March 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 4 "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • Mar 5 Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 10 Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • Mar 12 In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 27 KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 29 Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Seymour Papert, South African mathematician, born in Pretoria (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 3 Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer
  • Mar 9 Gerald Bull, Canadian long range artillery designer (d. 1990)
  • Mar 10 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Mar 11 Peter Roger Hunt, director (Dr No), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 Edward Albee, American playwright (Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), born in Virginia (d. 2016)

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Mar 12 Phil Jones, principal (Trinity College of Music)
  • Mar 12 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
  • Mar 12 Thérèse Lavoie-Roux, Quebec politician and senator

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 Frank Borman, American astronaut (Gemini 7, Apollo 8) and CEO of Eastern Air Lines (1975-86), born in Gary, Indiana

Astronaut Frank Borman
Astronaut
Frank Borman
  • Mar 17 William John McKeag, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 18 Fidel V Ramos, pres (Phillipines)
  • Mar 18 William R Boggs, Georgia, Brig Gen/chief of engineers under Bragg
  • Mar 18 Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea
  • Mar 19 Hans Küng, Swiss theologian
  • Mar 20 Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book)
  • Mar 21 James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 21 Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)
  • Mar 22 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer
  • Mar 22 Bill Archer, (Rep-R-TX, 1971- )
  • Mar 22 DC Ingman, CEO (British Waterways Board
  • Mar 22 Dmitri Antonovitch Volkogonov, soldier/historian
  • Mar 22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • Mar 22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • Mar 23 11th duke of Beaufort, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 23 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • Mar 25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 25 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Douglas Applegate, (Rep-D-OH, 1977- )
  • Mar 28 Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security advisor (Carter), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2017)
  • Mar 28 Alexander Grothendieck, German mathematician
  • Mar 29 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
  • Mar 30 Richard Trant, British general
  • Mar 30 Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 6 Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler

Deaths in History

  • Mar 3 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • Mar 7 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • Mar 18 Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • Mar 31 Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69