Famous Deaths in March 1984

Person of interestJackie Coogan

Mar 1 Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), dies of a heart attack at 69

  • Mar 2 Louis Basile, actor (Louie-The Super), dies at 48
  • Mar 3 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor, dies at 81
  • Mar 4 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • Mar 4 Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
  • Mar 5 Harry Salter, orchestra leader (Stop the Music), dies at 85
  • Mar 5 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • Mar 5 Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (Scarpia in Tosca), dies at 70
  • Mar 5 William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
  • Mar 6 Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (Cleopatra, Jericho, The Ten Commandments), dies from heart failure and cancer at 78
  • Mar 6 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92
  • Mar 6 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 7 Paul Rotha, English director (b. 1907)
  • Mar 10 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81
  • Mar 11 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher/poet, dies in Rytutakuji monastery at 76
  • Mar 11 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (b. 1903)
  • Mar 12 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 14 Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and chairman (Club of Rome), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 16 Evencio Castellanos, Venezuelan pianist, dies at 68
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • Mar 18 Paul Frances Webster, lyricist, dies of Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 19 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
  • Mar 21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • Mar 24 Sam Jaffe, actor (Dr Zorba-Ben Casey), dies of cancer at 93
  • Mar 26 Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea (b. 1922)
  • Mar 28 Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
  • Mar 28 Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • Mar 28 Benjamin Mays, African-American educator (Morehouse, Howard University) and civil rights leader, dies at 89
  • Mar 30 Peter Yarrall, strongest Englishman/weighed 826 lb (374.7 kg), dies
  • Mar 31 Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 39