On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1878

  • Mar 1 Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1914)
  • Mar 2 Wander J de Haas, Dutch physicist/son-in-law of Lorentz
  • Mar 2 William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
  • Mar 4 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 4 Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian esotericist, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • Mar 7 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)
  • Mar 10 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
  • Mar 12 Gemma Galgani, Italian saint
  • Mar 12 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, born in Brno, Bohemia (d. 1944)
  • Mar 14 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet and writer (Forces of the Future), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • Mar 15 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), born in Northowram, Yorkshire, England (d. 1948)
  • Mar 15 Rezā Shāh Pahlavi [Rezā Khan], Shah of Iran (1925-41), born in Alasht, Savad Kooh, Mazandaran, Persia (d. 1944)
  • Mar 16 Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi
  • Mar 16 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), born in Shelby City, Alabama (d. 1936)
  • Mar 21 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer
  • Mar 22 Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (Olympic gold representing France, marathon 1900), born in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg (d. 1923)
  • Mar 23 Franz Schreker [Schrecker], Austrian conductor, composer (Die Gezeichneten; Der ferne Klang), teacher, and administrator born in Monaco (d. 1934)
  • Mar 24 Top Naeff [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer
  • Mar 25 Theodore Samuel Holland, British composer and pedagogue, born in Wimbledon (d. 1947)
  • Mar 27 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)

Person of interestJack Johnson

Mar 31 Jack Johnson, American boxer and 1st African-American world heavyweight champion (1908-15), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1946) [1]

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Jack Johnson