On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 2021

Historical Events

  • China's ruling Communist Party announces it will allow married couples to have three children, in effort to boost falling birthrates [1]

Sports History

Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open citing her mental health, after refusing to appear at compulsory post match press conferences

  • Peru says its COVID-19 death toll is three times higher than its official count (180,764 vs 68,000), making it one of the hardest hit countries per capita
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, marks 100 year anniversary of the massacre of hundreds of black residents by a white mob in the Greenwood neighborhood

Famous Deaths

  • Arlene Golonka, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show - "Millie Hutchins"; Mayberry R.F.D. - "Millie Swanson"), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 85
  • Colin Appleton, English soccer midfielder (Leicester City 277 games) and manager (Hull City, Swansea City, Exeter City), dies at 85
  • Leon Burtnett, American college football coach (Purdue University 1982-86; Big Ten Coach of the Year 1984), dies at 78
  • Mike Marshall, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1974, 75; NL Cy Young Award 1974; Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers, Atlanta Braves), dies at 78
2021 Highlights

About May 31, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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

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