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  • What happened on March 14
  • March 14 is the 73nd day of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar. (74 in leap years) There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on March 14
  • 44 BC – Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should live.
  • 313 – Emperor Jin Huidi is executed by Liu Cong, ruler of the Xiongnu state (Han Zhao).
  • 1381 – Chioggia concludes an alliance with Zadar and Trogir against Venice, which becomes changed in 1412 in Šibenik.
  • 1489 – The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice.
  • 1590 – Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under Charles, Duke of Mayenneduring the French Wars of Religion.
  • 1592 – Ultimate Pi Day: the largest correspondence between calendar dates and significant digits of pi since the introduction of theJulian calendar.
  • 1647 – Thirty Years’ War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm.
  • 1663 – Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum.
  • 1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War.
  • 1780 – American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana.
  • 1782 – Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis I pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale.
  • 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
  • 1885 – The Mikado, a light opera by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London.
  • 1900 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard.
  • 1903 – The Hay–Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty.
  • 1903 – Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere.
  • 1926 – El Virilla train accident, Costa Rica: A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás. 248 are killed and 93 wounded.
  • 1931 – Alam Ara, India’s first talking film, is released.
  • 1936 – The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall.
  • 1939 – Slovakia declares independence under German pressure.
  • 1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is “liquidated”.
  • 1945 – World War II: The R.A.F.’s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • 1950 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 80 is adopted.
  • 1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
  • 1964 – A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1967 – The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • 1972 – Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate.
  • 1978 – The Israel Defense Forces invade and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani.
  • 1979 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident crashes into a factory near Beijing, killing 44 and injuring at least 200.
  • 1980 – In Poland, LOT Flight 7 crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team.
  • 1988 – Johnson South Reef Skirmish: Chinese forces defeat Vietnamese forces in Johnson South Reef, disputed Spratly Islands.
  • 1994 – Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
  • 1995 – Space exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle.
  • 2006 – Members of the Chadian military fail in an attempted coup d’état.
  • 2007 – The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committeeresistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead.
  • 2008 – A series of riots, protests, and demonstrations erupt in Lhasa and elsewhere in Tibet.

 

 

 

  • Births on March 14
  • 1415 – Wilhelm II, Count of Henneberg-Schleusingen (d. 1444)
  • 1638 – Johann Georg Gichtel, German mystic (d. 1710)
  • 1681 – Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (d. 1767)
  • 1790 – Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
  • 1801 – Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Estonian poet (d. 1822)
  • 1804 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1849)
  • 1807 – Josephine of Leuchtenberg (d. 1876)
  • 1813 – Joseph P. Bradley, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1892)
  • 1820 – Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (d. 1878)
  • 1822 – Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
  • 1823 – Théodore de Banville, French poet and critic (d. 1891)
  • 1833 – Frederic Shields, English painter and illustrator (d. 1911)
  • 1833 – Lucy Hobbs Taylor, American dentist and educator (d. 1910)
  • 1835 – Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer and historian (d. 1910)
  • 1837 – Charles Ammi Cutter, American librarian (d. 1903)
  • 1844 – Umberto I of Italy, (d. 1900)
  • 1844 – Arthur O’Shaughnessy, English poet and herpetologist (d. 1881)
  • 1853 – Ferdinand Hodler, Swiss painter (d. 1918)
  • 1854 – Paul Ehrlich, German physician and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1915)
  • 1854 – John Lane, English publisher, co-founded The Bodley Head (d. 1925)
  • 1854 – Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian author and poet (d. 1920)
  • 1854 – Thomas R. Marshall, American lawyer and politician, 28th Vice President of the United States of America (d. 1925)
  • 1862 – Vilhelm Bjerknes, Norwegian physicist and meteorologist (d. 1951)
  • 1863 – Casey Jones, American engineer (d. 1900)
  • 1866 – Alexey Troitsky, Russian composer and author (d. 1942)
  • 1868 – Emily Murphy, Canadian jurist, author, and activist (d. 1933)
  • 1869 – Algernon Blackwood, English author and playwright (d. 1951)
  • 1874 – Anton Philips, Dutch businessman, co-founded Philips Electronics (d. 1951)
  • 1879 – Albert Einstein, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1880 – Princess Thyra of Denmark (d. 1945)
  • 1882 – Wacław Sierpiński, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1969)
  • 1885 – Gervais Raoul Lufbery, French-American soldier and pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1886 – Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1887 – Sylvia Beach, American-French publisher, founded Shakespeare and Company (d. 1962)
  • 1887 – Charles Reisner, American actor and director (d. 1962)
  • 1894 – Osa Johnson, American director and explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1898 – Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (d. 1985)
  • 1898 – Reginald Marsh, French-American painter and illustrator (d. 1954)
  • 1899 – K. C. Irving, Canadian businessman, founded Irving Oil (d. 1992)
  • 1901 – Sid Atkinson, South African hurdler and long jumper (d. 1977)
  • 1903 – Adolph Gottlieb, American painter and sculptor (d. 1974)
  • 1904 – Doris Eaton Travis, American actress and dancer (d. 2010)
  • 1905 – Raymond Aron, French journalist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1983)
  • 1906 – Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer and educator (d. 1972)
  • 1906 – Fazıl Küçük, Cypriot journalist and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1908 – Ed Heinemann, American engineer (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1908 – Philip Conrad Vincent, English engineer and businessman, founded Vincent Motorcycles (d. 1979)
  • 1911 – Akira Yoshizawa, Japanese origamist (d. 2005)
  • 1912 – Cliff Bastin, English footballer (d. 1991)
  • 1912 – Les Brown, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 2001)
  • 1912 – W. Graham Claytor, Jr. American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 15th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – W. Willard Wirtz, American lawyer and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Labor (d. 2010)
  • 1914 – Lee Hays, American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and Almanac Singers) (d. 1981)
  • 1914 – Bill Owen, English actor and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver and businessman, founded Petty Enterprises (d. 2000)
  • 1915 – Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, composer, and conductor (d. 2005)
  • 1916 – Horton Foote, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – Alan Smith, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – John McCallum, Australian actor and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Dennis Patrick, American actor and director (d. 2002)
  • 1919 – Max Shulman, American author and screenwriter (d. 1988)
  • 1920 – Hank Ketcham, American author and cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (d. 2001)
  • 1920 – Dorothy Tyler-Odam, English high jumper (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Ada Louise Huxtable, American author and critic (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Les Baxter, American pianist and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1922 – China Zorrilla, Uruguayan actress, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1923 – Diane Arbus, American photographer (d. 1971)
  • 1925 – William Clay Ford, Sr., American businessman (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – François Morel, Canadian pianist, composer, conductor, and educator
  • 1926 – Phil Phillips, American singer-songwriter
  • 1928 – Frank Borman, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1928 – Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (d. 1980)
  • 1932 – Mark Murphy, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1932 – Naina Yeltsina, Russian wife of Boris Yeltsin, First Lady of Russia
  • 1933 – Michael Caine, English actor and author
  • 1933 – Quincy Jones, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer
  • 1934 – Eugene Cernan, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Paul Rader, American 15th General of The Salvation Army
  • 1936 – Bob Charles, New Zealand golfer
  • 1937 – Peter van der Merwe, South African cricketer and referee (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Eleanor Bron, English actress and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Jan Crouch, American televangelist, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – John Gleeson, Australian cricketer (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – Pilar Bardem, Spanish actress
  • 1939 – Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1939 – Bertrand Blier, French director and screenwriter
  • 1939 – Yves Boisset, French director and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Wolfgang Petersen, German-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1942 – Rita Tushingham, English actress
  • 1943 – Anita Morris, American actress and singer (d. 1994)
  • 1944 – Boris Brott, Canadian composer and conductor
  • 1944 – Václav Nedomanský, Czech ice hockey player and manager
  • 1944 – Bobby Smith, English footballer and manager
  • 1944 – Tom Stannage, Australian historian and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Jasper Carrott, English comedian, actor, and game show host
  • 1945 – Walter Parazaider, American saxophonist
  • 1946 – Wes Unseld, American basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1947 – Roy Budd, English pianist and composer (d. 1993)
  • 1947 – William J. Jefferson, American lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Jona Lewie, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1947 – Peter Skellern, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1948 – Tom Coburn, American physician and politician
  • 1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1948 – Theo Jansen, Dutch sculptor
  • 1950 – Rick Dees, American actor and radio host
  • 1951 – Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded Ben & Jerry’s
  • 1953 – Nick Keir, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1954 – Brian Smith, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1955 – Jonathan Kaufer, American director and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1956 – Sean Mathias, Welsh actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – Tessa Sanderson, Jamaican-English javelin thrower and heptathlete
  • 1956 – Butch Wynegar, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957 – Jean van de Velde, Dutch director and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Tad Williams, American author
  • 1958 – Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • 1958 – Francine Stock, English journalist and author
  • 1959 – Steve Byrnes, American sportscaster and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1959 – Laila Robins, American actress
  • 1959 – Tamara Tunie, American actress
  • 1960 – Heidi Hammel, American astronomer and academic
  • 1960 – Kirby Puckett, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1961 – Gary Dell’Abate, American actor and producer
  • 1961 – Garry Jack, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1961 – Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • 1961 – Mike Lazaridis, Turkish–Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded BlackBerry Limited
  • 1961 – Hiro Matsushita, Japanese race car driver
  • 1963 – Andrew Fleming, American director and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1964 – Dario Bisso Sabàdin, Italian conductor and composer
  • 1965 – Kevin Brown, American baseball player and coach
  • 1965 – Billy Sherwood, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1965 – Kevin Williamson, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Jonas Elmer, Danish actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1966 – Elise Neal, American actress and producer
  • 1966 – Gary Anthony Williams, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Megan Follows, Canadian-American actress
  • 1968 – James Frain, English actor
  • 1968 – Serena Rees, English businesswoman, co-founded Agent Provocateur
  • 1969 – Michael Bland, American drummer and producer
  • 1969 – Des Coleman, English actor
  • 1969 – Larry Johnson, American basketball player and actor
  • 1970 – Kristian Bush, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Charlie Elphicke, English lawyer and politician
  • 1972 – Irom Chanu Sharmila, Indian poet and activist
  • 1974 – Ben Kennedy, Australian rugby player
  • 1974 – Rohit Shetty, Indian actor, director, and cinematographer
  • 1974 – Santino Marella, Canadian-American wrestler and actor
  • 1974 – Patrick Traverse, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Rushanara Ali, Bangladeshi-English politician
  • 1975 – Steve Harper, English footballer and referee
  • 1975 – Dmitri Markov, Belorussian-Australian pole vaulter
  • 1976 – Daniel Gillies, Canadian-New Zealand actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Phil Vickery, English rugby player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Zé António, Portuguese footballer
  • 1977 – Vadims Fjodorovs, Latvian footballer and coach
  • 1977 – Aki Hoshino, Japanese model and author
  • 1977 – Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1978 – Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
  • 1979 – Nicolas Anelka, French footballer and manager
  • 1979 – Chris Klein, American actor
  • 1979 – Sead Ramović, German-Bosnian footballer
  • 1979 – Yoko Shibui, Japanese runner
  • 1980 – Aaron Brown, English footballer and coach
  • 1980 – Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1981 – Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
  • 1981 – George Wilson, American football player
  • 1982 – Carlos Marinelli, Argentinian footballer
  • 1982 – François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (d. 2008)
  • 1983 – Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
  • 1983 – Taylor Hanson, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1983 – Anas Sarwar, Scottish dentist and politician
  • 1984 – Aric Almirola, American race car driver
  • 1984 – Liesel Pritzker Simmons, American actress and philanthropist
  • 1986 – Jamie Bell, English actor and dancer
  • 1986 – Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1986 – Jessica Gallagher, Australian skier and cyclist
  • 1986 – Andy Taylor, English footballer
  • 1987 – Robert Clark, American actor
  • 1988 – Stephen Curry, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Rico Freimuth, German decathlete
  • 1988 – Sasha Grey, American porn actress and singer
  • 1989 – Kevin Lacroix, Canadian race car driver
  • 1989 – Colby O’Donis, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1990 – Joe Allen, Welsh footballer
  • 1990 – Tamás Kádár, Hungarian footballer
  • 1990 – Haru Kuroki, Japanese actress
  • 1990 – Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1991 – Emir Bekrić, Serbian hurdler
  • 1991 – László Szűcs, Hungarian footballer
  • 1991 – Steven Zellner, German footballer
  • 1993 – Philipp Ziereis, German footballer
  • 1994 – Ansel Elgort, American actor and DJ
  • 1996 – Batuhan Altıntaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1997 – Simone Biles, American gymnast

 

 

 

  • Deaths on March 14

 

  • 313 – Emperor Huai of Jin (b. 284)
  • 557 – Leobinus, bishop of Chartres
  • 757 – Li Lin, prince of the Tang dynasty
  • 840 – Einhard, Frankish scholar
  • 968 – Matilda of Ringelheim (b. 895)
  • 1457 – Jingtai Emperor of China (b. 1428)
  • 1471 – Thomas Malory, English author and politician (b. 1405)
  • 1571 – John Sigismund Zápolya, Hungarian king (b. 1540)
  • 1647 – Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (b. 1584)
  • 1648 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general and politician (b. 1584)
  • 1682 – Jacob van Ruisdael, Dutch painter and etcher (b. 1628)
  • 1696 – Jean Domat, French lawyer and jurist (b. 1625)
  • 1748 – George Wade, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1673)
  • 1757 – John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (b. 1704)
  • 1765 – Ayagawa Gorōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 2nd Yokozuna (b. 1703)
  • 1791 – Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and critic (b. 1725)
  • 1803 – Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (b. 1724)
  • 1805 – Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Polish-Lithuanian general (b. 1753)
  • 1811 – Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1735)
  • 1823 – Charles François Dumouriez, French general and politician, French Minister of War (b. 1739)
  • 1823 – John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent, English admiral and politician (b. 1735)
  • 1860 – Carl Ritter von Ghega, Italian engineer, designed the Semmering railway (b. 1802)
  • 1877 – Juan Manuel de Rosas, Argentinian general and politician, 17th Governor of Buenos Aires Province (b. 1793)
  • 1883 – Karl Marx, German philosopher and theorist (b. 1818)
  • 1884 – Quintino Sella, Italian economist and politician, Italian Minister of Finances (b. 1827)
  • 1921 – Larry McLean, Canadian-American baseball player (b. 1881)
  • 1932 – George Eastman, American inventor and businessman, founded Eastman Kodak (b. 1854)
  • 1942 – René Bull, Irish lieutenant and illustrator (b. 1872)
  • 1946 – Werner von Blomberg, German field marshal (b. 1878)
  • 1949 – John Callan O’Laughlin, American journalist and politician, 17th United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1873)
  • 1957 – Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot activist (b. 1938)
  • 1965 – Marion Jones Farquhar, American tennis player (b. 1879)
  • 1968 – Erwin Panofsky, German historian and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1969 – Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter, illustrator, and educator (b. 1898)
  • 1973 – Howard H. Aiken, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1973 – Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • 1975 – Susan Hayward, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 1976 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (b. 1895)
  • 1977 – Fannie Lou Hamer, American activist and philanthropist (b. 1917)
  • 1979 – Frank McEncroe, Australian businessman (b. 1908)
  • 1980 – Mohammad Hatta, Indonesian politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1902)
  • 1980 – Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish environmentalist (b. 1928)
  • 1983 – Maurice Ronet, French actor and director (b. 1927)
  • 1984 – Hovhannes Shiraz, Armenian poet (b. 1915)
  • 1991 – Howard Ashman, American playwright and composer (b. 1950)
  • 1991 – Margery Sharp, English author (b. 1905)
  • 1992 – Jean Poiret, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 1995 – William Alfred Fowler, American physicist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995 – Ed Roberts, pioneering leader of the disability rights movement (b. 1939)
  • 1997 – Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-American director and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1999 – Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1999 – John Broome, American author (b. 1913)
  • 2002 – Cherry Wilder, New Zealand author and poet (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Jack Goldstein, Canadian-American painter (b. 1945)
  • 2003 – Jean-Luc Lagardère, French engineer and businessman (b. 1928)
  • 2006 – Lennart Meri, Estonian director and politician, 2nd President of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • 2007 – Lucie Aubrac, French educator and activist (b. 1912)
  • 2008 – Chiara Lubich, Italian activist, co-founded the Focolare Movement (b. 1920)
  • 2010 – Peter Graves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Eddie King, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Pierre Schoendoerffer, French director and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Ċensu Tabone, Maltese general and politician, 4th President of Malta (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – Jack Greene, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Aramais Sahakyan, Armenian poet and author (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Ieng Sary, Vietnamese-Cambodian politician, Cambodian Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Tony Benn, English pilot and politician, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – Gary Burger, American singer and guitarist (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Hans Fogh, Danish-Canadian sailor (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Meir Har-Zion, Israeli commander (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Sam Lacey, American basketball player (b. 1948)
  • 2016 – John W. Cahn, German-American metallurgist and academic (b. 1928)
  • 2016 – Peter Maxwell Davies, English composer and conductor (b. 1934)
  • 2016 – Suranimala Rajapaksha, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician (b. 1949)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on March 14
  • Christian feast day:
    • Leobinus
    • Matilda
  • Constitution Day (Andorra)
  • Earliest day on which Lazarus Saturday can fall, while April 17 is the latest; observed on the day before Palm Sunday. (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  • Heroes’ Day (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • Mother Tongue Day (Estonia)
  • Pi Day, also see July 22 – “Pi Approximation Day”
  • Second Equirria (Roman Empire)
  • Spring Day (Albania)
  • White Day, complementary day of Valentine’s Day when men give gifts to women. (Japan and Korea)
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