October 2


1789 – George Washington sent proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

1889 – The first international Conference of American States began in Washington, DC.

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed.

1920 – The Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates played the only triple-header in baseball history. (The Reds won 2 of the 3 games.)

1925 – John Logie Baird performed the first test of a working television system.

1937 – Warner Bros. released “Love Is on the Air, which included the film debut of 26-year-old actor Ronald Reagan.

1948 – The first automobile race to use asphalt, cement and dirt roads took place in Watkins Glen, NY. It was the first road race in the U.S. following World War II.

1950 – The “Peanuts” comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for the first time in seven newspapers. The strip is originally called “Li’l Folks” and introduced the character Charlie Brown.

1955 – TV’s “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” debuted on CBS.

1959 – The television show “The Twilight Zone” debuted on CBS. The show ran for 5 years for a total of 154 episodes.

1967 – Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Justice of the Supreme Court.

1977 – The bodies of Elvis Presley and his grandmother were moved to Graceland in Memphis, TN.

1986 – The Everly Brothers were given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1996 – The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments were signed by President Bill Clinton.

1996 – Former Los Angeles Police Department detective Mark Fuhrman was given three years probation and fined $200 after pleading no contest to perjury at O.J. Simpsons’s murder trial.

2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks began, extending over three weeks.



Rex Reed 1938 – Film critic, TV host (TV’s “At the Movies”)

Don McLean 1945 – Singer (“American Pie”)

Avery Brooks 1948 – Actor (TV’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, “Spenser: For Hire”, “A Man Called Hawk”)

Annie Leibovitz 1949 – Photographer

Mike Rutherford 1950 – Musician (Mike & the Mechanics, Genesis)

Sting 1951 – Musician (Police), Actor (“Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, “The Bride”, “Dune”, “Quadrophenia”)

Lorraine Bracco 1954 – Actress (TV’s “The Sopranos”, “Rizzoli and Isles”, movies “Someone to Watch Over Me”, “The Basketball Diaries”, “Goodfellas”)

Philip Oakey 1955 – Musician (The Human League)

Robbie Nevil 1958 – Singer (“C’est la Vie,” “Dominoes”, “Wots It to Ya”)

Kelly Ripa 1970 – TV host, actress (“Live With Kelly and Michael”, “Live With Regis and Kelly”, “All My Children”, “Hope and Faith”)

Tiffany 1971 – Singer (“I Think We’re Alone Now”)



Custodial Worker Day

International Day of Non-Violence

Name Your Car Day

World Architecture Day

World Day of Bullying Prevention

World Farm Animals Day

World Habitat Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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