Famous Deaths on March 10

Person of interestTiberius

37 Tiberius Claudius Nero, Roman emperor (14-37), dies at 78

Roman Emperor Tiberius
Roman Emperor
Tiberius
  • 483 Simplicius, Italian Pope (468-83), dies
  • 1291 Arghun, 4th Mongul ruler of Ilkhanate dynasty
  • 1391 Tvrtko I first king of Bosnia (b. 1338)
  • 1510 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • 1513 John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English commander (b. 1443)
  • 1546 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • 1584 Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)
  • 1585 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, dies at 67
  • 1588 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar, dies at 54
  • 1592 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court) painter and carpet designer, dies
  • 1597 Petrus Forestus, Dutch physician (Willem of Orange), dies
  • 1669 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1670 Johann Rudolf Glauber, German chemist (b. 1604)
  • 1700 Diogo Dias Melgaz, Portuguese composer, dies at 61
  • 1701 Johann Schelle, German composer, dies at 52

  • 1716 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, composer, dies at 48
  • 1735 Dirk T van Cloon, Dutch lawyer/gov-gen of E Indies, dies at about 46
  • 1776 Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)
  • 1776 Niclas Sahlgren, Swedish merchant and philanthropist (b. 1701)
  • 1792 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute/English premier (1760-63), dies at 78
  • 1819 Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies
  • 1826 Johan VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26), dies at 56
  • 1832 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1861 Joseph-François Snel, Belgian composer, dies at 67
  • 1861 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet and painter, dies at 47
  • 1864 Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
  • 1865 William Henry "Little Billy" Chase Whiting, American Confederate Major General, dies in a prison camp at 48
  • 1866 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer, dies at 87
  • 1870 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • 1872 Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian revolutionary (Giovane Italy), dies at 66
  • 1875 Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul, composer, dies at 84
  • 1888 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
  • 1892 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 1895 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), dies at 69
  • 1897 Teodulo Mabellini, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • 1898 George Müller, Prussian Christian evangelist and orphanage builder, dies at 92
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, Russian composer, dies at 38
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German politician (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1910 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85

  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, dies at 65

Person of interestHarriet Tubman

1913 Harriet Tubman [Araminta Ross], American abolitionist, former slave and humanitarian (Underground Railroad), dies at about 91

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1918 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61
  • 1919 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1922 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • 1922 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • 1925 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • 1935 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), dies at 82
  • 1937 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
  • 1940 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto, Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • 1940 Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
  • 1942 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • 1943 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • 1944 David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52
  • 1948 Jan Masaryk, Czech statesman and Minister to London (1918-35), commits suicide or is murdered at 61
  • 1948 Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer (This Side of Paradise) and wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 47
  • 1949 James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • 1950 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1951 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • 1953 Charles Gordon Curtis, American inventor (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
  • 1966 Frits Zernike, Dutch physicist, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1966 Mari Sandoz, American author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • 1967 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1968 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1970 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1971 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
  • 1973 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • 1973 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1974 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • 1974 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), dies at 76
  • 1975 Leopold Samuel, composer, dies at 91
  • 1977 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1977 Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist and historian, dies at 74
  • 1977 Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
  • 1980 Herman Tarnower, doctor (Scarsdale Diet), killed by Jean Harris
  • 1984 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

1985 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko

Person of interestRay Milland

1986 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

  • 1988 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30
  • 1988 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), dies at 78
  • 1988 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • 1989 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1990 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies
  • 1992 Roy Holmer Wallack, dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 1992 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1993 C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson's Law), dies at 83
  • 1993 David Gunn, abortion doctor, killed by Michael Griffin at 47
  • 1994 Cecil Rolph Hewitt, English journalist and policeman, dies at 92
  • 1994 Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73
  • 1994 Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer
  • 1995 Alexander Hyatt King, Mozart scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995 Carel Birnie, ballet producer, dies at 69
  • 1995 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, Dutch musician, dies at 79
  • 1995 Richard Baerlein, racing writer, dies at 84
  • 1996 Lucius E Burch Jr, US civil rights leader, dies at 84
  • 1996 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • 1997 La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 1998 Lloyd Bridges, American comedic actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 1999 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Massimo Morsello, Italian musician and far right activist (b. 1958)
  • 2001 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), dies at 89
  • 2003 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, dies at 52
  • 2004 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2005 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)
  • 2005 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2006 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), dies at 73
  • 2007 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2007 Buddy [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), dies at 62
  • 2008 Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2010 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • 2010 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), dies of a brain tumour at 63
  • 2011 Howard A. Roberts, American choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 86
  • 2012 Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), dies at 73
  • 2012 Julio Gonzalez, Mexican light heavyweight boxer (WBO Champion 2003-2004), dies from a hit and run at 35
  • 2012 Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), dies at 86
  • 2012 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2012 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player, dies at 86
  • 2012 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2016 Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), commits suicide at 71
  • 2016 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95
  • 2016 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • 2016 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • 2016 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist, dies at 87
  • 2017 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77
  • 2017 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), dies at 60
  • 2017 John Surtees, British F1 driver (1964 Championship) and motorcyclist (7 world championships), dies at 83

Person of interestHubert de Givenchy

2018 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy