On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1918

  • Mar 1 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 2 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), dies at 85
  • Mar 4 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, dies at 58

Person of interestFrank Wedekind

Mar 9 Frank Wedekind, German actor and playwright (The "Lulu" plays), dies at 53

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind
  • Mar 10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball pitcher and manager (first Scot in MLB; NL wins leader 1880, 82; NL ERA leader 1883), dies at 61
  • Mar 13 Karel Stecker, Czech organist, pedagogue, and composer of organ and sacred music dies at 57
  • Mar 14 Lucretia Garfield, First Lady of the United States as the wife of James A. Garfield (1881), dies at 85
  • Mar 15 Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), dies at 24
  • Mar 15 George Alexander [Samson], British actor, theatre producer and manager, dies at 59
  • Mar 18 Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • Mar 23 César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53

Person of interestClaude Debussy

Mar 25 Claude Debussy, French composer (Nocturnes, La Mer), dies of cancer at 55

Composer Claude Debussy
Claude Debussy
  • Mar 26 Caesar A. Cui, Lithuanian fort builder and composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 28 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, dies at 87