Feast of the Annunciation sometimes called Lady Day which celebrates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary when he tells her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France.
Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley is expeled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.
Composer and pianist Béla Bartók born in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary.
Film director David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia) born Croydon, England.
Sports journalist Howard Cosell born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Author Flannery O'Connor (Wise Blood) born in Savannah, Georgia.
American journalist and activist Gloria Steinem born in Toledo, Ohio.
Soul sister Number One Aretha Franklin born in Memphis Tennessee.
Rocker Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) born in Pinner, England.
United States Customs service seizes copies of the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg on obscenity grounds.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel during their honeymoon.
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by his nephew.