March 15 is the 74th day of the year. There are 291 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56). In the Roman calendar, March 15 was known as the Ides of March.
+ 1493 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
+ 1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
+ 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.–Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
+ 1956 – My Fair Lady debuts on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.
+ 1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.
+ 1767 – Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, and politician, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)
+ 1935 – Judd Hirsch, American actor
+ 1935 – Jimmy Swaggart, American pastor and television host
+ 1941 – Mike Love, American singer-songwriter and musician
+ 1946 – Bobby Bonds, American baseball player and coach (d. 2003)
+ 1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress and producer