On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2002

  • Mar 3 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter, dies at 74
  • Mar 4 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), dies at 68
  • Mar 4 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 4 Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
  • Mar 4 Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 6 Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
  • Mar 6 Alice Bauer, American golfer (co-founder LPGA), dies of colon cancer at 74
  • Mar 7 Abdul Mati [Matias Klarwein], French artist best known for his works used on music album covers (Annunciation, Grain of Sand, Bitches Brew, Aleph Sanctuary), dies at 69
  • Mar 11 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • Mar 12 Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (b. 1932)
  • Mar 12 Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • Mar 12 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), dies of heart failure at 56
  • Mar 13 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • Mar 14 Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
  • Mar 14 Cherry Barbara Grimm [Lockett], New Zealand sci-fi author (Nearest Fire), dies at 71
  • Mar 15 Marshall Leib [Leibovitz], American pop singer (Teddy Bears - "To Know Him Is To Love Him"), and record producer, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • Mar 17 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), dies from diabetes at 90
  • Mar 17 Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
  • Mar 17 Luise Rinser, German writer (Prison Journal), dies at 90
  • Mar 17 Paul Runyan, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1934, 38; Ryder Cup 1933, 35), dies at 93
  • Mar 18 R. A. Lafferty, American sci-fi writer (Devil is Dead), dies at 87
  • Mar 18 Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor, dies at 58
  • Mar 21 Herman Talmadge, American politician (70th Governor of Georgia), dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
  • Mar 24 César Milstein, Argentine biochemist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1984), dies at 74
  • Mar 25 Kenneth Wolstenholme, British BBC football commentator, dies at 81
  • Mar 26 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)

Person of interestMilton Berle

Mar 27 Milton Berle, American comedian and TV host (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), dies at 93

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle

Person of interestDudley Moore

Mar 27 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Person of interestBilly Wilder

Mar 27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Mar 29 Rico Yan, Philippine Young Movie & TV Actor (b. 1975)
  • Mar 29 Rachel Levy and Ayat al-Akhras, Israeli and Palestinian children

Person of interestQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Mar 30 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • Mar 31 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)