What Happened on May 3, 1997

Historical Events

  • 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
  • 42nd Eurovision Song Contest: Katrina and the Waves for United Kingdom wins singing "Love Shine a Light" in Dublin

Sports History

Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue

Famous Weddings

  • "Port Charles" soap opera actor Jon Lindstrom (39) weds "The Young and The Restless" actress Eileen Davidson (38) in Cambria, California

Dwayne Johnson

Actor The Rock [Dwayne Johnson] (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

Famous Deaths

  • Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (b. 1927)
  • S├ębastien Enjolras, French racing driver, killed in a practice crash at 21
1997 Highlights

About May 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years and 9 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

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