What Happened on March 31, 1971

Historical Events

  • South Africa national debt hits 5.45 billion
  • William Calley sentenced to life for Mi Lai Massacre

Famous Birthdays

Ewan McGregorEwan McGregor (51 years old)

Scottish actor (Trainspotting, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III), born in Perth, Scotland

Pavel BurePavel Bure (51 years old)

Russian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Moscow, Russia

Born in 1971

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Desenclos, French composer, mostly of liturgical works (Messe de Requiem), and teacher, dies at 59
  • Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31

About March 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
  • UK #1 Song: Hot Love - T Rex