On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1956

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddie Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter (Rock Me Tonight), born in Harlem, New York
  • Murphy Morobe, South Afr UDF leader (spent 3 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)

Famous Deaths

  • George Bancroft, American actor (Texas, Stagecoach, Little Men), dies at 74
  • Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73