Famous People Who Died in March 1988

  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, American actor & 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 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 6 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, dies at 63
  • 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 7 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • Mar 8 Amar Singh Chamkila [Dhanni Ram], Punjabi folk singer "The Elvis of Punjab" killed by unknown gunmen as he arrived for concert at age 26 [1]
  • Mar 8 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Mar 8 Ken Colyer, British New Orleans jazz devotee trumpeter, cornetist, and bandleader, dies at 79
  • Mar 8 Lala Abdul Rashid, Pakistani field hockey goalkeeper (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 65
  • Mar 8 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 9 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83

Andy GibbAndy Gibb (1958-1988)

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

  • Mar 10 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • Mar 10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, English 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

Dmitri PolyakovDmitri Polyakov (1921-1988)

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

  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • 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 21 Edd Roush, American Baseball HOF outfielder (World Series 1919; NL batting champion 1917, 19; Cincinnati Reds), dies at 94
  • 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 26 Musa Kaleem [Orlando Wright], American jazz saxophonist, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Jan van den Weghe, Flemish writer, dies at about 67
  • Mar 29 Dulcie September, South African teacher and anti-apartheid political activist, assassinated in Paris, France at 62
  • Mar 29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball 1st baseman (MLB All Star 1953-56; NL HR & RBI leader 1954; Cincinnati Reds), dies of a 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 (Liberal: 1971-72), dies in his sleep at 80