March 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day – The Fact Site

March 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day – The Fact Site

March 15th history

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?

2009 NASA’s Discovery Space Shuttle launched from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-119.

The 156th crewed NASA space flight and 28th Space Shuttle mission to the ISS would have been a completely uneventful trip if it weren’t for a stowaway that tried to hitch a ride. During the countdown, a bat was seen clinging to the shuttle’s external fuel tank. The flight operators thought it would fly away during blast-off, but the bat clung on for quite some time before it was shaken off.

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the Soviet Union’s first President.

1985 The very first .com domain was registered.

The domain name was and was made by Symbolic Inc – a computer company in Massachusetts, US.

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 Robert Foster made a world record for holding his breath underwater.

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 the 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.

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.

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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.

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

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Famous Quotes Said On March 15

Here we have the most notable quotes that have been spoken throughout history on March 15th.


“When you sit with a nice girl for two hours you think it’s only a minute, but when you sit on a hot stove for a minute you think it’s two hours. That’s relativity.”

– Albert Einstein

Famous People Born On March 15

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!

Special Holidays On March 15

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

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.

Babies conceived on March 15th, 2022, will be due around December 6th, 2022.