Famous People Born in March 1918

  • Mar 1 Duncan White, Ceylonese athlete (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), born in Lathpandura, Sri Lanka (d. 1998)
  • Mar 1 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 1 Hank Wyse, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago Cubs), born in Lunsford, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • Mar 1 Roger Delgado, English actor (Doctor Who, Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Mar 3 Arnold Newman, photographer (Faces USA)
  • Mar 3 Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959)
  • Mar 3 Frank Wigglesworth, American composer (The Willowdale Handcar), born in Boston Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • Mar 3 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrian (d. 2000)
  • Mar 3 Peter O'Sullevan, British horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in Kenmare, Ireland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 San Yu, Burmese General and the 5th President of Burma (1981-88), born in Thegon, Pegu Province, British Burma, British India (d. 1996)
  • Mar 4 Alfred Judson Force Moody, US Army Brigadier General, WWII and Vietnam veteran, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1967)
  • Mar 4 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player (6-time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Joseph, Oregon (d. 2012)
  • Mar 5 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • Mar 5 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), born in Kitchener, Ontario (d. 2017)
  • Mar 5 Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1970)
  • Mar 5 Ranga Sohoni, Indian cricket all-rounder (4 Tests, top score 29 no, 2 wickets), born in Nimbahera, Rajasthan, India (d. 1993)
  • Mar 5 Red Storey, Canadian football player and ice hockey referee (d. 2006)
  • Mar 6 Howard McGhee, American be-bop jazz trumpeter, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1987)
  • Mar 7 June Wayne, American artist, lithographer and teacher (Tamarind Lithography Workshop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Mar 8 Poon Lim, Chinese sailor who survived 133 days adrift at sea, born in Hainan, China (d. 1991)
  • Mar 9 Marguerite Chapman, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Spy Smasher, Flight to Mars), born in Chatham, New York (d. 1999)
  • Mar 9 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • Mar 10 Günther Rall, German ace fighter pilot, born in Gaggenau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Mar 10 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • Mar 12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • Mar 12 Frank Overton, American actor (Fail Safe; 12 O'Clock High (TV series, not film)), born in Babylon, New York (d. 1967)
  • Mar 13 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • Mar 14 Dennis Patrick, American actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 15 Janet Leach, potter, born in Grand Saline, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Mar 15 Punch Imlach, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame coach and general manager (Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1987)
  • Mar 15 Richard Ellmann, American literary scholar and biographer (Oscar Wilde), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 16 Aldo E.van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
  • Mar 16 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Mar 17 D. Arendo [Arend Honhoff], Dutch pianist and composer (Eleonora)
  • Mar 17 Józef Franczak, Polish soldier and anti-communist resistance fighter who was the last cursed soldiers, born in Kozice Górne, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1963)
  • Mar 17 Wilhelmus Russell, Dutch attorney and Member of 1st chamber (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 18 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 18 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Bodaybo, Irkutsk, Soviet Union, fighter pilot, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 20 Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (The Soldiers; Requiem), born in Bliesheim, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Mar 20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • Mar 20 Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild)
  • Mar 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist and radio broadcaster (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), born in Slough, United Kingdom (d. 2013)
  • Mar 21 Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)
  • Mar 22 Cheddi Jagan, Guyanese politician, Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64) 'Father of the Nation', born in Port Mourant, Guiana (d. 1997)
  • Mar 22 Tauno Pylkkanen, Finnish opera composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1980)
  • Mar 23 (Granville) "Stick" McGhee, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • Mar 24 Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter
  • Mar 25 Howard Cosell, American sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Mar 28 Rudolf Alberth, German conductor, and composer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1995)
  • Mar 29 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), born in Brighton (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)

Sam WaltonSam Walton (1918-1992)

Mar 29 American businessman (founder and CEO of Walmart and Sam's Club), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

  • Mar 30 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • Mar 31 Helen Kemp (nee Hubbert), American choral conductor, composer, and voice teacher, born in Perkasie, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Mar 31 Marv Grissom, American baseball pitcher, coach (MLB All Star 1954, NY, SF Giants), born in Los Molinos, CA (d. 2005)
  • Mar 31 Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)

About March 1918

How Old? 104 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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