On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1993

  • Mar 1 Luis Kutner, American co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84
  • Mar 1 Terry Frost, American actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Floortje Peneder, Dutch poet (Diary), dies at 15
  • Mar 2 Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

Mar 3 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 86

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin
  • Mar 3 Carlos Montoya, American flamenco guitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966), dies at 89
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 3 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • Mar 4 Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • Mar 4 Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Diana Ochoa, dies after long illness at 80
  • Mar 5 Peter Bierdrager, Dutch Fokker's-test pilot, dies in air crash
  • Mar 6 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 6 Andrew Gilchrist, British ambassador (Ireland, Indonesia, Iceland), dies at 82

  • Mar 7 Arnold Franchetti, Italian American composer, dies at about 84
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 7 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • Mar 8 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Mar 8 Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • Mar 8 Don Barksdale, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1948, NBA All Star 1953), dies of throat cancer at 69
  • Mar 9 Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • Mar 9 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), dies of cancer at 79
  • Mar 9 Max August Zorn, German mathematician (lemma of Zorn), dies at 86
  • Mar 10 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • Mar 10 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 11 Edgar Nelson Barclift, dancer, dies after lengthy illness at 76
  • Mar 11 Manuel da Fonseca, Portuguese writer (Cerro Maior), dies at 81
  • Mar 12 Andreas J A I Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Leiderdorp), dies at 62
  • Mar 12 June Valli, American singer (Crying in the Chapel), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • Mar 12 Wang Zhen, marxist/vice-premier of China (1988), dies

  • Mar 13 Ralph Smith Fults, American gangster (Bonnie & Clyde gang), dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Anthony Bowles, music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61
  • Mar 15 Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Mar 15 Ricardo M Arias Espinosa, president of Panama (1955-56), dies
  • Mar 16 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 16 Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered
  • Mar 16 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Mar 16 Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Arialda), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Mohammed Hussein Nagdi, Iran diplomat/resistance fighter, murdered

Person of interestHelen Hayes

Mar 17 Helen Hayes, American actress (Airport, Caesar & Cleopatra), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Mar 17 Laadi Flici, Algerian MP, murdered
  • Mar 17 Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
  • Mar 17 Charlotte Hughes, British supercentenarian (lived under the rule of 6 monarchs and 24 British Prime Ministers), dies at 115
  • Mar 18 Robert A. Rushworth, American test pilot (X-15), dies at 68
  • Mar 19 Barend P Tammeling, journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Jeff Ward, drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
  • Mar 20 Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • Mar 20 Jonathan Ball, English youngster, killed by IRA at 3
  • Mar 22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • Mar 22 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreographer (Entartet), dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Phia Berghout, Dutch harpist, dies at 83
  • Mar 22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 23 Hans Werner Richter, German writer/founder (Gruppe 47), dies at 84
  • Mar 24 Erik Andriesse, Dutch painter (skulls, skeletons), dies at 35
  • Mar 24 Peter Roovers, Dutch sculptor/teacher (war monuments), dies at 90
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 24 John Hersey, American author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall), dies at 78
  • Mar 26 Luis Falco, US choreographer (Fame, Angel Heart), dies at 50
  • Mar 26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Carlos Gimenez, Argentine-Venezuelan director (Theater Festival of Caracas), dies at 47
  • Mar 27 Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 27 Katherine Hynes De Groot, dies of stroke at 88
  • Mar 27 Willem Russell [Wilhelmus Matthias Josephus Russell], Dutch politician (KVP, CDA), dies at 74
  • Mar 28 Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Jeremy Siegrist, actor (Adv of Darly & Samy), dies hiking at 20
  • Mar 30 Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • Mar 31 Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies
  • Mar 31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, dies at 92
  • Mar 31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75