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

  • Endicott Peabody, American politician (62nd Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 77
  • Michael Hedges, American new-age guitarist, composer, and singer (Aerial Boundaries), dies in a car 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? 25 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Elton John
  • UK #1 Song: Perfect Day - Various Artists