On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1982

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Arkas tanker at Montz La, spills 1.47 million gallons of oil
  • NBA and Players Association reach a 4-year agreement that includes a 53% revenue-sharing plan in return for minimum & maximum payrolls; first of its kind in team sports
  • Rock group Doobie Brothers split up

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Tyree Henry, American actor (If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Chloé Zhao, Chinese director (The Rider), born in Beijing, China
  • Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Lennon Murphy, American rock singer/songwriter
  • Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer and resistor (Law), dies at 85