What Happened on March 13, 1997

Historical Events

  • India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader
  • Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.

Famous Deaths

  • Leo O'Brien, Australian cricket batsman (5 Tests; Victoria), dies at 89

About March 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 26 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Wannabe - Spice Girls
  • UK #1 Song: Mama/Who Do You Think You Are - Spice Girls