Monday 2 October 1950
It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Persis Khambatta and Mike Rutherford.
while The Cardinal by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching L'Agence Nostradamus.
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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)
- Persis Khambatta: Indian actress (d. 1998).
- Mike Rutherford: British rock musician on bass guitar, cello and organ; a songwriter.
- Ian McNeice: English actor.
- Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
- Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
- Chicago Cardinals' Jim Hardy passes for six touchdowns versus Baltimore Colts (55-13).
- Bob Shaw of the Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with five touchdown catches.
- The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz first appears, in nine American newspapers.
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