On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1939

Person of interestHoward Carter

Mar 2 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, dies at 65

Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist who Discovered Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • Mar 6 Ferdinand von Lindemann, German mathematician (Proving π is a transcendental number), dies at 86
  • Mar 7 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • Mar 7 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer and philosopher, dies at 53
  • Mar 13 Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, French scholar and philosopher, dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Henry Lunn, English humanitarian and religious leader, dies at 79
  • Mar 19 Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist
  • Mar 20 Percy Dean, British naval lieutenent and politician who received the Victoria Cross for saving men during the raid of Zeebrugge, dies at 61
  • Mar 21 Evald Aav, Estonian composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 27 Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)