March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2021 was the 74th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 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.
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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)
- 351Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1545First meeting of the Council of Trent.
- 1906Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
- 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.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1943World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- 1961South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1790Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician (d. 1861)
- 1830Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1914)
- 1867Lionel Johnson, British poet (d. 1902)
- 1884Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (d. 1951)
- 1918Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
- 1920E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel laureate
- 1945A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
- 1976Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
- 1984Juninho, Brazilian footballer
- 1985James MacLurcan, Australian actor
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