Famous People Who Died in March 1945

  • Mar 2 Emily Carr, Canadian painter, dies at 73
  • Mar 3 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
  • Mar 3 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch cabaret singer, killed in the RAF's bombing of the Bezuidenhout at 75
  • Mar 4 Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
  • Mar 4 Mark Sandrich [Goldstein], American film director, writer and producer (The Gay Divorcee; Top Hat; Holiday Inn), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • Mar 5 Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, dies at 44
  • Mar 6 Jan Thijssen, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm
  • Mar 6 Rudolf Karel, Czech composer (Three Hairs of the Wise Old Man), dies of dysentery and pneumonia while in Theresienstadt concentration camp at 64
  • Mar 7 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82
  • Mar 8 H J Jamin, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald
  • Mar 8 Jan Beekes, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Mar 13 Herbert Bedford, English author and composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 15 Herman Bernard Wiardi Beckman, Dutch resistance fighter and politician (SDAP), dies at 41
  • Mar 16 Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
  • Mar 16 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
  • Mar 18 William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
  • Mar 19 Clyde Hart, American swing and bebop jazz piano player and arranger (Stuff Smith; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge), dies of tuberculosis at 35
  • Mar 19 Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
  • Mar 21 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, dies at 50
  • Mar 21 J Woortman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen at 39
  • Mar 22 J Postuma, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Mar 24 (Jevon) "Jeff" Nicklin, Canadian CFL football player,1934-40 (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), and Army paratrooper officer killed in action at 30
  • Mar 24 Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
  • Mar 26 Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander, dies at 62
  • Mar 26 Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
  • Mar 27 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
  • Mar 29 Ferenc Csik, Hungarian swimmer (Olympics gold medal 100m freestyle 1936), dies of war wounds at 31
  • Mar 29 Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79
  • Mar 30 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 71

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Mar 31 German organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1930), commits suicide at 63

  • Mar 31 Hans Riegel Sr., German sweet inventor (founder of Haribo), dies at 51
  • Mar 31 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers), dies at 85
  • Mar 31 Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45