On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • Puerto Rican boxer H├ęctor Camacho stops Sugar Ray Leonard in 5th round in Atlantic City, NJ to retain IBC middleweight title; only time Leonard's is KO'ed and sends him into permanent retirement