Friday 2 October 1942US date format: 10/2/1942, UK date format: 2/10/1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 2, 1942). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Steve Sabol .
Eyes in the Night, directed by Fred Zinnemann, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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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...
- 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.