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October 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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.

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 interesting facts about October 2nd in history!

What Events 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.

OTD in 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.

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.

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.

1780 During the American Revolutionary War, John André, a British Army officer, was hanged as a spy by the Continental Army.

1535 French-Breton explorer Jacques Cartier discovered “Mount Royal,” now known as Montreal, Canada.

1528 English Protestant author William Tyndale published “The Obedience of a Christian Man” in Antwerp, Belgium.

The text is significant because it was the first document suggesting that the king of a country should be the head of that country's church instead of the pope or other religious leader.

Famous Quotes Said On October 2

Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on Oct 2 throughout history.

1932

“These are the soul’s changes. I don’t believe in ageing. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism.”

– Virginia Woolf

1779

“Honesty is the best policy.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Famous People Born On October 2

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jacob Sartorius? See what other famous people were born on this day.

2002 Jacob Sartorius

American Singer

Jacob Sartorius
Age:
19 years old
Born In:
Oklahoma, USA
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1987 Dia Frampton

American Singer

Dia Frampton
Age:
34 years old
Born In:
Utah, USA

Special Holidays On October 2

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

October 2: World Farm Animals Day

World Farm Animals Day

October 2: National Name Your Car Day

National Name Your Car Day

October 2 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

All those born in October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. This pink gem helps the wearer fall in line with their heart chakra, meaning they can handle love and emotions positively.

For those of you who were born on October 2nd, you were likely conceived the same year on January 9th.

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