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MARCH 25 is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years ) in the Gregorian calendar . There are 281 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Wednesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Monday or Tuesday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Thursday or Saturday (56).

CONTENTS

* 1 Events * 2 Births * 3 Deaths * 4 Holidays and observances * 5 References * 6 External links

EVENTS

* 708
708
Pope Constantine succeeds Pope Sisinnius as the 88th pope . * 717 Theodosius III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy. * 919
919
– Romanos Lekapenos seizes the Boukoleon Palace in Constantinople
Constantinople
and becomes regent of the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII . * 1000
1000
Fatimid caliph al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah assassinates the eunuch chief minister Barjawan and assumes control of the government. * 1199 – Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France
France
, leading to his death on April
April
6 . * 1306 Robert the Bruce
Robert the Bruce
becomes King of Scots ( Scotland
Scotland
). * 1409 – The Council of Pisa opens. * 1555
1555
– The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela . * 1576 – Jerome Savage takes out a sub-lease to start the Newington Butts Theatre outside London
London
. * 1584 – Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia
Virginia
. * 1655
1655
Saturn
Saturn
's largest moon, Titan , is discovered by Christiaan Huygens
Christiaan Huygens
. * 1802
1802
– The Treaty of Amiens is signed as a "Definitive Treaty of Peace" between France
France
and the United Kingdom. * 1807
1807
– The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire . * 1807
1807
– The Swansea and Mumbles Railway , then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger-carrying railway in the world. * 1811
1811
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism . * 1821 – Traditional date of the start of the Greek War of Independence . The war had actually begun on 23 February
February
1821 (Julian calendar ). * 1865
1865
American Civil War : In Virginia
Virginia
, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union . * 1894
1894
– Coxey\'s Army , the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio
Massillon, Ohio
for Washington, D.C. * 1911
1911
– In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers. * 1917
1917
– The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811. * 1918
1918
– The Belarusian People\'s Republic is established. * 1924
1924
– On the anniversary of Greek Independence , Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaims the Second Hellenic Republic . * 1931
1931
– The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama
Alabama
and charged with rape. * 1941
1941
– The Kingdom of Yugoslavia joins the Axis powers with the signing of the Tripartite Pact . * 1947
1947
– An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111. * 1948
1948
– The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base , Oklahoma
Oklahoma
. * 1949
1949
– More than 92,000 kulaks are suddenly deported from the Baltic states
Baltic states
to Siberia
Siberia
. * 1957
1957
United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
's poem " Howl " on obscenity grounds. * 1957
1957
– The European Economic Community is established with West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg
Luxembourg
as the first members. * 1965
1965
– Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
Alabama
. * 1969
1969
– During their honeymoon, John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March
March
31). * 1971
1971
Bangladesh Liberation War : Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistan Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians. * 1971
1971
– The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos
Laos
. * 1975
1975
Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew. * 1979
1979
– The first fully functional Space Shuttle orbiter, Columbia , is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center
John F. Kennedy Space Center
to be prepared for its first launch. * 1988
1988
– The Candle demonstration in Bratislava is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
. * 1995
1995
WikiWikiWeb
WikiWikiWeb
, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository , is made public by Ward Cunningham
Ward Cunningham
. * 1996
1996
– The European Union 's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease ( Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
). * 2006
2006
Capitol Hill massacre : A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. * 2006
2006
– Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus
Belarus
, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006
2006
, clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.

BIRTHS

* 1252 Conradin
Conradin
, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268) * 1259 Andronikos II Palaiologos , Byzantine emperor (d. 1332) * 1297 Andronikos III Palaiologos , Byzantine emperor (d. 1341) * 1297 Arnošt of Pardubice , Polish archbishop (d. 1364) * 1345 Blanche of Lancaster (d. 1369) * 1347 Catherine of Siena
Catherine of Siena
, Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380) * 1404 John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset , English military leader (d. 1444) * 1414 Thomas Clifford, 8th Baron de Clifford , English noble (d. 1455) * 1434 Eustochia Smeralda Calafato , Italian saint (d. 1485) * 1453
1453
– Giuliano de\' Medici (d. 1478) * 1479 Vasili III of Russia (d. 1533) * 1491 – Marie d\'Albret, Countess of Rethel (d. 1549) * 1510
1510
Guillaume Postel
Guillaume Postel
, French linguist (d. 1581) * 1538 Christopher Clavius
Christopher Clavius
, German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612) * 1541
1541
– Francesco I de\' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587) * 1545 John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg
(d. 1622) * 1546 Giacomo Castelvetro , Italian writer (d. 1616) * 1593 Jean de Brébeuf , French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649) * 1611 Evliya Çelebi
Evliya Çelebi
, Ottoman Turk traveller and writer (d. 1682) * 1636
1636
Henric Piccardt , Dutch lawyer (d. 1712) * 1643
1643
Louis Moréri , French priest and scholar (d. 1680) * 1661 Paul de Rapin , French soldier and historian (d. 1725) * 1699 Johann Adolph Hasse , German singer-songwriter (d. 1783) * 1741 Jean-Antoine Houdon , French sculptor and educator (d. 1828) * 1767 Joachim Murat , French general (d. 1815) * 1782 Caroline Bonaparte , French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839) * 1800
1800
Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen , German geologist and academic (d. 1889) * 1808
1808
José de Espronceda
José de Espronceda
, Spanish poet and author (d. 1842) * 1824 Clinton L. Merriam , American banker and politician (d. 1900) * 1840
1840
Myles Keogh , Irish-American colonel (d. 1876) * 1863 Simon Flexner , American physician and academic (d. 1946) * 1867
1867
Gutzon Borglum
Gutzon Borglum
, American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941) * 1867
1867
Arturo Toscanini , Italian-American cellist and conductor (d. 1957) * 1868
1868
– Bill Lockwood , English cricketer (d. 1932) * 1871 Louis Perrée , French fencer (d. 1924) * 1872
1872
Horatio Nelson Jackson , American race car driver and physician (d. 1955) * 1873 Rudolf Rocker , German-American author and activist (d. 1958) * 1876
1876
Irving Baxter , American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957) * 1877
1877
– Walter Little , Canadian politician (d. 1961) * 1878
1878
František Janda-Suk , Czech discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1955) * 1879
1879
Amedee Reyburn , American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920) * 1881
1881
Béla Bartók
Béla Bartók
, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945) * 1881
1881
Patrick Henry Bruce
Patrick Henry Bruce
, American painter and educator (d. 1936) * 1881
1881
Mary Webb , English author and poet (d. 1927) * 1893
1893
Johannes Villemson , Estonian runner (d. 1971) * 1895
1895
Siegfried Handloser , German general and physician (d. 1954) * 1897
1897
Leslie Averill , New Zealand doctor and soldier (d. 1981) * 1899
1899
François Rozet , French-Canadian actor (d. 1994) * 1901
1901
Ed Begley
Ed Begley
, American actor (d. 1970) * 1903
1903
Binnie Barnes , English-American actress (d. 1998) * 1903
1903
Frankie Carle
Frankie Carle
, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001) * 1903
1903
Nahum Norbert Glatzer , Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990) * 1904
1904
Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson
, American boogie-woogie and jazz pianist (d. 1967) * 1905
1905
Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim
Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim
, German colonel (d. 1944) * 1906
1906
Jean Sablon , French singer and actor (d. 1994) * 1906
1906
A. J. P. Taylor , English historian and academic (d. 1990) * 1908
1908
David Lean , English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991) * 1910
1910
Magda Olivero
Magda Olivero
, Italian soprano (d. 2014) * 1910
1910
Benzion Netanyahu , Polish-Israeli historian and academic (d. 2012) * 1912
1912
Melita Norwood , English civil servant and spy (d. 2005) * 1912
1912
Jean Vilar , French actor and director (d. 1971) * 1913
1913
Reo Stakis , Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001) * 1914
1914
Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug
, American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009) * 1915
1915
Dorothy Squires
Dorothy Squires
, Welsh singer (d. 1998) * 1916
1916
S. M. Pandit , Indian painter and educator (d. 1993) * 1918
1918
Howard Cosell , American soldier, journalist, and author (d. 1995) * 1920
1920
– Paul Scott , English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978) * 1920
1920
Patrick Troughton
Patrick Troughton
, English actor (d. 1987) * 1921
1921
Nancy Kelly , American actress (d. 1995) * 1921
1921
Simone Signoret , Jewish French actress (d. 1985) * 1922
1922
Eileen Ford , American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014) * 1923
1923
Bonnie Guitar
Bonnie Guitar
, American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1923
1923
Wim van Est
Wim van Est
, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003) * 1924
1924
Roberts Blossom , American actor (d. 2011) * 1924
1924
Machiko Kyō
Machiko Kyō
, Japanese actress * 1925
1925
– Flannery O\'Connor , American short story writer and novelist (d. 1964) * 1925
1925
Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton , English physician and philosopher (d. 2010) * 1926
1926
Riz Ortolani , Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014) * 1926
1926
László Papp , Hungarian boxer (d. 2003) * 1926
1926
Jaime Sabines , Mexican poet and politician (d. 1999) * 1926
1926
Gene Shalit
Gene Shalit
, American journalist and critic * 1927
1927
P. Shanmugam , Indian politician, 13th Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013) * 1928
1928
Jim Lovell
Jim Lovell
, American captain, pilot, and astronaut * 1928
1928
– Gunnar Nielsen , Danish runner and typographer (d. 1985) * 1929
1929
Cecil Taylor , American pianist and composer * 1930
1930
David Burge , American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013) * 1930
1930
Carlo Mauri , Italian mountaineer and explorer (d. 1982) * 1930
1930
Rudy Minarcin , American baseball player and coach (d. 2013) * 1931
1931
Humphrey Burton , English radio and television host * 1932
1932
Penelope Gilliatt , English novelist, short story writer, and critic (d. 1993) * 1932
1932
Wes Santee , American runner (d. 2010) * 1934
1934
Johnny Burnette , American singer-songwriter (d. 1964) * 1934
1934
– Bernard King , Australian actor and chef (d. 2002) * 1934
1934
Karlheinz Schreiber , German-Canadian businessman * 1934
1934
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
, American feminist activist, co-founded the Women\'s Media Center * 1935
1935
Gabriel Elorde
Gabriel Elorde
, Filipino boxer (d. 1985) * 1936
1936
Carl Kaufmann , American-German sprinter (d. 2008) * 1937
1937
Tom Monaghan , American businessman, founded Domino\'s Pizza * 1938
1938
Hoyt Axton , American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999) * 1938
1938
Daniel Buren , French sculptor and painter * 1938
1938
– Fritz d\'Orey , Brazilian race car driver * 1939
1939
Toni Cade Bambara , American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995) * 1939
1939
D. C. Fontana , American screenwriter and producer * 1941
1941
Gudmund Hernes , Norwegian sociologist and politician, Norwegian Minister of Education and Research * 1942
1942
Aretha Franklin , American singer-songwriter and pianist * 1942
1942
– Richard O\'Brien , English actor and screenwriter * 1942
1942
Kim Woodburn , English television host * 1943
1943
Paul Michael Glaser , American actor and director * 1945
1945
Leila Diniz , Brazilian actress (d. 1972) * 1946
1946
Cliff Balsom , English footballer * 1946
1946
Daniel Bensaïd , French philosopher and author (d. 2010) * 1946
1946
Stephen Hunter , American author and critic * 1946
1946
Maurice Krafft , French volcanologist (d. 1991) * 1947
1947
Richard Cork , English historian and critic * 1947
1947
Elton John
Elton John
, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor * 1948
1948
Bonnie Bedelia
Bonnie Bedelia
, American actress * 1948
1948
Michael Stanley , American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1949
1949
Ronnie Flanagan , Northern Irish Chief Constable (Royal Irish Constabulary , Police Service of Northern Ireland ) * 1950
1950
– Chuck Greenberg , American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (d. 1995) * 1950
1950
Ronnie McDowell , American singer-songwriter * 1950
1950
David Paquette , American-New Zealand pianist * 1951 Jumbo Tsuruta , Japanese wrestler (d. 2000) * 1952
1952
Stephen Dorrell , English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Health * 1952
1952
Antanas Mockus , Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá * 1953
1953
– Robert Fox , English producer and manager * 1953
1953
Vesna Pusić , Croatian sociologist and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia * 1953
1953
Haroon Rasheed , Pakistani cricketer and coach * 1954
1954
Thom Loverro , American journalist and author * 1955
1955
Daniel Boulud
Daniel Boulud
, French chef and author * 1955
1955
Lee Mazzilli , American baseball player, coach, and manager * 1957
1957
Christina Boxer , English runner and journalist * 1957
1957
Jonathan Michie , English economist and academic * 1957
1957
Aleksandr Puchkov , Russian hurdler * 1957
1957
Jim Uhls , American screenwriter and producer * 1958
1958
Lorna Brown , Canadian artist, curator, and writer * 1958
1958
Susie Bright , American journalist, author, and critic * 1958
1958
Sisy Chen , Taiwanese journalist and politician * 1958
1958
María Caridad Colón , Cuban javelin thrower and shot putter * 1958
1958
John Ensign , American physician and politician * 1958
1958
Ray Tanner , American baseball player and coach * 1958
1958
Åsa Torstensson , Swedish politician, 3rd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure * 1960
1960
Steve Norman , English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer * 1960
1960
– Peter O\'Brien , Australian actor * 1960
1960
Brenda Strong , American actress * 1961
1961
– Mark Brooks , American golfer * 1962
1962
Marcia Cross , American actress * 1962
1962
David Nuttall , English lawyer and politician * 1963
1963
Karen Bruce , English dancer and choreographer * 1963
1963
Velle Kadalipp , Estonian architect * 1963
1963
– Andrew O\'Connor , British actor, comedian, magician, television presenter and executive producer * 1964
1964
René Meulensteen , Dutch footballer and coach * 1964
1964
Ken Wregget , Canadian ice hockey player * 1965
1965
Avery Johnson , American basketball player and coach * 1965
1965
Stefka Kostadinova , Bulgarian high jumper * 1965
1965
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
, American actress, producer, and designer * 1966
1966
Tom Glavine , American baseball player and sportscaster * 1966
1966
Humberto Gonzalez , Mexican boxer * 1966
1966
Jeff Healey , Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2008) * 1966
1966
Anton Rogan , Northern Irish footballer * 1967
1967
Matthew Barney
Matthew Barney
, American sculptor and photographer * 1967
1967
Doug Stanhope , American comedian and actor * 1967
1967
Debi Thomas , American figure skater and physician * 1969
1969
George Chlitsios , Greek conductor and composer * 1969
1969
– Dale Davis , American basketball player * 1969
1969
Cathy Dennis , English singer-songwriter, record producer and actress * 1969
1969
Jeffrey Walker , English singer-songwriter and bass player * 1970
1970
Magnus Larsson , Swedish golfer * 1971
1971
Stacy Dragila , American pole vaulter and coach * 1971
1971
Cammi Granato , American ice hockey player and sportscaster * 1971
1971
Sheryl Swoopes , American basketball player and coach * 1972
1972
Giniel de Villiers , South African race car driver * 1972
1972
– Phil O\'Donnell , Scottish footballer (d. 2007) * 1973
1973
Michaela Dorfmeister , Austrian skier * 1973
1973
Anders Fridén , Swedish singer-songwriter and producer * 1973
1973
Bob Sura , American basketball player * 1974
1974
Serge Betsen , Cameroonian-French rugby player * 1974
1974
Lark Voorhies , American actress and singer * 1975
1975
Ladislav Benýšek , Czech ice hockey player * 1975
1975
Melanie Blatt , English singer-songwriter and actress * 1975
1975
Erika Heynatz , Papua New Guinean-Australian model and actress * 1976
1976
Francie Bellew , Irish footballer * 1976
1976
Lars Figura , German sprinter * 1976
1976
Wladimir Klitschko
Wladimir Klitschko
, Ukrainian boxer * 1976
1976
Rima Wakarua , New Zealand-Italian rugby player * 1977
1977
Natalie Clein , English cellist and educator * 1977
1977
Andrew Lindsay , Scottish rower * 1978
1978
Gennaro Delvecchio , Italian footballer * 1979
1979
Muriel Hurtis-Houairi , French sprinter * 1980
1980
Kathrine Sørland , Norwegian fashion model and television presenter * 1981
1981
Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick
, American race car driver * 1982
1982
Álvaro Saborío , Costa Rican footballer * 1983
1983
Mickaël Hanany , French high jumper * 1984
1984
Katharine McPhee , American singer-songwriter and actress * 1984
1984
Liam Messam , New Zealand rugby player * 1985
1985
Carmen Rasmusen , Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress * 1985
1985
Diana Rennik , Estonian figure skater * 1986
1986
Marco Belinelli , Italian basketball player * 1986
1986
Megan Gibson , American softball player * 1986
1986
Kyle Lowry , American basketball player * 1986
1986
Mickey Paea
Mickey Paea
, Australian rugby league player * 1987
1987
Jacob Bagersted , Danish handball player * 1987
1987
Victor Obinna , Nigerian footballer * 1987
1987
Nobunari Oda
Nobunari Oda
, Japanese figure skater * 1988
1988
Ryan Lewis , American DJ, musician, record producer, and hip hop recording artist * 1988
1988
Mitchell Watt , Australian long jumper * 1988
1988
Arthur Zeiler , German rugby player * 1989
1989
Aly Michalka , American singer-songwriter and guitarist * 1989
1989
Scott Sinclair , English footballer * 1990
1990
Mehmet Ekici , Turkish footballer * 1990
1990
Alexander Esswein , German footballer * 1993
1993
Jacob Gagan , Australian rugby league player * 1993
1993
Sam Johnstone , English footballer * 1994
1994
Justine Dufour-Lapointe
Justine Dufour-Lapointe
, Canadian skier

DEATHS

* 908 Li Kening , Chinese general * 940 Taira no Masakado
Taira no Masakado
, Japanese samurai * 1005 – King Kenneth III of Scotland
Scotland
(in battle) * 1051 Hugh IV, Count of Maine * 1189 Frederick, Duke of Bohemia * 1223 Afonso II of Portugal (b. 1185) * 1351 Kō no Moronao , Japanese samurai * 1351 Kō no Moroyasu , Japanese samurai * 1392 Hosokawa Yoriyuki , Japanese samurai * 1458 Íñigo López de Mendoza, 1st Marquis of Santillana , Spanish poet and politician (b. 1398) * 1558
1558
Marcos de Niza , French friar and explorer (b. 1495) * 1603 Ikoma Chikamasa , Japanese daimyo (b. 1526) * 1609 Olaus Martini , Swedish archbishop (b. 1557) * 1609 Isabelle de Limeuil , French noble (b. 1535) * 1620 Johannes Nucius , German composer and theorist (b. 1556) * 1625 Giambattista Marino , Italian poet and author (b. 1569) * 1677 Wenceslaus Hollar
Wenceslaus Hollar
, Czech-English painter and etcher (b. 1607) * 1712 Nehemiah Grew , English anatomist and physiologist (b. 1641) * 1732 Lucy Filippini , Italian saint (b. 1672) * 1736 Nicholas Hawksmoor
Nicholas Hawksmoor
, English architect, designed Easton Neston and Christ Church (b. 1661) * 1738 – Turlough O\'Carolan , Irish harp player and composer (b. 1670) * 1751
1751
Frederick I of Sweden (b. 1676) * 1801
1801
Novalis , German poet and author (b. 1772) * 1818
1818
Caspar Wessel , Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (b. 1745) * 1860
1860
– James Braid , Scottish-English surgeon (b. 1795) * 1873 Wilhelm Marstrand , Danish painter and illustrator (b. 1810) * 1907
1907
Ernst von Bergmann , Latvian-German surgeon and academic (b. 1836) * 1908
1908
Durham Stevens , American diplomat (b. 1851) * 1914
1914
Frédéric Mistral
Frédéric Mistral
, French lexicographer and poet, 1904 Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1830) * 1917
1917
Elizabeth Storrs Mead , American academic (b. 1832) * 1918
1918
Claude Debussy , French composer (b. 1862) * 1918
1918
– Peter Martin , Australian footballer and soldier (b. 1875) * 1927
1927
Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas , Palestinian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (b. 1843) * 1931
1931
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi , Indian journalist and politician (b. 1890) * 1931
1931
Ida B. Wells , American journalist and activist (b. 1862) * 1932
1932
Harriet Backer , Norwegian painter (b.1845) * 1942
1942
– William Carr , American rower (b. 1876) * 1951 Eddie Collins , American baseball player and manager (b. 1887) * 1956
1956
Lou Moore , American race car driver (b. 1904) * 1956
1956
Robert Newton
Robert Newton
, English actor (b. 1905) * 1957
1957
Max Ophüls , German-American director and screenwriter (b. 1902) * 1958
1958
– Tom Brown , American trombonist (b. 1888) * 1964
1964
Charles Benjamin Howard , Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1885) * 1969
1969
Billy Cotton , English singer, drummer, and bandleader (b. 1899) * 1969
1969
Max Eastman
Max Eastman
, American poet and activist (b. 1883) * 1973
1973
Jakob Sildnik , Estonian photographer and director (b. 1883) * 1973
1973
Edward Steichen
Edward Steichen
, Luxembourgian-American photographer, painter, and curator (b. 1879) * 1975
1975
Juan Gaudino , Argentinian race car driver (b. 1893) * 1975
1975
Faisal of Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabian king (b. 1906) * 1975
1975
Deiva Zivarattinam , Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1894) * 1976
1976
Josef Albers , German-American painter and educator (b. 1888) * 1976
1976
Benjamin Miessner , American radio engineer and inventor (b. 1890) * 1979
1979
Robert Madgwick , Australian colonel and academic (b. 1905) * 1979
1979
Akinoumi Setsuo , Japanese sumo wrestler, the 37th Yokozuna (b. 1914) * 1980
1980
Milton H. Erickson
Milton H. Erickson
, American psychiatrist and psychologist (b. 1901) * 1980
1980
Walter Susskind , Czech-English conductor and educator (b. 1913) * 1982
1982
Goodman Ace , American comedian and writer (b. 1899) * 1983
1983
Bob Waterfield , American football player and coach (b. 1920) * 1986
1986
Gloria Blondell , American actress (b. 1910) * 1987
1987
A. W. Mailvaganam , Sri Lankan physicist and academic (b. 1906) * 1988
1988
Robert Joffrey
Robert Joffrey
, American dancer, choreographer, and director, co-founded the Joffrey Ballet (b. 1930) * 1991
1991
Marcel Lefebvre , French-Swiss archbishop (b. 1905) * 1992
1992
Nancy Walker , American actress, singer, and director (b. 1922) * 1994
1994
Angelines Fernández , Spanish-Mexican actress (b. 1922) * 1994
1994
Bernard Kangro , Estonian poet and journalist (b. 1910) * 1994
1994
Max Petitpierre , Swiss jurist and politician (b. 1899) * 1995
1995
James Samuel Coleman , American sociologist and academic (b. 1926) * 1995
1995
John Hugenholtz , Dutch engineer (b. 1914) * 1996
1996
John Snagge , English journalist (b. 1904) * 1998
1998
– Max Green , Australian lawyer (b. 1952) * 1998
1998
Steven Schiff , American lawyer and politician (b. 1947) * 1999
1999
Cal Ripken, Sr.
Cal Ripken, Sr.
, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1936) * 2000
2000
Helen Martin , American actress (b. 1909) * 2001
2001
Brian Trubshaw , English cricketer and pilot (b. 1924) * 2002
2002
Kenneth Wolstenholme , English journalist and sportscaster (b. 1920) * 2005
2005
Paul Henning , American screenwriter and producer (b. 1911) * 2006
2006
Bob Carlos Clarke , Irish photographer (b. 1950) * 2006
2006
Rocío Dúrcal , Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944) * 2007
2007
Andranik Margaryan , Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (b. 1951) * 2008
2008
Ben Carnevale , American basketball player and coach (b. 1915) * 2008
2008
Thierry Gilardi , French journalist and sportscaster (b. 1958) * 2008
2008
Abby Mann , American screenwriter and producer (b. 1927) * 2008
2008
Herb Peterson , American businessman, created the McMuffin (b. 1919) * 2009
2009
Johnny Blanchard , American baseball player (b. 1933) * 2009
2009
Kosuke Koyama
Kosuke Koyama
, Japanese-American theologian and academic (b. 1929) * 2009
2009
Dan Seals
Dan Seals
, American musician (b. 1948) * 2009
2009
Muhsin Yazıcıoğlu , Turkish politician and member of the Parliament of Turkey (b. 1954) * 2012
2012
Len E. Blaylock , American businessman and politician (b. 1918) * 2012
2012
Priscilla Buckley , American journalist and author (b. 1921) * 2012
2012
Hal E. Chester , American actor, director, and producer (b. 1921) * 2012
2012
John Crosfield , English businessman, founded Crosfield Electronics (b. 1915) * 2012
2012
Edd Gould , English animator and voice actor, founded Eddsworld (b. 1988) * 2012
2012
Antonio Tabucchi , Italian author and academic (b. 1943) * 2013
2013
Léonce Bernard , Canadian politician, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island (b. 1943) * 2013
2013
Ben Goldfaden , American basketball player and educator (b. 1913) * 2013
2013
Anthony Lewis , American journalist and academic (b. 1927) * 2013
2013
Jean Pickering , English runner and long jumper (b. 1929) * 2013
2013
Jean-Marc Roberts , French author and screenwriter (b. 1954) * 2013
2013
John F. Wiley , American lieutenant, football player, and coach (b. 1920) * 2014
2014
Lorna Arnold , English historian and author (b. 1915) * 2014
2014
Hank Lauricella , American football player and politician (b. 1930) * 2014
2014
– Jon Lord , Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1956) * 2014
2014
Sonny Ruberto , American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1946) * 2014
2014
Jonathan Schell , American journalist and author (b. 1943) * 2014
2014
Ralph Wilson , American businessman, founded the Buffalo Bills (b. 1918) * 2015
2015
George Fischbeck
George Fischbeck
, American journalist and educator (b. 1922) * 2016
2016
Shannon Bolin , American actress and singer (b. 1917)

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

* Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants (San Marino )

* Christian feast days :

* Ælfwold II (Bishop of Sherborne) * Barontius and Desiderius * Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas * Omelyan Kovch ( Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church ) * Dismas , the "Good Thief" * Humbert of Maroilles * Quirinus of Tegernsee * March
March
25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

* Cultural Workers Day ( Russia
Russia
) * Earliest day on which Seward\'s Day can fall, while March
March
31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in March. ( Alaska
Alaska
) * Empress Menen\'s Birthday ( Rastafari ) * EU Talent Day ( European Union )

* Feast of the Annunciation (Christianity), and its related observances:

* Historic start of the new year ( Lady Day
Lady Day
) in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States
United States
until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752 . (The year 1751
1751
began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January .) It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England. * International Day of the Unborn Child (international ) * Mother\'s Day ( Slovenia
Slovenia
) * Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen, "Waffle Day" (Sweden)

* Freedom Day (Belarus) * International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (international) * International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members ( United Nations General Assembly ) * Maryland Day
Maryland Day
( Maryland
Maryland
, United States
United States
) * National Medal of Honor Day ( United States
United States
) * Revolution Day , celebrates the declaration of the start of Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
, in 1821. (Greece) * Struggle for Human Rights Day ( Slovakia
Slovakia
) *