On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • France beats Scotland, 47-20 at Parc des Princes, Paris to claim an 11th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 5th Triple Crown; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 6 penalties and 3 conversions
  • Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71
  • Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), dies at 90