On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1868

  • Mar 1 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, born in Warren, Ohio (d. 1934)
  • Mar 3 Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer
  • Mar 5 Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister
  • Mar 15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)
  • Mar 20 Obe Postma, Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm)
  • Mar 22 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), and teacher, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • Mar 22 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)

Person of interestRobert A. Millikan

Mar 22 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923), born in Morrison, Illinois (d. 1953)

  • Mar 23 Dietrich Eckart, early supporter of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party and member of Thule Society (d. 1923)
  • Mar 25 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
  • Mar 26 Fuʾād I [Aḥmad Fuʾād Pasha], King of Egypt (1922-36), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1936)
  • Mar 27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter ("Happy Birthday To You"), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • Mar 28 Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter and illustrator, born in Solothurn, Switzerland (d. 1961)

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

Mar 28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Mar 28 Wojciech Gawroński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Sejmany, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] (d. 1910)
  • Mar 31 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist