March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2018 was the 74th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 1926The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
- 1933Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 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.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1493Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- 1713Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (d. 1762)
- 1818Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
- 1910Nick Stewart, American actor (d. 2000)
- 1918Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
- 1931Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan (d. 2011)
- 1939Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
- 1952Howard Devoto, British musician (Buzzcocks, Magazine)
- 1962Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer
- 1964Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
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