On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1978

Historical Events

  • Arnold Shapiro's TV documentary "Scared Straight", narrated by Peter Falk as a controversial and questionable deterrent to juvenile delinquency, debuts on Los Angeles' KTLA-TV
  • Crew of Soyuz 29 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 31
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wayne Gretzky is sold to the Edmonton Oilers after just 8 games with the Indianapolis Racers of the WHA (scoring 6 points); scores 104 points in 72 games (both teams combined) and is named WHA rookie of the year

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

1978 Highlights

About November 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 42 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Scorpio