On This Day

Famous People Born in March 1942

  • Mar 1 Jerry Fisher, American R&B singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in DeKalb, Texas
  • Mar 1 Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
  • Mar 1 Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mar 1 Michael Giles, British drummer (King Crimson, Giles, Giles & Fripp), born in Waterlooville, Hampshire, England
  • Mar 2 John Irving, American short-story writer (The World According to Garp; The Cider House Rules), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Mar 2 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist, songwriter and guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; "Walk On The Wild Side"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 2 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec
  • Mar 2 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • Mar 2 Claude Larose, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1965, 66, 68, 71, 73; Montreal Canadiens), born in Hearst, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Mike Pender [Prendergast], British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Searchers - "Needles & Pins"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 3 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
  • Mar 4 Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, born at Quantico, Virginia
  • Mar 4 Bob Wootton, American guitarist, born in Paris, Arkansas
  • Mar 4 Alexander Tekeliev, Bulgarian composer, and pedagogue, born in Svilengrad, Bulgaria
  • Mar 5 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow; Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 5 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain, 1982-96, born in Seville
  • Mar 6 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • Mar 6 Charles Tolliver, American jazz trumpeter (Impact), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mar 6 Flora Purim, Brazilian jazz singer (Return To Forever; Airto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 7 Michael Eisner, American CEO (Walt Disney), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Mar 7 Paul Preuss, American sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • Mar 7 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • Mar 7 Tommy F. Robinson, American politician (Rep-D-AR, 1985-91), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 7 U N Kulkarni, Indian cricketer (pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68), born in Alibagh, India
  • Mar 7 Charles R. Boutin, American politician (Maryland), born in Troy, New York
  • Mar 8 Ann Packer, British 400m/800m runner (Olympic gold 1964), born in Moulsford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Mar 8 Ralph Ellis, British rock guitarist (The Swinging Blue Jeans – "Hippy Hippy Shake"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 8 Dick Allen, American baseball infielder (7 × MLB All-Star; NL Rookie of the Year 1964, Philadelphia Phillies; AL MVP 1972, Chicago White Sox), born in Wampum, Pennsylvania (d. 2020) [1]
  • Mar 9 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
  • Mar 9 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • Mar 9 Mark Lindsay, American rock vocalist (Paul Revere & Raiders - "Kicks"; "Indian Reservation"), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • Mar 9 Gary Walker [Leeds], American musician (The Standells;;The Walker Brothers), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 11 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
  • Mar 11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • Mar 12 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)

Ratko Mladić

Mar 12 Ratko Mladić, Bosnian Serb general during the Bosnian War (found guilty of war crimes 2017), born in Božanovići, Croatia

  • Mar 12 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1967, 74, 75; Houston Astros, LA Dodgers), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • Mar 13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • Mar 13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • Mar 13 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England (d. 2018)
  • Mar 14 Rita Tushingham, English actress (Green Eyes, Doctor Zhivago), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 14 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • Mar 15 Hughie Flint, British blues-rock drummer (John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, 1964-66; Bonzo Dog Band, 1971; The Blues Band, 1979-82), born in Manchester, England
  • Mar 15 Montserrat Figueras, Catalan soprano and early music advocate (Hespèrion), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2011)
  • Mar 16 Jerry Jeff Walker [Ronald Clyde Crosby], American country music singer and songwriter (Mr Bojangles), born in Oneonta, New York
  • Mar 16 James Soong, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)

John Wayne Gacy

Mar 17 John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer who killed 33 young men, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

  • Mar 17 Sidney Barthelemy, American politician (Mayor of New Orleans), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • Mar 18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 19 David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Mar 19 Jeff Neighbour, American rock bassist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Mar 19 Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
  • Mar 19 (Wilfred) "Wilf" Lunn, British inventor, TV personality (Vision On), and author, born in Rastrick, West Yorkshire, England
  • Mar 21 Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemeni politician and 1st President of Yemen (1990-2012), born in Bait el-Ahmar, Kingdom of Yemen (d. 2017)
  • Mar 22 Jorge Ben, Brazilian musician and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mar 22 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor (Freunde fürs Leben), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Mar 23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • Mar 23 Jimmy Miller, American record producer and musician (The Rolling Stones), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Mar 24 Stephen Yardley, British stage and screen actor (Howards' Way), born in Ferrensby, Yorkshire, England

Aretha Franklin

Mar 25 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" ("Respect") and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2018)

  • Mar 25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • Mar 25 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • Mar 25 Kim Woodburn, English television personality (How Clean is Your House). born in Eastney, England
  • Mar 26 Erica Jong [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 27 Raymond J. McGrath, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Mar 27 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire (d. 2018)
  • Mar 27 Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • Mar 28 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala, 1981- ; Metropolitan, 1984-), born in Colby, Kansas
  • Mar 28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard, born in Zschochau, Saxony, Nazi Germany (d. 1998)
  • Mar 28 Jerry Sloan, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Utah Jazz 1988-2011) and shooting guard (NBA All-Star 1967, 69; Chicago Bulls), born in McLeansboro, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Larry Pressler, American politician, United States Senator from South Dakota, born in Humboldt, South Dakota
  • Mar 29 Julie Goodyear, English television actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street), born in Bury, England
  • Mar 29 Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead; The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)
  • Mar 30 George Esson, Scottish Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway - headed police investigation into Lockerbie Bombing)
  • Mar 30 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues - "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), born in Rocester, Staffordshire England (d. 2021)
  • Mar 31 Michael Savage [Michael A Wiener], American talk radio host and commentator, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 31 Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician
  • Mar 31 Hugh McCracken, American session guitarist (Aretha Franklin; Paul McCartney; Steely Dan; Billy Joel; John Lennon), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2013)

About March 1942

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

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