On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • Eric Metcalf of the San Diego Chargers returns punts for touchdowns of 85 & 67 yards in 38-31 loss at Cincinnati; joins Hall of Famer Jack Christiansen as only players in NFL history to return punts for TDs twice in a game
  • New York City Marathon: John Kagwe of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:12; Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland women's champion in 2:28:43
  • Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam

Famous Deaths

  • G. Harry Stine, American science fiction writer, dies at 69
  • Roy McMillan, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (MLB All Star 1956-57; Gold Glove 1957-59; Cincinnati Reds), dies of heart failure at 68
1997 Highlights

About November 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 22 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Scorpio