On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, dies at 76
1977 Highlights

About November 2, 1977

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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