What happened this day in history March 15

What are the important events that happened on March 15? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 15: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 15 is the 74th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 291 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 2, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 466,344 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘heptacontatetragon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 332 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,736 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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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 Events

  • 44 BC
    Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
  • 221
    Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself emperor of Shu-Han and claims his legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty.
  • 351
    Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 933
    After a ten-year truce, German King Henry I defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1564
    Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes jizya (per capita tax) .
  • 1848
    A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 1888
    Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
  • 1933
    Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1965
    President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress “We shall overcome” while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  • 1986
    Hotel New World Disaster a 1 star hotel collapses in Singapore’s Little India’s district killing 33 people

Who were born on March 15?

  • 938
    Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (d. 963)
  • 1892
    James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • 1926
    Ben Johnston, American composer
  • 1941
    Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • 1953
    Richard Bruton, Irish politician
  • 1960
    Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1967
    Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
  • 1975
    Darcy Tucker, Canadian hockey player
  • 1975
    Will.i.am, American musician
  • 1984
    Juninho, Brazilian footballer

Who died on March 15?

  • 1536
    Pargalı İbrahim Pasha, Grand Vizier under Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1711
    Eusebio Kino, Italian Catholic missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1937
    H. P. Lovecraft, American writer (b. 1890)
  • 1975
    Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (b. 1900)
  • 1983
    Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • 1988
    Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet double-agent (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2011
    Smiley Culture, British reggae singer (b. 1963)

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