On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1921

  • Mar 1 Jack Clayton, film director
  • Mar 1 Richard Wilbur, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep)
  • Mar 1 Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke, (NY)
  • Mar 1 Cameron Argetsinger, American auto racing executive (created Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course; F1 US Grand Prix 1961-80), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Mar 2 Robert Simpson, British classical composer, and broadcaster (BBC), born in Leamington, Warwickshire, England (d. 1997)
  • Mar 2 Norman T. Hatch, American oscar-winning marine cinematographer during WWII (With the Marines at Tarawa), born in Boston (d. 2017)
  • Mar 3 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Mar 4 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2017)
  • Mar 4 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Mar 4 Dinny Pails, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1947), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1986)
  • Mar 5 Berkley Bedell, (Rep-D-IA, 1975- )
  • Mar 5 Elmer Valo, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • Mar 6 Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (NYC Opera, 1944-79), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)
  • Mar 6 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • Mar 6 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)
  • Mar 8 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter

  • Mar 8 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • Mar 9 Carl Betz, American actor (The Donna Reed Show, Love of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • Mar 9 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1998)
  • Mar 10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • Mar 10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 11 Astor Piazzolla, Argentinian banodeonist, and composer (Tango Nuevo), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 1992)
  • Mar 11 F. M. Busby, American sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
  • Mar 11 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 12 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!; Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • Mar 12 Max de Metz, Dutch publisher/translator
  • Mar 12 Ralph Shapey, American composer (Fantasy; Rituals), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Mar 12 Ülo Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter (d. 2007)
  • Mar 12 Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist and CEO of Fiat, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Mar 13 Al Jaffee, American comic strip cartoonist and illustrator (MAD Magazine), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 13 Cyril Poole, English cricketer (Notts 1946-62, England 1951-52 in 3 Tests), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 13 Carlo Prosperi, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1990)
  • Mar 14 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
  • Mar 14 S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A
  • Mar 14 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • Mar 15 Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1971)

  • Mar 15 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer (I Love Lucy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • Mar 16 Anne Truitt [Anne Dean], American sculptor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2004)
  • Mar 16 Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1982-2005), born in Riyadh, Sultanate of Nejd (d. 2005)
  • Mar 17 Mick Harvey, cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire)
  • Mar 17 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • Mar 19 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)
  • Mar 19 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), born in Marianna, Arkansas (d. 2006) [1]
  • Mar 19 Harry Babasin, American jazz bassist and cellist (Dodo Marmarosa Trio), and archivist (Los Angeles Theaseum), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1988)
  • Mar 20 Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow, Senegal, director general (UNESCO)
  • Mar 20 Primoz Ramovs, composer
  • Mar 21 Joe Sutter, American engineer and head of the Boeing 747 program, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • Mar 21 Antony Hopkins, composer
  • Mar 21 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist
  • Mar 21 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2000)
  • Mar 21 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician and President of Iraq (1963-66), born in Baghdad, Mandatory Iraq (d. 1966)
  • Mar 22 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • Mar 22 Saturnino "Nino" Manfredi, Italian actor (Between Miracles), born in Castro dei Volsci, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Mar 23 Donald Campbell, English boat and land racer (world land and water records 1964; only person to complete in same year), born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1967)
  • Mar 23 Ian Todd, pres (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Mar 23 Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer

  • Mar 24 Sir Wilson Harris, Guyanese author (Palace of the Peacock:; Jonestown; The Ghost of Memory), born in New Amsterdam, British Guiana (d. 2018)
  • Mar 25 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

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Mar 25 Simone Signoret, French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1985)

  • Mar 25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
  • Mar 26 George Jefferson, British CEO (British Telecom)
  • Mar 26 Joe Loco [Jose Esteves, Jr], American Latin jazz musician (d. 1988)
  • Mar 27 Tom Bevill, American Democratic fifteen-term U.S. congressman, born in Townley, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • Mar 27 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Mar 28 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • Mar 29 Hugh Neill, British businessman and Army officer, Lord-Lieutenant (South Yorkshire), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Mar 29 Sam Loxton, Australian cricket batsman (12 Tests, top score 101; National team selector 1970-81), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 2011)
  • Mar 30 Countess of Sutherland, English great land owner/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 30 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), born in Tokyo (d. 2009)
  • Mar 30 Oto Ferenczy, composer
  • Mar 31 Lowell Fulson, Choctaw-Cherokee-American blues guitarist and songwriter (“3 O’Clock Blues”; “Reconsider Baby”), born in Atoka, Oklahoma (d. 1999)

About March 1921

How Old? 100 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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