On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
  • 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 clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0

Famous Deaths

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