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 the IAS Exam.
On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 2 October. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.
- Gandhi Jayanti
- The International Day of Non-Violence: is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement.
1912: Gopal Krishna Gokhale, at the invitation of Gandhi, arrives in South Africa on a 26-day tour; he also visits Tolstoy Farm.
1954: Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal, India.
1986: Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
1866: Swami Abhedananda was a direct disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of Ramakrishna Vedanta Math.
1869: Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist.
1889: Sisir Bhaduri was a stage actor and theatre founder.
1900: Leela Roy was a progressive leftist and feminist Indian politician and reformer.
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)
1942: Asha Parekh, Indian film actress, director, and producer who appeared in many commercially successful films throughout her career.
1966: Kay Kay Menon, Indian film, stage and television actor who works in Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu cinema.
1968: Rohit Roy, Indian television and film actor.
1987: Hina Khan, Indian television and film actress.
1987: Zohmingliana Ralte, Indian professional footballer who plays primarily as a defender for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League.
1993: Prachi Tehlan, Indian netball and basketball player, and an actress.
1924: Tapan Sinha was an Indian film director of his time forming a legendary quartet with Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen.
Death/ Death Anniversary
1906: Raja Ravi Varma was a celebrated Indian painter and artist.
1975: K. Kamaraj, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1903)
1982: Muktananda was the founder of Siddha Yoga.