On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1948

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Avery Brooks, American actor (Spenser for Hire, Deep Space 9), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • Chris LeDoux, American country singer (Ridin' for a Fall), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Donna Karan, American fashion designer (Coty Award-1977), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer (4 Emmy Awards), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Persis Khambatta, Indian actress (Star Trek, Megaforce), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1998)
  • Robert Anderson, New Zealand cricket batsman (9 Tests; top score 92 1976), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sir Trevor Brooking, English soccer midfielder (47 caps; West Ham United 528 games), born in Barking, Essex