On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, baseball player (Reds), dies of heart failure at 68