On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 2016

  • Mar 1 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], English actor & screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • Mar 1 Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • Mar 1 Martha Wright [Wiederrecht;], American stage, concert and radio singer and actress (South Pacific; The Sound Of Music)), dies at 92

Martin Crowe

Mar 3 Martin Crowe, New Zealand cricketer and batsman, dies of cancer at 53

  • Mar 4 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), dies at 70
  • Mar 5 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), dies at 86
  • Mar 5 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), dies at 74

Nancy Reagan

Mar 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Frances Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), dies at 94

  • Mar 7 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), dies at 80

John Gutfreund

Mar 9 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86

  • Mar 9 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • Mar 9 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Juvenal "Naná' Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny, Björk, Milton Nascimento), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Mar 10 Keith Emerson, English rock keyboardist (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • Mar 10 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95
  • Mar 10 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • Mar 10 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), dies at 91
  • Mar 10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 11 Iolanda Balaș, Romanian high jumper (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Lloyd Shapley, American Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize, Game Theory), dies at 92
  • Mar 13 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, dies at 89
  • Mar 13 Adrienne Corri, British actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 85
  • Mar 14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • Mar 16 Frank Sinatra, Jr. , American singer and bandleaderr, dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford files), dies at 84
  • Mar 18 Jan Nemec, Czech film director (Diamonds of the Night), dies at 79
  • Mar 20 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), dies at 93
  • Mar 20 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, dies at 78

Andrew Grove

Mar 21 Andrew Grove [András Gróf], Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry, one of the founders and CEO of Intel, and philanthropist, , dies at 79

  • Mar 21 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), dies at 80
  • Mar 21 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs), dies at 81
  • Mar 22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • Mar 22 Rob Ford, Canadian politician (Toronto mayor caught with cocaine), dies at 46
  • Mar 22 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88
  • Mar 23 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • Mar 23 Joe Garagiola, American MLB catcher (4 teams, 1946-54), sportscaster, and TV host (Today Show), dies at 90
  • Mar 23 Peter Moores, British businessman and director (Littlewoods), dies at 83
  • Mar 23 Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), dies at 65

Johan Cruyff

Mar 24 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), dies at 68

  • Mar 24 Kevin Turner, American NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles) and plaintiff against NFL (concussion case), dies of A.L.S. at 46
  • Mar 24 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), dies at 66
  • Mar 24 Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", dies at 92
  • Mar 26 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), dies at 78
  • Mar 26 David Baker, American jazz trombonist and cellist, jazz and classical composer (Reflections), and educator (Indiana University), dies at 84
  • Mar 27 Mother Angelica, Catholic American Franciscan nun, dies at 92
  • Mar 28 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), dies of a stroke at 94
  • Mar 28 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), dies at 96
  • Mar 29 [Anna Marie] "Patty Duke", American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, dies at 69
  • Mar 29 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, dies at 59
  • Mar 30 Gianmaria Testa, Italian singer-songwriter, dies of cancer at 57
  • Mar 30 Bram Beekman, Dutch organist, composer and teacher (Brabants Conservatory, 1980-2012), dies at 66
  • Mar 30 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, dies at 95
  • Mar 31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), dies at 65
  • Mar 31 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), dies at 85

Imre Kertész

Mar 31 Imre Kertész, Hungarian writer (Nobel Laureate 2002) and concentration camp survivor, dies at 86

  • Mar 31 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, dies at 89
  • Mar 31 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), dies of pneumonia at 96