What Happened on March 31, 1983

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Marsha Norman's "'night, Mother" premieres in NYC
  • Popay├ín Earthquake (5.5 Mw Depth) in Colombia kills 267 people, injuring some 7,500

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

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