On This Day

What Happened on November 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American racing legend Willie Shoemaker retires from thoroughbred training with a 90 winners from 713 start record; rode record 8,833 winners as a jockey, before becoming a trainer in 1990
  • Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra becomes 6th player to be unanimous choice for American League Rookie of the Year; leads AL in hits (209), triples (11), multi-hit games (68); also sets AL rookie-record with 30-game hitting streak
  • British TV comedy "I'm Alan Partridge" starring Steve Coogan premieres on BBC Two
  • California law ends affirmative action