On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday

Article: Margaret Thatcher Tax Triggers Riot

Historical Events

  • "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

20-year old Quebec Nordiques' center Joe Sakic scores a goal in a 3-2 loss to Hartford to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Dionisio Castro cycles world record 20km (57:18.4)
  • Major riots occur in London and other British towns in protest against the new Community Charge poll tax laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Lyra McKee, Northern Irish journalist, killed by the New IRA in a terrorist attack, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), dies at 90
  • Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies