What Happened on May 31, 1997

Historical Events

  • Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Blues win second straight title with a 23-7 victory over ACT Brumbies; fullback Adrian Cashmore lands 3 penalties & 2 conversions for the winners
  • The Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa), dies at 92
  • James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist, dies at 92
  • Rosie Will Monroe, American WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76

About May 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: MMMBop - Hanson
  • UK #1 Song: I Wanna Be The One - Eternal Ft. Bebe Winans