On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1923

  • Mar 1 Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
  • Mar 2 Robert H Michel, (Rep-R-IL, 1957- )
  • Mar 2 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records and Milestone Records labels, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 3 (Arthel) "Doc" Watson, American Grammy Award-winning bluegrass, folk, and blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer, born in Deep Gap, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 Patrick Moore, England, astronomer and writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 4 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • Mar 4 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Mar 5 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (CEO of CBS Television, 1985-96; co-founder of Loews Corp), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2003)
  • Mar 6 Ed McMahon, American TV side-kick (Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson), and host (Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2009)
  • Mar 6 Erhard Karkoschka, German composer, conductor (Contac-Ensemble), educator, and music scholar, born in Moravská Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (d. 2009)
  • Mar 6 (Raymond) "Bill" Hoffenberg, South African-British endocrinologist and college president (Wolfson at Oxford, 1985-93), born in Port Elizabeth, Union of South Africa (d. 2007)
  • Mar 6 (John) "Wes" Montgomery, American influential and Grammy Award-winner jazz guitarist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • Mar 7 Bobo Holloman, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter on MLB debut 1953; St. Louis Browns), born in Thomaston, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • Mar 7 Mahlon Clark, American big band jazz and session clarinetist, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • Mar 8 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
  • Mar 8 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • Mar 9 James L. Buckley, American politician, Senator from New York (1971-77), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 9 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • Mar 10 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2000)
  • Mar 11 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • Mar 11 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, born in Thalwil, Zurich (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
  • Mar 11 Morschi Mirando [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
  • Mar 11 Terence Alexander, English actor (Bergerac), born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • Mar 12 Helen Parrish, American actress (Hour Glass, Three Smart Girls Grow Up), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • Mar 12 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1952), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 12 Norbert Brainin, Austrian-British violinist (Amadeus Quartet, 1947-87), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • Mar 12 Walter M Schirra Jr, Capt USN/ast (Mer 8, Gem 6, Ap 7), born in Hackensack, New York
  • Mar 12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler and one of the pioneers in women's wrestling (National Wrestling Alliance, WWF), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • Mar 13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • Mar 14 Diane Arbus [Nemerov], American photographer (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971) [1]
  • Mar 16 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
  • Mar 18 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • Mar 19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • Mar 19 Henry Morgentaler, Canadian gynecologist
  • Mar 19 Bobby Brown, Scottish soccer goalkeeper (5 caps; Rangers, Falkirk) and manager (St Johnstone; Scottish national team 1967-71), born in Dunipace, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Mar 20 Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 21 Mort Lindsey [Lippman], American pianist, arranger, musical director (Judy Garland, 1961-64; Merv Griffin Show, 1962-86; Barbra Streisand, 1968), and composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Mar 21 Shri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava, Founder of Sahaja Yoga
  • Mar 22 Bryan Clieve Roberts, English lawyer and colonial administrator (instrumental in Malawi transition to independence), born in Southsea, England (d. 1996)
  • Mar 22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist and actor (Barbarella, Silent Movie), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2007)
  • Mar 23 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), born in Rhein, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)
  • Mar 23 Abderrahim Bouabid, Moroccan politician (Socialist Union of Popular Forces) and an opponent of French Imperialism and King Hassan II, born in Salé, Morocco (d. 1992)
  • Mar 24 Edna Jo Hunter, expert on military families & prisoners of war
  • Mar 24 Murray Hamilton, American character actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Anatomy of a Murder), born in Washington, North Carolina (d. 1986)
  • Mar 25 Lee Hale, American choral director (The Entertainers), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Mar 25 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • Mar 25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), born in Fijnaart, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Mar 26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts,;Sinfonians), born in Traskwood, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • Mar 26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • Mar 26 Gert Bastian, German politician (d. 1992)
  • Mar 27 Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet (Good News of Death), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • Mar 27 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (d. 2019)
  • Mar 29 Julia Montgomery Walsh, American businesswoman and stockbroker, born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • Mar 29 Geoff Duke, English motorcycle racer (world 500cc champion 1951, 1953-55), born in St. Helens, England (d. 2015)
  • Mar 30 Herbert Asmodi, German writer 9d.2007)
  • Mar 30 Milton Acorn, Canadian poet (d. 1986)
  • Mar 31 Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), born in Oakland, CA (d. 1993)
  • Mar 31 Lawrie Miller, New Zealand cricket batsman (13 Tests), born in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand (d. 1996)

About March 1923

How Old? 99 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

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