March 15, 2023 was the 74th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
March 15: This Day in History
In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
March 15 Historical Event(s)
Julius 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.
Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Courthouse – Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat an American force numbering 4,400.
In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
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?
Margaret of England (1275–1333), English princess (d. 1333)
Élisée Reclus, French geographer (d. 1905)
William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist (d. 1939)
Yu Gwan-sun, Korean independence fighter (d. 1920)
Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)
Charles Wheeler, British journalist (d. 2008)
Christian Marquand, French actor and director (d. 2000)
Mel Phillips, American radio programmer
Howard Koh, American state government official
Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
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