What Happened in March 1892

Historical Events

  • Mar 3 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
  • Mar 11 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
  • Mar 15 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • Mar 15 NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
  • Mar 18 Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • Mar 19 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England v South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Mar 20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen aboard Father O'Flynn wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
  • Mar 3 Edmund Lowe, actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper)
  • Mar 3 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, born in Alcacer do Sal (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
  • Mar 9 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox)
  • Mar 9 Frank Puglia, Sicily Italy, actor (Black Orchid, Jungle Book)
  • Mar 9 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
  • Mar 9 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst)
  • Mar 10 Arthur Honegger, Le Havre, France, composer (King David, Pacific 231)
  • Mar 10 Eva Turner, British soprano
  • Mar 10 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • Mar 13 Alec Rowley, English composer, born in London (d. 1958)
  • Mar 13 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
  • Mar 14 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
  • Mar 15 James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • Mar 16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
  • Mar 16 James Petrillo, leader of the U.S. musicians union (d. 1984)
  • Mar 17 Sayed Darwish, composer
  • Mar 17 Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 18 Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)
  • Mar 19 Robert Denzler, composer
  • Mar 19 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
  • Mar 19 James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)
  • Mar 25 Andy Clyde, Scotland, actor (George-Real McCoys, Cully-Lassie)
  • Mar 27 Ferde (Ferdinand Rudolf von) Grofe, NY, composer
  • Mar 27 Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
  • Mar 28 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • Mar 28 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Mar 30 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
  • Mar 30 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • Mar 30 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • Mar 31 Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • Mar 10 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Mar 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 26 Anton Wallerstein, composer, dies at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

  • Mar 29 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75
  • Mar 31 Adolf Rzepko, composer, dies at 66