March 15 in Pop Culture History

March 15 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

March 15 History Highlights

  • 44 BC – Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house, by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. #bewaretheidesofMarch
  • 1820 – Maine became the 23rd US state
  • 1917 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated the Russian throne.
  • March 15, 1956 – 1st appearance Robbie the Robot in Forbidden Planet, Film
  • 1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev was elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
  • If you were born on March 15th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… June 22nd (prior year)

The Ides of March, featuring Julius Caesar

Julius Caeser was brought into this world by a knife (cesarean) and left this world by a knife (stabbed in the back).

The Ides Of March:
by William Shakespeare
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest –
For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men –
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

March 15 is…

Everything You Think is Wrong Day
The Ides of March
Pears Helene Day

March 15 Birthday Quotes

“There are no problems that can’t be solved. The world is too full of options. If you can’t solve the #problem, it’s because you haven’t found the right option … But the answer is always there.”

“You can make it if you try, push a little harder, think a little deeper.”
– Sly Stone

“Every now and then it helps to be a little deaf…That advice has stood me in good stead. Not simply in dealing with my marriage, but in dealing with my colleagues.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.”
– Andrew Jackson

“I learned that when you do the best job that you can do, some people will idolize you, others won’t care, and some will vilify you.”
– Mike Love

March 15 Birthdays

270 – Saint Nicholas, Greek bishop and saint (died in 343)
1767 – Andrew Jackson, American general and politician, 7th President of the United States (died in 1845)
1887 – Marjorie Merriweather Post, American businesswoman and philanthropist, founded General Foods (died in 1973)
1912 – Lightnin’ Hopkins, American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist (died in 1982)
1933 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American lawyer and judge (died in 2020)
1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor
1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
1941 – Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician, Beach Boys
1943 – Sly Stone, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
1943 – The Iron Sheik, Iranian-American wrestler
1947 – Ry Cooder, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1955 – Dee Snider, American singer-songwriter
1962 – Terence Trent D’Arby, American singer-songwriter
1964 – Rockwell, American singer-songwriter
1968 – Sabrina Salerno, Italian singer-songwriter
1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress
1975 –, American rapper and producer
1990 – Siobhan Magnus, American singer-songwriter

March 15 History

1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent, the ‘Counter-Reformation’.

1806 – A chondrite meteorite, carrying carbon-based, organic chemicals, was identified for the first time. Found outside Alais, France, the organic chemicals it carried suggested the possibility of life on whatever body was the source, somewhere out in space.

1906 – Rolls-Royce Limited was incorporated.

1956 – My Fair Lady debuted on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

1922 – Fuad I became King of Egypt.

1952 – #1 Hit March 15, 1952 – May 16, 1952: Kay Starr – Wheel Of Fortune

March 15, 1956 – 1st appearance Robbie the Robot in Forbidden Planet, Film

1956 – Broadway Show – My Fair Lady (Musical) March 15, 1956

March 15, 1964 Birthday (fictional) Michael Scott, The Office, TV

1969 – #1 Hit March 15, 1969 – April 11, 1969: Tommy Roe – Dizzy

1975 – #1 Hit March 15, 1975 – March 21, 1975: The Doobie Brothers – Black Water

1977Eight Is Enough & Three’s Company debuted on ABC.

1985 – The first Internet domain name was registered –

1986 – #1 Hit March 15, 1986 – March 21, 1986: Starship – Sara

2008 – #1 Hit March 15, 2008 – April 4, 2008: Usher featuring Young Jeezy – Love In This Club

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Useless Pronunciation: I as in if

The Dad From Gremlins, Hoyt Axton, Wrote the Song “Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a bullfrog)” covered by 3 Dog Night.

Goldilocks is real fussy for someone who wanders into stranger’s houses and eats their breakfast.

“Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.” – George Taylor (Charlton Heston) #moviequotes

Whether you say the word “vegetables” with 3 or 4 syllables is greatly dependent on whether you happen to be Cookie Monster.

When writing an angry email, save it as a draft then get up to clear your head and cool off before hitting send. #advice

“Jane, you ignorant slut” – Dan Aykroyd to Jane Curtin (Saturday Night Live)

A group of Nightingales is called a Watch.

The only difference between intuition and paranoia is whether you’re right or wrong.

The United States officially adopted the metric system in 1975.

“Pardon me, sir. I did not do it on purpose” – Queen Marie Antoinette (as she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner) #LastWords

A group of Chickens is called a Brood or Peep. I think it should be called a “cluck”.

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