On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Final Fantasy VII" is released by Square and Sony Computer Entertainment to PlayStation
  • San Antonio forward Dominique Wilkins scores 27 points in the Spurs' 97-95 loss to Minnesota; gives him 26,009 career points; only the 6th NBA player to reach the 26k milestone

Famous Deaths

  • Eve Lister, British film and television actress (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
  • John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)