Famous People Born in March 1917

Dinah ShoreDinah Shore (1917-1994)

Mar 1 American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show; Nabisco DS Championship), born in Winchester, Tennessee

  • Mar 1 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz (1917-1986)

Mar 2 Cuban-American singer ("Babal├║"), bandleader, actor (I Love Lucy - "Ricky Riccardo"), and television producer (The Untouchables), born in Santiago de Cuba

  • Mar 2 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • Mar 2 David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 2 Jim Konstanty, American MLB relief pitcher (MLB All Star 1950; NL MVP 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Strykersville, New York (d. 1976)
  • Mar 2 John Gardner, English classical composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 2011)
  • Mar 3 Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)
  • Mar 3 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (d. 1952)
  • Mar 4 Clyde McCullough, American baseball player (d. 1982)
  • Mar 6 Frankie Howerd, English comedian (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Roy Scott, cricketer (one Test NZ v England 1947, 18, 1-74)
  • Mar 6 Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Mar 7 Davis Roberts [Robert Davis], American character actor (Westworld; Star Trek; The Killers), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • Mar 7 Janet Collins, American ballerina, choreographer, and teacher born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2003)
  • Mar 7 Robert Erickson, American composer, born in Marquette, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • Mar 8 A Marja [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
  • Mar 9 Dante Fascell, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Florida), born in Bridgehampton, New York (d. 1998)
  • Mar 10 Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII
  • Mar 11 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • Mar 12 Leonard Chess [Lejzor Czy┼╝], Polish-American blues and R&B record company executive (Chess Records), born in Motal, Poland (now Belarus) (d. 1969)
  • Mar 12 Tom Normanton, British MP
  • Mar 13 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author
  • Mar 14 Macha Rosenthal, American critic and poet (Poetry as Confession), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Mar 16 Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • Mar 17 Arthur Basil Cotle, medievalist
  • Mar 17 Brian Boydell, Irish composer, born in Howth, Ireland (d. 2000)
  • Mar 19 Constantin "Dinu" Lipatti, Romanian classical pianist and composer, born in Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1950)
  • Mar 19 Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian chess player (d. 1998)
  • Mar 20 Dolf Verspoor, literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958)
  • Mar 20 Peter Caddy, founder (Findhorn Community)
  • Mar 20 Vera Lynn, British popular music singer, known as 'the Forces' Sweetheart' ("We'll Meet Again"; "The White Cliffs of Dover"), born in East Ham, London (d. 2020)
  • Mar 21 Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)
  • Mar 22 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress and director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Mar 22 Virginia Grey, American actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho), born in Edendale, California (d. 2004)
  • Mar 23 H C Allen, American historian
  • Mar 23 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), born in New York City (d. 1985)
  • Mar 23 Kenneth Tobey, American actor (The Thing from Another World, Innerspace, Whirlybirds), born in Oakland, California (d. 2002)
  • Mar 23 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • Mar 24 Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 24 Ed Furgol, American golfer (US Open 1954), born in New York Mills, NY (d. 1997)
  • Mar 24 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • Mar 25 Nancy Barbato Sinatra, first wife and life-long friend of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • Mar 26 Ed Peck, American character actor (Zoot Suit; Bullitt; Happy Days - "Officer Kirk"}, born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • Mar 26 Jean Graham Hall, English circuit court judge
  • Mar 26 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American R&B musician (Do the Funky Chicken), born in Cayce, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • Mar 27 Cyrus Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2002)
  • Mar 27 Harry West, Irish politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (1974-79), born in Enniskillen, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Knight, CEO (Courtaulds), born in London (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), foaled at Nursery Stud, Kentucky (d. 1947)
  • Mar 29 Tommy Holmes, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1945, 48; NL HR leader 1945; Boston Braves) and manager (Boston Braves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • Mar 30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • Mar 30 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), born in Oakland, California (d. 1994)
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Bruci, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (now Croatia) (d. 2002)

About March 1917

How Old? 105 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)