What Happened on March 31, 1997

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

Cricket Debut

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

  • Arthur Cunningham, American composer, dies at 68
  • Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76
  • Laxmishankar Pathak, food retailer, dies at 62
1997 Highlights

About March 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Easter Monday (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy (Featuring Mase)
  • UK #1 Song: Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Brothers