What Happened on March 15, 2019

Historical Events

Global Climate Strike for Future

Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg

  • Terrorist attack on two mosques by a right-wing Australian gunman kills 51 and wounds 50 in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • The Vessel, a honeycomb viewing structure designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens at Hudson Yards development, New York City
2019 History

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Coppen, British pioneering psychiatrist (serotonin theory of depression), dies at 96
  • David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop": Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), dies of cancer at 79 [1]
  • Lam Jones, American athlete (Olympic gold 4 x 100m relay 1976) and NFL wide receiver (NY Jets 1980-86), dies of myeloma at 60
  • W. S. Merwin, American poet (17th United States Poet Laureate), dies at 91

About March 15, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 4 years and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Sucker - Jonas Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi