Famous Deaths in March 1982

  • 2nd Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
  • 3rd Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • 5th John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
  • 6th Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 6th Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
  • 7th Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
  • 9th Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 9th Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
  • 9th Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
  • 11th Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • 11th Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • 12th Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
  • 13th Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
  • 13th Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
  • 14th Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
  • 17th Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
  • 17th Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 17th Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
  • 17th Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • 18th Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • 19th Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Quiet Riot), dies in an air crash at 25
  • 20th Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
  • 21st Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
  • 23rd Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
  • 24th Goodman Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • 25th Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • 26th Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
  • 28th William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 29th Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
  • 29th Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
  • 29th Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
  • 29th Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
  • 31st Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85