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.
- 1916President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
- 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.
- 1931SS Viking explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
- 1939Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
- 1939World War II: German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist.
- 1961South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 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.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1493Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France (d. 1567)
- 1813John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
- 1854Emil Adolf von Behring, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1917)
- 1890Boris Nikolaevich Delaunay, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
- 1904Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
- 1921Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
- 1959Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
- 1981Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer
- 1981Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer
- 1981Young Buck, American rapper
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