What Happened on November 2, 1977

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

Sports History

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Cerbone, American actor (The Sopranos), born in NYC, New York
  • Leon Taylor, English diver and broadcaster (Olympic silver 10m synchro 2004; BBC), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Randy Harrison, American actor (Queer as Folk), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
Born in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76

About November 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 45 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  • UK #1 Song: The Name Of The Game - Abba