March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2016 was the 75th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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 15: This Day in History
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
March 15 Historical Event(s)
- 44 BCJulius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
- 221Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
- 933After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
- 1545First meeting of the Council of Trent.
- 1564Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1914Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
- 1926Ben Johnston, American composer
- 1930Kostas Nestoridis, Greek footballer
- 1953Richard Bruton, Irish politician
- 1959Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
- 1961Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player
- 1968Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray)
- 1975Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
- 1982Emily Tyndall, American actress
- 1988James Reimer, Canadian hockey player
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