On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1947

  • Mar 5 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Halford John Mackinder, British geographer ( Britain and the British Seas), dies at 86
  • Mar 9 Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
  • Mar 9 Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader, dies at 88
  • Mar 11 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, British composer (Carol Symphony), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Mar 12 "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
  • Mar 12 Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure, dies at 87
  • Mar 18 William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (General Motors), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 52
  • Mar 20 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (b. 1870)
  • Mar 27 Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
  • Mar 28 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, Danish composer (Symphony Number 2, Hellas), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)