Famous Deaths in March 1987

  • Mar 2 Randolph Scott, American actor (Ride the High Country, Last of the Mohicans, Western Union), dies at 89
  • Mar 3 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 [Wayne] Woody Hayes, football coach (Ohio State), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 Joe Gladwin, British actor (Nearest and Dearest, No Hard Feelings), dies at 81
  • Mar 13 Bernhard Grzimek, West German zoologist, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • Mar 15 Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY), dies at 82
  • Mar 16 Scott McKay, actor (Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
  • Mar 18 Bil Baird, puppeteer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Arch Oboler, radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77
  • Mar 19 Emile Meyer, actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
  • Mar 19 Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Tony Stratton-Smith, journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
  • Mar 19 Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), dies at 94
  • Mar 20 Norman Harris, guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure
  • Mar 21 Dean Paul Martin, American actor (Misfits of Science), dies in a plane crash at 35
  • Mar 21 Robert Preston, actor (Harold Hill-Music Man), dies at 68
  • Mar 22 Joan Shawlee, actress (Abbott & Costello Show), dies at 58
  • Mar 23 Dean Paul Martin, musician/tennis pro, killed in plane crash at 29
  • Mar 23 Adriaan Pitlo, Dutch lawyer, dies at 85
  • Mar 25 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79), dies at 83
  • Mar 26 Walter Abel, American actor (Fury, Suspicion, Dream Girl), dies at 88
  • Mar 26 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)
  • Mar 27 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director, dies at 90
  • Mar 27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 28 Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82
  • Mar 28 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67