On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

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 cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36), dies at 89