On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1997

Historical Events

  • Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • Texas-El Paso head basketball coach Don Haskins becomes 10th coach in NCAA Division I history to record 700 career wins when the Miners edge SMU, 66-64
  • The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
  • Zimbabwe cricket fast bowler Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick as home team scores another upset against England, winning by 131 runs and sweeping series, 3-0 in Harare

Famous Deaths

  • Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
  • Roger Goeb, American composer, dies at 82
1997 Highlights

About January 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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