March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 291 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 15th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 15th in history!
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- World Consumer Right Day.
- World Contact Day.
- National Brutus Day
- True Confessions Day
- Buzzards Day
- National Napping Day
What Happened On This Day – March 15
1990: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes President of the Soviet Union
His economic and political reforms, as well as his advocacy of free speech, strengthened pro-democracy movements in other Eastern European countries and ultimately led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.
1985: The world’s first internet domain name is registeredsymbolics.com was registered by the
Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts. There are over 1 billion domains today.
1972: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather is premiered
The gangster movie based on Mario Puzo’s novel is one of the most popular films of all time.
1917: The last emperor of Russia abdicates
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated following the February Revolution. He was later executed together with his family and some of his servants.
1895: Enrico Caruso makes his stage debut
The Italian tenor is arguably the most famous opera singer of all time.
Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of The Terminator.
1941: A German soldier shares some of his food with a local Russian mother in 1941.
1940: French government of Edouard Daladier falls in 1940.
Poster urging American soldiers to stay silent about ship locations and the progress of the campaign. World War 2
1970: A group of girls in New York City’s subway, circa 1970
1887: Australia beat England by 45 runs in the very first Test match in 1887.
Cricket’s inaugural Test match commences as Australia plays England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground: Australia wins by 45 runs in 4 days in 1877.
Australia beat England by 45 runs in the very first Test match in history. The match was started on 15th March of 1887.
1882: 1st stone was laid for the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1882.
1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first voyage to the New World in 1493.
The assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.
Births On This Day, March 15
1979: Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
1975: Eva Longoria, American actress, producer
1947: Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
1907: Zarah Leander, Swedish actress, singer
1638: Shunzhi Emperor, of China
Paul Pogba was born.
William was born.
Honey Singh was born.
Deaths On This Day, March 15
2008: Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer-songwriter, producer
2001: Ann Sothern, American actress
1983: Rebecca West, English journalist, author
1938: Nikolai Bukharin, Russian politician
1937: H. P. Lovecraft, American writer
Julius Caesar died.
Nate Dogg died.
Muhamad of Ghor died.