October 2: Day of the Week
October 2, 2023 is the 275th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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October 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1780John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, is hanged as a spy by American forces.
- 1919U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed.
- 1924The Geneva Protocol is adopted as a means to strengthen the League of Nations.
- 1925John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system.
- 1928The “Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God”, commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá.
- 1959The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
- 1996The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments are signed by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- 2002The Beltway sniper attacks begin, extending over three weeks.
- 2005Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.
- 2007President 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.
Who were born on October 2?
- 1882Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)
- 1890Groucho Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
- 1913Karl Miller, German footballer (d. 1967)
- 1935Omar Sivori, Argentine football player (d. 2005)
- 1943Franklin Rosemont, American artist
- 1952Robin Riker, American actress
- 1956Charlie Adler, American voice actor
- 1964Sam Bockarie, Sierra Leone Civil War figure (d. 2003)
- 1970Kelly Ripa, American actress
- 1973Lene Nystrøm Rasted, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
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