What Happened on October 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
  • Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
  • Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
  • Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian, dies at 93