What Happened on March 14, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
  • Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
  • Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.

Famous Birthdays

  • Simone Biles, American Gymnast (4 gold medals, Rio), born in Columbus, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Zinnemann (director), dies of heart attack at 89
  • John Curtis Jr, pres/CEO (Luby's Cafe), commits suicide at 58
  • Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), dies at 59