March 14: Day of the Week
March 14, 2017 is the 73rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Pisces 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.
March 14 Historical Event(s)
- 313Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
- 1489The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
- 1757Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- 1780American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
- 1885The Mikado a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, had its first public performance in London.
- 1943World War II – The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
- 1964A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
- 1979In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing at least 200.
- 2006Members of the Chadian military fail in a coup d'état attempt.
- 2008A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1908Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft) (d. 1991)
- 1912W. Willard Wirtz, American administrator (d. 2010)
- 1918Dennis Patrick, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1934Paul Rader, the 15th General of The Salvation Army
- 1939Bertrand Blier, French film director and screenwriter
- 1945Jasper Carrott, British comedian
- 1968Megan Follows, Canadian actress
- 1976Merlin Santana, American actor (d. 2002)
- 1977Zé António, Portuguese footballer
- 1989Colby O'Donis, American musician
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