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

Sports History

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

1978 History

About November 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: You Needed Me - Anne Murray
  • UK #1 Song: Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John