On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1997

Historical Events

  • "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive
  • World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Lausanne won by Elvis Stojko of Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Carlo Fassi, figure skating coach (Fleming, Hamill), dies at 67
  • Grace Hefner, mother of Hugh Hefner (Playboy), dies at 101
  • Tony Zale, American boxer (World Middleweight Champion 1940-47, 48), dies at 83
1997 Highlights

About March 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 8 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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