On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

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