What Happened on March 31, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
  • Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer
  • Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast

Famous Deaths

  • Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)
  • Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70