On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 2021

Historical Events

  • Armed attackers kill at least 58 people in the Tillabery region, southwest Niger, government declares three days of mourning
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine halted in Germany, France and Italy joining some other countries despite little evidence of unusual blood clotting
  • Deb Haaland confirmed as US Secretary of the Interior by the Senate, 1st Native American to lead a cabinet agency
  • Largest sandstorm in northern China in a decade engulfs Beijing turning air pollution levels hazardous
  • Mass March 4 Justice rallies held across Australia to protest against violence and discrimination towards women
  • Vatican issues judgement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions, that God “does not and cannot bless sin”

Famous Deaths

  • Doug Parkinson, Australian pop and rock singer (Focus - "Dear Prudence"), dies at 74
  • Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), dies at 81 [1]
2021 Highlights

About March 15, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 29 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces