Deaths in History in March 1986

  • Mar 2 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • Mar 2 Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
  • Mar 4 Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75

Person of interestElizabeth Smart

Mar 4 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • Mar 4 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), dies at 81

Person of interestGeorgia O’Keeffe

Mar 6 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Mar 7 Jacob K Javits, American politician (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Florida at 81
  • Mar 8 Hubert Fichte, German writer, dies of an AIDS related illness at 50
  • Mar 13 Alvaro Fayad Delgado, Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
  • Mar 17 John Bagot Glubb, British commandant and writer (A soldier with the Arabs), dies at 88
  • Mar 18 Bernard Malamud, American writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
  • Mar 21 August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90
  • Mar 27 Cass Canfield, US publisher, dies at 88
  • Mar 30 John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69