What Happened on November 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years
  • Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Cerbone, American actor (The Sopranos)
  • Randy Harrison, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76