Deaths in History in March 1968

  • Mar 1 Georg von der Vring, German painter and writer (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78
  • Mar 6 Joseph Martin Jr, Speaker of the House, dies at 83
  • Mar 14 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies
  • Mar 20 Carl T Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies
  • Mar 23 Edwin O'Connor, US writer, dies at 49
  • Mar 24 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, Dutch sect leader, dies at 70

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

Mar 27 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin