Famous People Born in March 1872

  • Mar 3 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history; NL batting champion 1897, 98 Baltimore Orioles), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1923)

Piet MondrianPiet Mondrian (1872-1944)

Mar 7 Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie, Composition with Red Blue and Yellow) and art theoretician, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands

  • Mar 7 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, Russian composer (Rhapsodie hébraïque; Prince Lake), and teacher, born in Taganrog, Russia (d. 1964)
  • Mar 8 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1940)
  • Mar 10 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), born in Burton-in-Kendal, England (d. 1956)
  • Mar 13 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • Mar 17 Douglas Carr, England cricket spin bowler (1 Test, 7 wickets; Kent CCC), born in Cranbrook, England (d. 1950)
  • Mar 17 Willie Quaife, British cricketer (England batsman 1899-1902; 7 Tests for England, 228 runs), born in Newhaven, East Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • Mar 19 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918)
  • Mar 20 Bernhard Seklas, German pianist, composer, conductor, and pedagogue thought to be the first jazz instructor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1934)
  • Mar 20 Karin Michaelis, Danish writer (The Dangerous Age), born in Randers, Denmark (d. 1950)

Michael Joseph SavageMichael Joseph Savage (1872-1940)

Mar 23 Australian-born New Zealand politician and first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935-40), born in Tatong, Australia

  • Mar 25 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument in Argentina), born in the Province of Venice (d. 1933)
  • Mar 28 Jose Sanjurjo, Spanish general (Morocco) and high director, born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1936)
  • Mar 30 Sergey Vasilenko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • Mar 31 Sergei Diaghilev, Russian arts patron and ballet impressario (founder of the Imperial Ballet and Ballets Russes), born in Gruzino Novgorod, Russia (d. 1929)