March 21: Day of the Week
March 21, 2021 is the 80th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 285 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 21: This Day in History
March 21st is the common date of the March equinox (although astronomically the equinox is more likely to fall on March 20 in all but the most easterly longitudes). In astrology, the day of the equinox is the first full day of the sign of Aries. It is also the traditional first day of the astrological year.
March 21 Historical Event(s)
- 717Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid.
- 1871Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
- 1919The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established becoming the first Communist government to be formed in Europe after the October Revolution in Russia.
- 1933Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed.
- 1935Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans.'
- 1937Ponce Massacre: 18 people and a 7-year-old girl in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship.
- 1989Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
- 1997In a Tel Aviv, Israel coffee shop, a suicide bomber kills 3 and injures 49.
- 2002In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
- 2006Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Khalifa and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport riot causing $1M in damage.
Who were born on March 21?
- 1713Francis Lewis, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1803)
- 1839Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (d. 1881)
- 1854Alick Bannerman, Australian cricketer (d. 1924)
- 1882Bascom Lamar Lunsford, American lawyer, folklorist, and folk musician (d. 1973)
- 1927Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician
- 1958Gary Oldman, English actor
- 1964Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
- 1973Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
- 1977Bruno Cirillo, Italian centre defender at PAOK F.C.
- 1989Takeru Satoh, Japanese actor
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