On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2018

Historical Events

  • Nobel prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin (optical tweezers), GĂ©rard Mourou and Donna Strickland (both for laser beams)

Historic Event

Saudi American journalist Jamal Khashoggi enters the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again prompting a diplomatic crisis

Film & TV History

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives in Ghana to begin a four-nation tour of Africa


Famous Deaths

  • Geoff Emerick, British sound engineer and record producer (Beatles; Elvis Costello), dies of a heart attack at 72

AssassinationJamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabian dissident, author, Washington Post columnist and editor in chief (Al-Arab News Channel), assassinated in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at 59, reportedly on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


2018 Highlights

About October 2, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Libra