March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2015 was the 74th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 280Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
- 351Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1783In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
- 1906Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 1943World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- 1952In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24 hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1933Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist
- 1934Richard Layard, Baron Layard, British economist
- 1948Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
- 1960Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player
- 1969Timo Kotipelto, Finnish musician
- 1975Will.i.am, American musician
- 1981Young Buck, American rapper
- 1982Jordan Hastings, Canadian drummer (Alexisonfire)
- 1982Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
- 1987Taiwan Brown, American video jockey
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