On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1962

  • Mar 1 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Mar 2 Charles Jean de la VallĂ©e-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Prime number theorem), dies at 95
  • Mar 2 Walt Kiesling, American Pro Football Hall of Fame guard (NFL 1920s All-Decade Team; First-team All-Pro 1929, 30, 32; Chicago Cardinals) and coach (Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers), dies from bacteremia at 58
  • Mar 4 Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
  • Mar 4 George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • Mar 5 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • Mar 5 Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 6 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
  • Mar 11 Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • Mar 15 Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), dies at 65
  • Mar 16 John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Frank Orth, American actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), dies at 82
  • Mar 17 Wilhelm Blaschke, Austrian integral geometer, dies at 76
  • Mar 18 Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)
  • Mar 19 Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist, dies at 89
  • Mar 20 C. Wright Mills, American sociologist and writer (The Power Elite), dies at 45

Person of interestA. E. Douglass

Mar 20 A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) dies at 94

Archaeologist and Astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and Astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • Mar 22 Aura Abranches, Portuguese actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Josephus RH van Schaik, lawyer/vice-premier of Neth, dies at 80
  • Mar 23 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), dies at 75
  • Mar 24 (John) Jean Goldkette, French jazz pianist and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Mar 25 Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
  • Mar 26 Marjorie Colton, American inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Augusta Savage, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • Mar 30 Jack Purvis, American jazz trumpet player and composer, dies at 55