Famous People Born in March 1899

  • Mar 1 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (d. 1972)
  • Mar 2 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), born in Vinding, Denmark  (d. 1982)
  • Mar 2 Pattie Menzies, Australian wife of PM Robert Menzies, born in Alexandra, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 Alfred Gruenther, American general (NATO commander 1953-56), born in Platte Center, Nebraska (d. 1983)
  • Mar 3 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • Mar 4 Emilio Prados, Spanish poet and editor (d. 1962)
  • Mar 5 Patrick Hadley, English composer (La Belle Dame sans merci; The Hills), pedagogue, and conductor, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1973)
  • Mar 6 Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1971)
  • Mar 8 Elmer Keith, American firearms enthusiast and author (Guns & Ammo), born in Missouri (d. 1984)
  • Mar 8 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), born in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1974)

Ina BoyleIna Boyle (1899-1967)

Mar 8 Irish composer (Glencree; The Magic Harp), born in Bushey Park, County Wicklow, Ireland

  • Mar 10 Finn Høffding, Danish composer (Karlsvognen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1997)
  • Mar 10 Robert Meier, German WW1 veteran, formerly Germany's oldest man. (d. 2007)
  • Mar 11 Frederick IX, King of Denmark (1947-72), born at Sorgenfri Palace, Denmark (d. 1972)
  • Mar 13 Jan Lechoń [Leszek Józef Serafinowicz], Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1956)
  • Mar 13 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Pancho Vladigerov, Bulgarian pianist, composer (Vardar Rhapsody; Song to Peace), and pedagogue, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1978) [1]
  • Mar 14 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (d. 1992)
  • Mar 22 Ruth Page, American ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev; Pygmalion), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Mar 25 Bella Spewack, Hungarian-American playwright (Kiss Me Kate), born in Bucharest, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1990)
  • Mar 25 Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
  • Mar 25 Jacques Audiberti, French poet and playwright (Race of Men), born in Antibes, France (d. 1965)
  • Mar 26 James B. Connant, American chemist, President of Harvard and diplomat, born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • Mar 26 William Baines, English composer, born in Hornbury, England (d. 1922)

Gloria SwansonGloria Swanson (1899-1983)

Mar 27 American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly) and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Mar 28 August A. "Gussie" Busch Jr., American brewing magnate (chairman Anheuser-Busch 1946-75) and baseball executive (owner St. Louis Cardinals 1953-89), born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • Mar 28 Buck Shaw, American College Football HOF coach (NC State, Nevada, Santa Clara, California, Air Force; NFL: SF 49ers; NFL Championship 1960 Philadelphia Eagles), born in Mitchellville, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • Mar 28 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of Latter-day Saints, born in Clifton, Idaho (d. 1973)

Lavrentiy BeriaLavrentiy Beria (1899-1953)

Mar 29 Soviet politician and head of the NKVD secret service, born in Merkheuli, Russian Empire

  • Mar 30 Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Bengali writer (d. 1970)