On This Day

What Happened on March 16, 1991

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • England beats France, 21-19 at Twickenham for it's 19th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, 9th Grand Slam and 16th Triple Crown; fullback Simon Hodgkinson 4 penalties and a conversion
  • Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
  • NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
  • Seven members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi

Famous Birthdays

  • Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli

Famous Deaths

  • 7 members of Reba McIntire's band, killed in a plane crash
  • Jan H. van Roijen, Dutch ambassador to the U.S. and Netherlands Foreign Minister, dies at 85