This Day in History on 2 October

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 2 October. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1869 – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter, activist and philosopher (d. 1948)

1904 – Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian academic and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of India (d. 1966)


1939 – Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricketer (d. 2006)

1948 – Persis Khambatta, Indian model and actress, Femina Miss India 1965 (d. 1998)

Death/ Death Anniversary

1975 – K. Kamaraj, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1903)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History