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March 21st

March 21st is the 80th day of the year (81st day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year.

In astrology, March 21st is the first day of the star sign Aries, and the traditional start of the astrological year.

On this page, we have placed information about March 21st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on March 21st

1768 Joseph Fourier (mathematician)

1885 Pierre Renoir (artist)

1906 John D. Rockefeller III (philanthropist)

1922 Russ Meyer (film director/producer)

1935 Brian Clough (soccer player and manager)

1944 Mike Jackson (British General)

1946 Timothy Dalton (actor)

Timothy Dalton

1958 Gary Oldman (actor)

1960 Ayrton Senna de Silva (racing driver)

Ayrton Senna

1961 Lothar Matthäus (soccer player and manager)

1962 Matthew Broderick (actor)

Matthew Broderick

1962 Rosie O'Donnell (actress, talk show host, author, producer)

1967 Adrian Chiles (radio and TV presenter)

1978 Rani Mukerji (actress)

1980 Ronaldinho (soccer player)

March 21st in History

630 Byzantine Emperior Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem.

1413 Henry V becomes King of England.

1788 A fire destroys most of New Orleans.

1804 Code Napoléon becomes French Civil Law.

1821 Greece becomes independent from the Ottoman Empire.

1844 Start of the (Bahai calendar.

1871 Otto von Bismark appointed Chancellor of the German Empire.

1925 Butler Act: Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee enacts a lawyer prohibiting public school teachers from denying the Biblical creation story or teaching the evolution of man.


1928 Charles Lindbergh receives the Medal of Honor in recognition of his transatlantic flight.

Charles Lindbergh

1935 Persia formally changes its name to Iran.

1952 Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland.

1960 Sharpeville Massacre: Africans protesting against the Apartheid "Pass Laws" are shot in South Africa at Sharpeville.

1963 The US Federal prison opened at Alcatraz Prison closes.

1970 Joseph Alioto, Mayor of San Francisco, proclaims the first Earth Day.

1986 Debi Thomas is the first African-American to win the World Figure Skating Championships.

1990 Namibia becomes independent from South Africa.

1999 First circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon.

2000 Pope John Paul II is the first Roman Catholic Pope to visit Israel.

2006 Twitter founded.

Pope John Paul II

March 21st is also

Earth Day

Earth Day

UNESCO World Poetry Day

World Day Of Sleep (World Health Organization)

Independence Day (Namibia)


People born on March 21st are Aries


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