March in Pop Culture History


National Nutrition Month
Women’s History Month
Reading Awareness Month
National Celery Month
Youth Art Month
National Frozen Food Month
Global Money Week (Second Week)
World Book Day (First Thursday)
Employee Appreciation Day (First Friday)
No Smoking Day (Second Wednesday)
International Astrology Day (March Equinox)
Earth Hour (Last Saturday)
National Pig Day (March 1)
Self-Injury Awareness Day (March 1)
National Reading Day (March 2)
National Canadian Bacon Day (March 3)
World Wildlife Day (March 3)
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day (March 3)
National Grammar Day (March 4)
National Cheese Doodle Day (March 5)
European Day of the Righteous (March 6)
National Crown Roast of Pork Day (March 7)
International Women’s Day (March 8)
Panic Day (March 9)
National Mario Day (March 10)
Johnny Appleseed Day (March 11)
World Day Against Cyber Censorship (March 12)
Pi Day (March 14)
International Day Against Police Brutality (March 15)
World Contact Day (March 15)
Lips Appreciation Day (March 16)
Forgive Mom and Dad Day (March 18)
International Day of Happiness (March 20)
International Colour Day (March 21)
World Poetry Day (March 21)
World Puppetry Day (March 21)
International Day of Forests (March 21)
World Water Day (March 22)
As Young As You Feel Day (March 22)
World Meteorological Day (March 23)
International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (March 24)
Tolkien Reading Day (March 25)
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day (March 26)
World Theatre Day (March 27)
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day (March 27)
International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31)

Notable Events:

461 – Saint Patrick Died

1850 – Publication of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

1894 – Montreal HC won the first Lord Stanley’s Cup Championship Game

1918 – Time zones and daylight savings time was established

1923 – First issue of TIME Magazine

1933 – Premiere of King Kong

1939 – First appearance of Batman

1941 – First appearance of Captain America


1959 – Barbie Debuted

1962 – Bob Dylan released his first album

1963 – The Beatles released their first album

1963 – First appearance of Iron Man

1964 – Premiere of Jeopardy!

1964 – First appearance of Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants

1966 – First appearance of Silver Surfer

1973 – Premiere of The Six Million Dollar Man

1978 – The first radio episode of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

1978 – Premiere of The Incredible Hulk

1983 – First appearance of Jason Todd

1985 – The first internet domain name was registered,

1985 – The first Wrestlemania

1990 – Premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action film

1990 – First appearance of Cable

1997 – Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G. was shot to death in Los Angeles

1997 – Premiere of Buffy, The Vampire Slayer series

2001 – Premiere of Invader Zim

2006 – Twitter was founded

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Rob Wantz says:

    Wow…March is a popular month!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Green Onion says:

      Pretty good stuff this month, eh?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Rob Wantz says:

        So many heroic firsts…Captain America, Batman, Iron Man…Steve Austin. Also Dylan and the Beatles…amazing

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  2. You had me at Beatles ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. rakioddbooks says:

    You have no idea how happy it makes me that you mentioned Invader Zim. I know it has a cult following but none of my friends like it, and most people I’ve met have never heard of it. Anyway, I used to watch re-runs of The Incredible Hulk, as a kid, in the 90s. My mother and I loved it!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Invader Zim was so amazing and under appreciated. One of the funniest shows ever!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Zezee says:

    That’s a lot of superheroes for March. March is such an awesome month.


  5. rashthedoctor says:

    I have a question , if Batman appeared in March for the first time , how did that cover say “May 1939” ?


  6. Nancy says:

    Wow- Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day are this month…wouldn’t that be a great topic for a blog series????


  7. mydangblog says:

    Well I’ll definitely be celebrating National Grammar Day tomorrow! I always enjoy these posts so much!


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