What Happened on May 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Once Upon a Matress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 perf
  • The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.

Famous Deaths

  • James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (b. 1905)
  • Rosie Will Monroe, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76