Famous Deaths in March 1956

  • Mar 2 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)
  • Mar 3 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 11 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 16 Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 17 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61

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Mar 17 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Mar 18 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • Mar 18 Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
  • Mar 22 George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
  • Mar 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 25 Robert Newton, actor (Henry V, Odd Man Out), dies at 50
  • Mar 26 Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 27 Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
  • Mar 29 Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
  • Mar 31 Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)