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)
- 1514Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen’s Latin version of Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version of that work.
- 1564Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 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.
- 1943World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov – the Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 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).
- 1956My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
- 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
Who were born on March 15?
- 1275Margaret of England (1275–1333), English princess (d. 1333)
- 1591Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1660)
- 1913Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1918Richard Ellmann, American biographer (d. 1987)
- 1935Leonid Yengibarian, Armenian clown and actor (d. 1972)
- 1936David Andrews, Irish politician
- 1936Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1940Phil Lesh, American musician (Grateful Dead)
- 1954Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter
- 1962Jimmy Baio, American actor
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