On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1957

  • Mar 2 Harry E Soref, inventor (padlock), dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, dies at 74
  • Mar 8 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

Mar 11 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Mar 12 Harry Dean, English cricketer (England left-arm bowler in 3 Tests, 1912), dies at 72
  • Mar 12 Josephine Hull, American actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, dies at 84
  • Mar 14 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
  • Mar 15 Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • Mar 16 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor, dies at 81
7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Mar 23 Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 25 Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de...), dies at 54
  • Mar 26 Édouard Herriot, French politician (served 3 times as Prime Minister of France), dies at 84
  • Mar 28 Christopher Morley, American author (Kitty Foil), dies at 66
  • Mar 29 Joyce Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • Mar 31 Gene Lockhart, American actor (Going My Way), dies at 65