On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1968

  • Mar 1 Georg von der Vring, German painter & writer (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
  • Mar 4 Alexandre Eugène Cellier, French organist and composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 6 Isa Krejci, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Joseph Martin Jr, Speaker of the House, dies at 83
  • Mar 10 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), dies of cancer at 47
  • Mar 14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies
  • Mar 16 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • Mar 16 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 18 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 20 Carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
  • Mar 23 Edwin O'Connor, American writer, dies at 49
  • Mar 24 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director who was the first woman to direct a film (The Fairy of the Cabbages), dies at 94
  • Mar 25 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), dies at 64

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

Mar 27 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • Mar 30 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Mar 31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)