2022 March

March 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 15

March 15th is officially True Confessions Day and Brutus Day.

We made it to day 74 of the year and there’s 291 days left to go until we reach the new year.

If today’s your birthday or you want to know more about this day then you’re in the right place. This day had so many intriguing events including areas such as music and theatre, film & TV, and technology.

Did you know that on this day in 1972, “The Godfather”, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino was released? The screening happened in NYC.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 15th in history!

What Events Happened On March 15 In History?

1990

Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the Soviet Union’s first President.

1985

The very first .com domain was registered.

OTD in 1985: The very first .com domain was registered.
The domain name was symbolics.com and was made by a Symbolic Inc - a computer company in Massachusetts, US.
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1972

The first installment of “The Godfather,” starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premiered in New York City.

1968

Jimi Hendrix was declared the “most spectacular guitarist in the world” by LIFE magazine.

1959

A world record for holding breath under water was made by Robert Foster.

He held his breath for an incredible 13 minutes and 42.5 seconds. Foster held this record for 48 years!
1956

The musical “My Fair Lady” had its first performance on Broadway in New York City.

1945

Billboard started publishing top album charts list with the King Cole Trio as the first #1.

1937

Dr. Bernard Fantus and his team opened the very first “blood bank” in Cook County Hospital, Chicago, US.

OTD in 1937: Dr. Bernard Fantus and his team opened the very first "blood bank" in Cook County Hospital
1922

Fuad I became King of Egypt.

When the United Kingdom recognized Egypt's independence in 1922, he exchanged the title of king for sultan.
1820

Maine became the 23rd state to join the United States of America.

1493

Explorer Christopher Columbus wrote a letter about his travels to the New World.

He wrote the letter while aboard the Niña on his return to Europe.
44 BC

Julius Caesar was assassinated.

OTD in 44BC: Julius Caesar was assassinated.
It happened during a Senate meeting in Rome where senators stabbed him 23 times because they believed Caesar was undermining the Roman Republic.

March 15 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on March 15th shares the same star sign, Pisces.

Pisces is the last constellation of the zodiac. It’s symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions, which represents the division of Pisces’s attention between fantasy and reality.

Aquamarine is the birthstone given to people born in March. The ancient Greeks and Romans used aquamarine to protect their sailors. They brought the sea-green crystals on board to ensure safe passage to their destinations.

Those who were born on March 15th were likely conceived the previous year on June 22nd.

If you were born on this day, did you know that you share the same birthday with Connor Ball? See who else was born on March 15th below!

Famous People Born On March 15

Connor Ball

Connor Ball

British Singer
Birthday: March 15, 1996
Age: 25 years old
Born In: Scotland, United Kingdom
Mark Hoppus

Mark Hoppus

American Singer
Birthday: March 15, 1972
Age: 49 years old
Born In: California, USA

Special Holidays On March 15th

Here are some unusual holidays that are celebrated on this day.

March 15: True Confessions Day

True Confessions Day

March 15: National Brutus Day

National Brutus Day

Did you know that on this day, March 15th 1972, “The Godfather”, starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino was released?