On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1874

  • Mar 1 Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Mar 4 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 5 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)
  • Mar 5 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • Mar 9 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • Mar 12 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer
  • Mar 14 Anton Philips, Co-Founder of Royal Philips Electronics N.V., born in Zaltbommel, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Mar 14 Mary Carr, American actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • Mar 15 Harold L Ickes, social activist, New Deal politician
  • Mar 15 Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
  • Mar 17 Kincsem, horse that never lost a race
  • Mar 17 Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1949)
  • Mar 18 Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Mar 18 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts (d. 1934)
  • Mar 20 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (d. 1945)
  • Mar 22 Ellen Glasgow, novelist

Person of interestHarry Houdini

Mar 24 Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician and Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician and Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Mar 24 Luigi Einaudi, economist/1st president of Italy (1948-55)
  • Mar 26 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)

Person of interestRobert Frost

Mar 26 Robert Frost, American poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1963)

  • Mar 29 Lou Henry Hoover, US First Lady (1929-33) and wife of the 31st President, Herbert Hoover, born in Waterloo, Iowa (d. 1944)
  • Mar 29 Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (Olympic 1896 gold), born in Tripoli, Greece (d. 1960)