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Date Description Type
2nd of March 0986 EVENT Louis V becomes King of the Franks.
2nd of March 1127 EVENT Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders.
2nd of March 1444 EVENT Skanderbeg organizes a group of Albanian nobles to form the League of Lezhe.
2nd of March 1476 EVENT Burgundian Wars: The Old Swiss Confederacy hands Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, a major defeat in the Battle of Grandson in Canton of Neuchatel.
2nd of March 1717 EVENT The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
2nd of March 1776 EVENT American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats.
2nd of March 1791 EVENT Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
2nd of March 1797 EVENT The Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound banknotes.
2nd of March 1807 EVENT The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country.
2nd of March 1808 EVENT The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.
2nd of March 1811 EVENT Argentine War of Independence: A royalist fleet defeats a small flotilla of revolutionary ships in the Battle of San Nicolas on the River Plate.
2nd of March 1815 EVENT Signing of the Kandyan Convention treaty by British invaders and the King of Sri Lanka.
2nd of March 1825 EVENT Roberto Cofresi, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities.
2nd of March 1836 EVENT Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico.
2nd of March 1855 EVENT Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
2nd of March 1861 EVENT Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
2nd of March 1865 EVENT East Cape War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand.
2nd of March 1867 EVENT The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.
2nd of March 1877 EVENT U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
2nd of March 1882 EVENT Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor.
2nd of March 1888 EVENT The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
2nd of March 1901 EVENT The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops.
2nd of March 1903 EVENT In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.
2nd of March 1917 EVENT The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.
2nd of March 1919 EVENT The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
2nd of March 1933 EVENT The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
2nd of March 1937 EVENT The Steel Workers Organizing Committee signs a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel, leading to unionization of the United States steel industry.
2nd of March 1939 EVENT Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli is elected Pope and takes the name Pius XII.
2nd of March 1941 EVENT World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.
2nd of March 1943 EVENT World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea : United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships.
2nd of March 1946 EVENT Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam.
2nd of March 1949 EVENT The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut.
2nd of March 1949 EVENT Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute.
2nd of March 1953 EVENT The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.
2nd of March 1955 EVENT King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates the throne in favor of his father, King Norodom Suramarit.
2nd of March 1956 EVENT Morocco gains its independence from France.
2nd of March 1962 EVENT In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup d'etat.
2nd of March 1962 EVENT Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points.
2nd of March 1965 EVENT The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam.
2nd of March 1969 EVENT Soviet and Chinese forces clash at a border outpost on the Ussuri River.
2nd of March 1969 EVENT In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted.
2nd of March 1970 EVENT Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.
2nd of March 1972 EVENT The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets.
2nd of March 1978 EVENT Czech Vladimir Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28.
2nd of March 1983 EVENT Compact Disc players and discs are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had only been available in Japan before then.
2nd of March 1989 EVENT Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century.
2nd of March 1990 EVENT Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
2nd of March 1991 EVENT Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War.
2nd of March 1992 EVENT Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations.
2nd of March 1995 EVENT Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.
2nd of March 1998 EVENT Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.
2nd of March 2002 EVENT U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
2nd of March 2004 EVENT War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
2nd of March 1316 BIRTHDAY King Robert II of Scotland (d. 1390)
2nd of March 1409 BIRTHDAY John II of Alencon, Duke of Alencon and Count of Perche (d. 1476)
2nd of March 1459 BIRTHDAY Pope Adrian VI (d. 1523)
2nd of March 1545 BIRTHDAY Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and library founder (d. 1613)
2nd of March 1578 BIRTHDAY George Sandys, English colonist and poet (d. 1644)
2nd of March 1705 BIRTHDAY William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (d. 1793)
2nd of March 1760 BIRTHDAY Camille Desmoulins, French journalist and politician (d. 1794)
2nd of March 1770 BIRTHDAY Louis Gabriel Suchet, French Marshal (d. 1826)
2nd of March 1779 BIRTHDAY Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)
2nd of March 1793 BIRTHDAY Sam Houston, American politician, 8th Governor of Tennessee and 7th Governor of Texas (d. 1863)
2nd of March 1800 BIRTHDAY Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)
2nd of March 1810 BIRTHDAY Pope Leo XIII (d. 1903)
2nd of March 1816 BIRTHDAY Alexander H. Bullock, American politician and 26th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1882)
2nd of March 1817 BIRTHDAY Janos Arany, Hungarian journalist (d. 1882)
2nd of March 1820 BIRTHDAY Multatuli, Dutch writer (d. 1887)
2nd of March 1824 BIRTHDAY Bedrich Smetana, Czech composer (d. 1884)
2nd of March 1829 BIRTHDAY Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (d. 1906)
2nd of March 1836 BIRTHDAY Henry Billings Brown, American jurist (d. 1913)
2nd of March 1842 BIRTHDAY Carl Jacobsen, Danish brewer (d. 1914)
2nd of March 1843 BIRTHDAY Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (d. 1911)
2nd of March 1849 BIRTHDAY Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (d. 1930)
2nd of March 1859 BIRTHDAY Sholom Aleichem, Russian novelist (d. 1916)
2nd of March 1860 BIRTHDAY Susanna M. Salter, American politician (d. 1961)
2nd of March 1862 BIRTHDAY Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
2nd of March 1876 BIRTHDAY Pope Pius XII (d. 1958)
2nd of March 1878 BIRTHDAY William Kissam Vanderbilt II, member of the Vanderbilt family (d. 1944)
2nd of March 1886 BIRTHDAY Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
2nd of March 1897 BIRTHDAY Minor Hall, American jazz musician (d. 1959)
2nd of March 1900 BIRTHDAY Kurt Weill, German composer (d. 1950)
2nd of March 1902 BIRTHDAY Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
2nd of March 1904 BIRTHDAY Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), American author (d. 1991)
2nd of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov, Yakut-born Soviet sniper (d. 1968)
2nd of March 1908 BIRTHDAY Walter Bruch, German engineer (d. 1990)
2nd of March 1909 BIRTHDAY Mel Ott, American baseball player (d. 1958)
2nd of March 1912 BIRTHDAY Henry Katzman, American composer and pianist (d. 2001)
2nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Godfried Bomans, Flemish author and television personality (d. 1971)
2nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Celedonio Romero, Spanish guitarist (d. 1996)
2nd of March 1913 BIRTHDAY Mort Cooper, American baseball player (d. 1958)
2nd of March 1914 BIRTHDAY Martin Ritt, American director (d. 1990)
2nd of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor and bandleader (d. 1986)
2nd of March 1917 BIRTHDAY Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (d. 1976)
2nd of March 1917 BIRTHDAY David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
2nd of March 1918 BIRTHDAY Peter O'Sullevan, Irish horse racing commentator
2nd of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Jones, American actress (d. 2009)
2nd of March 1919 BIRTHDAY Tamara Toumanova, Russian ballerina and actress (d. 1996)
2nd of March 1920 BIRTHDAY Heinz-Ludwig Schmidt, German football manager
2nd of March 1922 BIRTHDAY Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American jazz tenor saxophonist (d. 1986)
2nd of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic
2nd of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Robert H. Michel, American politician
2nd of March 1923 BIRTHDAY Basil Hume, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, England (d. 1999)
2nd of March 1924 BIRTHDAY Cal Abrams, American major league baseball outfielder
2nd of March 1926 BIRTHDAY Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
2nd of March 1927 BIRTHDAY Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist and economist
2nd of March 1928 BIRTHDAY Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
2nd of March 1930 BIRTHDAY Emma Penella, Spanish actress (d. 2007)
2nd of March 1930 BIRTHDAY John Cullum, American actor and singer
2nd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Nobel laureate and statesman
2nd of March 1931 BIRTHDAY Tom Wolfe, American author
2nd of March 1934 BIRTHDAY Dottie Rambo, American singer (d. 2008)
2nd of March 1935 BIRTHDAY Al Waxman, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
2nd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria
2nd of March 1937 BIRTHDAY Denny Crum, College basketball coach
2nd of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile
2nd of March 1938 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Payton, American singer and songwriter (The Four Tops) (d. 1997)
2nd of March 1940 BIRTHDAY Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
2nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY Jon Finch, English actor
2nd of March 1941 BIRTHDAY David Satcher, 16th United States Surgeon General
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Kwang Jo Choi, Korean Choi Kwang-Do champion
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY John Irving, American author
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Luc Plamondon, Canadian lyricist
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Last Prime Minister of Iran
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Lou Reed, American singer and guitarist
2nd of March 1942 BIRTHDAY Peter Guber, American film producer
2nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
2nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Claude Larose, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Peter Straub, American author
2nd of March 1943 BIRTHDAY Tony Meehan, English drummer (The Shadows) (d. 2005)
2nd of March 1944 BIRTHDAY Uschi Glas, German actress
2nd of March 1947 BIRTHDAY Harry Redknapp, English football manager
2nd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Larry Carlton, American guitarist
2nd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (d. 1995)
2nd of March 1948 BIRTHDAY Jeff Kennett, Australian former politician
2nd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Alain Chamfort, French singer
2nd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY Gates McFadden, American actress
2nd of March 1949 BIRTHDAY J. P. R. Williams, Welsh rugby union player
2nd of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (d. 1983)
2nd of March 1950 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
2nd of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Mark Evanier, American writer
2nd of March 1952 BIRTHDAY Laraine Newman, American actress
2nd of March 1953 BIRTHDAY Russ Feingold, American politician
2nd of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Eddie Johnstone, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of March 1954 BIRTHDAY Hans-Jurgen Baake, German footballer
2nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Jay Osmond, American musician (The Osmonds)
2nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Shoko Asahara, Japanese cult leader
2nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Terrence Stone, Irish-American voice actor
2nd of March 1955 BIRTHDAY Ken Salazar, American politician, United States Senator from Colorado, 50th United States Secretary of the Interior
2nd of March 1956 BIRTHDAY John Cowsill, American musician (The Cowsills)
2nd of March 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Evans, Australian bassist (AC/DC)
2nd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Kevin Curren, South African tennis player
2nd of March 1958 BIRTHDAY Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
2nd of March 1959 BIRTHDAY GX Jupitter-Larsen, American artist/writer
2nd of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
2nd of March 1960 BIRTHDAY Debra Marshall, American professional wrestler and manager
2nd of March 1961 BIRTHDAY Simone Young, Australian conductor
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Jon Bon Jovi, American musician (Bon Jovi)
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Al Del Greco, American football player
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Tom Nordlie, Norwegian football coach
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Michael Salinger, American poet
2nd of March 1962 BIRTHDAY Scott Sterling, American musician (Scott La Rock) (d. 1987)
2nd of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider
2nd of March 1963 BIRTHDAY Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter
2nd of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Mike Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1987)
2nd of March 1964 BIRTHDAY Megan Leigh, American porn star (d. 1990)
2nd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Ron Gant, American baseball player
2nd of March 1965 BIRTHDAY Lembit Opik, British politician
2nd of March 1968 BIRTHDAY Daniel Craig, English actor
2nd of March 1969 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Moscardi, Italian rugby player
2nd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Lisa Lackey, Australian actress
2nd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Amber Smith, American actress and model
2nd of March 1971 BIRTHDAY Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
2nd of March 1972 BIRTHDAY Richard Ruccolo, American actor
2nd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
2nd of March 1973 BIRTHDAY Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
2nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Monika Niederstatter, Italian athlete
2nd of March 1974 BIRTHDAY Hayley Lewis, Australian swimmer
2nd of March 1975 BIRTHDAY Michael G. Simpson American Computer Analyst(b. 1920)
2nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY JJ Fernandez, Malaysian radio personality
2nd of March 1976 BIRTHDAY Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist
2nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Heather McComb, American actress
2nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Jay Gibbons, American baseball player
2nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Chris Martin, English musician (Coldplay)
2nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Dominique Canty, American basketball player
2nd of March 1977 BIRTHDAY Andrew Strauss, English cricket player
2nd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Tomas Kaberle, Czech ice hockey player
2nd of March 1978 BIRTHDAY Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer
2nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Damien Duff, Irish footballer
2nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Sergei Davydov, Belarusian figure skater
2nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Amanda Ireton, American reality TV figure
2nd of March 1979 BIRTHDAY Nicky Weaver, English footballer
2nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Edson Nobre, Angolan footballer
2nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Karl Dominik, Polish-born actor
2nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
2nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Sunny Lane, American pornographic actress
2nd of March 1980 BIRTHDAY Vincent Walker, American musician (Suburban Legends)
2nd of March 1981 BIRTHDAY Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
2nd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Jade Galbraith, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Kevin Kuranyi, German footballer
2nd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey player
2nd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
2nd of March 1982 BIRTHDAY Corey Webster, American football player
2nd of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Kolawole Agodirin, Nigerian footballer
2nd of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Glen Perkins, American baseball player
2nd of March 1983 BIRTHDAY Jay McClement, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of March 1984 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Jagger, English model and actress
2nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Reggie Bush, American football player
2nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
2nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Robert Iler, American actor
2nd of March 1985 BIRTHDAY Suso Santana, Spanish football player
2nd of March 1986 BIRTHDAY Jon D'Aversa, Canadian ice hockey player
2nd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Nicola Geuer, German tennis player
2nd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Keith Jack, Scottish singer and actor
2nd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
2nd of March 1988 BIRTHDAY Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
2nd of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Toby Alderweireld, Belgian footballer
2nd of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Alemao, Brazilian footballer
2nd of March 1989 BIRTHDAY Shane Vereen, American college football player
2nd of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Lee Hongki, Korean singer (F.T. Island)
2nd of March 1990 BIRTHDAY Choi Jong Hun, Korean guitarist, keyboardist, lyricist (F.T. Island)
2nd of March 0855 DEATH Lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (Born 795)
2nd of March 1316 DEATH Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (Born 1296)
2nd of March 1572 DEATH Mem de Sa, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil
2nd of March 1589 DEATH Alessandro Farnese, Italian cardinal (Born 1520)
2nd of March 1729 DEATH Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (Born 1662)
2nd of March 1755 DEATH Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (Born 1675)
2nd of March 1758 DEATH Pierre Guerin de Tencin, French cardinal (Born 1679)
2nd of March 1791 DEATH John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (Born 1703)
2nd of March 1793 DEATH Carl Gustaf Pilo, Swedish-born artist
2nd of March 1797 DEATH Horace Walpole, English politician and writer (Born 1717)
2nd of March 1829 DEATH Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, conspirator and supporter of the Mexican War of Independence (Born 1768)
2nd of March 1830 DEATH Samuel Thomas von Sommering, German physician (Born 1755)
2nd of March 1835 DEATH Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1768)
2nd of March 1840 DEATH Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus Olbers, German astronomer (Born 1758)
2nd of March 1855 DEATH Nicholas I of Russia, Emperor of Russia (Born 1796)
2nd of March 1864 DEATH Ulric Dahlgren, American Unionist colonel (Born 1842)
2nd of March 1865 DEATH Carl Sylvius Volkner, German missionary to New Zealand (Born 1819)
2nd of March 1880 DEATH Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (Born 1790)
2nd of March 1895 DEATH Isma'il Pasha, Governor of Egypt (Born 1830)
2nd of March 1895 DEATH Berthe Morisot, French painter (Born 1841)
2nd of March 1919 DEATH Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (Born 1812)
2nd of March 1921 DEATH Champ Clark, American politician (Born 1850)
2nd of March 1921 DEATH King Nicholas I of Montenegro (Born 1841)
2nd of March 1930 DEATH D. H. Lawrence, English writer (Born 1885)
2nd of March 1938 DEATH Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (Born 1871)
2nd of March 1939 DEATH Howard Carter, British archaeologist (Born 1874)
2nd of March 1945 DEATH Emily Carr, Canadian artist (Born 1871)
2nd of March 1946 DEATH Fidel Palffy, Hungarian National socialist (Born 1895)
2nd of March 1946 DEATH George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (Born 1872)
2nd of March 1950 DEATH Rosli Dhobi, famous Malay Sarawakian (Born 1932)
2nd of March 1953 DEATH Jim Lightbody, American runner (Born 1882)
2nd of March 1958 DEATH Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (Born 1888)
2nd of March 1959 DEATH Eric Blore, English actor (Born 1887)
2nd of March 1960 DEATH Stanis?aw Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (Born 1874)
2nd of March 1962 DEATH Charles Jean de la Vallee-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (Born 1866)
2nd of March 1967 DEATH Jose Martinez Ruiz, Spanish poet and writer (Born 1873)
2nd of March 1970 DEATH Marc-Aurele Fortin, Canadian painter (Born 1888)
2nd of March 1973 DEATH Cleo A. Noel, Jr., US Chief of Mission to Sudan (Born 1918)
2nd of March 1974 DEATH Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (Born 1948)
2nd of March 1975 DEATH Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (Born 1929)
2nd of March 1979 DEATH Christy Ring Irish hurler (Born 1920)
2nd of March 1982 DEATH Philip K. Dick, American author (Born 1928)
2nd of March 1987 DEATH Randolph Scott, American actor and director (Born 1898)
2nd of March 1991 DEATH Serge Gainsbourg, French singer (Born 1928)
2nd of March 1992 DEATH Sandy Dennis, American actress (Born 1937)
2nd of March 1994 DEATH Anita Morris, American actress (Born 1943)
2nd of March 1994 DEATH Maurice Bambier, French politician (Born 1925)
2nd of March 1999 DEATH David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (Born 1937)
2nd of March 1999 DEATH Dusty Springfield, English singer (Born 1939)
2nd of March 2000 DEATH Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Born 1963)
2nd of March 2001 DEATH Francois Abadie, French politician (Born 1930)
2nd of March 2001 DEATH John Diamond, British journalist (Born 1953)
2nd of March 2003 DEATH Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (Born 1931)
2nd of March 2003 DEATH Hank Ballard, American musician (Born 1927)
2nd of March 2004 DEATH Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (Born 1916)
2nd of March 2004 DEATH Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (Born 1980)
2nd of March 2004 DEATH Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (Born 1928)
2nd of March 2005 DEATH Martin Denny, American musician (Born 1911)
2nd of March 2005 DEATH Rick Mahler, American baseball player (Born 1953)
2nd of March 2006 DEATH Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (Born 1909)
2nd of March 2007 DEATH Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (Born 1956)
2nd of March 2007 DEATH Clem Labine, American baseball player (Born 1926)
2nd of March 2007 DEATH Thomas S. Kleppe, U.S. politician (Born 1919)
2nd of March 2007 DEATH Henri Troyat, French writer, dean of the Academie francaise (Born 1911)
2nd of March 2008 DEATH Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (Born 1966)
2nd of March 2009 DEATH Chris Finnegan, British boxer (Born 1944)
2nd of March 2009 DEATH Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau (Born 1939)
2nd of March 2010 DEATH Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (Born 1940)