On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 2020

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump announces via twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, President hospitalized later that day

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
US First Lady and Model Melania Trump
US First Lady and Model
Melania Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84
  • Bob Miller, American ice hockey center (47 games USA; Boston Bruins, Colorado Rockies, LA Kings), dies at 64
  • Ron Perranoski, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1963, 65; AL saves leader 1969, 70; LA Dodgers) and coach (World Series 1981, 88; LAD), dies at 84
2020 Highlights

About October 2, 2020

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Gandhi Jayanti (India)

Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra