What Happened on April 3, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 109 performance
  • Thalit massacre begins in Algeria; all but 1 of the 53 inhabitants of Thalit are killed by guerrillas

Famous Birthdays

  • Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, Brazilian football player (Manchester City, Brazil national team), born in São Paulo, Brazil
Born in 1997

Famous Deaths

  • Judy Flannery, American triathlete, killed by a car while training at 56
  • Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 70

About April 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • UK #1 Song: Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers