The 66th Academy Awards, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama, "Schindler's List", wins 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Spielberg).
Tennessee Governor Austin Peay signs the Butler Act, prohibiting the teaching of evolution in the state's public schools.
Friday, March 21, 1919
The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established by Béla Kun.
Thursday, March 21, 1918
In London at the Wood Green Empire, Chung Ling Soo (William E Robinson, U.S.-born magician) dies during his trick where he is supposed to catch two separate bullets – but one of them perforates his lung. He dies the following morning in a hospital.
April ndash The Goths capture the "Portus Claudii" at Ostia, the harbour is left unguarded by the Romans. Belisarius is forced to unload his supplies at Antium (modern Anzio), he sends urgent messages for reinforcements to Constantinople.Procopius, "De Bello Gothico" I.XXVII