On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV
  • 59th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Arizona beats Kentucky, 84-79 (OT); Wildcats' first title in first title game
  • NASA's Pioneer 10 ends its mission
  • West Indies cricketers win 3rd Test at Bridgetown, Barbados by 38 runs after setting India a modest 120 run target; tourists dismissed for 81 in Brian Lara's debut as Windies' captain

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76
  • Laxmishankar Pathak, food retailer, dies at 62