On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1997

Historical Events

  • Carolina Hurricanes lose the NHL franchise's 1st home game, 4-3 vs Pittsburgh Penguins at the Greensboro Coliseum
  • Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL'S Detroit Vipers
  • Japan's maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph
  • NHL games played outside North America for the first time; Vancouver Canucks beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-2 in Tokyo, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • A. L. Rowse, British author and historian, dies at 93
1997 Highlights

About October 3, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 24 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra