On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2011

  • Mar 1 John M. Lounge, American engineer and astronaut (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35), dies at 64
  • Mar 2 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 3 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • Mar 3 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), dies at 98
  • Mar 4 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • Mar 4 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • Mar 4 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 9 Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer (youngest known female Olympic Games medalist in an individual event-Olympic 1936 bronze), dies at 86
  • Mar 9 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), dies at 81

  • Mar 10 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • Mar 12 Joseph Albert Morello, American jazz drummer, dies at 82
  • Mar 12 [Augustus] Owsley Stanley III, American audio engineer and LSD cook who worked with the Grateful Dead, dies in a car crash in Australia at 76
  • Mar 13 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
  • Mar 15 Marty Marion, American baseball shortstop and manager (MLB All-Star 1943–50; NL MVP 1944; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from a heart attack at 93
  • Mar 15 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
  • Mar 15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • Mar 16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan, dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), dies at 94
  • Mar 17 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), dies at 85
  • Mar 18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 18 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), dies at 85
  • Mar 19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 21 Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 21 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • Mar 21 Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)
  • Mar 21 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), dies at 58

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

Mar 23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • Mar 26 Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 26 Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), dies at 85
  • Mar 28 Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)