On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2003

  • Mar 2 Hank Ballard [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), dies at 75
  • Mar 2 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 3 Horst Buchholz, German actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 69
  • Mar 3 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • Mar 3 Goffredo Petrassi, Italian composer (Beatitudines), dies at 98
  • Mar 3 Peter Smithson, English architect, dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Jaba Ioseliani, Georgian bank robber (b. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • Mar 6 John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
  • Mar 8 Adam Faith, English singer and actor (b. 1940)
  • Mar 8 Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 9 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
  • Mar 9 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (b. 1946)
  • Mar 10 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, dies at 52
  • Mar 11 Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)
  • Mar 11 Ivar Hansen, speaker of the Danish Folketing (b. 1938)

  • Mar 12 Zoran Đinđić, 6th Prime Minister of Serbia (2001-03), assassinated at 50
  • Mar 12 Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
  • Mar 12 Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
  • Mar 12 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
  • Mar 13 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), dies at 78
  • Mar 14 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (b. 1945)
  • Mar 14 Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
  • Mar 15 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), dies at 91
  • Mar 15 Paul Stojanovich, Reality TV pioneer (b. 1956)
  • Mar 16 Rachel Corrie, American political activist, killed while trying to block an Israeli armored bulldozer at 23
  • Mar 16 Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York, dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 17 Su Buqing, Chinese mathematician and educator (b. 1902)
  • Mar 18 Karl Kling, German race car driver, dies at 92
  • Mar 18 Adam Osborne, British computer pioneer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 19 Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator, dies at 76
  • Mar 19 Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), dies at 81
  • Mar 20 Sailor Art Thomas, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Mar 21 Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924)
  • Mar 22 Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 23 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-born journalist (b. 1926)

  • Mar 24 Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian Catholic archbishop (b. 1919)
  • Mar 26 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator (b. 1927)
  • Mar 27 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board), dies at 75
  • Mar 27 Ricardo Munguia, Salvadoran aid worker
  • Mar 27 Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Mar 28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • Mar 29 Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (SARS) (b. 1956)
  • Mar 30 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), dies at 52
  • Mar 30 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), dies at 65
  • Mar 31 H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 31 Tommy Seebach, Danish musician and singer (Sir Henry and his Butlers), dies at 53
  • Mar 31 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), dies following a stroke at 84
  • Mar 31 George Conner, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle / linebacker (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53, 55; Chicago Bears), dies at 78
  • Mar 31 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), dies at 77