On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1969

  • Mar 3 Fred Alexander, American tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1908, 5-time US Indoor winner), dies at 88
  • Mar 4 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • Mar 6 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • Mar 9 Richard Crane, American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Mar 11 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • Mar 14 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, British writer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), commits suicide at 43
  • Mar 19 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Henri Longchambon, French politician, dies at 72
  • Mar 21 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, dies at 44
  • Mar 22 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer and philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • Mar 25 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • Mar 25 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • Mar 25 Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer, dies at 69
  • Mar 26 G√ľnther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 28 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Lucien Bianchi, Italian-Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1968), dies during Le Mans testing accident at 34