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12th of March 0538 EVENT Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.
12th of March 1622 EVENT Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church.
12th of March 1664 EVENT New Jersey becomes a colony of England.
12th of March 1689 EVENT The Williamite War in Ireland begins.
12th of March 1811 EVENT Peninsular War: A day after a successful rear guard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
12th of March 1868 EVENT Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
12th of March 1881 EVENT Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
12th of March 1912 EVENT The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States.
12th of March 1913 EVENT Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remained temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
12th of March 1918 EVENT Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
12th of March 1922 EVENT Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan formed The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic
12th of March 1928 EVENT In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people.
12th of March 1930 EVENT Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt.
12th of March 1933 EVENT Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".
12th of March 1934 EVENT Konstantin Pats and General Johan Laidoner stage a coup in Estonia, and ban all political parties.
12th of March 1938 EVENT Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria.
12th of March 1940 EVENT Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.
12th of March 1947 EVENT The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
12th of March 1950 EVENT The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time.
12th of March 1964 EVENT New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
12th of March 1966 EVENT Suharto takes over from Sukarno to become President of Indonesia.
12th of March 1968 EVENT Mauritius achieves independence.
12th of March 1971 EVENT The March 12 Memorandum is sent to the Demirel government of Turkey and the government resigns.
12th of March 1992 EVENT Mauritius becomes a republic while remaining a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
12th of March 1993 EVENT Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more.
12th of March 1993 EVENT North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
12th of March 1993 EVENT The Blizzard of 1993 : Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
12th of March 1994 EVENT The Church of England ordains its first female priests.
12th of March 1999 EVENT Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
12th of March 2003 EVENT Zoran ?in?ic, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.
12th of March 2004 EVENT The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its national assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation's history.
12th of March 1270 BIRTHDAY Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (d. 1325)
12th of March 1478 BIRTHDAY Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (d. 1516)
12th of March 1607 BIRTHDAY Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
12th of March 1613 BIRTHDAY Andre Le Notre, French landscape architect (d. 1700)
12th of March 1620 BIRTHDAY Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Swiss philologist and theologian (d. 1667)
12th of March 1626 BIRTHDAY John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)
12th of March 1637 BIRTHDAY Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (d. 1671)
12th of March 1647 BIRTHDAY Victor-Maurice, comte de Broglie, French general (d. 1727)
12th of March 1672 BIRTHDAY Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
12th of March 1685 BIRTHDAY George Berkeley, Irish theologian (d. 1753)
12th of March 1710 BIRTHDAY Thomas Arne, English composer (d. 1778)
12th of March 1718 BIRTHDAY Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
12th of March 1781 BIRTHDAY Frederica of Baden, Queen of Sweden (d. 1826)
12th of March 1806 BIRTHDAY Jane Pierce, First Lady of the United States (d. 1863)
12th of March 1821 BIRTHDAY Sir John Abbott, Canadian statesman (d. 1893)
12th of March 1824 BIRTHDAY Gustav Kirchhoff, German physicist (d. 1887)
12th of March 1831 BIRTHDAY Clement Studebaker, American automobile executive (d. 1901)
12th of March 1832 BIRTHDAY Charles Boycott, British land agent (d. 1897)
12th of March 1835 BIRTHDAY Simon Newcomb, Canadian-born American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)
12th of March 1837 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Guilmant, French organist and composer (d. 1911)
12th of March 1838 BIRTHDAY William Henry Perkin, English chemist (d. 1907)
12th of March 1859 BIRTHDAY Abraham H. Cannon, American religious figure (d. 1896)
12th of March 1863 BIRTHDAY Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italian writer (d. 1938)
12th of March 1863 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (d. 1945)
12th of March 1864 BIRTHDAY Alice Tegner, Swedish composer and organist (d. 1943)
12th of March 1864 BIRTHDAY W. H. R. Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
12th of March 1874 BIRTHDAY Charles Weeghman, American restaurateur and owner of Chicago Cubs (d. 1938)
12th of March 1878 BIRTHDAY Gemma Galgani, Catholic saint and mystic (d. 1903)
12th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-born American biochemist (d. 1952)
12th of March 1880 BIRTHDAY Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
12th of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, first President of Turkey (d. 1938)
12th of March 1881 BIRTHDAY Gunnar Nordstrom, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
12th of March 1883 BIRTHDAY Zoltan Mesko, Hungarian Nazi official (d. 1959)
12th of March 1889 BIRTHDAY King Idris I of Libya (d. 1983)
12th of March 1889 BIRTHDAY ?orbergur ?or?arson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)
12th of March 1890 BIRTHDAY Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish ballet dancer (d. 1950)
12th of March 1890 BIRTHDAY Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (d. 1976)
12th of March 1890 BIRTHDAY William Dudley Pelley, American spiritualist and politician (d. 1965)
12th of March 1891 BIRTHDAY George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
12th of March 1895 BIRTHDAY William C. Lee, American Army general (d. 1948)
12th of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
12th of March 1907 BIRTHDAY Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
12th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (d. 1970)
12th of March 1908 BIRTHDAY David Saul Marshall Singaporean statesman (d. 1995)
12th of March 1910 BIRTHDAY Masayoshi Ohira, Japanese statesman (d. 1980)
12th of March 1911 BIRTHDAY Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, Mexican statesman (d. 1979)
12th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Irving Layton, Canadian poet (d. 2006)
12th of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Paul Weston, American pianist, arranger and conductor (d. 1996)
12th of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Yashwantrao Chavan, Indian politician (d. 1984)
12th of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Julia Lennon, mother of John Lennon (d. 1958)
12th of March 1915 BIRTHDAY Willibald C. Bianchi, American Army officer and Medal of Honor winner (d. 1945)
12th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Millard Kaufman, American screenwriter (d. 2009)
12th of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Googie Withers, British actress
12th of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
12th of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Mike Stepovich, American attorney and last territorial governor of Alaska
12th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Gianni Agnelli, Italian auto executive (d. 2003)
12th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (d. 1986)
12th of March 1921 BIRTHDAY Ulo Jogi, Estonian historian and anti-Soviet activist (d. 2007)
12th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Jack Kerouac, American writer (d. 1969)
12th of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Lane Kirkland, American labor leader (d. 1999)
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Clara Fraser, American feminist and activist (d. 1998)
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (d. 2005)
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Hanne Hiob, German actress (d. 2009)
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Mae Young, American professional wrestler
12th of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Wally Schirra, American astronaut (d. 2007)
12th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Louison Bobet, French cyclist (d. 1983)
12th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Georges Delerue, French film composer (d. 1992)
12th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Leo Esaki, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate
12th of March 1925 BIRTHDAY Harry Harrison, American author
12th of March 1926 BIRTHDAY George Ariyoshi, American politician
12th of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Raul Alfonsin, Argentine politician (d. 2009)
12th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Edward Albee, American dramatist
12th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Therese Lavoie-Roux, Canadian politician and senator
12th of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan musician (d. 2007)
12th of March 1929 BIRTHDAY Win Tin, Burmese journalist
12th of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Vernon Law, American baseball player
12th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Herbert Kelleher, American airline executive
12th of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, American actor (d. 1980)
12th of March 1932 BIRTHDAY Andrew Young, American civil rights activist and politician
12th of March 1933 BIRTHDAY Barbara Feldon, American actress and model
12th of March 1935 BIRTHDAY John Doherty, English footballer (d. 2007)
12th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Patrick Procktor, English artist (d. 2003)
12th of March 1936 BIRTHDAY Eddie Sutton, American college basketball coach
12th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer
12th of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Johnny Rutherford, American automobile racer
12th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Al Jarreau, American singer
12th of March 1940 BIRTHDAY M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer
12th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Ratko Mladic, Serbian military commander
12th of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player
12th of March 1945 BIRTHDAY Sammy Gravano, American organized crime figure
12th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
12th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
12th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Frank Welker, American voice actor
12th of March 1946 BIRTHDAY Serge Turgeon, Canadian actor and union leader (d. 2004)
12th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Mitt Romney, American politician
12th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)
12th of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Peter Harry Carstensen, German politician
12th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY James Taylor, American musician
12th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Kent Conrad, American politician
12th of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Virginia Bottomley, British politician
12th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Rob Cohen, American film director, producer and writer
12th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
12th of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican producer and filmmaker
12th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Javier Clemente, Spanish football manager
12th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Jon Provost, American actor
12th of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
12th of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
12th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Ron Jeremy, American pornographic actor
12th of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
12th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Steve Harris, English musician
12th of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Dale Murphy, American baseball player
12th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Patrick Battiston, French footballer
12th of March 1957 BIRTHDAY Marlon Jackson, American singer and musician (The Jackson 5)
12th of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Matt Millen, American football player
12th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Kipp Lennon, American singer
12th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
12th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
12th of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Courtney B. Vance, American actor
12th of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Joseph Facal, Canadian politician
12th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Julia Campbell, American actress
12th of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
12th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Ian Holloway, English football manager
12th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner
12th of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Princess Farahnaz Pahlavi of Iran
12th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Shawn Gilbert, American baseball player
12th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Steve Levy, American sports journalist
12th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Steve Finley, American baseball player
12th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Coleen Nolan, British singer
12th of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Liza Umarova, Chechen torch singer
12th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY Grant Long, American basketball player
12th of March 1966 BIRTHDAY John Thompson III, American basketball coach
12th of March 1967 BIRTHDAY Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
12th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Aaron Eckhart, American actor
12th of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Tammy Duckworth, American politician, military aviator
12th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Graham Coxon, English musician (Blur)
12th of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Jake Tapper, American journalist
12th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
12th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Ray Prewitt, American actor
12th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Roy Khan, Norwegian singer (Kamelot)
12th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY Rex Walters, American basketball player
12th of March 1970 BIRTHDAY John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
12th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Isaiah Rider, American basketball player
12th of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Tony Eveready, American adult film actor
12th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
12th of March 1972 BIRTHDAY James Maritato, American wrestler
12th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Steve Price, Australia rugby league player
12th of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Chris Parr, American basketball player
12th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Todd Rock, American state legislator
12th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Herman Li, Cantonese guitarist
12th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Kelle Bryan, English singer
12th of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Annabel Port, English radio presenter
12th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Panagiotis Bahramis, Greek footballer
12th of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
12th of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Ramiro Corrales, American footballer
12th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Christianne Klein, American journalist and television personality
12th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Masuimi Max, American model
12th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Casey Mears, American auto racer
12th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
12th of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Arina Tanemura, Japanese mangaka
12th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Rhys Coiro, American actor
12th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Nidia Guenard, American wrestler
12th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Pete Doherty, English musician
12th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Shaun Rogers, American football player
12th of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Edwin Villafuerte, Ecuadorian footballer
12th of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Douglas Murray, Swedish ice hockey player
12th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Maurizio Lauro, Italian footballer
12th of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese wrestler
12th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Tobias Schweinsteiger, German footballer
12th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Samm Levine, American actor
12th of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Zach Miner, American baseball player
12th of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Atif Aslam, Pakistani singer
12th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Jaimie Alexander, American actress
12th of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Shreya Ghoshal, Indian singer
12th of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Bradley Wright-Phillips, English footballer
12th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)
12th of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Ben Offereins, Australian athlete
12th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Chris Seitz, American footballer
12th of March 1987 BIRTHDAY Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player
12th of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Konstantinos Mitroglou, Greek footballer
12th of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Tyler Clary, American swimmer
12th of March 1994 BIRTHDAY Tyler Patrick Jones, American actor
12th of March 0604 DEATH Pope Gregory I
12th of March 1289 DEATH King Demetre II of Georgia (Born 1259)
12th of March 1374 DEATH Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan (Born 1336)
12th of March 1447 DEATH Shah Rukh, ruler of Persia and Transoxonia (Born 1377)
12th of March 1507 DEATH Cesare Borgia, Italian general and statesman (Born 1475)
12th of March 1608 DEATH Koriki Kiyonaga, Japanese warlord (Born 1530)
12th of March 1628 DEATH John Bull, English composer
12th of March 1648 DEATH Tirso de Molina, Spanish writer (Born 1571)
12th of March 1681 DEATH Frans van Mieris, Sr., Dutch painter (Born 1635)
12th of March 1699 DEATH Peder Griffenfeld, Danish statesman (Born 1635)
12th of March 1757 DEATH Giuseppe Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/painter (Born 1696)
12th of March 1790 DEATH Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (Born 1710)
12th of March 1832 DEATH Friedrich Kuhlau, German composer (Born 1786)
12th of March 1858 DEATH William James Blacklock, British landscape painter (Born 1816)
12th of March 1872 DEATH Zeng Guofan, Chinese politician and general (Born 1811)
12th of March 1894 DEATH Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (Born 1840)
12th of March 1898 DEATH Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (Born 1818)
12th of March 1908 DEATH Edmondo De Amicis, Italian children's writer (Born 1846)
12th of March 1909 DEATH Joe Petrosino, American police lieutenant (Born 1860)
12th of March 1914 DEATH George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (Born 1846)
12th of March 1916 DEATH Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (Born 1830)
12th of March 1925 DEATH Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and politician (Born 1866)
12th of March 1929 DEATH Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (Born 1851)
12th of March 1930 DEATH William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Born 1894)
12th of March 1930 DEATH Alois Jirasek, Czech writer (Born 1851)
12th of March 1937 DEATH Jeno Hubay, Hungarian violinist (Born 1858)
12th of March 1937 DEATH Charles-Marie Widor, French organist and composer (Born 1844)
12th of March 1942 DEATH Robert Bosch, German industrialist (Born 1861)
12th of March 1943 DEATH Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (Born 1869)
12th of March 1944 DEATH Artur Gavazzi, Croatian geographer (Born 1861)
12th of March 1945 DEATH Friedrich Fromm, German Army Officer (Born 1861)
12th of March 1946 DEATH Ferenc Szalasi, Hungarian politician (executed) (Born 1897)
12th of March 1947 DEATH Winston Churchill, American novelist (Born 1871)
12th of March 1955 DEATH Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist (Born 1920)
12th of March 1973 DEATH Frankie Frisch, American baseball player (Born 1898)
12th of March 1974 DEATH George D. Sax, American entrepreneur (Born 1904)
12th of March 1978 DEATH John Cazale, American actor (Born 1935)
12th of March 1978 DEATH Gene Moore, American baseball player (Born 1909)
12th of March 1980 DEATH Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (Born 1914)
12th of March 1984 DEATH Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor (Born 1896)
12th of March 1985 DEATH Eugene Ormandy, Hungarian conductor (Born 1899)
12th of March 1987 DEATH Woody Hayes, American football coach (Born 1913)
12th of March 1989 DEATH Maurice Evans, English-born actor (Born 1901)
12th of March 1990 DEATH Wallace Breem, British author (Born 1926)
12th of March 1991 DEATH Ragnar Granit, Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (Born 1900)
12th of March 1991 DEATH William Heinesen, Faroese writer, poet and artist (Born 1900)
12th of March 1995 DEATH Juanin Clay, American actress (Born 1949)
12th of March 1998 DEATH Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramist (Born 1893)
12th of March 1998 DEATH Judge Dread, English musician (Born 1945)
12th of March 1998 DEATH Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (Born 1924)
12th of March 1999 DEATH Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (Born 1916)
12th of March 2001 DEATH Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (Born 1933)
12th of March 2001 DEATH Robert Ludlum, American author (Born 1927)
12th of March 2002 DEATH Jean-Paul Riopelle, Canadian painter and sculptor (Born 1923)
12th of March 2002 DEATH Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (Born 1932)
12th of March 2003 DEATH Zoran ?in?ic, Prime Minister of Serbia (Born 1952)
12th of March 2003 DEATH Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (Born 1973)
12th of March 2003 DEATH Lynne Thigpen, American actress (Born 1948)
12th of March 2003 DEATH Howard Fast, American author (Born 1914)
12th of March 2005 DEATH Bill Cameron, Canadian journalist (Born 1943)
12th of March 2005 DEATH Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (Born 1932)
12th of March 2006 DEATH Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (Born 1947)
12th of March 2007 DEATH Hege Nerland, Norwegian politician (Born 1966)
12th of March 2008 DEATH Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer and media host (Born 1949)
12th of March 2008 DEATH Lazare Ponticelli, French soldier (Born 1897)
12th of March 2010 DEATH Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (Born 1920)