March 16

March 16 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2020 Daily Holidays that fall on March 16, include:

  • Black Press Day 
  • Curlew Day 
  • Freedom of Information Day - (On or near March 16, which is the birthday of James Madison)
  • Goddard Day 
  • Lips Appreciation Day 
  • National Artichoke Hearts Day 
  • National Everything You do is Right Day 
  • National Panda Day
  • No Selfies Day 
  • St. Urho's Day 
  • Well-Elderly or Wellderly Day - March 16, 2020 (Third Monday in March)

2020 Weekly Holidays that include March 16, are:

  • Act Happy Week - March 16-22, 2020 (Starts on Third Monday of March)
  • American Chocolate Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • American Council on Education - March 14-16, 2020
  • Brain Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • International Brain Awareness Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • International Teach Music Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • Lent - February 26 - April 9, 2020
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 12, 2020)
  • National Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Button Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Fix a Leak Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week in March)
  • National Fragrance Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • National Green Week - February 2 - April 30, 2020
  • National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Week of March)
  • National Introverts Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2020 (Third Full Week of March)
  • Native American Awareness Week - March 16-20, 2020
  • Orthodox Lent - March 2 - April 18, 2020
  • Shakespeare Week - March 16-22, 2020
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • Wellderly Week - March 16-22, 2020 (Third Mon-Sun Week)
  • World Folktales & Fables Week - March 15-21, 2020

2020 Monthly Holidays that include March 16, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Cricket World Cup - February 13 - March 29, 2020
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 3-22, 2020 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - March 7-22, 2020  - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 14-22, 2020 (Indianapolis, IN)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for March 16 is Pisces.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:

  • The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
  • The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness


The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1751 – James Madison, American politician, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
  • 1912 – Pat Nixon, American First Lady (1969-1974) and wife of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States (d. 1993)
  • 1926 – Jerry Lewis, American comedian
  • 1949 – Victor Garber, Canadian actor (Alias, Titanic)
  • 1954 – Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
  • 1961 – Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist and writer (Spider-Man, Spawn)
  • 1967 – Lauren Graham, American actress (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood)
  • 1991  - Wofgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halen and his wife Valerie Bertinelli (he eventually becomes the bass player in Van Halen)

Famous Deaths

  • 1991 - Seven members of Country singer Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were among 10 people who were killed when their private jet crashed in California just north of the Mexican border
  • 2003 - Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (b. 1931)
  • 2016 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer, songwriter, conductor, and actor (b. 1944)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 2002 - Entertainer Liza Minnelli weds producer David Gest (Michael Jackson is the Best Man, and Elizabeth Taylor is the Maid of Honor)
  • 2006 - US Actor Richard Dreyfuss weds Svetlana Erokhin

Quote of the Day

Reba McEntire dedicated her sixteenth album, For My Broken Heart, to her deceased road band, who were killed in a plane crash on this day in 1991.  Released in October 1991, it contained songs of sorrow and lost love. Reba won the AMA Favorite Country Album Award in 1993.

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 16, is some information about Processed Foods information from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.

The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 16, is some information about Processed Foods information from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. Processed foods are NOT a healthy diet habit! If you are eating for health, limit them! March is National Nutrition Month, which is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Find out more about Processed Foods.

This Day in History

  • 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
  • 1802 - Law signed to establish West Point, the US Military Academy in New York
  • 1861 - Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
  • 1881 - Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
  • 1882 - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
  • 1915 - Federal Trade Commission organizes
  • 1916 - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
  • 1934 - Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
  • 1935 - Hitler orders German rearmament, violating the Versailles Treaty
  • 1939 - Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
  • 1945 – The Battle of Iwo Jima ended (World War II), but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted
  • 1955 - President Eisenhower upholds the use of atomic weapons in case of war
  • 1968 - Robert Kennedy announces presidential campaign
  • 1988 – Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • 1995 – Mississippi formally ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery
  • 2006 - The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish the UN Human Rights Council

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - Advance sales of the Beatles, Can't Buy Me Love, of over 2 million, set a U.S. record
  • 1965 - The Rolling Stones', The Last Time hits #1 in the U.K.
  • 1974 - Barbra Steisand's, The Way We Were album, hits #1
  • 2010 - Abba, Genesis, and The Hollies were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1876 - Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight the 1st female boxing match in New York
  • 1991 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1994 - Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
  • 1996 - Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

damnify (verb)

1. (law) To cause injuries or loss to.

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