March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2019 was the 74th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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.
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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)
- 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.
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1888Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
- 1906Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1939Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- 1965President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
- 1985The end of the Brazilian military dictatorship.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1455Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1532)
- 1865Manuk Abeghian, scholar of Armenian literature and folklore (d. 1944)
- 1874Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
- 1899George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)
- 1950Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer
- 1952Howard Koh, American state government official
- 1957Park Overall, American actress
- 1965Svetlana Medvedeva, First Lady of Russia
- 1985James MacLurcan, Australian actor
- 1987Taiwan Brown, American video jockey
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