On This Day

Famous Deaths in March 1972

  • Mar 1 Victor Babin, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • Mar 2 Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56
  • Mar 5 Nils Bj√∂rkander, Swedish composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (b. 1899)
  • Mar 11 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, dies of Leukemia at 30
  • Mar 15 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • Mar 16 Harold "Pie" Traynor, hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Manny Martindale, West Indian cricketer (10 Tests for WI, 34 wickets), dies at 62
  • Mar 18 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), dies at 58
  • Mar 20 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, dies at 51
  • Mar 20 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet and art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • Mar 20 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Mar 27 M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • Mar 27 Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician, dies at 67
  • Mar 29 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate
  • Mar 30 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • Mar 30 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", dies of pneumonia at 81
  • Mar 31 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), dies at 38