On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1997

Historical Events

  • For only the second time in English Football League history, 5 players are sent from the field; 4 Bristol Rovers players and 1 from Wigan are dismissed in the Division 2 match at JJB Stadium; four of the red cards come in 45th minute
  • MCI Center opens in Washington, D.C., Wizards vs SuperSonics

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Hedges, American guitarist known for originality (b. 1953)
  • Michael Hedges, American new age guitarist and composer, dies in an automobile accident at 43
  • Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), dies from a stroke at 67
  • Steve Hamilton, American baseball pitcher (New York Yankees) and basketball forward (Minneapolis Lakers), dies of cancer at 63
1997 Highlights

About December 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius