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16th of March 0037 EVENT Caligula became Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.
16th of March 1190 EVENT Massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower, York.
16th of March 1322 EVENT The Battle of Boroughbridge took place in the Despenser Wars.
16th of March 1521 EVENT Ferdinand Magellan reached the Philippines.
16th of March 1621 EVENT Samoset, a Mohegan, visited the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them, "Welcome, Englishmen! My name is Samoset."
16th of March 1660 EVENT The Long Parliament dissolved.
16th of March 1689 EVENT The 23rd Regiment of Foot or Royal Welch Fusiliers is founded.
16th of March 1792 EVENT King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he died on March 29.
16th of March 1802 EVENT The Army Corps of Engineers is established to found and operate the United States Military Academy at West Point.
16th of March 1815 EVENT Prince Willem of the House of Orange-Nassau proclaimed himself King of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands, the first constitutional monarch in the Netherlands.
16th of March 1818 EVENT Second Battle of Cancha Rayada : Spanish forces defeated Chileans under Jose de San Martin.
16th of March 1861 EVENT Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who has been evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.
16th of March 1865 EVENT American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.
16th of March 1872 EVENT The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.
16th of March 1900 EVENT Sir Arthur Evans purchased the land around the ruins of Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete.
16th of March 1912 EVENT Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Robert Falcon Scott's South Pole expedition, left the tent to die, saying: "I am just going outside and may be some time."
16th of March 1916 EVENT The 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa.
16th of March 1924 EVENT In accordance with the Treaty of Rome, Fiume became annexed as part of Italy.
16th of March 1926 EVENT History of Rocketry: Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
16th of March 1935 EVENT Adolf Hitler ordered Germany to rearm herself in violation of the Versailles Treaty. Conscription is reintroduced to form the Wehrmacht.
16th of March 1939 EVENT From Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
16th of March 1939 EVENT Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
16th of March 1940 EVENT First person killed in a German bombing raid on the UK in World War II during a raid on Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, James Isbister.
16th of March 1942 EVENT The first V-2 rocket test launch. It exploded at lift-off.
16th of March 1945 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Iwo Jima ended, but small pockets of Japanese resistance persisted.
16th of March 1945 EVENT Ninety percent of Wurzburg, Germany is destroyed in only 20 minutes by British bombers. 5,000 are killed.
16th of March 1950 EVENT Communist Czechoslovakia's ministry of foreign affairs asked nuncios of Vatican to leave the country.
16th of March 1958 EVENT The Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.
16th of March 1962 EVENT A Flying Tiger Line Super Constellation disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean, with 107 missing.
16th of March 1963 EVENT Mount Agung erupted on Bali killing 11,000.
16th of March 1966 EVENT Launch of Gemini 8, the 12th manned American space flight and first space docking with the Agena Target Vehicle.
16th of March 1968 EVENT Vietnam War: In the My Lai massacre, between 350 and 500 Vietnamese villagers (men, women, and children) are killed by American troops.
16th of March 1968 EVENT General Motors produced its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado.
16th of March 1976 EVENT British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigned, citing personal reasons.
16th of March 1977 EVENT Assassination of Kamal Jumblatt the main leader of the anti-government forces in the Lebanese Civil War.
16th of March 1978 EVENT Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is kidnapped and is later killed by his captors.
16th of March 1978 EVENT Supertanker Amoco Cadiz split in two after running aground on the Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany, resulting in the 5th-largest oil spill in history.
16th of March 1983 EVENT Demolition of the radio tower Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany.
16th of March 1984 EVENT William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists and later died in captivity.
16th of March 1985 EVENT Associated Press newsman Terry Anderson is taken hostage in Beirut. He is released on December 4, 1991.
16th of March 1988 EVENT Iran-Contra Affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
16th of March 1988 EVENT Halabja poison gas attack: The Kurdish town of Halabjah in Iraq is attacked with a mix of poison gas and nerve agents on the orders of Saddam Hussein, killing 5000 people and injuring about 10000 people.
16th of March 1995 EVENT Mississippi formally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, becoming the last state to approve the abolition of slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment is officially ratified in 1865.
16th of March 2005 EVENT Israel officially handed over Jericho to Palestinian control.
16th of March 1338 BIRTHDAY Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick (d. 1401)
16th of March 1445 BIRTHDAY Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (d. 1510)
16th of March 1473 BIRTHDAY Henry IV the Pious, Duke of Saxony (d. 1541)
16th of March 1581 BIRTHDAY Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)
16th of March 1585 BIRTHDAY Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero, Dutch writer (d. 1618)
16th of March 1631 BIRTHDAY Rene Le Bossu, French critic (d. 1680)
16th of March 1654 BIRTHDAY Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (d. 1704)
16th of March 1687 BIRTHDAY Sophia Dorothea of Hanover, Queen consort in Prussia (d. 1757)
16th of March 1750 BIRTHDAY Caroline Herschel, German-born astronomer (d. 1848)
16th of March 1751 BIRTHDAY James Madison, 4th President of the United States (d. 1836)
16th of March 1773 BIRTHDAY Juan Ramon Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (d. 1836)
16th of March 1774 BIRTHDAY Captain Matthew Flinders, English explorer (d. 1814)
16th of March 1789 BIRTHDAY Georg Simon Ohm, German physicist (d. 1854)
16th of March 1794 BIRTHDAY Ami Boue, Austrian geologist (d. 1881)
16th of March 1797 BIRTHDAY Alaric Alexander Watts, English poet and journalist (d. 1864)
16th of March 1800 BIRTHDAY Emperor Ninko of Japan (d. 1846)
16th of March 1805 BIRTHDAY Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)
16th of March 1822 BIRTHDAY Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (d. 1899)
16th of March 1834 BIRTHDAY James Hector, Scottish geologist (d. 1907)
16th of March 1839 BIRTHDAY Rene Francois Armand Sully-Prudhomme, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
16th of March 1839 BIRTHDAY John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (d. 1922)
16th of March 1840 BIRTHDAY Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (d. 1931)
16th of March 1845 BIRTHDAY Umegatani Totaro I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 15th Yokozuna (d. 1928)
16th of March 1846 BIRTHDAY Jurgis Bielinis, Lithuanian book-smuggler (d. 1918)
16th of March 1846 BIRTHDAY Gosta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (d. 1927)
16th of March 1851 BIRTHDAY Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
16th of March 1856 BIRTHDAY Napoleon Eugene, Prince Imperial, only child of Emperor Napoleon III of France (d. 1879)
16th of March 1857 BIRTHDAY Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936)
16th of March 1859 BIRTHDAY Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
16th of March 1865 BIRTHDAY Patsy Donovan, American baseball player (d. 1953)
16th of March 1869 BIRTHDAY F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
16th of March 1871 BIRTHDAY Hans Merensky, South African geologist and philanthropist (d. 1951)
16th of March 1877 BIRTHDAY Reza Shah Pahlavi, Iranian shah (d. 1944)
16th of March 1878 BIRTHDAY Clemens August Graf von Galen, German archbishop and cardinal (d. 1946)
16th of March 1883 BIRTHDAY Ethel Anderson, Australian poet (d. 1958)
16th of March 1884 BIRTHDAY Harrison Ford, American silent actor. (d. 1957)
16th of March 1889 BIRTHDAY Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
16th of March 1890 BIRTHDAY Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
16th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY James Petrillo, American president of the musicians union (d. 1984)
16th of March 1892 BIRTHDAY Cesar Vallejo, Peruvian poet (d. 1938)
16th of March 1897 BIRTHDAY Conrad Nagel, American actor (d. 1970)
16th of March 1901 BIRTHDAY Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
16th of March 1901 BIRTHDAY Potti Sreeramulu, an Indian revolutionary (d. 1952)
16th of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1943)
16th of March 1903 BIRTHDAY Mike Mansfield, American politician, and diplomat (d. 2001)
16th of March 1905 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
16th of March 1906 BIRTHDAY Francisco Ayala, Spanish writer (d. 2009)
16th of March 1906 BIRTHDAY Henny Youngman, American comedian (d. 1998)
16th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Robert Rossen, American film director, screenwriter and producer (d. 1966)
16th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Rene Daumal, French writer (d. 1944)
16th of March 1911 BIRTHDAY Pierre Harmel, Belgian politician (d. 2009)
16th of March 1911 BIRTHDAY Dr. Josef Mengele, German physician and SS officer (d. 1979)
16th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (d. 1993)
16th of March 1916 BIRTHDAY Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
16th of March 1916 BIRTHDAY Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese Businessman, and Survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings (d.2010)
16th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
16th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Louis C. Wyman, American politician (d. 2002)
16th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
16th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Sid Fleischman, American author (d. 2010)
16th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY John Addison, British composer (d. 1998)
16th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Traudl Junge, German secretary to Adolf Hitler (d. 2002)
16th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Leo McKern, Australian actor (d. 2002)
16th of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (d. 1947)
16th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Harding Lemay, American television scriptwriter and playwright
16th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist (d. 2004)
16th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
16th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Jerry Lewis, American comedian
16th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1967)
16th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American senator (d. 2003)
16th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Olga San Juan, American comedian (d. 2009)
16th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Karlheinz Bohm, Austrian actor
16th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Christa Ludwig, German mezzo-soprano
16th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (d. 2010)
16th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
16th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (d. 2001)
16th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Betty Johnson, American singer
16th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Don Blasingame, American baseball player and manager (d. 2005)
16th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Walter Cunningham, American astronaut
16th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Baruch Modan, Israeli scientist (d. 2001)
16th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Kurt Diemberger, Austrian mountaineer
16th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
16th of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor-General of Canada (d. 2002)
16th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Teresa Berganza, Spanish soprano
16th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Raymond Vahan Damadian, Armenian American practitioner of MRI
16th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001)
16th of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (d. 1996)
16th of March 1939 BIRTHDAY Carlos Bilardo, Argetinian football coach
16th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Jan Pronk, Dutch politician
16th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Keith Rowe, English painter and guitarist (AMM)
16th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director
16th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Robert Guei, ruler of Cote d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
16th of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Chuck Woolery, American game show host
16th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Jerry Jeff Walker, American musician
16th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1996)
16th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY James Soong, Taiwanese politician
16th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Ursula Goodenough, American biologist, zoologist, professor and author
16th of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
16th of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Andrew S. Tanenbaum, American Computer Science Professor, Author of MINIX OS
16th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Michael Basman, English chess master
16th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
16th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
16th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Baek Yoon-sik, South Korean actor
16th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Bruce, American musician (Alice Cooper)
16th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Margaret Weis, American author
16th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Richard Desjardins, Canadian singer, songwriter and film director
16th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Erik Estrada, American actor
16th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Joe Pilato, Italian-American actor
16th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Victor Garber, Canadian actor
16th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Elliott Murphy, American singer-songwriter
16th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Joe DeLamielleure, American football player
16th of March 1951 BIRTHDAY Kate Nelligan, Canadian actress
16th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Graham Cole, British actor
16th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Alice Hoffman, American author
16th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Scott Simon, American journalist and radio personality
16th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Isabelle Huppert, French actress
16th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Richard Stallman, American free software activist
16th of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Nail, British actor and singer
16th of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Nancy Wilson, American guitarist, singer and actress (Heart)
16th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director
16th of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
16th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Jorge Ramos, Mexican TV anchor
16th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)
16th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality TV star
16th of March 1959 BIRTHDAY Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
16th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Jenny Eclair, British comedienne, novellist and actress.
16th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
16th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Brett Kenny, Australian rugby league footballer
16th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Todd McFarlane, Canadian comic book artist, writer and media entrepreneur
16th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Michiru Oshima, Japanese composer
16th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Philippe Kahn, French entrepreneur
16th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Degrasso, American musician (F5)
16th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (d. 2002)
16th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
16th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter
16th of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Gore Verbinski, American movie director
16th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Richard Daniel Roman, English songwriter and record producer
16th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Belen Rueda, Spanish actress
16th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Hans Peter Geerdes, German musician (Scooter)
16th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Lauren Graham, American actress
16th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
16th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Trevor Wilson, American basketball player
16th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Aggelos Koronios, Greek basketball coach and retired player
16th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Joakim Berg, Swedish singer (Kent)
16th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Pall Oskar Hjalmtysson, Icelandic singer, songwriter and disc jockey
16th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Reynolds Wolf, American TV meteorologist and journalist
16th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Alan Tudyk, American actor
16th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Velibor Radovic, Serbian basketball player
16th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Vonda Ward, American boxer
16th of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Brant Bjork, American musician (Kyuss)
16th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
16th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
16th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Sienna Guillory, British actress
16th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Abraham Nunez, Dominican baseball player
16th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Paul Schneider, American actor
16th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Nick Spano, American actor
16th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Donal Og Cusack, Irish hurler
16th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Brooke Burns, American actress
16th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Edison Mendez, Ecuadorian footballer
16th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Rashad Moore, American football player
16th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
16th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player
16th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Todd Heap, American football player
16th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
16th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
16th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
16th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Riley Cote, Canadian hockey player
16th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Brandon League, American baseball player
16th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Tramon Williams, American football player
16th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Hosea Gear, New Zealand rugby player
16th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Levi Brown, American football player
16th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Eddy Lover, Panamanian singer
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Joe Denly, English cricketer
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Toney Douglas, American basketball player
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
16th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Nicole Trunfio, Australian model
16th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model
16th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Blake Griffin, American basketball player
16th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Theo Walcott, English footballer
16th of March 1991 BIRTHDAY Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician
16th of March 0037 DEATH Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar, Roman Emperor (Born 46 BC)
16th of March 0455 DEATH Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor (Born 419)
16th of March 0455 DEATH Heraclius, Western Roman courtier
16th of March 1021 DEATH Heribert of Cologne, Archbishop of Cologne and Chancellor of Emperor Otto III
16th of March 1037 DEATH Robert I, Archbishop of Rouen
16th of March 1072 DEATH Adalbert of Hamburg, German archbishop
16th of March 1322 DEATH Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford, English soldier (Born 1276)
16th of March 1410 DEATH John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset (Born 1373)
16th of March 1457 DEATH Laszlo Hunyadi, Hungarian statesman and warrior (Born 1433)
16th of March 1485 DEATH Anne Neville, queen of Richard III of England (Born 1456)
16th of March 1559 DEATH Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (Born 1496)
16th of March 1620 DEATH St. John Sarkander, Moravian priest, died of injuries caused by torturing (Born 1576)
16th of March 1649 DEATH Saint Jean de Brebeuf, French Jesuit missionary (Born 1593)
16th of March 1679 DEATH John Leverett, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (Born 1616)
16th of March 1721 DEATH James Craggs the Elder, English politician (Born 1657)
16th of March 1736 DEATH Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Born 1710)
16th of March 1737 DEATH Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (Born 1670)
16th of March 1738 DEATH George Bahr, German architect (Born 1666)
16th of March 1747 DEATH Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (Born 1690)
16th of March 1888 DEATH Hippolyte Carnot, French statesman (Born 1801)
16th of March 1890 DEATH Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (Born 1864)
16th of March 1892 DEATH Samuel F. Miller, American politician (Born 1827)
16th of March 1898 DEATH Aubrey Beardsley, British artist (Born 1872)
16th of March 1899 DEATH Joseph Medill, mayor of Chicago (Born 1823)
16th of March 1903 DEATH Roy Bean, American jurist
16th of March 1914 DEATH Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1843)
16th of March 1926 DEATH Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
16th of March 1930 DEATH Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spanish dictator (Born 1870)
16th of March 1935 DEATH John James Rickard Macleod, Scottish-born physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1876)
16th of March 1935 DEATH Aron Nimzowitsch, Latvian-born chess player (Born 1886)
16th of March 1936 DEATH Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (Born 1864)
16th of March 1940 DEATH Selma Lagerlof, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1858)
16th of March 1945 DEATH Borries von Munchhausen, German poet (Born 1874)
16th of March 1955 DEATH Nicolas de Stael, French-Russian painter (Born 1914)
16th of March 1957 DEATH Constantin Brancusi, Romanian sculptor (Born 1876)
16th of March 1961 DEATH Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (Born 1903)
16th of March 1968 DEATH Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer (Born 1895)
16th of March 1968 DEATH Gunnar Ekelof, Swedish poet and writer (Born 1907)
16th of March 1970 DEATH Tammi Terrell, American singer (Born 1946)
16th of March 1971 DEATH Thomas E. Dewey, American presidential candidate (Born 1902)
16th of March 1975 DEATH Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (Born 1936)
16th of March 1975 DEATH T-Bone Walker, American musician (Born 1910)
16th of March 1977 DEATH Kamal Jumblatt, leader of the Lebanese Druze (Born 1917)
16th of March 1979 DEATH Jean Monnet, French politician (Born 1888)
16th of March 1980 DEATH Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (Born 1898)
16th of March 1983 DEATH Fred Rose, Canadian politician (Born 1907)
16th of March 1983 DEATH Arthur Godfrey, American actor and television host (Born 1903)
16th of March 1984 DEATH John Hoagland, American photographer (Born 1947)
16th of March 1985 DEATH Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1902)
16th of March 1992 DEATH Roger Lemelin, Canadian novelist and television writer (Born 1919)
16th of March 1992 DEATH Yves Rocard, French physicist (Born 1903)
16th of March 1993 DEATH Johnny Cymbal, American singer and producer (Born 1945)
16th of March 1996 DEATH Charlie Barnett, American actor (Born 1954)
16th of March 1998 DEATH Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1918)
16th of March 1999 DEATH Gratien Gelinas, Canadian playwright and director (Born 1909)
16th of March 2000 DEATH Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (Born 1918)
16th of March 2001 DEATH Norma MacMillan, Canadian actress (Born 1921)
16th of March 2001 DEATH Bob Wollek, French race car driver (Born 1943)
16th of March 2003 DEATH Rachel Corrie, American political activist (Born 1979)
16th of March 2003 DEATH Ronald Ferguson, father of Sarah, Duchess of York (Born 1931)
16th of March 2004 DEATH Vilem Tausky, Czech conductor and composer (Born 1910)
16th of March 2005 DEATH Todd Bell, American football player (Born 1958)
16th of March 2005 DEATH Allan Hendrickse, South African politician (Born 1927)
16th of March 2005 DEATH Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (Born 1914)
16th of March 2005 DEATH Anthony George, American TV actor (Born 1921)
16th of March 2005 DEATH Dick Radatz, American baseball player (Born 1937)
16th of March 2006 DEATH David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (Born 1944)
16th of March 2007 DEATH Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi cricketer (Born 1984)
16th of March 2008 DEATH Bill Brown, Australian cricketer (Born 1912)
16th of March 2008 DEATH Ola Brunkert, Swedish session drummer for ABBA (Born 1946)
16th of March 2008 DEATH Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (Born 1942)
16th of March 2008 DEATH G. David Low, American astronaut (Born 1956)
16th of March 2008 DEATH John Hewer, English actor (Born 1922)
16th of March 2008 DEATH Daniel MacMaster, Canadian singer (Bonham). (Born 1968)
16th of March 2011 DEATH Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (Born 1931)

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