On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1977

  • Mar 2 Eugénie Brazier, French chef who was the 1st woman to earn 3 Michelin stars (1933), and the 1st person earn 3 Michelin stars for 2 restaurants, dies at 81
  • Mar 3 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
  • Mar 4 Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • Mar 4 Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
  • Mar 5 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 5 Moses Pergament, Finnish-Swedish classical composer (The Jewish Song Choral Symphony) and music critic, dies at 83
  • Mar 5 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27
  • Mar 5 Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, dies in a car crash at 19
  • Mar 8 Henry Hull, American actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
  • Mar 10 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • Mar 10 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, dies at 74
  • Mar 10 Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • Mar 11 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Mar 11 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • Mar 13 Fanie Lou Hamer, American women's and civil rights activist (Freedom Democratic Party), dies at 59

  • Mar 13 Jan Patocka, Czech philosopher, dies in prison

Person of interestFannie Lou Hamer

Mar 14 Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), dies of breast cancer at 59

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Mar 14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • Mar 15 Kamal Jumblatt, Lebanese politician and founder of the Progressive Socialist Party, murdered at 59
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, dies at 49
  • Mar 15 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, dies at 47
  • Mar 18 Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
  • Mar 18 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • Mar 19 Buck Shaw, American football player and coach, dies at 77
  • Mar 22 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, dies at 87
  • Mar 22 A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
  • Mar 22 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), dies at 67
  • Mar 24 Saburō Moroi, Japanese composer and educator, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, dies at 79
  • Mar 27 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Mar 27 Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Mar 27 Lodewijk de Vocht, Belgian composer, dies at 89
  • Mar 27 A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • Mar 30 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 30 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)