On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1964

  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, American pianist & composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, King of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 6 Edward Van Sloan, American actor (Frankenstein, Dracula), dies at 81
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian American psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general and politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement; Desk Set; Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (4th President International Olympic Committee 1952-64), dies at 93

Brendan Behan

Mar 20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), dies at 61
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 26 Hedwig Kohn, Prussian-born Jewish physics pioneer, dies at 77
  • Mar 30 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • Mar 30 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72