On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2004

  • Mar 2 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (All the King's Men, The Exorcist, Giant), dies at 87
  • Mar 2 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), dies of pneumonia at 75
  • Mar 3 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Mar 4 John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • Mar 4 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
  • Mar 5 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Mar 6 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 6 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, dies at 47
  • Mar 7 Paul Winfield, American actor (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), dies at 64
  • Mar 8 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Mar 8 Abu Abbas [Muhammad Zaidan], Palestinian founder of the Palestine Liberation Front, dies in American custody of allegedly natural causes at 55
  • Mar 8 Frank Mooney, New Zealand cricket wicketkeeper (13 Tests, 30 dismissals; Wellington), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Dr. Gerald Deskin, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist (b. 1929)

  • Mar 9 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • Mar 9 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies at 74
  • Mar 10 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • Mar 13 Franz König, Austrian Catholic Archbishop of Vienna (b. 1905)
  • Mar 13 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 14 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Mar 15 William "Bill" Pickering, New Zealand-born space scientist at NASA, dies at 93
  • Mar 15 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), dies at 78
  • Mar 16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • Mar 17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • Mar 17 Michael Mellinger, German actor (Goldfinger, The Bourne Identity), dies at 74
  • Mar 18 Harrison McCain, Canadian businessman (McCain Foods Limited), dies of kidney failure at 76
  • Mar 19 Mitchell Sharp, Canadian politician (b. 1911)
  • Mar 20 Juliana, Queen of the Netherlands (1948-80), dies at 94
  • Mar 20 Pierre Sévigny, Canadian military officer and politician, dies at 86
  • Mar 21 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), dies at 79
  • Mar 22 Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)
  • Mar 23 Rupert Hamer, Australian politician (b. 1916)
  • Mar 24 Max Dendermonde [Hendrik Hazelhoff], Dutch literary, dies at 84
  • Mar 26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) dies after a stroke at 62
  • Mar 26 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), dies of diabetes and a stroke at 82
  • Mar 27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • Mar 28 Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  • Mar 28 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), dies of heart failure at 82
  • Mar 30 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), dies at 95
  • Mar 30 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)

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Mar 30 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), dies in a car crash at 58

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • Mar 30 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Frances Schreuder, American socialite convicted of murder, dies at 65