On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1936

  • Mar 2 Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse, dies at 59
  • Mar 4 Ruben Liljefors, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, American composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Josef Stránský, Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23) dies at 63

David Beatty

Mar 12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

  • Mar 15 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58

Eleftherios Venizelos

Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos, Prime Minister of Greece (1910-15, 1917-20, 1924, 1928-32, 1933), dies of a stroke at 71

  • Mar 20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • Mar 21 Alexander Glazunov, Russian pianist, composer (Chopiniana; Stenka Razin), and educator (St Petersburg Conservatory, 1899-1930), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, dies at 40