What Happened On This Day In History: 14th March

14th March may not be much recognized on average, but there are several reasons to remember this day. 

Some Great People who Took Birth on this day

  • Albert Einstein
    Who does not know about this great physicist? The Nobel Prize holder was born on this day in the year 1879.
  • Paul Ehrlich
    Another Nobel Prize holder took birth on this day in the year 1854. It was the German physician Paul Ehrlich.

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  • Michael Caine
    The famous actor and author Michael Caine took birth on 14th March 1933.
  • Alexandru Macedonski
    This Romanian author and poet created waves in his times and he was born on 14th March 1854.

The list of birthdays does not end up here. There are many other famous personalities who share their birthday with these great people such as the English Footballer Andy Taylor, the Zimbabwean cricketer Elton Chigumbura, the American actor Chris Klein, the famous Indian actor, and director Aamir Khan, and others. 

Death Anniversaries

14th March is also the death anniversary of many famous personalities among which some are:

  • The English physicist Stephen Hawking
  • The English Standup comedian Jim Bowen
  • The Armenian poet Aramais Sahakyan
  • The American actor Peter Graves
  • The American author John Broome

The American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate William Alfred Fowler

Major Events

There were some major events that took place on this day. 

  • Christian Feast Day:

This day is observed as the Christian Feast day where a meal is dedicated to some of the saints such as Boniface, Leobinus, and Matilda.

  • Constitution Day:

14th March is celebrated as the Constitution Day every year in Andorra. 

  • Heroes Day:

In Grenadines and St Vincent, 14th March is celebrated as the Heroes Day to remember the national heroes who have sacrificed their lives or still serve for the country. 

  • Mother Tongue Day:

Though the International Mother Tongue Day is celebrated across the globe on 21st February, the day is celebrated on 14th March in Estonia. 

  • Nanakshahi New Year:

Nanakshahi is mainly the calendar of the Sikhs. 14th March is mainly considered as per calculations the first day of Chet, which is the first month of the Nanakshahi calendar. 

  • Pi Day:

14th March is celebrated in respect of the Mathematical constant pi because the digitals 1, 4, and 3 in the date are the important elements in the constant pi. 

  • Summer day:

In Albania, 14th March is considered the day from when the weather starts changing from winter to spring. Hence, the day is celebrated as Summer Day there. 

  • White Day:

This is similar to Valentine’s Day and is celebrated just one month after the 14th of February in different countries like China, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. 

Did you know? 

  • In 1942, on the 14th of March, Penicillin was used for the first time to save a patient’s life. 
  • In 1910, the massive oil spill accident of the Lakeview Gusher took place on this day. 
  • After 15 years of World War II, personnel from Israel and Western German came up for a meeting on this day in 1960. 
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