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In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.

Events

  • 474 BCRoman consul Gnaeus Manlius Vulso celebrates an ovation for concluding the war against Veii and securing a forty years' truce.[1]
  • 44 BCMarcus Junius Brutus the Younger and his fellow conspirators, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus, and several other Roman senators, march to the Capitol following the assassination of Julius Caesar, but there is no response to their appeals to the population, who have left the streets in fear. Caesar's body remains in its place.
  • 351Constantius II elevates his cousin Gallus to Caesar, and puts him in charge of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire.
  • 493Odoacer, the first barbarian King of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, is slain by Theoderic the Great, king of the Ostrogoths, while the two kings were feasting together.
  • 856Michael III, emperor of the Byzantine Empire, overthrows the regency of his mother, empress Theodora (wife of Theophilos) with support of the Byzantine nobility.
  • 933 – After a ten-year truce, German King Henry the Fowler defeats a Hungarian army at the Battle of Riade near the Unstrut river.
  • 1147Conquest of Santarém: The forces of Afonso I of Portugal capture Santarém.
  • 1311Battle of Halmyros: The Catalan Company defeats Walter V, Count of Brienne to take control of the Duchy of Athens, a Crusader state in Greece.
  • 1493Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
  • 1564 – Mughal Emperor Akbar abolishes "jizya" (per capita tax).
  • 1672Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.
  • 1781American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House: Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat a mixed American force numbering 4,400 in a Pyrrhic victory.
  • 1783 – In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place.
  • 1819 – French physicist Augustin Fresnel is adjudged the winner of the Grand Prix of the Académie des Sciences for his "Memoir on the Diffraction of Light", which verifies the Fresnel integrals, accounts for the limited extent to which light spreads into shadows, and thereby demolishes Newton's initial objection to the wave theory of light.
  • 1820Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.[2]
  • 1827University of Toronto is founded.[3]
  • 1848 – A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 1864American Civil War: The Red River Campaign: U.S. Navy fleet arrives at Alexandria, Louisiana.
  • 1874France and Vietnam sign the Second Treaty of Saigon, further recognizing the full sovereignty of France over Cochinchina.
  • 1875Archbishop of New York John McCloskey is named the first cardinal in the United States.[4]
  • 1877First ever official cricket test match is played: Australia vs England at the MCG Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1878Restoration of the Scottish Catholic hierarchy, broken off back in 1603.
  • 1888 – Start of the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888.
  • 1895Heian Shrine is founded.
  • 1906Rolls-Royce Limited is incorporated.
  • 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.–Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
  • 1917Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne ending the 304-year Romanov dynasty.
  • 1921Talaat Pasha, former Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire and chief architect of the Armenian Genocide is assassinated in Berlin by a 23-year-old Armenian, Soghomon Tehlirian.
  • 1922 – After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.
  • 1926 – The dictator Theodoros Pangalos is elected President of Greece without opposition.
  • 1927 – The first Women's Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on The Isis in Oxford.[5]
  • 1931Template:SS explodes off Newfoundland, killing 27 of the 147 on board.
  • 1933 – Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss keeps members of the National Council from convening, starting the Austrofascist dictatorship.
  • 1939Germany occupies Czechoslovakia.[6]
  • 1939 – Carpatho-Ukraine declares itself an independent republic, but is annexed by Hungary the next day.
  • 1941Philippine Airlines, the flag carrier of the Philippines takes its first flight between Manila (from Nielson Field) to Baguio City with a Beechcraft Model 18 making the airline the first and oldest commercial airline in Asia operating under its original name.
  • 1943 – World War II: Third Battle of Kharkov: The Germans retake the city of Kharkov from the Soviet armies in bitter street fighting.
  • 1945 – World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
  • 1951 – Iranian oil industry is nationalized.
  • 1952 – In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in a 24-hour period, setting a new world record (March 15 through March 16).
  • 1961 – At the 1961 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference, South Africa announces that it will withdraw from the Commonwealth when the South African Constitution of 1961 comes into effect.
  • 1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to the Selma crisis, tells U.S. Congress "We shall overcome" while advocating the Voting Rights Act.
  • 1978Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War.
  • 1986Collapse of Hotel New World: Thirty-three people die when the Hotel New World in Singapore collapses.
  • 1990Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
  • 1991Cold War: The Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany comes into effect, granting full sovereignty to the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • 2008 – Stockpiles of obsolete ammunition explode at an ex-military ammunition depot in the village of Gërdec, Albania, killing 26 people.
  • 2011 – Beginning of the Syrian Civil War.
  • 2019 – Fifty-one people are killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings.
  • 2019 – Beginning of the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.
  • 2019 – Approximately 1.4 million young people in 123 countries go on strike to protest climate change.[7]

Births

  • 270Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (d. 343)
  • 1097Fujiwara no Tadamichi, Japanese noble (d. 1164)
  • 1275Margaret of England, Duchess of Brabant (d. 1333)
  • 1407Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden (d. 1453)
  • 1444Francesco Gonzaga, Catholic cardinal (d. 1483)
  • 1493Anne de Montmorency, French captain and diplomat (d. 1567)[8]
  • 1513Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (d. 1573)
  • 1516Alqas Mirza, Safavid prince (d. 1550)[9]
  • 1582Daniel Featley, English theologian and controversialist (d. 1645)
  • 1584Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (d. 1663)
  • 1591Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (d. 1660)
  • 1611Jan Fyt, Flemish painter (d. 1661)
  • 1638Shunzhi Emperor of China (d. 1661)
  • 1666George Bähr, German architect, designed the Dresden Frauenkirche (d. 1738)
  • 1754Archibald Menzies, Scottish surgeon and botanist (d. 1842)
  • 1767Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
  • 1779William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1848)
  • 1790Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician and academic (d. 1861)[10]
  • 1791Charles Knight, English author and publisher (d. 1873)
  • 1809Joseph Jenkins Roberts, American-Liberian historian and politician, 1st President of Liberia (d. 1876)
  • 1809 – Karl Josef von Hefele, German bishop and theologian (d. 1893)
  • 1813John Snow, English physician and epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1818Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (d. 1924)
  • 1821Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian physicist and chemist (d. 1895)
  • 1821 – William Milligan, Scottish theologian, author, and educator (d. 1892)
  • 1824Jules Chevalier, French priest, founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (d. 1907)
  • 1830Paul Heyse, German author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
  • 1830 – Élisée Reclus, French geographer and academic (d. 1905)
  • 1831Saint Daniele Comboni, Italian missionary and saint (d. 1881)
  • 1835John Henry Kagi, American lawyer and activist (d. 1859)
  • 1835 – Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1916)
  • 1838Karl Davydov, Russian cellist, composer, and conductor (d. 1889)
  • 1851John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (d. 1916)
  • 1851 – William Mitchell Ramsay, Scottish archaeologist and scholar (d. 1939)
  • 1852Augusta, Lady Gregory, Anglo-Irish landowner, playwright, and translator (d. 1932)
  • 1854Emil von Behring, German physiologist and physician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1857Christian Michelsen, Norwegian businessman and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1925)
  • 1858Liberty Hyde Bailey, American botanist and academic, co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science (d. 1954)
  • 1860Waldemar Haffkine, Russian-Swiss bacteriologist and microbiologist (d. 1930)
  • 1864Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, composer, and conductor (Oslo Philharmonic) (d. 1935)
  • 1865Manuk Abeghian, Armenian author and scholar (d. 1944)
  • 1866Matthew Charlton, Australian miner and politician (d. 1948)
  • 1866 – Johan Vaaler, Norwegian inventor, often erroneously identified as the inventor of the Paper clip (d. 1910)
  • 1868Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)[11]
  • 1869Stanisław Wojciechowski, Polish scholar and politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1874Eugène Fiset, Canadian physician, general, and politician, 18th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • 1874 – Harold L. Ickes, American journalist and politician, 32nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1952)
  • 1878Reza Shah, Iranian king (d. 1944)
  • 1886Wladimir Burliuk, Ukrainian-Greek painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
  • 1887Marjorie Merriweather Post, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded General Foods (d. 1973)
  • 1887 – Lütfi Kırdar, Turkish physician and politician, Turkish Minister of Health (d. 1961)
  • 1879Benjamin R. Jacobs, American biochemist (d. 1963)[12]
  • 1890Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician and mountaineer (d. 1980)
  • 1892James Basevi Ord, Mexican-American colonel (d. 1938)
  • 1897Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
  • 1900Gilberto Freyre, Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian and writer (d. 1987)
  • 1904George Brent, Irish-American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1904 – J. Pat O'Malley, English-American actor (d. 1985)
  • 1905Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German lawyer and judge (d. 1944)
  • 1907Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (d. 1981)
  • 1909Jaroslava Muchová Syllabová, Czech painter (d. 1986)
  • 1912Lightnin' Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Louis Paul Boon, Flemish journalist and author (d. 1979)
  • 1913Macdonald Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Jack Fairman, English race car driver (d. 2002)
  • 1916Frank Coghlan, Jr., American actor and pilot (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Fadil Hoxha, Kosovar commander and politician, 2nd President of Kosovo (d. 2001)
  • 1916 – Harry James, American trumpet player, bandleader, and actor (d. 1983)
  • 1918Richard Ellmann, American author and critic (d. 1987)
  • 1918 – Punch Imlach, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1987)
  • 1919Lawrence Tierney, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1920E. Donnall Thomas, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1921Madelyn Pugh, American television writer and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1922Eddie Calvert, English trumpeter (d. 1978)
  • 1926Ben Johnston, American composer and academic (d. 2019)
  • 1926 – Norm Van Brocklin, American football player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1927Christian Marquand, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1927 – Carl Smith, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
  • 1928Bob Wilber, American clarinetist and saxophonist (d. 2019)
  • 1930Zhores Alferov, Belarusian-Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2019)[13]
  • 1932Alan Bean, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2018)
  • 1932 – Arif Mardin, Turkish-American record producer (d. 2006)
  • 1933Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge
  • 1933 – Philippe de Broca, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1934Richard Layard, Baron Layard, English economist and academic
  • 1934 – Kanshi Ram, Indian politician (d. 2006)
  • 1935David Andrews, Irish politician, 21st Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ireland
  • 1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor
  • 1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
  • 1935 – Leonid Yengibarov, Russian-Armenian clown and boxer (d. 1972)
  • 1936Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1937Marcus Raichle, American neurologist and physiologist
  • 1937 – Valentin Rasputin, Russian environmentalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1938Charles Lloyd, American saxophonist and flute player
  • 1939Ted Kaufman, American engineer and politician
  • 1939 – Robert Nye, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – Julie Tullis, English mountaineer (d. 1986)[14]
  • 1940Frank Dobson, English politician, Secretary of State for Health (d. 2019)
  • 1940 – Phil Lesh, American bassist
  • 1941Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1941 – Carolyn Hansson, Canadian materials engineer[15]
  • 1943David Cronenberg, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Lynda La Plante, English actress, screenwriter, and author
  • 1943 – Michael Scott-Joynt, English bishop (d. 2014)
  • 1943 – Sly Stone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1943 – The Iron Sheik, Iranian-American wrestler and actor[16]
  • 1944Chi Cheng, Taiwanese runner and politician
  • 1944 – Jacques Doillon, French director and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Francis Mankiewicz, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
  • 1944 – A. K. Faezul Huq, Bangladeshi lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1945Mark J. Green, American lawyer and politician
  • 1946Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
  • 1946 – John Dempsey, English born Irish international footballer, centre-back and manager[17]
  • 1947Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Gino Ferrin, German footballer and manager
  • 1947 – Juraj Kukura, Slovak-German actor[18]
  • 1948Kate Bornstein, American author and activist[19]
  • 1948 – Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • 1950Jørgen Olsen, Danish singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – Kurt Koch, Swiss cardinal
  • 1951David Alton, Baron Alton of Liverpool, English educator and politician
  • 1952Howard Devoto, English singer-songwriter
  • 1952 – Philip Green, English businessman
  • 1952 – Howard Koh, American physician and politician, 14th United States Assistant Secretary for Health
  • 1953Richard Bruton, Irish economist and politician, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
  • 1953 – Heather Graham Pozzessere, American author
  • 1953 – Kumba Ialá, Bissau-Guinean educator and politician, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2014)
  • 1954Massimo Bubola, Italian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Isobel Buchanan, Scottish soprano and actress
  • 1954 – Bob Budiansky, American author and illustrator
  • 1954 – Henry Marsh, American runner and businessman, co-founded MonaVie
  • 1954 – Craig Wasson, American actor[20]
  • 1955Mohsin Khan, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1955 – Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1956Clay Matthews, Jr., American football player and coach
  • 1957Joaquim de Almeida, Portuguese-American actor
  • 1957 – Víctor Muñoz, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1957 – David Silverman, American animator, director, and screenwriter
  • 1958Anne Davies, English television presenter and newsreader
  • 1959Harold Baines, American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – Renny Harlin, Finnish director and producer
  • 1959 – Lisa Holton, American journalist and author
  • 1959 – Ben Okri, Nigerian poet and author[21]
  • 1960Mike Pagliarulo, American baseball player and coach
  • 1960 – Phil Walsh, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1961Terry Cummings, American basketball player and singer
  • 1961 – Craig Ludwig, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1962Terence Trent D'Arby, American singer-songwriter
  • 1962 – Jimmy Baio, American actor[22]
  • 1963Bret Michaels, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1964Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • 1964 – Rockwell, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1965Sunetra Gupta, Indian epidemiologist, author, and academic
  • 1965 – Robyn Malcolm, New Zealand actress
  • 1967Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese manga artist, creator of Sailor Moon
  • 1968Kahimi Karie, Japanese singer[23]
  • 1968 – Mark McGrath, American singer-songwriter and television host
  • 1968 – Terje Riis-Johansen, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy
  • 1968 – Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
  • 1969Rona Ambrose, Canadian journalist and politician, former Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
  • 1969 – Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1969 – Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey[24]
  • 1970Christine Anu, Australian singer
  • 1970 – Naka Drotske, South African rugby player
  • 1970 – Derek Parra, American speed skater and coach
  • 1971Penny Lancaster, English model and photographer
  • 1971 – Joanne Wise, English long jumper
  • 1972Mark Hoppus, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1972 – Holger Stromberg, German chef[25]
  • 1972 – Mike Tomlin, American football player and coach
  • 1973Robin Hunicke, American video game designer and producer
  • 1973 – Masayuki Naruse, Japanese wrestler and mixed martial artist
  • 1974Robert Fick, American baseball player
  • 1975Eva Longoria, American actress and producer
  • 1975 – Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • 1975 – Darcy Tucker, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – will.i.am, American rapper, producer, and actor[26]
  • 1976Katherine Brooks, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Abhay Deol, Indian actor
  • 1976 – Cara Pifko, Canadian actress[27]
  • 1977Joe Hahn, American DJ, producer, and director
  • 1977 – Brian Tee, Japanese-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978Takeru Kobayashi, Japanese competitive eater
  • 1979Kyle Mills, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1979 – Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player and scout
  • 1980Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Eric Grothe, Jr. Australian rugby league player and guitarist
  • 1980 – Claudiney Ramos, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1981Young Buck, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1981 – Mikael Forssell, German-Finnish footballer
  • 1981 – Veronica Maggio, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Jens Salumäe, Estonian skier[28]
  • 1982Tom Budge, Australian actor
  • 1982 – Emily Dunn, American actress and dancer
  • 1982 – Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan runner
  • 1983Sean Biggerstaff, Scottish actor
  • 1983 – Umut Bulut, Turkish footballer
  • 1983 – Ben Hilfenhaus, Australian cricketer
  • 1983 – Kostas Kaimakoglou, Greek basketball player
  • 1983 – Golda Marcus, Salvadoran swimmer[29]
  • 1983 – Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer
  • 1983 – Heiko Niidas, Estonian basketball player
  • 1983 – Ricky Sekhon, English actor
  • 1983 – Yo Yo Honey Singh, Indian music producer
  • 1984Badradine Belloumou, French-Algerian footballer
  • 1984 – Malin Buska, Swedish actress
  • 1984 – Olivier Jean, Canadian speed skater
  • 1984 – Kostas Vasileiadis, Greek basketball player
  • 1984 – Wilson Aparecido Xavier Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987Eric Decker, American football player
  • 1988Éver Guzmán, Mexican footballer
  • 1988 – James Reimer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Jolo Revilla, Filipino actor and politician
  • 1988 – Alexander Sims, English race car driver
  • 1989Sam Baldock, English footballer
  • 1989 – Bryce Gibbs, Australian footballer
  • 1989 – Sandro, Brazilian international footballer, midfielder[30]
  • 1989 – Gil Roberts, American sprinter[31]
  • 1989 – Adrien Silva, Portuguese footballer
  • 1989 – Caitlin Wachs, American actress
  • 1990Siobhan Magnus, American singer-songwriter
  • 1991Tavon Austin, American footballer
  • 1991 – Kurt Baptiste, Australian rugby league player[32]
  • 1991 – Xavier Henry, American basketball player[33]
  • 1996Seonaid McIntosh, Scottish sports shooter[34]
  • 2000Kristian Kostov, Russian-Bulgarian singer-songwriter[35]

Deaths

  • 44 BCJulius Caesar, Roman general and statesman (b. 100 BC)
  • 220Cao Cao, Chinese general, warlord and statesman (b. 155)
  • 493Odoacer, first king of Italy after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (b. 433)
  • 752Pope Zachary
  • 963Romanos II, Byzantine emperor (b. 938)
  • 990Siegfried I (the Older), German nobleman[36]
  • 1086Richilde, Countess of Hainaut, Flemish consort and regent (b. c. 1018)
  • 1124Ernulf, Bishop of Rochester (b. c. 1040)
  • 1190Isabella of Hainault, queen of Philip II of France (b. 1170)
  • 1311Walter V, Count of Brienne (b. 1275)
  • 1311 – Thomas III d'Autremencourt, Lord of Salona, Marshal of Achaea
  • 1311 – Albert Pallavicini, Margrave of Bodonitza
  • 1311 – George I Ghisi, Triarch of Euboea, Baron of Chalandritsa, Lord of Tinos, Mykonos, Serifos and Keos
  • 1327Albert of Schwarzburg, grand preceptor of the Knights Hospitaller
  • 1346Shah Jalal, Sufi saint of Bengal (b. 1271).
  • 1536Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Ottoman politician, 35th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1493)
  • 1575Annibale Padovano, Italian organist and composer (b. 1527)
  • 1644Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (b. 1576)
  • 1657David Pardo, Dutch rabbi and scholar (b. 1591)
  • 1673Salvator Rosa, Italian painter and poet (b. 1615)
  • 1711Eusebio Kino, Italian priest and missionary (b. 1645)
  • 1820Clement Mary Hofbauer, Austrian priest and saint (b. 1751)
  • 1832Otto Wilhelm Masing, Estonian linguist and clergyman (b. 1763)
  • 1842Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer and theorist (b. 1760)
  • 1849Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal and linguist (b. 1774)
  • 1891Joseph Bazalgette, English engineer and academic (b. 1819)
  • 1897James Joseph Sylvester, English mathematician and academic (b. 1814)
  • 1898Henry Bessemer, English engineer and businessman (b. 1813)
  • 1921Talaat Pasha, Ottoman politician, 281st Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1874)
  • 1927Hector Rason, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of Western Australia (b. 1858)[37]
  • 1933Gustavo Jiménez, Peruvian colonel and politician, 73rd President of Peru (b. 1886)
  • 1937H. P. Lovecraft, American short story writer, editor, and novelist (b. 1890)
  • 1938Nikolai Bukharin, Russian journalist and politician (b. 1888)
  • 1939Luis Barceló, Spanish colonel (b. 1896)
  • 1941Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian-German painter (b. 1864)
  • 1944Otto von Below, Prussian general (b. 1857)
  • 1951John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (b. 1889)
  • 1957Ernst Nobs, Swiss politician (b. 1886)
  • 1959Lester Young, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1909)
  • 1962Charles Bartliff, American soccer player (b. 1886)
  • 1962 – Arthur Compton, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • 1966Abe Saperstein, American basketball player and coach (b. 1902)
  • 1969Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1969 – Musashiyama Takeshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 33rd Yokozuna (b. 1909)
  • 1970Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1971Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
  • 1972Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter and educator (b. 1910)
  • 1975Aristotle Onassis, Greek-Argentinian businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1977Hubert Aquin, Canadian author and activist (b. 1929)
  • 1977 – Antonino Rocca, Italian-American wrestler and referee (b. 1921)
  • 1981René Clair, French director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
  • 1983Coloman Braun-Bogdan, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1905)
  • 1983 – Rebecca West, English author and critic (b. 1892)
  • 1985Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and author (b. 1921)
  • 1986Alexandru Giugaru, Romanian actor (b. 1897)
  • 1987Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1899)
  • 1988Dmitri Polyakov, Ukrainian general and spy (b. 1926)
  • 1989Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet and politician (b. 1915)
  • 1990Farzad Bazoft, Iranian-English journalist (b. 1958)
  • 1990 – Tom Harmon, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • 1991Bud Freeman, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1906)
  • 1992Rahi Masoom Raza, Indian Urdu poet (b.1927)
  • 1997Gail Davis, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 1997 – Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter (b. 1906)
  • 1998Tim Maia, Brazilian singer-songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1998 – Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and author (b. 1903)
  • 1999Guy D'Artois, Canadian soldier (b. 1917)
  • 2001Gaetano Cozzi, Italian historian and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Ann Sothern, American actress and singer (b. 1909)
  • 2003Thora Hird, English actress (b. 1911)
  • 2003 – Paul Stojanovich, American television producer, created World's Wildest Police Videos (b. 1956)
  • 2004Philippe Lemaire, French actor (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Bill Pickering, New Zealand-American scientist and engineer (b. 1910)
  • 2004 – John Pople, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1925)
  • 2005Bob Bellear, Australian engineer and judge (b. 1944)
  • 2005 – Otar Korkia, Georgian basketball player and coach (b. 1923)
  • 2005 – Shoji Nishio, Japanese martial artist (b. 1927)
  • 2006Georgios Rallis, Greek lieutenant and politician, 173rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • 2006 – Red Storey, Canadian football player and referee (b. 1918)
  • 2007Charles Harrelson, American murderer (b. 1938)
  • 2007 – Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer and businessman (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Stuart Rosenberg, American director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2008Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1954)
  • 2008 – Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1951)
  • 2008 – G. David Low, American astronaut and engineer (b. 1956)
  • 2008 – Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – Sarla Thakral, First Indian woman to earn a pilot's license. (b. 1914)[38]
  • 2009Ron Silver, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1946)
  • 2011Nate Dogg, American rapper (b. 1969)
  • 2011 – Smiley Culture, English singer and DJ (b. 1963)
  • 2012Mervyn Davies, Welsh rugby player (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Eb Gaines, American businessman and diplomat (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Luis Gonzales, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Bernardino González Ruíz, Panamanian physician and politician, President of Panama (b. 1911)
  • 2012 – Fran Matera, American illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Dave Philley, American baseball player and manager (b. 1920)
  • 2013James Bonk, American chemist and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Booth Gardner, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Washington (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Hardrock Gunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Shannon Larratt, Canadian publisher, founded BMEzine (b. 1973)
  • 2013 – Terry Lightfoot, English clarinet player (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Leverne McDonnell, Australian actress (b. 1963).
  • 2013 – Masamichi Noro, Japanese-French martial artist, founded Kinomichi (b. 1935)
  • 2013 – Kallam Anji Reddy, Indian engineer and businessman, founded Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Peter Worsley, English sociologist (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Felipe Zetter, Mexican footballer (b. 1923)
  • 2014Scott Asheton, American drummer (b. 1949).
  • 2014 – David Brenner, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Bo Callaway, American soldier and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Army (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Clarissa Dickson Wright, English chef, author, and television personality (b. 1947)
  • 2014 – Everett L. Fullam, American priest and scholar (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Cees Veerman, Dutch singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1943)
  • 2015Collins Chabane, South African politician (b. 1960)
  • 2015 – Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor and educator (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Narayan Desai, Indian author and activist (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Sally Forrest, American actress and dancer (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Curtis Gans, American political scientist and author (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Mike Porcaro, American bass player (b. 1955)
  • 2016Sylvia Anderson, English voice actress and television and film producer (b. 1927)
  • 2016 – Asa Briggs, English historian and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2016 – Daryl Coley, American singer and pastor (b. 1955)
  • 2016 – Seru Rabeni, Fijian rugby player (b. 1978)
  • 2019Larry DiTillio, American film and TV series writer (b. 1948)[39]
  • 2020Vittorio Gregotti, Italian architect (b. 1927)[40]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Aristobulus of Britannia
    • Clemens Maria Hofbauer
    • Leocritia
    • Longinus
    • Louise de Marillac
    • Raymond of Fitero
    • March 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Belarus)
  • Earliest day on which Birth of Benito Juárez can fall, while March 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday of March. (Mexico)
  • Earliest day on which Palm Sunday can fall, while April 18 is the latest; celebrated on the sixth Sunday of Lent. (Christianity)
  • Hōnen Matsuri (Japan)
  • International Day Against Police Brutality (International)
  • J. J. Roberts' Birthday (Liberia)
  • National Day, celebrating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (Hungary)
  • World Consumer Rights Day (International)
  • World Contact Day
  • World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film (International)
  • World Speech Day
  • Youth Day (Palau)

References

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