Friday 2 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Sabol .
Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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Which were the important events of 2 October 1942 ?
- Roman Catholic Church - Memorial of Guardian Angels
- World Farm Animal Day
- Roman festivals - First day of the Ludi Augustales to celebrate the recovery by emperor August of Roman standards from the Parthians
- Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- Guinea - Independence Day (from France, 1958)
- French Republican Calendar - Pomme de terre (Potato) Day, eleventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- India - Gandhi Jayanti (birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 1869)
- Steve Sabol: American director and producer co-founded NFL Films (d. 2012).
- Queen Mary slices cruiser Curacao in half, killing 338
- 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago
- First self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago, Illinois.
- The British cruiser ''Curaçao'' collides with the liner ''Queen Mary'' off the coast of Donegal and sinks 338 drown.
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