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)
- 280Sun Hao of Eastern Wu surrenders to Sima Yan which began the Jin Dynasty.
- 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1783In 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.
- 1848A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
- 1906Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 1956My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
- 1961South Africa withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1818Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (d. 1924)
- 1824Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
- 1936David Andrews, Irish politician
- 1954Craig Wasson, American actor
- 1959Fabio Lanzoni, Italian model
- 1969Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
- 1970Derek Parra, American speed skater
- 1975Will.i.am, American musician
- 1984Juninho, Brazilian footballer
- 1985Kellan Lutz, American model and actor
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