Died on This Day (02-Oct)
|Isaac Promise was a Nigerian footballer. He was the captain of the football team representing Nigeria which won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
|Thomas Earl Petty was an American musician who was the lead vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, formed in 1976.
|American rock musician
|Brian Patrick Friel was an Irish dramatist, short story writer and founder of the Field Day Theatre Company.
|Irish dramatist, short story writer
|Zakaria Zerouali was a Moroccan football defender.
|Moroccan football defender
|Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American actor, comedian, poet, and dancer best known for his appearances as a panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth, and Pyramid.
|Alexandru "Elek" Schwartz was a Romanian professional footballer and coach of the Netherlands national team.
|Footballer, football manager
|Henry George "Heinie" Schuble was an American baseball infielder.
|American baseball player
|General Sir John Lionel Kotelawala CH KBE KStJ PC was a Sri Lankan statesman, who served as the 3rd Prime Minister of Ceylon from 1953 to 1956.
|Sri Lankan politician
|Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd was an American university administrator, educator, athlete, coach, and politician.
|American baseball player and coach
|Max Bruch was a German Romantic composer, violinist, teacher, and conductor who wrote more than 200 works, including three violin concertos, the first of which has become a prominent staple of the standard violin repertoire.
|German romantic composer and conductor
|Geoffrey Ernest Emerick was an English sound engineer and record producer who worked with the Beatles on their albums Revolver , Sgt.
|Beetles audio engineer
|Sir Neville Marriner, CH, CBE was an English violinist and "one of the world's greatest conductors".
|Genevieve Hughes Houghton is known as one of three women participants in the original 13-person Congress of Racial Equality Freedom Rides.
|American civil rights activist
|Kwa Geok Choo
|Kwa Geok Choo was a Singaporean lawyer. She was the wife of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the mother of current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
|Singaporean First Lady
|Major General Ashraf Rashid was a two-star general in the Pakistan Army and the colonel commandant of the Special Service Group division within the Pakistan Army from October 1995 to September 1999.
|John Ayers was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1977 through 1987.
|NFL offensive lineman
|Rock Hudson was an American actor. One of the most popular movie stars of his time, he had a screen career spanning more than three decades.
|Kumaraswami Kamaraj , popularly known as Kamarajar was an Indian independence activist and politician who served as the Chief Minister of Madras State from 13 April 1954 to 2 October 1963.
|Charles Edward Hammett Sr. was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator.
|American football and basketball coach
|Orlando Metcalfe Poe
|Orlando Metcalfe Poe was a United States Army officer and engineer in the American Civil War.
|Union Army general