March 12 Holidays

March 12 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | March 12 Calendar

March 12th Daily Holidays include:

  • Check Your Batteries Day – March 12, 2023 (Second Sunday in March)
  • Girl Scouts Day – (Founded March 12, 1912)
  • National Alfred Hitchcock Day
  • National Baked Scallops Day
  • National Dry Shampoo Day – March 12, 2023 (Second Sunday in March)
  • Plant a Flower Day
  • World Day Against Cyber Censorship

March 12: Famous Birthdays

  • March 12, 1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model (Get Smart)
  • March 12, 1938 – Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer (Won the Indianapolis 500 in 1974, 1976 and 1980)
  • March 12, 1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
  • March 12, 1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
  • March 12, 1948 – James Taylor, American singer-songwriter (You’ve Got a Friend)
  • March 12, 1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and actor (The Jackson 5)
  • March 12, 1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
  • March 12, 1968 – Aaron Eckhart, American actor (Erin Brockovich, Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight)

March 12: Historical Events

  • March 12, 1609 – Bermuda becomes an English colony
  • March 12, 1642 – Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
  • March 12, 1850 – 1st US $20 gold piece issued
  • March 12, 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • March 12, 1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low
  • March 12, 1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again
  • March 12, 1928 – In California, near Santa Clarita, the St. Francis Dam fails and the resulting floods kill over 600 people (2nd greatest loss of life disaster in the US)
  • March 12, 1938 – Nazi Germany invades Austria
  • March 12, 1945 – New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
  • March 12, 1947 – US President Harry Truman introduces his Truman-doctrine to fight communism
  • March 12, 1959 – US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
  • March 12, 1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the United States’ first female attorney general
  • March 12, 1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests
  • March 12, 2003 – Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
  • March 12, 2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion using a Ponzi Scheme, the largest financial fraud in US History

March 12: Music Events

  • March 12, 1969 – Simon & Garfunkel win Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson at the Grammy Awards
  • March 12, 1969 – Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix at the Grammy Awards
  • March 12, 1983 – U2’s album War, hits #1 in the UK and spends 147 weeks on the charts. The album featured the singles New Years Day and Two Hearts Beat As One
  • March 12, 1983 – Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart hits #1 in the UK (hits #1 also in the US, Canada, and Australia) (video below)
  • March 12, 2001 – Judy Garland’s Over The Rainbow was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America
  • March 12, 2007 – Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City are Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Ronettes and Van Halen

March 12: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 12 is Pisces.

March Birthstone:

What is the March Birthstone? Aquamarine

The modern birthstone representing March is aquamarine. Famed for millennia for its pure and even blue or blue-green color, potentially large size, and sparkling clarity, the aquamarine has been a valued gem to many cultures.


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