On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1966

  • Mar 1 Fritz Houtermans, Dutch-Austrian physicist, dies at 63
  • Mar 3 Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • Mar 3 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Mar 4 Jānis Mediņš, Latvian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 5 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79
  • Mar 6 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Mar 9 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • Mar 10 Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • Mar 10 Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • Mar 12 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), dies of influenza at 37
  • Mar 15 Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
  • Mar 15 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 23 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
  • Mar 30 Erwin Piscator, German theater and film director (Nathan the Wise; Revolt of the Fishermen), dies at 72
  • Mar 30 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, dies at 95
  • Mar 30 Newbold Morris, American politician, dies at 64