31 March

31 March

March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 275 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 31st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 31st in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Eiffel Tower Day
  • National Bunsen Burner Day
  • World Backup Day
  • Crayola Crayon Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 31

1999: The film The Matrix is released

The science fiction story about the adventures of computer programmer, Neo, was not only a commercial success but also left a lasting impression on action film-making through its creative use of slow-motion and spinning cameras.

1985: The first edition of WrestleMania is held in New York

The annual event is the world’s most important wrestling meet. It is the biggest event organized by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

1964: Following a coup d’etat, a military dictatorship takes charge in Brazil

The regime under Humberto Castelo Branco suppressed the left-wing opposition, leading to widespread social unrest and strike action, especially in 1968.

1918: The United States switch to DST for the first time

Most areas in the U.S. change the clocks twice a year. Exceptions include Hawaii and most of Arizona. The first country to ever use DST was Germany in 1916.

1889: The Eiffel Tower is opened

French engineer Alexandre Gustave Eiffel unfurled a French flag from the top of the tower, which has since become the most iconic landmark of Paris.

1991: U.S. Marines in front of the burning Burgan oil fields, Kuwait, 1991

1991: U.S. Marines in front of the burning Burgan oil fields, Kuwait, 1991

1974: Egyptian mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II 1974 received a modern Egyptian passport. For the removal to Paris.

1974: Egyptian mummy of Pharaoh Ramses II in 1974 received a modern Egyptian passport. For the removal to Paris.

1941: Hungarian soldier with his guitar. USSR 1941

Hungarian soldier with his guitar. USSR 1941

1905: Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany visits Tangier, Morocco and proclaims Germany’s support of Moroccan independence.

1889: Eiffel Tower officially opens in Paris.

1841: 1st performance of Robert Schumann’s 1st Symphony in B.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 31

1948: Al Gore, American politician, 45th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate

1927: Cesar Chavez, American activist

1732: Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer

1685: Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist, composer

1596: René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician

Angus Young was born.

Rene Descartes was born.

Hashim Amla was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 31

2014: Charles Keating, American lawyer, businessman

1980: Jesse Owens, American sprinter

1972: Meena Kumari, Indian actress

1850: John C. Calhoun, American politician, 7th Vice President of the United States

1621: Philip III of Spain

Issac Newton died.

Selena died.

Brandon Lee died.


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