What Happened on November 2, 1978

Day of the Week: Thursday

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
  • 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