On This Day

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, WW II icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76
1997 Highlights

About May 31, 1997

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 24 years, 4 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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