On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Famous Weddings

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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

Famous Deaths

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