On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1997

Historical Events

  • 63rd Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida beats #1 Florida State, 52-20
  • Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM

Famous Deaths

  • Randy California, American rock guitarist, dies at 45
1997 Highlights

About January 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday (United Kingdom)

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