On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1988

  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Mar 3 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • Mar 3 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Dick Ricketts Jr., American basketball center (# 1 overall pick 1955 NBA draft St. Louis Hawks) and baseball pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals), dies from leukemia at 54
  • Mar 7 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • Mar 7 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), dies of natural causes at 42
  • Mar 8 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 65
  • Mar 8 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 8 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Mar 9 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83

Person of interestAndy Gibb

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 10 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • Mar 10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79

  • Mar 11 Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
  • Mar 12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • Mar 12 William Camp, dies at 74
  • Mar 13 Olive Carey, American actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • Mar 14 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), dies at 94

BattleDmitri Polyakov

Mar 15 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, executed at 66

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • Mar 17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • Mar 17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • Mar 20 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • Mar 25 James J. Howard, American educator and Democratic Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Jan van den Weghe, Flemish writer, dies at about 67
  • Mar 29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (4-time MLB All Star), dies of heart attack at 63
  • Mar 30 Edgar Faure, Prime Minister of France (1952, 52-56) and writer, dies at 79
  • Mar 31 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 31 William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)