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Wednesday March 15, 2023

March 15: Day of the Week

March 15, 2023 is the 74th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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.

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March 15: This Day in History

In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.

March 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 351
    Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1493
    Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  • 1514
    Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
  • 1926
    The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 1931
    SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1939
    World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
  • 1965
    President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  • 1990
    Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
  • 2004
    French President Jacques Chirac signs the law on secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools, commonly known as the headscarf ban.

Who were born on March 15?

  • 1860
    Waldemar Haffkine, Russian Jewish bacteriologist (d. 1930)
  • 1907
    Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1916
    Harry James, American musician and band leader (d. 1983)
  • 1921
    Stafford Smythe, Canadian hockey executive (d. 1971)
  • 1935
    Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
  • 1941
    Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • 1947
    Ry Cooder, American guitarist
  • 1982
    Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1985
    Curtis Davies, English footballer
  • 1986
    Adrianne Leon, American singer-songwriter and actress

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