Famous Deaths in March 1979

  • Mar 1 Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
  • Mar 1 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
  • Mar 2 Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Christy Ring, Irish hurler, dies at 58
  • Mar 4 Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)
  • Mar 5 Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
  • Mar 7 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
  • Mar 9 Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
  • Mar 11 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • Mar 16 Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90
  • Mar 17 Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
  • Mar 19 Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65
  • Mar 19 Richard Beckinsale, actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
  • Mar 20 Mino Pecorelli, Italian journalist, shot dead in Rome at 50
  • Mar 22 Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
  • Mar 22 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
  • Mar 23 Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 24 Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
  • Mar 25 Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 26 Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
  • Mar 27 Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
  • Mar 29 Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82
  • Mar 30 Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb