Famous Deaths in March 1978

  • Mar 4 Wesley Bolin, former Governor of the U.S. State of Arizona (b. 1909)
  • Mar 7 Steve Bilko, American baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Mar 11 Claude Fran├žois, French singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 12 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • Mar 12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • Mar 12 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), dies at 84
  • Mar 13 David McKinley Williams, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 13 Ghulam Mustafa Guard, cricketer (3 wkts in 2 Tests for India), dies
  • Mar 17 George Dickinson, cricketer (8 wickets in 3 Tests for NZ), dies
  • Mar 18 Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
  • Mar 19 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Mar 22 Karl Wallenda, falls to death walking high-wire in PR at 73
  • Mar 23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • Mar 24 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62
  • Mar 25 Jack Hulbert, actor (Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • Mar 27 Wilfred Pickles, actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
  • Mar 28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
  • Mar 29 Jayasinghrao Mansinghrao Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India), dies
  • Mar 30 George Paine, lefty cricket spinner (for England in WI 1935), dies
  • Mar 30 Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
  • Mar 30 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), dies at 37 in unclear circumstances
  • Mar 31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68
  • Mar 31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79