80 Years Ago—March 15, 1940: Movie premiere of Young Tom Edison, starring Mickey Rooney.
Movie premiere of comedy My Little Chickadee, starring Mae West and W.C. Fields.
75 Years Ago—March 15, 1945: Canadian I Corps enters service in northern Europe after transfer from Italy.
- Best movie of 1944—Going My Way
- Best actor—Bing Crosby in Going My Way
- Best actress—Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight
- Best director—Leo McCarey for Going My Way.
US War Production Board makes penicillin available for civilian use.