Historical Events on March 19 (Part 2)

  • 2014 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol

Film & TV History

2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, directed by Zack Synder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, first premieres in Mexico City

Sports History

2016 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson

  • 2018 Mississippi signs into law the US's strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks
  • 2018 World's last male northern white rhino, 45 year old Sudan, dies in Kenya
  • 2019 "Superbloom" of poppies in Walker Canyon, southern California visible from space, after high rainfall
  • 2019 American Karen Uhlenbeck becomes the 1st woman to win mathematics Abel Prize
  • 2019 Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season with 31 in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks
  • 2019 Image of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris attacked by internet trolls and controversially removed before being reinstated

Event of Interest

2019 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last soviet-era head of state

  • 2019 Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show
  • 2020 Italian death toll from COVID-19 at 3,405 surpasses China's official total (3,245) making it then the worst-affected country in the world
  • 2020 Professional football in England is further postponed until 'no earlier than 30 April' due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020 State of California with 910 cases of COVID-19 locks down and orders people to "stay at home"
  • 2021 Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall erupts for the first time in 800 years and after more than 50,000 earthquakes

Sports History

2022 LeBron James moves past Karl Malone (36,909) into second on NBA's all-time scoring list with 38 points in LA Lakers' 127-119 loss to Washington Wizards; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leads (38,387)

  • 2023 UBS, Switzerland's largest bank agrees to buy its rival Credit Suisse (established 1856) for about $3.2 billion to help ease global financial panic, in deal brokered by Swiss government [1]