October 2nd is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 90 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
1941 – World War II: In Operation Typhoon, Germany begins an all-out offensive against Moscow.
1950 – Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published.
1958 – Guinea declares its independence from France.
1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.
1967 – Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz turns 68
Musician Sting turns 66
The Sopranos Actress Lorraine Bracco turns 63
TV Host Kelly Ripa turns 47
Actress Camilla Belle turns 31
Happy Birthday to all October 2nd babies!