On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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)
  • Shirley Crabtree, British professional wrestler (b. 1930)