On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1858

  • Mar 3 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

Matthew C. Perry

Mar 4 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

  • Mar 26 John Addison Thomas, American soldier and US Assistant Secretary of State, dies at 47