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 This day in History - October 2
457 Historic Events for October 2
1930

Gunter Kochan, composer

Birth
1930

J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)

Birth
1931

Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies

Death
1931

Pope Pius XI encyclical On economic crisis

Event
1932

NY Yankees sweep Chicago Cubs in 29th World Series

Event
1932

Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0

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1932

Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)

Birth
1933

Dimiter Khristov, composer

Birth
1933

Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness," premieres in NYC

Event
1933

Phill Niblock, composer

Birth
1934

Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)

Birth
1934

Richard Scott, British high court judge

Birth
1934

Geoff Millman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 6 Tests 1961-62)

Birth
1935

Peter Frankl, pianist

Birth
1935

Mussolini's Italian armys attacks Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

Event
1935

Robert H Lawrence, Chicago Ill, USAF/astronaut

Birth
1935

NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens

Event
1936

1st alcohol power plant forms, Atchison, Kansas

Event
1936

Amsterdam's Calvinist Churches reject nazism

Event
1936

NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4

Event
1936

French franc devalued

Event
1936

Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

Event
1936

Roger Sainsbury, bishop of Barking

Birth
1936

Johnnie Cochran, attorney (OJ Simpson defense attorney)

Birth
1936

Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge and S Aust bat, later Liberal MP)

Birth