On This Day

Birthdays in History in March 1905

  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), born in Marchiennes, France (d. 1982)
  • Mar 9 Peter C. Quennell, English biographer and critic (Byron in Italy), born in Bickley, Kent (d. 1993)
  • Mar 9 Rex Warner, English poet and writer (Wild Goose Chase), born in Birmingham (d. 1986)
  • Mar 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat who attempted to assassinate Hitler, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1944)
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)

Person of interestAlbert Speer

Mar 19 Albert Speer, German architect and Nazi leader (Reich Minister for Armaments and War Production), born in Mannheim, German Empire (d. 1981)

Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production Albert Speer
Nazi Minister of Armaments and War Production
Albert Speer
  • Mar 21 Phyllis McGinley, American poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22 Grigorij Kosinzev, Russian director of film and theater, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • Mar 22 Phyllis McGinley, American children's author and poet (Pulitzer Prize 1961), born in Ontario, Oregon (d. 1978)
  • Mar 23 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 24 Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)
  • Mar 24 Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • Mar 26 Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist (Man's Search for Meaning) and founder of logotherapy, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • Mar 27 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, born in Vancouver (d. 1980)
  • Mar 27 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • Mar 30 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), born in Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1992)

About March 1905

How Old? 116 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Signs: Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20), Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)