Friday 2 October 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Flying Tigers, directed by David Miller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- 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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