October 2 Events in History - October 2 Birthdays - October 2 Deaths
2014 American freelance videographer Ashoka Mukpo tests positive for Ebola while working in Liberia; the cameraman has been working in the country for the past three years but became symptomatic the day after beginning an assignment for NBC News
2014 JPMorgan Chase discloses that a July data breach resulted in exposure of contact information for 83 million households; the bank states that security information, such as passwords and birth dates, did not appear to have been compromised
2013 In the case of AEG Live v. Michael Jackson Estate, the court determines that AEG live is not guilty of negligence for hiring Michael Jackson physician Conrad Murray
2013 Best-selling American author Tom Clancy dies at the age of 66; the author's debut book, 'The Hunt for Red October' has been cited as one of the greatest genre novels ever written
2012 A report from the European Commission on the need for increased safety at Europe's 134 power station nuclear reactors will cost 10 to 25 billion euros
2012 The parliamentary election in Georgia is determined to be 'fair and free' by the OSCE
2011 At the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Danedream wins with a record racing speed of 2:24.49, the second German horse to win since 1975
2011 Over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested when they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic
2010 In France, over 200 protests occur in as part of the 2010 strikes to fight against plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62
2010 Delegates from 120 nations worldwide arrive in China for the 60th Miss World 2010 pageant
2009 The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro
1996 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks and Dunn win
1995 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 308 performances
1995 Seattle Mariners beat California Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
1994 "Show Boat," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City
1994 Pakistan defeat Australia by one wicket in Karachi Test
1993 Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis
1992 Vice President Itamar Franco becomes President of Brazil
1991 Eric Lindros, refused to sign with Quebec Nordiques
1991 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 pro tennis matches
1991 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title and becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans
1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert -" opens at Golden New York City for 30 performances
1990 Allies cede any remaining rights as occupiers of Germany
1990 Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die
1990 U.S. Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court
1990 Radio Berlin International's final transmission (links to Deutsche Welles of West Germany); final song is "The End" by Doors
1988 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
1988 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
1988 Minn Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
1988 Pakistan's Supreme Court orders free elections
1988 Police breakup domestic disturbance between Mike Tyson and Robin Givens
1988 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his Bernardsville New Jersey Mansion
1986 Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi
1986 Mike Scott is 3rd NL pitcher to strike out 300 in a season (306)
1986 New York Met Dwight Gooden is 1st to strike out 200 or more in 1st 3 seasons
1986 Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
1985 Russian party leader Gorbatsjov visits Paris
1985 Tigers Darrell Evans is 1st to hit 40 home run seasons in both leagues
1984 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit
1984 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs cbeat Padres 13-0
1984 Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage
1983 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
1983 Carl Yastrezemski's last at bat
1983 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
1982 Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700
1981 Ali Chamenei elected president of Iran
1980 Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1980 Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)
1978 Syrian and Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed
1978 Yankees win 3rd straight AL East beating Red Sox 5-4 in a playoff game. Guidry wins #25 aided by Dent's homer and Pinella's fielding
1977 Pakistan general Zia ul-Haq bans all opposition
1977 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1977 Dusty Baker 30th home run joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-home run hitters
1976 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater New York City after 106 performances
1974 Hank Aaron's 733rd career home run on his last NL at bat
1972 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater New York City for 8 performances
1972 Aeroflot Il-18 crashes near Black Sea resort of Sochi, kills 105
1972 Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches his 2nd no-hitter, beating Mets, 7-0
1972 Danish population votes for European Common Market membership
1972 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats New York Mets, 7-0
1972 Ron Johnson becomes 1st New York Giant to score 4 touchdowns vs. Philadelphia
1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1970 Billy Martin named manager of Detroit Tigers
1970 Plane carrying Wichita State University football team crashes killing 30
1969 Seattle Pilots last game in Seattle, lose 3-1 to As in front of 5,473
1969 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1968 1st London performance of "Promises Promises" presented
1968 Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
1968 Mexico City police fire on protesting students, 300-500 killed
1968 Peru coup under General Velasco Alvarado, President Belaunde Terry flees
1968 Republic Guinea forms (day of republic)
1968 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
1967 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
1967 Groundbreaking begins on Veteran Stadium in Philadelphia
1967 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
1967 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 Los Angeles Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd Los Angeles pennant in 4 years
1965 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
1965 Mel Stottlemyre wins game #20
1965 Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 New York Mets
1965 Pope Paul VI named MR Perey bishop's helper of New Orleans
1964 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
1963 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
1963 West German Chancellor Adenauer condemns western grain shipments to U.S.S.R.
1962 SF beats LA, 8-7 in 4h18m 9 inning playoff game
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1961 "Ben Casey" premieres on NBC-TV
1961 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961 WETA TV channel 26 in Washington, D.C. (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 WHRO TV channel 15 in Hampton-Norfolk, Virginia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament
1959 Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" premieres on CBS-TV
1958 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
1958 Musical show "Valmouth," 1st produced in London
1958 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1957 New York Yankees appear in their 25th World Series
1957 New volcanic island appears off Fayal Island Azores
1956 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
1955 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premieres
1955 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
1955 Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
1955 Chiva Stoica becomes premier of Romania
1955 WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins
1954 8th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Detroit 2-2 at Detroit
1954 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal
1954 New York Giants sweep Cleveland Indians, in 51st World Series
1953 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden New York City for 849 perf
1953 Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in World Series
1951 1st Netherland TV broadcast (Toverspiegel)
1951 Dodgers beat Giants 10-0, in 2nd game of play-offs
1950 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
1950 Mao Tse Tung proclaims in telegram to Stalin, China intervenes Korea
1950 Red Sox Dom DiMaggio leads AL with only 15 stolen bases
1950 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions
1950 Chicago Cards Jim Hardy passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (55-13)
1949 St. Louis Browns use 9 pitchers, lose to Whites Sox 4-3
1949 U.S.S.R. recognizes People's Republic of China
1949 Yankees and Red Sox, tied for 1st place, play final game of season. Yankees win 5-3 and clinch pennant #16
1948 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 725 performances
1947 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 124 performances
1947 Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
1947 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
1946 1st network soap opera-Faraway Hill-Dumont
1944 Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people
1944 U.S. B-17's drops pamphlets on Walcheren
1943 Japanse troops leave Kolombangara, Solomon Island
1943 Yankees sweep 14th doubleheader of year, beating Browns, 5-1 and 7-6
1942 "Queen Mary" slices cruiser "Curacao" in half, killing 338
1942 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago
1941 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
1941 Germans launch attack on Moscow
1940 17 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 British Council receives British Charter
1940 British liner Empress loaded with refugees for Canada, sunk
1939 Birdbaths installed in Union Square, SF
1938 Indian Bob Feller strikes out record 18 Tigers (Chester Laabs 5 times)
1937 Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Grand Coulee Dam construction site in Washington State
1936 1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas
1936 Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism
1936 French franc devalued
1936 New York Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
1936 Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
1935 Mussolini's Italian armys attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1935 NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in U.S., opens
1933 Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in New York City
1932 New York Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series
1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1931 Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis
1926 Bert Gibb of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1924 League of Nations approves protocols of Geneva
1923 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
1923 Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403
1921 New York Yankee Babe Ruth hits then record 59th home run
1920 Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)
1919 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Netherlands
1919 President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed
1916 Grover Cleveland Alexander records his 16th shutout of year
1916 San Diego Zoo founded
1915 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada
1913 Phillies beat New York Giants 2 games out of 3 in a tripleheader
1910 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)
1910 Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)
1909 1st rugby match (Twickenham)
1908 Addie Joss perfect game stops Ed Walsh 1-0 who won 40 in a row
1907 Phillies Eddie Grant goes 7 for 7 in a doubleheader vs Giants
1906 Tommy Burns KOs Jim Burns in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1901 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow
1900 Belgium crown prince Albert von Saksen-Coburg weds Elisabeth of Bayern
1899 Orange Free state mobilizes
1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1889 1st Pan American conference (Washington D.C.)
1879 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Musgrave Ritual"
1872 Morgan State University founded
1871 Brigham Young, mormon leader, arrest for bigamy
1870 Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1866 J Osterhoudt patents tin can with key opener
1861 Former Vice President John C. Breckinridge flees Kentucky
1853 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
1836 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1833 Charles Darwin rides through Corunda to Santa Fe, Argentina
1833 New York Anti-Slavery Society organized
1804 England mobilizes to protect against French invasion
1799 Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands
1795 Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
1792 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
1787 Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
1760 Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
1700 Spanish king Carlos II appoints Philip van Anjou, heir to throne
1656 U.S. colony Connecticut passes law against Quakers
1614 French king Louis XIII (13) declared an adult
1608 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
1586 Battle at Zutphen: English-Dutch army
1572 Spanish army occupies/plunders/destroys Mechelen
1540 Venice/Turkey signs peace
1535 Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal)
1518 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan
1492 King Henry VII of England invades France
1187 Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders
1134 Storm flood ravages Zeeland county
976 Hisham II appointed kalief of Cordoba
939 Battle at Andernach: King Otto and Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France and Giselbert of Lutherans