On This Day

Deaths in History in March 1972

  • Mar 1 Violet Trefusis, English writer & socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • Mar 8 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (b. 1899)
  • Mar 11 Fredric Brown, American sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer, dies of Leukemia at 30
  • Mar 15 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • Mar 20 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet and art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • Mar 27 M. C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist and lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • Mar 29 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate
  • Mar 30 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator famous for his WWII sign-on "There's good news tonight", dies of pneumonia at 81