On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1949

  • Mar 2 Sarojini Naidu, Indian freedom fighter and poet, dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Francis Dodd, English artist (official war artist WWI), commits suicide at 74
  • Mar 7 Bradbury Robinson Jr., American football pioneer who threw first legal forward pass in the history of American football in 1906, dies from complications following routine surgery at 65
  • Mar 10 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • Mar 11 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress abd wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • Mar 13 Henri Giraud, French general (b. 1879)
  • Mar 14 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 17 Felix Bressart, German actor (Ninotchka, Escape, Crossroads), dies from Leukemia at 57
  • Mar 17 Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Mar 24 [Johann Baptist] Hanns Albin Rauter, German SS and Police leader in the occupied Netherlands, executed by firing squad at 54
  • Mar 25 Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
  • Mar 28 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Helen Homans, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1906), dies at 72
  • Mar 30 Dattaram Hindlekar, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests), dies at 40
  • Mar 30 Friedrich Bergius, German chemist (benzine from brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64