March 14: Day of the Week
March 14, 2017 was the 73rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 292 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1489The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
- 1647Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
- 1757Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
- 1910Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
- 1915World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew.
- 1931Alam Ara, India’s first talkie film, is released.
- 1939Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
- 1967The body of President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
- 1980In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
- 2008A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupted in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.
Who were born on March 14?
- 1844Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy, British poet
- 1888Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Canadian painter (d. 1970)
- 1914Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
- 1936Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
- 1939Raymond J. Barry, American actor
- 1943Anita Morris, American actress (d. 1994)
- 1948Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
- 1950Rick Dees, American disc jockey
- 1977Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
- 1981Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
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