On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1920

  • Mar 1 Alfred Grant Goodman, composer
  • Mar 1 Howard Nemerov, American poet, two-time US Poet Laureate and novelist (Blue Swallows), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Mar 1 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946; Chicago Blackhawks), born in Delisle, Saskatchewan (d. 1984)
  • Mar 2 Enrique Franco, composer
  • Mar 3 James Doohan, Canadian actor (Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2005)
  • Mar 3 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • Mar 4 Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
  • Mar 4 Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), born in Bearsden, Dumbartonshire, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Mar 5 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Mar 5 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)
  • Mar 5 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Stanton, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • Mar 5 José Aboulker, Jewish Communist
  • Mar 6 Lewis Gilbert, British director, producer and screenwriter (You Only Live Twice, Sink the Bismarck!), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 6 Peter Brinson, British ballet and dance writer, lecturer, and promoter (Ballet For All), born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1995)
  • Mar 7 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), born in Bolton upon Dearne, England (d. 2004)
  • Mar 8 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • Mar 8 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
  • Mar 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), born in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Stockholms län, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Mar 10 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, American country singer, and mandolin player (Homer & Jethro -"The Battle of Kookamonga"), born in Conasauga, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • Mar 10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • Mar 10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • Mar 11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • Mar 11 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • Mar 11 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
  • Mar 13 Frans van der Elst, Belgian attorney and MP (Volksunie), born in Neder-Over-Heembeek, Belgium (d. 1997)
  • Mar 13 Ralph J Roberts, American businessman and founder of Comcast, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Mar 14 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
  • Mar 14 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
  • Mar 15 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 15 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • Mar 15 E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Mar 15 Sid Hartman, American sports journalist (Minneapolis Star Tribune; WCCO 830 AM), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2020)
  • Mar 16 John Addison, British Academy and BAFTA Award-winning film score composer (Tom Jones; A Bridge Too Far; Centennial), born in Surrey, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 16 Reginald "Leo" McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2002)
  • Mar 16 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for South Africa)
  • Mar 16 Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler, born in Munich (d. 2002)
  • Mar 16 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
  • Mar 16 Sid Fleischman, American author, and screenplay writer (The Whipping Boy; Blood Alley: The Abracadabra Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • Mar 17 John La Montaine, composer (Pulitzer 1959), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Mar 18 Eric Halsall, sheepdog trial commentator
  • Mar 19 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Mar 19 Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)
  • Mar 20 Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician
  • Mar 21 Georg Ots, Estonian singer (d. 1975)
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (d. 1970)
  • Mar 22 Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Mar 22 Fanny Waterman, English concert pianist and teacher (founder of Leeds International Piano Competition), born in Leeds, England (d. 2020)
  • Mar 22 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), born in Gródek, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Mar 22 James Brown, American actor (Objective, Burma!, Rin Tin Tin), born in Desdemona, Texas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 23 Alexander Grigori Harut'unyan, composer
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Bush, British organist, pianist, composer, and educator, born in London (d. 1998)
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Edwards, British comedy writer and actor (Take It From Here, Whack-O!), born in Barnes, Surrey, England (d. 1988)
  • Mar 23 Tetsuharu Kawakami, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • Mar 24 Gene Nelson [Leander Berg], American screenwriter, director and actor (Tea For 2, Oklahoma), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1996)
  • Mar 25 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Mill Hill (d. 1987)
  • Mar 25 Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
  • Mar 26 George Brown Jr, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-71, 73-99), born in Holtsville, California (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Sergio Livingstone, football player and journalist (52 caps), born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Richard Hayman, American harmonica player ("Ruby"), arranger, and orchestra leader (Boston Pops; St. Louis Pops; Grand Rapids Pops), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • Mar 27 Robin Jacques, English illustrator, born in Chelsea (d. 1995)
  • Mar 27 Carl-Henrik Norin Swedish jazz saxophonist, and composer ("Mississippi Mood"), born in Västerås, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • Mar 28 Eugene A. Chappie, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1992)
  • Mar 28 Lord Butterfield [John Butterfield], British medical researcher, clinician and administrator, born in Stechford, Birmingham (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 John M. Belk, American head of Belk, Inc., born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Mar 31 Marga Minco [Sara Menco], Dutch journalist and writer (Bitter Herb), born in Ginneken, Netherlands
  • Mar 31 Deborah "Debs" Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire and the Chatsworth estate, one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 2014)

About March 1920

How Old? 101 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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