On This Day

What Happened on March 31, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), dies of pneumonia at 96
  • Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89

Person of interestImre Kertész

Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
Author and Nobel Laureate
Imre Kertész
  • Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), dies at 85
  • Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), dies at 65