On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1990

Margaret Thatcher Tax Triggers Riot

Historical Events

Television Premiere

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

Sports History

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

  • 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
1990 Highlights

About March 31, 1990

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries