What Happened on March 1, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
  • Canadian Elvis Stojko hits the first quad-triple combination jump in the history of figure-skating competition to win the Championship Series final in Hamilton, Ontario

Sports History

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


1997 Highlights

About March 1, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • UK #1 Song: Don't Speak - No Doubt