Holidays Calendar for March 7, 2022

On the first Monday in March, the citizens of the British Virgin Islands celebrate H. Lavity Stoutt's birthday. It is a public holiday that commemorates the first and longest serving Chief Minister of this British Overseas Territory.


Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day, formerly known as Guam Discovery Day, is a national public holiday in Guam celebrated on the first Monday in March.


March 7 is the feast day of Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian saints and martyrs, who died in 203. These women are honored in the Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran Churches and Anglican Communion.

If you love to play or watch someone else play tennis, don’t forget to celebrate World Tennis Day on the first Monday of March. It was created in honor of a popular racket sport that is enjoyed by millions of people worldwide.


Annual celebration of Teacher's Day in Albania falls on March 7. This holiday celebrates opening of the first secular school that taught lessons in Albanian in the small city of Korçë.

Transport and Telecommunication Workers Day is an official professional holiday in Turkmenistan. It is celebrated on March 7. The holiday was officially established by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in October 2017, and the first celebration took place in 2018.

Maritime Day (Dan pomorstva) is celebrated in Slovenia on March 7 to commemorate the adoption of the Resolution on Maritime Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia on this day in 1991.

Alexander Graham Bell was a renowned Scottish-born inventor, scientist, engineer, and educator. His scientific interests were extremely varied, but Bell’s most famous invention is, of course, the telephone. Canada, where Bell lived and worked between 1870 and 1882, even celebrates Alexander Graham Bell Day on March 7 to commemorate his first patent for the telephone.

Sulaymaniyah (Slemani) Liberation Day in Iraqi Kurdistan (an autonomous region in northern Iraq populated primarily by Kurds) is observed on March 7. It commemorates the capture of the city by Kurdish rebels during the 1991 uprisings in Iraq.

Tagum City Day (Araw ng Tagum) is a special non-working holiday in the City of Tagum, Philippines. It is celebrated on March 7 to commemorate the day when the municipality of Tagum was converted into a city.

A bowl of cereal is the best way to begin your day. Today, on March 7, celebrate National Cereal Day.

Punsch-roll Day (Punschrullens dag) is informally observed in Sweden on March 7 every year. It was created to celebrate a popular confection made from crushed biscuits, butter and cocoa, flavored with punsch, and covered in marzipan and chocolate.

Lesbian Visibility Day (Día de la Visibilidad Lésbica) is observed in Argentina on March 7 every year. It was established to honor the memory of Natalia “Pepa” Gaitán, a 27-year-old lesbian woman who was murdered by her girlfriend’s stepfather on this day in 2010.


This Day in History

  • 2013 Died: Damiano Damiani, Italian director and screenwriter, best known for the first notable political Spaghetti Westerns. He also directed the most famous Italian TV series La piovra.
  • 2009 The Kepler space observatory was launched. The observatory was designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.
  • 2006 A series of bombings occurred across the Hindu holy city of Varanasi. 101 people were injured and at least 28 killed. The terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba took responsibility for the bombings.
  • 1999 Died: Stanley Kubrick, American director, producer, and screenwriter, best known for his films Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and more.
  • 1997 Died: Edward Mills Purcell, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and solids.
  • 1989 Diplomatic relations between Iran and the United Kingdom were broken after a fight over the controversial novel The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie.
  • 1988 Died: Robert Livingston, American actor, best known for his role as Zorro/Don Diego Vega in The Bold Caballero.
  • 1971 Born: Matthew Vaughn, English filmmaker known for directing Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Argylle, and other films.
  • 1971 Born: Peter Sarsgaard, American actor, best known for his role as Mark in Garden State. He achieved critical recognition for his role in Boys Don't Cry and has since appeared in numerous movies and TV series.
  • 1970 Born: Rachel Weisz, British actress known for her roles in the films The Mummy, Constantine, The Constant Gardener, Disobedience, The Favourite, Black Widow, and many more.
  • 1967 Born: Jean-Pierre Barda, French-Swedish singer and actor, best known as the founder of the pop group Army of Lovers ("Crucified", "Sexual Revolution", "Obsession", "Let the Sunshine In").
  • 1965 600 civil rights marchers were brutally attacked by state and local police in Selma, Alabama. 17 marchers were hospitalized.
  • 1964 Born: Wanda Sykes, American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer known for writing for The Chris Rock Show, as well as for her numerous film and television roles.
  • 1963 Born: E. L. James, English author of the bestselling erotic romance novel trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades of Darker, and Fifty Shades of Freed.
  • 1960 Born: Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis player. Lendl was the most dominant tennis player in the 1980s and the early 1990s and is often described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
  • 1957 Died: Wyndham Lewis, English author and painter, best known as the co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art.
  • 1954 Died: Otto Diels, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate for the synthesis of diene.
  • 1952 Died: Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru and yogi, who introduced westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga.
  • 1951 United Nations troops began Operation Ripper during the Korean War. Troops led by General Matthew Ridgway began an assault against Chinese forces.
  • 1945 Born: Elizabeth Moon, American author, best known for his novels The Speed of Dark, Remnant Population, and Sheepfarmer's Daughter.
  • 1938 Born: David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel Prize laureate for this discoveries on interaction between tumor viruses and cells.
  • 1936 Germany reoccupied the Rhineland, violating the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles, which became the prelude to World War II.
  • 1914 Prince William of Wied arrived in Albania and began his reign. His de facto reign lasted for about half a year, but it officially came to an end on January 31, 1925.
  • 1913 Died: Pauline Johnson, Canadian poet and writer, known for her poems and performances that celebrated her First Nations heritage. The Song My Paddle Sings is one of such poems that is the most frequently anthologized.
  • 1900 The first wireless signals were sent to shore from the German liner SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.
  • 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for the invention of the telephone.
  • 1857 Born: Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian physician, Nobel Prize laureate for the discovery of the therapeutic value of malaria inoculation in the treatment of dementia paralytica.
  • 1850 Born: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Austrian-Czech sociologist and politician. Masaryk advocated for Czechoslovak independence during World War I and later became the first president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1799 Napoleon Bonaparte captured Jaffa, Palestine, and killed more than 2,000 captives.
  • 1765 Born: Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor. He is credited as the inventor of photography and the pioneer of that field.
  • 1671 Born: Rob Roy MacGregor, Scottish outlaw and folk hero of the 18th century. Rob Roy is sometimes regarded as the Scottish Robin Hood.
  • 1625 Died: Johann Bayer, German lawyer and cartographer, best known for his work on determining the positions of objects in the celestial sphere.
  • 1274 Died: Thomas Aquinas, Italian priest and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism.