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Notable Birthdays for October 2

Those born on this date include:

- England's King Richard III in 1452
- Nat Turner, a black slave and leader of the only effective and sustained U.S. slave revolt, in 1800
- German statesman Paul von Hindenburg in 1847
- French World War I military commander Ferdinand Foch in 1851
- Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi, known as Mahatma Gandhi, in 1869
- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Cordell Hull in 1871
- Comedians Julius Groucho Marx in 1890 and Bud Abbott in 1895
- British writer Graham Greene in 1904
- Child actor George Spanky McFarland of Our Gang and Little Rascals fame, in 1928
- Movie critic Rex Reed in 1938 (age 74)
- Pop singer Don McLean in 1945 (age 67)
- Actor Avery Brooks and fashion designer Donna Karan, both in 1948 (age 64)
- Photographer Annie Leibovitz in 1949 (age 63)
- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame member Sting (Gordon Sumner) in 1951 (age 61)
- And actor Lorraine Bracco in 1954 (age 58) and TV personality Kelly Ripa in 1970 (age 42).

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