On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • More than 12,000 people flee Hamouria in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, after town bombarded
  • Pedestrian bridge in Miami, Florida, collapses onto 8-lane highway 5 days after it was built, killing 6
  • Slovakia‚Äôs prime minister Robert Fico resigns amid crisis after the murder of a journalist Jan Kuciak investigating mafia connections
  • Toy chain Toys R Us announces it will close all its stores after filing for bankruptcy

Famous Deaths

  • Edwin "Ed" Charles, American MLB third baseman (Miracle Mets-1969), dies following long illness at 84
  • Michael Getler, American journalist and 1st ombudsman appointed by a US broadcasting network (PBS), dies of bile duct cancer at 82
  • Robert Grossman, American illustrator, dies of heart failure at 78