On This Day

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 McGregor

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

Pavel Bure

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

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

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
1971 Highlights

About March 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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