March 19: Day of the Week
March 19, 2019 is the 78th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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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It’s uncommon for the March equinox to fall on this day. The last time it did was in 1796 and the next will be in 2044.
March 19 Historical Event(s)
- 1853The Taiping reform movement occupies and makes Nanjing its capital until 1864.
- 1920The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).
- 1931Gambling is legalized in Nevada.
- 1932The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened.
- 1944World War II: Nazi forces occupy Hungary.
- 1946French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 1979The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN.
- 1987Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he hands over control to Jerry Falwell.
- 2004Konginkangas bus disaster: A semi-trailer truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
- 2008GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
Who were born on March 19?
- 1917Dinu Lipatti, Romanian pianist (d. 1950)
- 1921Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedy magician (d. 1984)
- 1925Brent Scowcroft, American former Cabinet member and military officer
- 1937Clarence “Frogman” Henry, American musician
- 1964Yoko Kanno, Japanese composer
- 1967Mary Scheer, American actress and comedian
- 1971Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
- 1975Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
- 1979Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer
- 1979Ivan Ljubičić, Croatian tennis player
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