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, [Rembertus Dodonaeus], physician/botanist, dies at 67
  • 1588 Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (b. 1533)
  • 1592 Michiel Coxcie, Flemish (court)painter/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 Josepf Francois Snel, 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, Confed gen-maj, dies 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
  • 1900 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer, dies at 94
  • 1901 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38
  • 1906 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
  • 1910 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
  • 1910 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, 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 Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
  • 1948 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • 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 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • 1966 Mari Sandoz, US 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/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/sociologist (Law of P), dies
  • 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 (b. 1950)
  • 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 (b. 1932)
  • 2007 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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
  • 2018 Count Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91