On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1932

  • Mar 1 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, born in Jette (d. 2016)
  • Mar 2 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Mar 3 Fred Storey, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 1966, 68, 69), born in Empress, Alberta (d. 2019)
  • Mar 4 Guido Baggiani, composer
  • Mar 4 Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2008)
  • Mar 4 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 4 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • Mar 5 Walter Charles Marshall, scientist
  • Mar 6 Jean Boht, English actress (Bread, Distant Voices, Still Lives), born in Bebington, England
  • Mar 7 Edward "Ed" Thrasher, American art director and photographer (Come & Gone), born in Glendale, California (d. 2006)
  • Mar 9 Simon Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer and poet (Han de Wit goes in development aid), born in Amsterdam (d. 2011)
  • Mar 9 Sister Bernard Ncube, South African religious sister and anti-apartheid, born in Johannesburg (d. 2012)
  • Mar 9 Walter Mercado, Puerto Rican astrologist and actor, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 2019)
  • Mar 10 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Mar 11 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)

  • Mar 11 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • Mar 11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 12 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta)
  • Mar 14 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady
  • Mar 15 Alan Bean, American Naval captain and astronaut (Ap 12, Skylab 3, 4th to walk on the moon), born in Wheeler, Texas (2018)
  • Mar 15 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 15 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 16 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Creston, Iowa
  • Mar 17 Dick Curless, singer/songwriter
  • Mar 17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist

Person of interestF. W. de Klerk

Mar 18 F. W. de Klerk, South African President (1989-94) and winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Mar 18 John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
  • Mar 19 Gay Brewer, American golfer (US Masters 1967), born in Middletown, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Mar 20 Tod Dockstader, composer
  • Mar 21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 22 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster, author and journalist (5 x US Chess C'ship; 20+ books), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Mar 22 Richard Thomas, admiral
  • Mar 23 Don Marshall, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 24 William Smith, Columbia Mo, actor (Rich Man Poor Man, Any Which Way You Can, Hawaii 5-0), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Mar 24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • Mar 25 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • Mar 26 Dick Nolan, football coach
  • Mar 26 Al Bianchi, American basketball guard, coach and general manager (Philadelphia 76ers, Virginia Squires; GM NY Knicks), born in Queens, NY (d. 2019)
  • Mar 27 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • Mar 27 Wes Covington, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • Mar 28 Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 29 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, born in Ludington, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • Mar 30 A J Zuckerman, Dean (Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine)
  • Mar 30 Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer
  • Mar 31 Godfrey Lawrence, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 8-53 v NZ 1961), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • Mar 31 John Jakes, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 31 Nagisa Oshima, director (Town of Love & Hope), born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2013)

About March 1932

How Old? 88 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

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