March 15: Day of the Week
March 15, 2020 was the 75th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 291 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 1545First meeting of the Council of Trent.
- 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
- 1781American 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.
- 1848A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
- 1922After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
- 1933Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
- 1945World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
- 1990Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying.
- 2004French 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?
- 1821Eduard Heine, German mathematician (d. 1881)
- 1865Manuk Abeghian, scholar of Armenian literature and folklore (d. 1944)
- 1905Berthold von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and Nazi opponent (d. 1944)
- 1915Caterina Boratto, Italian film actress (d. 2010)
- 1947Gino Ferrin, German footballer
- 1957Park Overall, American actress
- 1961Terry Cummings, American basketball player
- 1975Darcy Tucker, Canadian hockey player
- 1975Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
- 1990Siobhan Magnus, American singer
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