On This Day

What Happened on March 2, 1997

Historical Events

  • Australians Greg Blewett (214) and Steve Waugh (160) bat for the entire 3rd day of the 1st cricket Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; set up Australian innings and 196 run victory
  • Michael Andretti wins at Homestead in a Swift chassis, marking the first Champ Car victory in an American-built chassis since 1983; first-ever Champ Car start for the Swift
  • Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal acquires 5% of Apple
  • Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
1997 Highlights

About March 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: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces