On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Golden State Warriors NBA guard Latrell Sprewell assaults head coach P.J. Carlesimo; suspended for 10 games
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Davenport IA on KORB 93.5 FM
  • In their 81st season, Montreal Canadiens become first team in history to play 5,000 NHL games; host the Penguins but lose, 1-0; franchise record 2,625-1,603-772 with .620 winning percentage
  • Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS

Famous Deaths

  • Denis Gerald Barrington, artist, dies at 67
  • Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1920)
  • Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, dies at 89