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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 933After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
- 1848A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1956My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
- 1961South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1791Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
- 1830Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
- 1915Joe E. Ross, American actor and comedian (d. 1982)
- 1923Charles Wheeler, British journalist (d. 2008)
- 1946Howard E. Scott, American musician (War)
- 1947Gino Ferrin, German footballer
- 1952Howard Koh, American state government official
- 1953Richard Bruton, Irish politician
- 1957Víctor Muñoz, Spanish football manager
- 1971Penny Lancaster, English model
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