What Happened on March 31, 2021

Historical Events

  • Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman win computing's Turing Award for their work inventing computer program compilers

Event of Interest

French President Emmanuel Macron announces a new pandemic lockdown, closing schools for three weeks with new national restrictions

Event of Interest

New York state legalizes recreational use of marijuana in legislation signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (sales not legal for 18 months)

Music History

Paul Simon sells his entire songwriting catalog of over 400 songs to Sony Music Publishing for an undisclosed sum

Event of Interest

US President Joe Biden overturns Trump's restrictions on transgender people serving in the armed forces

  • US President Joe Biden unveils " the American Jobs Plan" one of the largest infrastructure plans in US history- worth $2 trillion
2021 History

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Manning, British concert and operatic soprano, educator, and promoter of contemporary classical music, dies at 82
  • Ken Reitz, American baseball third baseman (MLB All Star 1980; Gold Glove Award 1975; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 69
  • Ron Greene, American college basketball coach (Uni of New Orleans, Mississippi State, Murray State, Indiana State), dies at 82

About March 31, 2021

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Peaches - Justin Bieber Featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon
  • UK #1 Song: Wellerman - Nathan Evans (220 Kid & Billen Ted Remix)