15 March

15 March

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Consumer Right Day.
  • World Contact Day.
  • National Brutus Day
  • True Confessions Day
  • Buzzards Day
  • National Napping Day

Historic Events

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.

A German soldier share some of his food with a local Russian mother 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

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

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.

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.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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