If Your Birthday is on 2 Oct, Here’s Who All You Share it With!
Birthdays are always special even if you’re the sort who claims “it’s just another day.” While you’re getting ready for that (not-so) “surprise party” your friends have planned, you might want to quickly give yourself another ego boost: check out these icons you share your birthday with!
The ‘Father of the Nation’ is revered world over for his ideals of peace and non-violence.
Born in 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, Mahatama Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights across the world.
Gandhi famously led Indians in challenging the British-imposed salt tax with the 400 km Dandi Salt March in 1930, and later in calling for the British to Quit India in 1942. He was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions, in both South Africa and India.
Gandhi’s birthday is commemorated worldwide as the ‘International Day of Non-violence’.
The British-born musician and songwriter is behind hits like ‘Desert Rose’, ‘Fragile’, ‘Englishman in New York’ and has 16 Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Emmy to his name.
He is also the former band member of The Police and has sold over 100 million records.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Police in 2003.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
India’s second Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was the man behind the popular slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ (‘Hail the soldier, Hail the farmer’) which he coined during Indo-Pakistan War of 1965.
He was a staunch a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s and also of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru whose government he had joined after independence.
A day after signing the Tashkent Agreement on 10 January 1966 with Pakistan following the end of Indo-Pak war, Shastri died of a heart attack. But many have raised questions over his mysterious death.
David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, was the the chief executive of the online survey and research company Survey Monkey.
He and Sandberg were active philanthropists.
On 1 May 2015, it was widely reported that Goldberg died from a head injury after falling off a treadmill while on a vacation in Mexico. But later an autopsy report showed that a cardiac arrhythmia caused his death.
Sandberg, in her emotional speech after her husband’s death, she spoke about her struggle with loss, how her husband’s death changed her, and helped her realise the precarious nature of life.
Isn’t it a great feeling to be sharing your special day with these remarkably inspiring people?
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