

The album sold a record 347,000 copies its first week.
1984

Three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record 237 days in orbit.

Source NY Times
1976

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. was founded in Phoenix, Arizona.

1967

Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.

OTD in 1967: Thurgood Marshall sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court Justice.
Source Politico
1941

Adolf Hitler’s German military attacked Moscow.

OTD in 1941: Adolf Hitler's German military attacked Moscow.
The battle lasted until January 7, 1942 with over half a million Russians killed, missing, injured or captured.
1902

Famous classic children’s book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter was published in London, England.

1836

After a 5-year voyage around the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Charles Darwin returned to England.

He traveled on the HMS Beagle, exploring lands far and wide, including The Galapagos Islands, where he studied the wildlife. The findings from this trip would lead him to the theory of evolution.
1535

French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier discovered “Mount Royal,” now known as Montreal, Canada.

Did you know that on this day, October 2nd 1984, three Russian cosmonauts returned from space after spending a record 237 days in orbit?