Famous Deaths in March 1985

  • Mar 1 Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
  • Mar 2 John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
  • Mar 3 Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
  • Mar 7 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
  • Mar 7 Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
  • Mar 8 Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
  • Mar 8 Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hrs), dies at 33

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Mar 10 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Mar 12 Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • Mar 15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16 Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88

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Mar 16 Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Mar 17 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
  • Mar 21 Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
  • Mar 23 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
  • Mar 23 Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
  • Mar 23 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • Mar 23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • Mar 28 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • Mar 28 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • Mar 29 Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • Mar 29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
  • Mar 30 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Mar 31 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)