On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1976

  • Mar 1 Jean Martinon, French conductor & composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 1 George "Rube" Foster, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1915, 16; no-hitter 1916; Boston Red Sox), dies at 88
  • Mar 3 Alfred Sendrey [Szendrei], Hungarian-American organist, conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 3 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer, dies at 75
  • Mar 4 Walter H. Schottky, German physicist (Thermodynamik), dies at 89
  • Mar 6 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), dies of Paget's disease of bone at 68
  • Mar 7 Erwin Kroll, German composer, dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • Mar 8 Alfons Rebane, Estonian military commander (b. 1908)
  • Mar 11 Louis Gesensway, Latvian-American violinist (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1926-71), and composer (Ode To Peace), dies at 70
  • Mar 13 Willy Alfredo [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Alberta Franklin, American silent screen actress, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Busby Berkeley [Enos], American film choreographer (42nd Street) and director (Strike Up The Band: They Made Me A Criminal), dies at 80
  • Mar 14 Martha Saalfeldt German writer and poet, dies at 78
  • Mar 17 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 James McCartney, father of Paul McCartney, dies at 73
  • Mar 18 Robert de Roos, Dutch composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1893)
  • Mar 19 George Sklavos, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 19 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free - "All Right Now"), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 25
  • Mar 19 Albert Dieudonn√©, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), commits suicide at 61
  • Mar 21 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968), dies when shot by actress Claudine Longet at 31
  • Mar 24 Nelson Case, American TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66

Bernard Montgomery

Mar 24 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, dies at 88

  • Mar 26 Josef Albers, German artist, dies at 88
  • Mar 26 Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, dies at 80
  • Mar 28 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Dutch actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • Mar 30 Reuben "Rube" Bloom, American pianist, arranger, band leader (The Bayou Boys), songwriter ("Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)"; "Give Me the Simple Life"), dies at 73
  • Mar 31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)