- Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
- Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
- Allen Johnson, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1996; World C'ship gold 1995, 97, 2001, 03), born in Washington, D.C.
- Ma Dong-seok [Don Lee], South Korean American actor (Train to Busan), born in Seoul, South Korea
- Thomas Adès, British contemporary classical composer (Tevot; Polaris: The Exterminating Angel), pianist and conductor, born in London, England
- Tyler Hamilton, American road cyclist (only American to win one of the five Monuments of cycling; Liège–Bastogne–Liège 2003), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
- Zahoor Elahi, Pakistan cricket batsman (2 Tests; 14 ODIs), born in Sahiwal, Punjab, Pakistan
About March 1, 1971
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces
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