Historical Events in March 1997

  • Mar 1 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Mar 1 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • Mar 2 Gail Graham wins LPGA Alpine Australian Ladies Masters

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Mar 2 Nick Faldo wins Nissan Golf Open

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Mar 2 Saudi Arab billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal aquires 5% of Apple
  • Mar 2 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
  • Mar 3 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM
  • Mar 3 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
  • Mar 4 Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
  • Mar 4 Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)

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Mar 4 US President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Mar 4 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
  • Mar 5 Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox & Willie Wells for Hall of Fame

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Mar 6 Picasso's painting TĂȘte de Femme is stolen from a London gallery, and is recovered a week later.

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Mar 7 Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome & Stockholm are finalists for 2004 Olympics site
  • Mar 7 5 sue Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto, because his smoking has violated the country's constitution guaranteeing a wholesome life
  • Mar 8 11th Soul Train Music Awards: Curtis Mayfield, Babyface win

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Mar 9 Steve Elkington wins Doral-Ryder Golf Open

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Mar 9 44th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 North Carolina beats NC State, 64-54
  • Mar 9 38th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 95-68
  • Mar 10 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network
  • Mar 11 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space

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Mar 11 Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen Elizabeth II

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 11 SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
  • Mar 13 India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader.
  • Mar 13 The Phoenix lights were seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. They are now a hotly debated controversy.
  • Mar 14 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
  • Mar 14 Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
  • Mar 14 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
  • Mar 14 President Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery
  • Mar 14 The Chinese city of Chongqing (formerly Chunking) is upgraded to a centrally administered municipality.
  • Mar 15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • Mar 16 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
  • Mar 16 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
  • Mar 16 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
  • Mar 16 Sandline affair: On Bougainville Island, soldiers of commander Jerry Singirok arrest Tim Spicer and his mercenaries of the Sandline International.
  • Mar 17 CNN begins spanish broadcasts
  • Mar 18 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • Mar 19 Ice Pairs won by Mandy Woetzel & Ingo Steuer (GER)
  • Mar 19 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
  • Mar 19 US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
  • Mar 20 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Mar 20 Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive
  • Mar 20 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko (CAN)
  • Mar 21 Ice Dance won by Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov (Rus)
  • Mar 22 "Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • Mar 22 Comet Hale-Bopp Closest Approach to Earth (1.315 AU)
  • Mar 22 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Tara Lipinski (USA)
  • Mar 23 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • Mar 23 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: Striptease wins
  • Mar 23 Betsy King wins LPGA Standard Register PING

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Mar 23 Phil Mickelson wins Bay Hill Golf Invitiational

  • Mar 23 Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
  • Mar 23 wins Standard Register PING

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Mar 24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Geoffrey Rush & Brenda Bleythn win

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • Mar 24 Australian parliament overturns world's 1st & only euthanasia law
  • Mar 25 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • Mar 25 Indians trade Lofton & Embree to Braves for Grissom & Justice
  • Mar 26 "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Mar 26 NHL announce Might Ducks & Vancouver Canucks to open 1998 in Japan
  • Mar 26 Thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
  • Mar 27 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
  • Mar 27 Martin Luther King's son meets James Earl Ray, his father's killer
  • Mar 28 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
  • Mar 29 1st game at Turner Field Atlanta, Braves beats Yanks 2-0 (exhibition)
  • Mar 29 PBA National Championship Won by Rick Steelsmith
  • Mar 30 16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Old Dominion 68-59

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Mar 30 26th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 30 Steve Elkington wins Golf's Players Championship
  • Mar 30 Five (channel) Begins broadcasting in the UK
  • Mar 31 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
  • Mar 31 NASA's Pioneer 10 ends its mission
  • Mar 31 59th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arizona beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)