On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1998

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Louisiana Tech, 93-75; Volunteers' 3-peat, completing undefeated season (39–0)
  • Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Pat Hurst wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Helen Dobson after sinking a 5-foot birdie putt at the final green
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Justin Leonard recovers from 5 strokes back to finish 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Glen Day and Tom Lehman
  • Vasco da Gama Road bridge opens in Lisbon, Portugal as the longest bridge in Europe
  • WrestleMania XIV, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's wins his first WWF Heavyweight tile against Shawn Michaels

Famous Deaths

  • Dudley Wysong, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966 runner-up), dies of an aneurysm at 58