On This Day In History, 15 March


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World Events Today

  • The Roman dictator, politician and military general Julius Caesar, was assassinated today in 44 BC
  • The internet domain name symbolics.com was registered today in 1985, it is the oldest registered domain name in existence
  • Mikhail Gorbachev became the President of the Soviet Union today in 1990

Entertainment Events Today

  • The English actor and director Sir Laurence Olivier, as Hamlet, appeared on the cover of Life Magazine today in 1948
  • The American restaurant chain TGI Fridays opened its first restaurant today in 1965, it was in New York City
  • The American crime movie The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, premiered in New York today in 1972

Family Events Today

  • The British model and television personality Penny Lancaster, the wife of the British rock singer-songwriter Rod Stewart, was born today in 1971 in Chelmsford
  • The French footballer Paul Pogba, who has been a Manchester United player twice, was born today in 1993 in Lagny-sur-Marne
  • The English celebrity cook Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the “Two Fat Ladies” duo, died today in 2014 aged 66

Main Event Today

  • In the Google DeepMind Challenge Match today in 2016, AlphaGo, a computer Go program developed by Google DeepMind, beat Lee Sedol, a former South Korean professional Go player of 9 dan rank

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Everything You Think is Wrong Day

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