List of Famous people born on October 2nd

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

મોહનદાસ ગાંધી
First Name Mohandas
Last Name Gandhi
Born on October 2, 1869
Died on January 30, 1948 (aged 78)
Born in India
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahātmā, first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.

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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Born on October 2, 1951 (age 72)

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.

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Maria Ressa

María Angelita Delfín Aycardo
First Name Maria
Last Name Ressa
Born on October 2, 1963 (age 60)

Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, and co-founder and CEO of Rappler. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. She was convicted of cyberlibel in the Philippines.

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Lal Bahadur Shastri

First Name Lal
Last Name Shastri
Born on October 2, 1904
Died on January 11, 1966 (aged 61)
Born in India

Lal Bahadur Shastri was an Indian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of India. He promoted the White Revolution – a national campaign to increase the production and supply of milk – by supporting the Amul milk co-operative of Anand, Gujarat and creating the National Dairy Development Board. Underlining the need to boost India's food production, Shastri also promoted the Green Revolution in India in 1965. This led to an increase in food grain production, especially in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

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Osman Kavala

Mehmet Osman Kavala
First Name Osman
Last Name Kavala
Born on October 2, 1957 (age 66)

Osman Kavala is a Turkish businessperson, rights defender, philanthropist and political prisoner. Kavala has supported numerous civil society organizations since the early 1990s. He is the founder and chair of the board of directors of Anadolu Kültür, a nonprofit arts and culture organization based in Istanbul. In 2019, he received the 21st European Archaeological Heritage Prize by the European Association of Archaeologists for his efforts to protect and preserve significant examples of cultural heritage in danger in Turkey. In 2019, he also received the 17th Ayşenur Zarakolu Freedom of Thought and Expression Award by Human Rights Association Istanbul branch.

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Tammy Abraham

Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham
First Name Tammy
Born on October 2, 1997 (age 26)
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham, known as Tammy Abraham, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

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Ardem Patapoutian

First Name Ardem
Born on October 2, 1967 (age 56)

Ardem Patapoutian is an American molecular biologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel Prize laureate of Armenian descent. He is known for his work in characterizing the PIEZO1, PIEZO2, and TRPM8 receptors that detect pressure, menthol, and temperature. Patapoutian is a neuroscience professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2021 jointly with David Julius.

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Johnnie Cochran

First Name Johnnie
Born on October 2, 1937
Died on March 29, 2005 (aged 67)

Johnnie Lee Cochran Jr. was an American lawyer and civil activist best known for his leadership role in the defense and criminal acquittal of O. J. Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He defended his client with rhymes like "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

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Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
First Name Roberto
Last Name Firmino
Born on October 2, 1991 (age 32)
Born in Brazil, Alagoas
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team.

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Kay Kay Menon

First Name Kay
Last Name Menon
Born on October 2, 1966 (age 57)
Born in India

Krishna Kumar Menon, better known by the stage name Kay Kay Menon, is an Indian film, stage and television actor who works predominantly in Hindi cinema, and also in Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi and Telugu cinema.

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