On This Day

What Happened on February 2, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 26-23 (OT); MVP: Mark Brunell, Jacksonville Jaguars, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

Famous Deaths

  • Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
  • Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
  • Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, dies at 65
  • Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, dies at 91
1997 Highlights

About February 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius