March 6: Day of the Week
March 6, 2017 was the 65th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 300 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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 6 Historical Event(s)
- 1788The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
- 1820The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
- 1930International Unemployment Day demonstrations globally initiated by the Comintern
- 1953Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- 1964Constantine II becomes King of Greece.
- 1964Nation of Islam’s Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.
- 1968The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.
- 1975Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
- 1983The first United States Football League game is played.
- 1992Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
Who were born on March 6?
- 1495Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (d. 1556)
- 1831Philip Sheridan, American Civil War Union cavalry officer (d. 1888)
- 1884Molla Mallory, Norwegian-born American tennis player (d. 1959)
- 1900Lefty Grove, American baseball player (d. 1975)
- 1927Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 1939Cookie Rojas, Cuban baseball player
- 1944Richard Corliss, American film critic
- 1960Sleepy Floyd, American basketball player
- 1987Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian/German footballer
- 1988Agnes Carlsson, Swedish singer
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