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2013Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

1915Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (b. 1856)

March 21st Deaths
Date Event
1063
Blessed Richeza of Lotharingia, venerated in Roman Catholicism, wife of King Mieszko II of Poland 
1076
Robert I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1011) 
1181
Taira Kiyomori, Japanese Feudal general (b. 1118) 
1306
Robert II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1248) 
1487
Nicholas of Flue, Swiss hermit and saint (b. 1417) 
1538
Hugo, earl of Leisnig, governor of Frisia, dies at about 79 
1556
Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66 
1617
Pocahontas, Native American, daughter of Powhatan (b. 1595) 
1652
Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flem historian/mayor (Brugge), dies at 55 
1654
Johann Neukrantz, composer, dies at 51 
1656
Armagh James Ussher, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC), dies at 76 
1676
Henri Sauval, French historian (b. 1623) 
1729
John Law, Scottish financier, dies at about 57 
1734
Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer, dies at 48 
1734
Robert Wodrow, Scottish historian (b. 1679) 
1751
Johann Heinrich Zedler, German publisher (b. 1706) 
1762
Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, French astronomer (b. 1713) 
1768
Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-gen of Suriname (1742-51), dies at 75 
1772
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, French cartographer (b. 1703) 
1793
Johann Michael Schmidt, composer, dies at 51 
1795
Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (b. 1714) 
1801
Andrea Lucchesi, composer, dies at 59 
1804
Louis-Antoine-Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'Enghien (executed) (b. 1772) 
1810
Philippe-Joseph van den Berghe graaf Limmighe, Brabants ships, dies 
1843
Guadalupe Victoria, first President of Mexico (b. 1786) 
1843
Robert Southey, English poet (b. 1774) 
1843
Robert Southey, Nelson 
1844
Leopold F J J J van Sassen Ysselt, Dutch politician, dies at 65 
1850
Miguel Pedrorena, American settler 
1857
Abraham J van der Aa, lexicographer (Biograph dictionary), dies at 64 
1863
Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66 
1881
Samuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (b. 1793) 
1884
Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar (b. 1819) 
1894
Jacob Rosenhaim, composer, dies at 80 
1915
Frederick Winslow Taylor, American inventor (b. 1856) 
1916
Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72 
1920
Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37 
1920
Irène Hillel-Erlanger, L'invitation au voyage 
1921
"Big Jim" Colisimo, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone 
1923
Harry Wulze, The Movie Queen 
1924
Suzanne Sheldon, Kismet 
1924
Barney Bernard, A Prince in a Pawnshop 
1928
Thomas A. Wise, A Gentleman from Mississippi 
1931
Erik Schmedes, Inferno 
1933
Paulette Duvernet, Service de nuit 
1934
Franz Schreker, Austrian composer, dies after suffering from a stroke at 55 
1934
Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 34 
1934
Franz Schreker, Das Weltkonzert II. Oberon Ouvertüre 
1934
Lilyan Tashman, Millie 
1935
William Conklin, The Divine Lady 
1936
Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70 
1936
Justin Huntly McCarthy, If I Were King 
1936
Alexander Glazunov, The Winter's Tale 
1936
Aleksandr Glazunov, The Company 
1937
Rudolf Lettinger, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 
1938
Oscar Apfel, actor (Inspiration), dies at 60 
1938
Emilian Erichsen, The Leap to Death 
1938
Oscar Apfel, The Squaw Man 
1938
Zanmu Kako, Konjiki yasha 
1939
Evald Aav, composer, dies at 39 
1941
Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67 
1941
Thomas Pogue, It's Love I'm After 
1942
Olga Kobylyanskaya, The Land 
1942
Charles A. Taylor, The Half Breed 
1942
Holger Reenberg, Provinsen kalder 
1943
Clarence Blakiston, The Lady of the Camellias 
1945
J Woortman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen at 39 
1945
Artur Nebe, German SS officer {b. 1894) 
1945
Nat Burton, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
1945
Franklin Sousley, To the Shores of Iwo Jima 
1949
Julie Henriksen, Kærlighedens Styrke 
1950
Hugh Bennett, The Taming of Wild Bill 
1950
Hugh Bennett, The Great McGinty 
1950
Lottie Briscoe, The Last Rose 
1951
Willem Mengelberg, Dood water 
1951
Fred Spencer, Nothing Sacred 
1952
Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed 
1952
Tiny Jones, Drums Along the Mohawk 
1952
Eddie Laughton, Penny Serenade 
1952
Józef Porebski, Jasne lany 
1953
Rosa Palmese, Kitty Foyle 
1954
Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84 
1954
Arthur Mainzer, The Swiss Family Robinson 
1954
J.F. Casey, Kentucky Moonshine 
1954
Omar Kiam, Wuthering Heights 
1954
Samuel Shellabarger, Prince of Foxes 
1955
Muriel Aked, dies at 67 
1955
Aristide Baghetti, Empty Eyes 
1955
Pierre Darteuil, La meilleure bobonne 
1955
Muriel Aked, Rome Express 
1956
Edwin Thanhouser, The Evidence of the Film 
1956
Per G. Kaufeldt, For Her Sake 
1957
Emanuel Gregers, Forellen 
1958
Cyril M Kornbluth, US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34 
1958
Marcel Grand, Separate Tables 
1958
Edwin Ellis, The End of the Affair 
1959
Edwin Balmer, When Worlds Collide 
1961
Bob Evans, Kid Galahad 
1961
Louise Eneman-Wahlberg, Thora van Deken 
1961
Carlo Aldini, Im Kampf mit der Unterwelt 
1962
Blackie Whiteford, Thundering Taxis 
1962
Edith Wakeling, The Road to Ruin 
1963
Julie Meijer, Het wrak van de Noorzee 
1963
Felice Minotti, Maciste I 
1964
Giovanni Paolucci, Shamed 
1966
Ward Wilson, The Golden Age of Comedy 
1968
Erwin Linder, Der fröhliche Weinberg 
1969
Gerhart Fritsch, writer, dies at 44 
1970
Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49 
1970
Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920) 
1970
Roberta Rene, Episode #8.10 
1973
Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65 
1974
Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies 
1975
Berend Giltay, composer, dies at 64 
1975
Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95 
1975
Joe Medwick, baseball player (b. 1911) 
1978
Pierre Moncorbier, The Fire Within 
1979
Violet Haggar, The Life of Charles Peace 
1979
Ferenc Pethes, A pékinas lámpása 
1980
Gideon Fagan, composer, dies at 75 
1980
Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888) 
1981
Per-Axel Arosenius, Topaz 
1981
Mark Donskoy, The Childhood of Maxim Gorky 
1982
Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57 
1982
Aleksandr Faintsimmer, The Secret Brigade 
1982
Harry H. Corbett, Jabberwocky 
1984
Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963) 
1984
Emil A. Lingheim, Kalle på Spången 
1984
Shauna Grant, Suzie Superstar 
1984
Bert van der Linden, De plant 
1984
Jeanne Saint-Bonnet, Tiny Tim and the Adventures of His Elephant 
1984
Sam Leavitt, Anatomy of a Murder 
1984
Carlo Lombardi, The Devil's Gondola 
1985
Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77 
1985
Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78 
1985
Michael Redgrave, The Lady Vanishes 
1985
Tito Davison, La mujer que yo amé 
1985
Michael Trubshawe, The Pink Panther 
1985
Dale McMickle, Sun Valley Serenade 
1986
August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90 
1986
Tina Blagoi, Stalag 17 
1986
Jacques Métehen, Rififi 
1986
Blazena Slavícková, Dobrodruzství sesti trampu 
1986
Leonard Bremen, The Front Page 
1986
Toby Robins, For Your Eyes Only 
1986
Horst Fischer, Die Christel von der Post 
1987
Dean Paul Martin, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science), dies at 35 
1987
Robert Preston, actor (Harold Hill-Music Man), dies at 68 
1987
Dean Paul Martin, Deep Freeze (Pilot) 
1987
Dara Milosevic, Slucaj u tramvaju 
1987
Robert Preston, The Music Man 
1988
Sigfrit Steiner, It Happened in Broad Daylight 
1988
Marie Burke, Seance on a Wet Afternoon 
1988
Edd Roush, The Glory of Their Times 
1989
Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies 
1989
Milton Frome, Batman: The Movie 
1989
Scutter McKay, Nice Day 
1989
Cesare Musatti, Gradiva 
1989
Annie Leenders, Die Jongen van Winslow 
1990
Daniel De Jonghe, Lagoon of Death 
1991
Leo Fender, inventor (Fender guitar), dies 
1991
Wally Engelhardt, The Blues Brothers 
1992
John Ireland, actor (Rawhide), dies of leukemia at 78 
1992
Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930) 
1992
John Ireland, Spartacus 
1992
John Lawrence, They Live 
1992
Haruo Tanaka, Ikiru 
1992
Yuri Maltsev, Blokada: Luzhskiy rubezh, Pulkovskiy meredian 
1992
Sergio Fascetti, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom 
1993
Fred B. Phillips, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
1993
Buddy Swan, Citizen Kane 
1993
Eric Guerin, Races to Remember 
1993
Vartkes Baronijan, Zadah tela 
1993
Woodrow P. Swancutt,  
1993
Cajan Lee, The Black Sombrero 
1994
Dack Rambo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies from AIDs at 52 
1994
Lili Damita, wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies at 89 
1994
Macdonald Carey, actor (Days of Our Lives), dies of cancer at 81 
1994
József Nagy, Tizennégy vértanú 
1994
Frances Guenette, The Man Who Saw Tomorrow 
1994
Peter Roleff, Die Post geht ab 
1994
Macdonald Carey, Shadow of a Doubt 
1994
Dack Rambo, All My Children 
1994
Lili Damita, Fighting Caravans 
1995
Daan Wildschut, Dutch painter/author, dies at 81 
1995
Etienne Martin, French sculptor, dies at 82 
1995
Norman Schwartz, record Producer, dies at 66 
1995
Robert Urquhart, actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72 
1995
Tipp McClure, Murder Can Be Dangerous 
1995
Marsha Kleinman, Barbarians at the Gate 
1995
Connie Kreski, The Trackers 
1995
Robert Urquhart, The Curse of Frankenstein 
1996
Eric Brand, diplomat, dies at 73 
1996
Frank Murray, police Officer, dies at 51 
1996
Lidija Bulajic, Ljubavno pismo 
1996
Franciszek Fuchs, Kronika odrodzenia 
1996
Otto-Hans Böhm, Das Genie 
1996
Les Malloy, Disc Jockey 
1997
W. V. Awdry, English children's writer (b. 1911) 
1997
Elna Kimmestad, Episode #1.4 
1997
Robert Light, My Man Godfrey 
1997
Fred Spielman, Girls! Girls! Girls! 
1997
Rev. W. Awdry, Thomas and the Magic Railroad 
1997
Pekka Parikka, The Winter War 
1998
Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910) 
1998
Ben Bagley, Chafed Elbows 
1998
Francisco Alonso, The Lady Is Willing 
1998
Galina Ulanova, Stars of the Russian Ballet 
1998
Blenda Bruno, Scanian Guerilla 
1998
Albert H. Wolff, The Untouchables 
1999
Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925) 
1999
Ernie Wise, 1973 Christmas Special 
1999
Hardi Tiidus, Episode #5.2 
1999
Henry Graham, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment 
1999
George Reedy, LBJ: Part 2 - My Fellow Americans 
1999
Ann McElwee, Sherman's March 
1999
Igor Vladimirov, Tvoy sovremennik 
2000
Adam C. Frank, My Cousin Vinny 
2000
Inge-Lise Grue, Altid ballade 
2001
Chung Ju-yung, Korean industrialist (b. 1915) 
2001
Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (b. 1921) 
2001
Anthony Steel, English actor (b. 1920) 
2001
Billy Ray Smith, Super Bowl III 
2001
Anthony Steel, Winnetou: The Red Gentleman 
2001
Millie Gusse, The Legend of Lizzie Borden 
2001
Tenho Saurén, Likainen puolitusina 
2002
Herman Talmadge, American politician (b. 1913) 
2002
Pat Fuleihan, D.A.R.Y.L. 
2002
Paul King, The Night the Dragon Screamed 
2002
Mildred Freed Alberg, Playhouse 90 
2002
Boris Sichkin, Nixon 
2002
Leon 'Smokey' Stovern,  
2002
Zeni Pereira, Blame It on Rio 
2002
Archie Gibson, Reflex Action 
2002
Francis Leroi, Demon Is on the Island 
2002
Jackie Lyn Dufton, Pack Up Your Troubles 
2002
Neville Barber, Bartleby 
2003
Umar Wirahadikusumah, Fourth Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1924) 
2003
Yvette Etiévant, Eyes Without a Face 
2003
Enn Rekkor, Tavatu lugu 
2003
Harry Eisenstat, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg 
2003
Robert James Dixon,  
2004
Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (b. 1924) 
2004
Yvan Audouard, Crazy in the Noodle 
2004
Eric House, Strange Brew 
2004
Veikko Laihanen, World Ski Championships 1978 Lahti Finland 
2004
Éva Máthé, Boldogtalan szerelmesek 
2004
Robert Snyder, The Henry Miller Odyssey 
2004
Richard Arbolino, Mirror Images 
2004
Richard Chaffee, McLintock! 
2004
Ludmilla Tchérina, The Tales of Hoffmann 
2004
Bernhard Christensen, Kærlighedsdoktoren 
2004
Johnny Bristol, 54 
2004
Dillon Evans, Arthur 
2005
Barney Martin, American actor (b. 1923) 
2005
Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924) 
2005
Wayne Miyata, The Endless Summer 
2005
Gemini Ganesan, Rudra Veena 
2005
Bobby Short, Hannah and Her Sisters 
2005
Kal Roberts, Stagecoach 
2005
Peter Masters, D-Day Remembered 
2005
Barney Martin, Arthur 
2006
Bob Delegall, Secret Games 3 
2006
Eero Silvasti, Toinen erä 
2006
Hiroshi Miyagawa, Sukanpin walk 
2006
Sal Mungo, Catalina Caper 
2006
Philip Kunhardt Jr., Lincoln 
2006
Primo Carbonari, Aí Vêm os Cadetes 
2007
Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969) 
2007
Sven O. Høiby, the father of Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway (b. 1936) 
2007
Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964) 
2007
Tino Zacchia, Psychic Killer 
2007
Cathy Seipp, Episode dated 5 May 2005 
2007
Egon Hanfstaengl, Hitler: A Profile 
2007
John Zaccaro, Cornbread, Earl and Me 
2008
Raymond Leblanc, Tintin and the Lake of Sharks 
2008
Waltrude Schleyer, Schleyer - Eine deutsche Geschichte 
2008
Alan Roberts, Dinosaurus! 
2008
John List, Perfect Crimes? 
2008
William DeNicholas, The Towering Inferno 
2008
Arthur Lyons, Slow Burn 
2009
Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960) 
2009
Jacques Mercier, The Loves of Colette 
2009
Winifred Foley, Abide with Me 
2009
Nobby Clark, Asterix and Caesar 
2009
John Cater, The Abominable Dr. Phibes 
2009
John Franklyn-Robbins, The Golden Compass 
2009
Giuseppe Bonaviri, Bonaviri ritratto 
2009
Drummond Erskine, Sweet and Lowdown 
2009
Karen Obediear, Sybil 
2009
Bob Arbogast, The Adventures of the American Rabbit 
2010
Wolfgang Wagner, German opera director (b. 1919) 
2010
Wolfgang Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 
2010
George Abel, X Day: The Invasion of Japan 
2010
Susana Walton, Classic Widows 
2010
Juliusz Borzym, Co to jest Dudek? 
2010
Howard B. Kreitsek, Final Chapter: Walking Tall 
2010
Henryk Giedroyc, Cien. Wspomnienie o Jerzym Giedroyciu 
2010
David Livingstone Wilson, The Moral Crusade 
2010
Matti Kuortti, The Winter War 
2010
Rauha Puntti, Fire-Eater 
2011
Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946) 
2011
Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944) 
2011
Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931) 
2011
Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913) 
2011
Kjeld Tolstrup, Hushovmesteren 
2011
Lorraine Crawford, Space Ship Sappy 
2011
Irena Wollen, Teatr podziemny Tadeusza Kantora 
2011
Hideko Okiyama, Profound Desires of the Gods 
2011
Juan Carlos Eguillor, La última cena... del 88 
2011
Michael Abramson, The Who Live, Featuring the Rock Opera Tommy 
2011
David Fairfield, Red Hot and Blue 
2011
Pinetop Perkins, Benny & Joon 
2011
Joe Wizan, Kiss the Girls 
2011
Loleatta Holloway, Don Jon 
2011
Patrick Faulstich, All You've Got 
2012
Nikolai Nekrasov, Kontsert dlya krysy 
2012
Robert Fuest, Dr. Phibes Rises Again 
2012
Gregory Houston, Fear No Evil 
2012
Ron Erhardt, New York Jets vs. Washington Redskins 
2012
Bruno Giacometti, Ettore Sottsass - Der Sinn der Dinge 
2012
Ronald S. Rosen, Stateside 
2012
Maarten de Vos, Nummer 14 Johan Cruijff 
2012
Tonino Guerra, Amarcord 
2012
Adam Briesemeister, Cross-Hatch 
2012
Peter Saberton, Capone's Boys 
2013
Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82 
2013
Pietro Mennea, Postcards from Rome 
2013
Yvan Ducharme, 2001: A Space Travesty 
2013
Jessica Potter, Unidentified 
2013
Robert Nichols, Giant 
2013
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart 
2013
Giancarlo Zagni, Umorismo in nero 
2013
Harlon Hill, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 
2013
Rick Hautala, Lovecraft's Pillow 
2014
James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65 
2014
Canarinho, Snuff, Vítimas do Prazer 
2014
Clem Taylor, Primetime: What Would You Do? 
2014
André Lavagne, A Love Under an Umbrella 
2014
Jack Fleck,  
2014
James Rebhorn, Scent of a Woman 
2015
Jørgen Ingmann, The Eurovision Song Contest 
2015
Bärbel Bolle, Leb' wohl, Joseph 
2015
Perro Aguayo Jr., Gran final: Part 1 
2015
Moncho Alpuente, Episode dated 2 November 1987 
2015
Betty Brey,  
2015
Hans Erni, Eine Melodie - vier Maler 
2015
Hubert Kronlachner, Das Mädl aus der Vorstadt 
2015
Jack Ford, The Proposition 
2015
Sharon Tandy, Africa Shakes 
2015
Yusaf Ali Kechery, Neela Thamara 
2015
Thomas K. Scallen, The Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Special 
2015
Alberta Watson, The Sweet Hereafter 
2015
Jackie Trent, How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog 
2015
Miriam Bienstock, The Mugger 
2015
Jim Spicer, The Other Side of Suez 
2015
Chuck Bednarik, The Game of Their Lives: Pro Football's Wonder Years 
2016
Press photographer Jack McManus dies aged 83 
2016
Author Barry Hines, whose book inspired the film Kes, dies aged 76 
2016
Former Danish PM Anker Jorgensen Dies Aged 93 
2016
Las Vegas entertainer 'Mini Kim Kardashian' found dead aged 32 
2017
Martin McGuinness, former militant and peacemaker, dies aged 66 
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