Famous Deaths on 3rd March

  • 561 Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies
  • 1239 Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (b. 1187)
  • 1459 Ausias March, Catalan poet, dies
  • 1554 Johann Friedrich, the Generous, Elector of Saxony (1532-47) and Head of the Protestant Confederation of Germany (the Schmalkaldic League), dies at 50
  • 1580 Jacob Hillebrand, Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies
  • 1635 Philips de l'Espinoy, historian/mayor of Ghent, dies

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1703 Robert Hooke, scientific genius, dies in London aged 67

Scientist Robert Hooke
Scientist
Robert Hooke
  • 1707 Aurangzeb, Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88
  • 1717 Pierre Allix, French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75
  • 1744 Jean Barbeyrac, French jurist
  • 1765 William Stukeley, English archaeologist (b. 1687)
  • 1766 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • 1768 Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at 81
  • 1792 Robert Adam, Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63
  • 1800 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, composer, dies at 64
  • 1808 Johann Christian Fabricius, Danish Entomologist, dies at 63
  • 1822 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer, dies at 81
  • 1824 Giovanni Battista Viotti, Italian violist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1848 Heinrich Olivier, German painter, dies
  • 1850 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (b. 1806)
  • 1858 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1864 Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21
  • 1889 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • 1894 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1899 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
  • 1902 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • 1920 Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840)
  • 1921 Petrus Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93
  • 1926 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • 1927 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • 1927 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1928 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • 1932 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert, composer, dies at 67
  • 1934 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
  • 1935 Neville Knox, cricketer (bowled in 2 Tests for England 1907), dies
  • 1941 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
  • 1941 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • 1942 Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • 1943 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • 1945 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
  • 1945 Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
  • 1948 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51

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1953 James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • 1956 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

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1959 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1960 Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • 1961 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • 1965 Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
  • 1966 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
  • 1966 William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1967 Georges Lonque, composer, dies at 66
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • 1974 Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
  • 1976 Alfred Sendrey, composer, dies at 92
  • 1977 Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
  • 1982 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • 1983 Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
  • 1984 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1985 Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
  • 1987 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • 1988 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • 1988 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • 1990 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
  • 1990 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • 1991 Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • 1991 Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • 1992 Robert Beatty, actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82
  • 1992 Sandy Dennis, actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Albert Sabin, physician (oral polio vaccine), dies at 86
  • 1993 Carlos Montoya, flamenco guitarist, dies at 89
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1993 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • 1994 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1994 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • 1994 Karel Kryl, folk singer, dies at 49
  • 1995 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Howard Hunter, US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87
  • 1995 Howard Yanks, founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65
  • 1995 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • 1995 Shiv Verma, soldier, dies at 85
  • 1996 David Bowman, trade unionist, dies at 82
  • 1996 John Joseph Krol, cardinal, dies at 95
  • 1996 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • 1996 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist, dies at 76
  • 1996 Lyle Talbot, [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76
  • 1996 Marguerite Duras, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, dies at 91
  • 1997 Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies
  • 1998 Fred Friendly, American broadcast executive (b. 1915)
  • 1999 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2000 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • 2001 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2002 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003 Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
  • 2003 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • 2003 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (b. 1904)
  • 2003 Peter Smithson, English architect (b. 1923)
  • 2004 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2005 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006 William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • 2007 Osvaldo Cavandoli, Italian catoonist, creater of La Linea.
  • 2010 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • 2010 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • 2011 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • 2012 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer, dies at 72
  • 2012 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer, dies at 82
  • 2012 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 2012 Alex Webster, American football coach, dies at 80
  • 2012 Leonardo Cimino, American actor, dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
  • 2013 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • 2014 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84

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2016 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe