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March 1 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

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  •  – Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia.
  •  – Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus ending the Siege of Athens and Piraeus.
  •  –  Diocletian and Maximian appoint Constantius Chlorus and Galerius as Caesars. This is considered the beginning of the Tetrarchy, known as the Quattuor Principes Mundi (“Four Rulers of the ”).
  •  – Crispus and Constantine II, sons of  , and Iunior, son of Emperor , are made Caesares.
  •  – Vetranio is asked by Constantina, sister of Constantius II, to proclaim himself Caesar.
  •  – Emperor Louis the Pious is restored as sole ruler of the  Empire. After his re-accession to the throne, his eldest son Lothair I flees to Burgundy.
  •  – The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
  •  – Forces of the Catholic Monarchs engage the combined Portuguese-Castilian armies of Afonso V and Prince John at the Battle of Toro.
  •  – Sixty-three Huguenots are massacred in Wassy, , marking the start of the French Wars of .
  • 1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.
  •  – Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
  •  – Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal Richelieu.
  •  – Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the .
  •  – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials.
  •  – introduces its own Swedish calendar, in an attempt to gradually merge into the , reverts to the Julian calendar on this date in , and introduces the Gregorian calendar on this date in .
  •  – The siege and destruction of Fort Neoheroka begins during the Tuscarora War in North Carolina, effectively opening up the colony’s interior to colonization.
  •  – The  goes into effect in the United States.
  •  – The first United States census is authorized.
  •  – French Revolutionary War: Battle of Aldenhoven during the Flanders Campaign.
  •  – The  East Company is nationalized by the Batavian Republic.
  •  –  becomes the 17th state of The United States.
  •  – Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate.
  •  – Leaders of the Mamluk dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler  Ali.
  •  – Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba.
  • 1815 – Georgetown University’s congressional charter is signed into by  James Madison.
  •  – A convention of delegates from 57  communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, , to deliberate independence from .
  •  – United States President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas.
  •  – Archibald Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton, is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  •  – psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
  •  – Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.
  •  – The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia.
  •  – Marshal F. S. López dies during the Battle of Cerro Corá thus marking the end of the Paraguayan War.
  •  –  is established as the world’s first national park.
  •  – E. Remington and Sons in Ilion,  begins production of the first practical typewriter.
  •  – The first Minnesota State Capitol burns down.
  •  – The Anglo- School,  is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
  •  – Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of  in St. Louis, .
  •  – Battle of Adwa: An Ethiopian army defeats an outnumbered Italian force, ending the First Italo-Ethiopian War.
  • 18 – Henri Becquerel discovers radioactive decay.
  •  – The Australian Army is formed.
  •  – The deadliest avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people.
  •  – The Republic of  joins the Universal Postal Union.
  •  – The Zimmermann Telegram is reprinted in newspapers across the United States after the U.S. government releases its unencrypted text.
  •  – March 1st Movement begins in  under rule.
  •  – The Australian team captained by Warwick Armstrong becomes the first team to complete a whitewash of The Ashes, something that would not be repeated for 86 years.
  • 1921 – Following mass protests in Petrograd demanding greater freedom in the RSFSR, the Kronstadt rebellion began, with sailors and citizens taking up arms against the Bolsheviks.
  •  – ’s son is kidnapped.
  •  – The Hoover Dam is completed.
  •  – An Imperial Japanese Army ammunition dump explodes at Hirakata, Osaka, , killing 94.
  •  – : Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers.
  •  – World War II: Japanese forces land on Java, the main island of the Dutch East Indies, at Merak and Banten Bay (Banten), Eretan Wetan (Indramayu) and Kragan (Rembang).
  •  – The Bank of England is nationalised.
  •  – The  Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
  •  – Indonesian Army recaptures and occupies for six hours its capital city Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
  •  – Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the  by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data.
  •  – Soviet Premier Joseph  suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later.
  •  – Nuclear weapons testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States.
  • 1954 – Armed Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives.
  •  – The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • 1956 – Formation of the East German Nationale Volksarmee.
  •  – Samuel Alphonsus Stritch is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first U.S. member of the Roman Curia.
  •  – United States President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.
  • 1961 – Uganda becomes self-governing and holds its first elections.
  •  – Villarrica Volcano begins a strombolian eruption causing lahars that destroy half of the town of Coñaripe.
  •  – Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another ’s surface.
  • 1966 – The Ba’ath Party takes power in Syria.
  •  – President of  Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East .
  • 1 – The Thai province of Yasothon is created after being split off from the Ubon Ratchathani Province.
  •  – Black September storms the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, resulting in the assassination of three Western hostages.
  •  – Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  •  – Provisional Irish Army member Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike in HM Prison Maze.
  •  – First collection of twelve Swatch models was introduced in Zürich, .
  •  – Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1 – Uprisings against Saddam Hussein begin in Iraq, leading to the death of more than 25,000 people mostly civilian.
  •  – Bosnia and Herzegovina declares its independence from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  •  – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
  •  – U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
  • 2002 – The Envisat environmental satellite successfully launches aboard an Ariane 5 rocket to reach an orbit of  km ( ) above the Earth, which was the then-largest payload at 10.5 m long and with a diameter of 4.57 m.
  •  – Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • 2003 – The International Criminal Court holds its inaugural session in The Hague.
  •  – In Roper v. Simmons, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional.
  •  – -language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  •  – Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20 people, including eight at Enterprise .
  •  – The Armenian police clash with peaceful opposition rally protesting against allegedly fraudulent presidential elections, as a result ten people are killed.
  •  – Thirty-five people are killed and 143 injured in a mass stabbing at Kunming Railway Station in China.

Births on March 1

  •  – Alfonso VII, king of León and Castile (d. )
  •  – Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester (d. )
  •  – Antoninus of Florence, Italian archbishop and saint (d. )
  •  – Isabella of Coimbra (d. )
  •  – Vladislaus II of Hungary (d. )
  •  – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher and lexicographer (d. 1628)
  •  – William Stafford, English courtier and conspirator (d. )
  •  – Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland (d. )
  •  – Jean-Charles della Faille, Flemish priest and mathematician (d. )
  •  – John Pell, English mathematician and linguist (d. )
  •  – Abraham Teniers, Flemish painter (d. )
  •  – John de Brito, Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. )
  •  – Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian and author (d. )
  •  – Tsangyang Gyatso, sixth Dalai Lama (d. )
  • 1683 – Caroline of Ansbach, British queen and regent (d. )
  •  – William Cushing, American lawyer and judge (d. )
  •  – François Buzot, French lawyer and politician (d. )
  •  – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French (d. 1796)
  •  – Wilford Woodruff, American religious leader, 4th President of The Church of Christ of Latter-day  (d. )
  • 1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Augustus Pugin, English architect, co-designed the Palace of Westminster (d. 1852)
  •  – Giovanni Duprè, Italian sculptor and educator (d. )
  •  – Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German bishop and academic (d. 1896)
  •  – Philip Fysh, English-Australian politician, 12th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1919)
  •  – William Dean Howells, American novelist, playwright, and critic (d. )
  •  – Nikolaos Gyzis, Greek painter and academic (d. 1901)
  •  – Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-American sculptor and academic (d. 1)
  • 1852 – Théophile Delcassé, French politician, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. )
  •  – Alexander Golovin, and set designer (d. )
  • 1870 – E. M. Antoniadi, Greek-French astronomer and academic (d. )
  •  – Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian businessman (d. 1942)
  •  – Lytton Strachey, British writer and critic (d. 1932)
  • 1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian-Swiss painter, poet, and playwright (d. )
  •  – Ewart Astill, English and billiards player (d. )
  • 1888 – Fanny Walden, English cricketer and umpire, international footballer, outside right (d. 1949)
  •  – Tetsuro Watsuji, Japanese historian and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Theresa Bernstein, Polish-American painter and author (d. 2002)
  •  – Ralph Hitz, Austrian-American hotelier (d. )
  •  – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese author and educator (d. )
  • 1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, American author, poet, and playwright (d. )
  • 1896 – Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1896 – Moriz Seeler, German playwright and (d. 1942)
  •  – Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, German SS officer (d. )
  •  – Paul Hartman, , singer, and dancer (d. 1973)
  • 1904 – Glenn Miller, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1944)
  •  – Doris Hare, Welsh-English actress, singer, and dancer (d. )
  •  – Phạm Văn Đồng, Vietnamese lieutenant and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of  (d. 2000)
  •  – Eugene Esmonde, English lieutenant and pilot (d. 1942)
  • 1909 – Winston Sharples, American pianist and composer (d. )
  • 1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic,  laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – David Niven, English soldier and (d. 1983)
  •  – Gerald Emmett Carter, Canadian cardinal (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – Boris Chertok, Polish-Russian engineer and academic (d. )
  • 1914 – Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Ralph Ellison, American novelist and literary critic (d. )
  • 1917 – Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1)
  •  – João Goulart, Brazilian lawyer and politician, 24th President of  (d. )
  • 1918 – Gladys Spellman, American educator and politician (d. )
  • 1920 –  Bentley, Canadian ice player (d. )
  • 1921 – Cameron Argetsinger, American race car driver and lawyer (d. 2008)
  • 1921 – Terence Cooke, American cardinal (d. 1983)
  • 1921 – Richard Wilbur, American poet, translator, and essayist (d. )
  •  – William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
  • 1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli general and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Israel, Nobel Prize laureate (d. )
  •  – Arnold Drake, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (d. )
  •  – Robert Clary, French-American actor and author
  • 1926 – Cesare Danova, Italian-American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1926 – Pete Rozelle, American businessman and commissioner of the National Football League (d. )
  • 1926 – Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. )
  • 1927 – George O. Abell, American astronomer, at UCLA, popularizer, and skeptic (d. 1983)
  • 1927 – Harry Belafonte, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1927 – Robert Bork, American lawyer and scholar, United States Attorney General (d. )
  •  – Jacques Rivette, French director, screenwriter, and critic (d. )
  •  – Georgi Markov, Bulgarian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1930 – Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
  •  – Jean-Michel Folon, Belgian painter and sculptor (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Joan Hackett, American actress (d. 1983)
  •  – Robert Conrad, American actor, radio host and stuntman (d. )
  • 1936 – Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. )
  • 1939 – Leo Brouwer, Cuban guitarist, composer, and conductor
  • 1939 – Mustansar Hussain Tarar, Pakistani author
  • 1940 – Robin Gray, Australian politician, 37th Premier of Tasmania
  • 1940 – Robert Grossman, American painter, sculptor, and author (d. )
  • 1941 – Robert Hass, American poet
  • 1942 – Richard Myers, American general
  •  – Gil Amelio, American businessman
  • 1943 – José Ángel Iribar, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1943 – Rashid Sunyaev, Russian-German astronomer and physicist
  • 1944 – Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Indian politician, 7th Chief Minister of West
  • 1944 – John Breaux, American lawyer and politician
  • 1944 – Roger Daltrey, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1944 – Mike d’Abo, English singer
  •  – Dirk Benedict, American actor and director
  • 1946 – Gerry Boulet, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1946 – Jim Crace, English author and academic
  • 1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian-American actor and composer (d. 2016)
  •  – Sergei Kourdakov, Russian-American KGB agent (d. 1973)
  •  – Dave Barr, Canadian golfer
  • 1952 – Nevada Barr, American actress and author
  • 1952 – Leigh Matthews, Australian footballer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1952 – Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (d. )
  • 1952 – Martin O’Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1953 – Sinan Çetin, Turkish actor, director, and producer
  • 1953 – Carlos Queiroz, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1954 – Catherine Bach, American actress
  • 1954 – Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1954 – Rod Reddy, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1956 – Tim Daly, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1956 – Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuanian politician, 6th President of Lithuania
  • 1958 – Nik Kershaw, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1958 – Wayne B. Phillips, Australian cricketer and coach
  •  – Nick Griffin, English politician
  • 1961 – Mike Rozier, American football player
  •  – Russell Coutts, sailor
  • 1962 – Mark Gardner, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Bill Leen, American bass player and producer
  •  – Bryan Batt, American actor and singer
  • 1963 – Maurice Benard, American actor
  • 1963 – Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1964 – Clinton Gregory, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
  • 1964 – Paul Le Guen, French footballer and manager
  •  – Booker T, and sportscaster
  • 1 – Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
  • 1966 – Paul , English chef
  • 1966 – Zack Snyder, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  •  – George Eads, American actor
  • 1967 – Aron Winter, -Dutch footballer and manager
  •  – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor and producer
  •  – Jason V Brock, American author, filmmaker, artist, scholar and musician
  • 1971 – Thomas Adès, English pianist, composer, and conductor
  • 1971 – Ivan Cleary, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1973 – Jack Davenport, English actor
  • 1973 – Anton Gunn, American academic and politician
  • 1973 – Chris Webber, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
  • 1976 – Travis Kvapil, American race car driver
  •  – Rens Blom, Dutch pole vaulter
  • 1977 – Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and model
  • 1978 – Jensen Ackles, American actor and director
  •  – Mikkel Kessler, Danish boxer
  • 1979 – Bruno Langlois, Canadian cyclist
  • 1980 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1980 – Abhay K, Indian poet and diplomat
  • 1980 – Sercan Güvenışık, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1980 – Djimi Traoré, Malian footballer
  • 1981 – Will Power, Australian race car driver
  •  – Juan Manuel Ortiz, Spanish footballer
  • 1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress
  • 1983 – Davey Richards, American wrestler
  • 1983 – Anthony Tupou, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Naima Mora, American model and actress
  • 1984 – Alexander Steen, Canadian-Swedish ice hockey player
  •  – Andreas Ottl, German footballer
  •  – Big E, American wrestler
  •  – Kesha, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1988 – Yang Hyeon-jong, South baseball player
  •  – Tenille Tayla, Australian professional wrestler
  • 1989 – Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 – Tom Walsh, New Zealand athlete
  • 1993 – Nathan Brown, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Michael Conforto, American baseball player
  • 1993 – Kurt Mann, Australian rugby league player
  • 1993 – Josh McEachran,
  • 1994 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1994 – Tyreek Hill, American football player
  • 1996 – Lizzie Arnot, Scottish footballer
  •  – Brogan Hay, Scottish footballer

Deaths on March 1

  •  – Felix III, pope of the
  •  – David, Welsh bishop and saint
  • 965 – Leo VIII, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 977 – Rudesind, Galician bishop (b. 907)
  • 991 – En’yū, Japanese emperor (b. )
  •  – Ermesinde of Carcassonne, countess and regent of Barcelona (b. 972)
  •  – Stephen II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. )
  •  – Thomas, count of Savoy (b. )
  •  – Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, Welsh noble, son of Llywelyn the Great (b. )
  •  – Ayurbarwada Buyantu Khan, Chinese emperor (b. )
  •  – Amadeus VI, count of Savoy (b. )
  •  – Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier and explorer (b. )
  •  – George Wishart, Scottish minister and martyr (b. )
  •  – Thomas Campion, English poet and composer (b. 1567)
  • 1633 – , English poet and orator (b. )
  •  – Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian pianist and composer (b. )
  •  – Richard Zouch, English judge and politician (b. )
  •  – Ecaterina Cercheza, princess consort of Moldavia (b. 1620)
  •  – Francesco Redi, Italian physician and poet (b. )
  •  – Roger North, English lawyer and author (b. )
  •  – Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and author (b. )
  •  – Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect, designed the Palace of Caserta (b. 1700)
  •  – Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. )
  • 1792 – Angelo Emo, Venetian admiral and statesman (b. ) – Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, French general and politician, French Minister of Defence (b. )
  •  – Peter Barlow, English mathematician and physicist (b. )
  •  – Tristan Corbière, French poet and educator (b. 1845)
  • 1882 – Theodor Kullak, German pianist, composer, and educator (b. )
  •  – Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician and academic (b. )
  • 1906 – José María de Pereda, Spanish author (b. )
  •  – Jacobus Henricus van ‘t Hoff, Dutch-German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1914 – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, English soldier and politician, 8th  General of  (b. 1845)
  • 1920 – John H. Bankhead, American lawyer and politician (b. 1842)
  • 1922 – Pichichi, Spanish footballer (b. 1892)
  • 1932 – Frank Teschemacher, American Jazz musician (b. 1906)
  • 1936 – Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian author and poet (b. )
  •  – Gabriele D’Annunzio, and politician (b. 1863)
  • 1940 – Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. )
  • 1942 – George S. Rentz, American commander (b. 1882)
  • 1943 – Alexandre Yersin, Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)
  • 1952 – Mariano Azuela, Mexican physician and author (b. 1873)
  • 1966 – Fritz Houtermans, Polish-German physicist and academic (b. )
  • 1974 – Bobby Timmons, American pianist and composer (b. 1935)
  • 1976 – Jean Martinon, French conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 1978 – Paul Scott, English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1979 – Mustafa Barzani, Iraqi-Kurdistan politician (b. 1903)
  • 1980 – Wilhelmina Cooper, Dutch-American model and businesswoman, founded Wilhelmina Models (b. 1940)
  • 1980 – Dixie Dean, English footballer (b. )
  • 1983 – Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-English journalist and author (b. 1905)
  • 1984 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1988 – Joe Besser, American comedian and actor (b. 1907)
  • 1989 – Vasantdada Patil, Indian politician, 5th Chief Minister of Maharashtra (b. 1917)
  •  – Edwin H. Land, American and businessman, co-founded the Polaroid Corporation (b. 1909)
  • 1995 – César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Georges J. F. Köhler, German biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1946)
  • 1998 – Archie Goodwin, American author and (b. )
  •  – Mian Ghulam Jilani, Pakistani general (b. 1914)
  • 2006 – Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2006 – Jack Wild, English actor (b.1952)
  •  – Kristian Digby, English television host and director (b. 1977)
  • 2012 – Andrew Breitbart, American journalist and publisher (b. 1969)
  • 2012 – Germano Mosconi, Italian journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dancer, and singer (b. 1944)
  • 2014 – Alain Resnais, French director, cinematographer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  •  – Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2018 – María Rubio, Mexican television, film and stage actress (b. 1934)
  •  – Mike Willesee, Australian journalist and producer (b. 1942)

Holidays and observances on March 1

  • Beer Day, marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989 (Iceland)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Agnes Tsao Kou Ying (one of the Martyr Saints of China)
    • Albin
    • David
    • Eudokia of Heliopolis
    • Pope Felix III
    • Leoluca
    • Luperculus
    • Monan
    • Rudesind
    • Suitbert
    • March 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Commemoration of Mustafa Barzani’s Death (Iraqi Kurdistan)
  • Earliest day on which Casimir Pulaski Day can fall, while is the latest; celebrated on the first in March. (Illinois)
  • Earliest day on which Children’s Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first in March. (New Zealand)
  • Earliest day on which Grandmother’s Day can fall, while March 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in March. (France)
  • Earliest day on which Laetare Sunday can fall, while is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. (Western ), and its related observances:
    • Carnaval de la Laetare (Stavelot)
    • Mothering Sunday ()
  • Heroes’ Day (Paraguay)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992.
  • National “Cursed Soldiers” Remembrance Day ()
  • National Pig Day (United States)
  • Remembrance Day (Marshall Islands)
  • Saint David’s Day or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant (Wales and Welsh communities)
  • Samiljeol ()
  • Self-injury Awareness Day
  • Southeastern Europe celebration of the beginning of spring:
    • Baba Marta Day (Bulgaria)
    • Mărțișor (Romania and Moldova)
  • The final day (fourth or fifth) of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá’í Faith)
  • World Civil Defence Day
  • Yap Day (Yap State)
  • Zero Discrimination Day
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