Saturday October 02, 2010: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/2/2010, UK date format: 2/10/2010

October 2nd, 2010 was the 275th day of the year 2010 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Saturday.

The number one song in US was Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars.

Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2010 while The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Gigantic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda or Cross Days.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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October 02, 2010 Events

What happened on October 02, 2010?

Historical Events

  • An explosion killed a British soldier on patrol in Nahr-e Saraj District, Helmand Province in Afghanistan.
  • Three drone strikes result in 18 deaths in Data Khel, North Waziristan's Federally Administered tribal Area. The government continues to block NATO's supply route to Afghanistan. This brings the total number of civilian and militant deaths to at least 150.
  • Iran has arrested several individuals suspected of spying on foreign intelligence services regarding its nuclear facilities.
  • 2010 strikes in France: Millions protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to raise retirement age from 60 years to 62.
  • A residential building with four stories collapsed in Chang'an District, Xi'an City in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. It killed eight workers and injured three others.
  • Two trains collide at Petarukan in Indonesia. 43 people are killed and 50 injured. One person is killed in a train accident at Solo.
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See also

What happened on October 02 in history? Find out the list of October 2nd major events

What was 2010 famous for? Discover everything about 2010


October 02, 2010 Famous Birthdays

Other October 2nd famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If October 02, 2010 is your birthday you are 12 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on October 02.

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October 02, 2010 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 02, 2010?

Other October 2nd famous deaths

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October 02, 2010 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

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Chinese Zodiac

Tiger chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Tiger

Element: Metal

Tiger personality

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October 02, 2010 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 02, 2010?

The day of the week was Saturday.

October 2nd marks the 274th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2010.

There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 02, 2010 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 02, 2010?


  • Also see October 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • 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
  • 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)


  • World Habitat Day
  • International Day of Non-Violence
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 02, 2010? Which were the top hits on October 02, 2010?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Just The Way You Are
  2. - Love The Way You Lie
  3. - Only Girl (In The World)
  4. - Teenage Dreamyoutube
  5. - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Deuces
  2. - Love All Over Me
  3. - Bottoms Up
  4. - There Goes My Baby
  5. - Fancy

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Say You'll Haunt Me
  2. - Another Way To Die
  3. - Nightmare
  4. - Animal
  5. - Little Lion Man

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Cuando Me Enamoro
  2. - Dime Que Me Quieres
  3. - Nina De Mi Corazon
  4. - La Despedida
  5. - Alejate De Mi

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Release year: 2010

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

A Single Man

A Single Man

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Ford

Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Country: United States of America

City Island

City Island

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Country: United States of America

Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen

Release year: 2010

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Release year: 2010

Directed by: Matt Aselton

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Martin Scorsese



Release year: 2010

Directed by: John Jeffcoat



Release year: 2010

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2010

Directed by: Robert F. Slatzer

Magazine Covers

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


The first book in Stieg Larsson’s exciting Millenium series, featuring Lisbeth Slander, combines murder mystery, family saga and love story into one compellingly complex and atmospheric novel.

Warlord by Ted Bell



"Hawke...strong, shrewd, and savvy, with an elegance not seen since James Bond tore through the pages of Ian Fleming’s novels Warlord

The Warmth Of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Warmth Of Other Suns


Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, chronicles in this masterwork an epic and beautifully written story about one of America's great untold stories: the decades-long migration by black citizens from the South.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen, a black maid from 1962 Jackson, Mississippi is now unable to keep her bitterness in check. Minny, her friend, has never been able to keep her mouth shut. But now she must keep secrets about her employer which leave …

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Wicked Appetite


Lizzy Tucker, who has taken over a historic Marblehead house, Massachusetts, as her pastry chef at Dazzle's Bakery, Salem, and is now looking for a comfortable future.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Xbox 360; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Origo Games Aksys Games

Cross Days

Cross Days

Platform: Windows, DVD, PSP

Genre: Drama, Erotica, Harem

Publisher: Stack (Windows) AiCherry (DVD) PalaceGame (PSP)

Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1

Atari Greatest Hits Volume 1

Platform: Nintendo DS, iOS

Genre: Compilation

Publisher: Atari

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

Genre: Action, Comedy-drama, Supernatural

Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

Platform: BlackBerry, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Glu Games (BlackBerry)


October 02, 2010 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for October 02, 2010 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on October 02, 2010

Sport Games on October 02, 2010

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Parma - Milan : 0 - 1
  • Udinese - Cesena : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of October 02, 2010

Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Kortrijk - Eupen : 3 - 1
  • Lierse - Cercle Brugge : 0 - 1
  • Lokeren - Germinal : 1 - 0
  • St Truiden - Westerlo : 1 - 2
  • Waregem - Charleroi : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 02, 2010

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Freiburg - FC Koln : 3 - 2
  • Hamburg - Kaiserslautern : 2 - 1
  • Mainz - Hoffenheim : 4 - 2
  • M'gladbach - Wolfsburg : 1 - 1
  • Nurnberg - Schalke 04 : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of October 02, 2010

Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Bochum - Greuther Furth : 0 - 2
  • Osnabruck - Fortuna Dusseldorf : 2 - 3
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