On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1970

  • Mar 1 Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer & poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Mar 1 Lucille Hegamin, American singer & entertainer, dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)
  • Mar 2 Paul Christman, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (University of Missouri; All-Pro 1946, 47; Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 51
  • Mar 6 William Hopper, American actor (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), dies of pneumonia following a stroke at 55
  • Mar 10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)

Person of interestErle Stanley Gardner

Mar 11 Erle Stanley Gardner, American writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Mar 13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • Mar 15 Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • Mar 15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian poet and author (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • Mar 16 Tammi Terrell, American soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of a brain tumor at 24
  • Mar 16 Mary Ann Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 22
  • Mar 17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • Mar 20 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Mar 21 Marlen Haushofer, Austrian writer (The Wall), dies at 49
  • Mar 21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
  • Mar 23 Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • Mar 26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, dies at 76
  • Mar 29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • Mar 30 Heinrich Brüning, German politician and Chancellor of Germany (1930-32), dies at 84
  • Mar 31 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII), dies at 75