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October 2 Events and Birthdays

Today in History- October 2

Happy Birthday!
1800 Nat Turner, slave revolt leader
1869 Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader from India
1890 Groucho Marx, TV host/actor from the Marx Brothers (Animal Crackers)
1897 Bud Abbott, comedian/actor (The Abbott and Costello Show)
1911 Jack Finney, author (The Body Snatchers)
1928 George McFarland, actor (Spanky from the Little Rascals)
1937 Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., laywer
1945 Don McLean, singer/ songwriter ("American Pie")
1948 Avery Brooks, actor (Spenser For Hire, Deep Space Nine, Walking with Dinosaurs)
1948 Chris LeDoux, country singer ("Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)"
1948 Donna Karan, fashion designer
1951 Sting, singer from the Police/actor ("Message in a Bottle", "Every Breath U Take")
1954 Lorraine Bracco, actress ("The Sopranos", Goodfellas)
1970 Kelly Ripa, actress ("Hope & Faith", "All My Children", "Live with Regis and Kelly")
1971 Tiffany, singer ("Could've Been")

1803 Samuel Adams, Continental Congress member
1985 Rock Hudson, actor (Pillow Talk, Giant)
1998 Gene Autry, singing cowboy/ actor ("Back in the Saddle Again")

History Lesson:
Johnny Carson was introduced as the new host of "The Tonight Show" on October 1st, 1962 by Groucho Marx. Some places say the 2nd, but the official "Tonight Show" site says the 1st.

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