On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 2008

Historical Events

  • 29th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Pittsburgh beats Georgetown, 74-65
  • Wales beats France, 29-12 at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship with a 19th Triple Crown

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Reardon, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and executive (Stanley Cup 1946; NHL All-Star 1946-50; Montreal Canadiens), dies at 86
  • Mikey Dread [Michael Campbell], Jamaican reggae singer, producer ("Rocker's Delight"), and broadcaster (BBC), dies of a brain tumor at 53
  • Sarla Thakral, first Indian woman to fly an aircraft (1936), dies at about 94
  • Vytautas Kernagis, Lithuanian pop-rock-folk singer-songwriter, and poet, dies of stomach cancer at 56
2008 Highlights

About March 15, 2008

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 14 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love In This Club - Usher Featuring Young Jeezy
  • UK #1 Song: Mercy - Duffy