On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1991

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia, 70-67; first overtime win in the NCAA's 10-year history
  • Albania offers 1st multi-party election in 50 years
  • Danny Bonaduce attacks a transvestite prostitute in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Georgian SSR votes on whether to remain in the Soviet Union
  • Musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres in NYC
  • Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott breaks her own scoring record to win her 3rd DS by 8 strokes over Dottie Pepper; her 5th major title, and 29th & final LPGA Tour win

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Australian Steve Elkington birdies final hole to win by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Fuzzy Zoeller

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • Soviet Rep of Georgia endorsed independence; Warsaw Pact dissolves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

St. Louis Blues' future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Brett Hull scores his 86th goal of the season in a 2-1 win over Minnesota North Stars; 3rd best total in NHL history

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement - Hadas in Kuwait.

Famous Deaths

  • John Carter, American jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies at 61