March 20: Day of the Week
March 20, 2019 is the 79th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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 20 Historical Event(s)
- 235Maximinus Thrax is proclaimed emperor. He is the first foreigner to hold the Roman throne.
- 1914In New Haven, Connecticut, the first international figure skating championship takes place.
- 1916Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.
- 1942World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: “I came out of Bataan and I shall return”.
- 1956Tunisia gains independence from France.
- 1987The Food and Drug Administration approves the anti-AIDS drug, AZT.
- 1990Ferdinand Marcos’s widow, Imelda Marcos, goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and racketeering.
- 1999Legoland California, the only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
- 20032003 invasion of Iraq: In the early hours of the morning, the United States and three other countries begin military operations in Iraq.
- 2006Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country’s banana crop.
Who were born on March 20?
- 1725Abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)
- 1914Wendell Corey, American actor (d. 1968)
- 1915Sviatoslav Richter, Soviet pianist (d. 1997)
- 1965William Dalrymple, Writer and Historian
- 1969Mannie Fresh, American producer
- 1972Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
- 1979Bernard O'Connor, Gaelic Footballer
- 1982Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish footballer
- 1985Morgan Amalfitano, French footballer
- 1987Pedro Ken, Brazilian footballer
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