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1945Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63

1850John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68

March 31st Deaths
Date Event
1074
Regency Yorimichi Fujiwara of Japan (b. 992) 
1340
Ivan I of Moscow, Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir (b. 1288) 
1389
Everhard Tserclaes, sheriff of Brussels, murdered 
1547
Francis I, King of France (b. 1494) 
1567
Philip, the Generous, count of Hessen, dies at 62 
1578
Juan de Escobedo, sec of Spanish land guardian Don Juan, murdered 
1621
Philip III, King of Spain (1598-1621), dies at 42 
1631
John Donne, Metaphysical poet, dies (birth date unknown) 
1656
Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 64 
1671
Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637) 
1703
Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (b. 1642) 
1722
Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist/exegete, dies at 62 
1723
Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British-born American statesman (b. 1661) 
1727
Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84 
1741
Pieter Burmann/Burman the Elder, Dutch classical scholar dies at 72 
1837
John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60 
1850
John C. Calhoun, American politician, dies of tuberculosis at 68 
1855
Charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38 
1855
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre 
1877
Antoine A Cournot, French mathematician (rule of C), dies at 75 
1880
Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44 
1880
Henryk Wieniawski, The Help 
1881
Gaetano Gaspari, composer, dies at 73 
1884
Jan T Beelen, Neth/Belgian catholic bible expert, dies at 77 
1885
Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65 
1885
Philipp Fahrbach, composer, dies at 69 
1886
Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57 
1892
Adolf Rzepko, composer, dies at 66 
1898
Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies 
1900
Frank Milligan, cricketer (Mafeking 2 Tests Eng v South Africa 1898-99), dies 
1900
Edward Noyes Wescott, David Harum 
1901
John Stainer, composer, dies at 60 
1909
Isaac Henderson, The Mummy and the Humming Bird 
1913
John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75 
1913
J.P. Morgan,  
1914
Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42 
1914
Hubert von Herkomer, The Old Wood Carver 
1914
Christian Morgenstern, Peer Gynt 
1915
Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (b. 1882) 
1917
Anton Seitzberg, How Brother Cook was Taught a Lesson 
1926
Carl Hintz, The Great Bank Robbery 
1926
Garaveo Onorato, Il ponte dei sospiri 
1927
Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875) 
1928
Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82 
1928
Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69 
1931
Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43 
1931
Knute Rockne, Various Shifts 
1933
Einar Rinne, Noidan kirot 
1934
Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88 
1934
Agnes Brand Leahy, Fighting Caravans 
1935
Nikolai Brechling, The Two Convicts 
1935
Concordia Selander, The Phantom Carriage 
1938
Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78 
1939
Dorothy Kingdon, Shakuntala 
1939
Adeline Hayden Coffin, The Holiday Husband 
1940
Louise Dunlap, Tess of the Storm Country 
1942
Ed Brady, The Son of Kong 
1944
Mineichi Koga, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies 
1944
Lothar Stark, Durch die Wüste 
1944
Charles Sabin, Men of the Night 
1944
Georg Zoch, A Waltz for You 
1945
Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63 
1945
Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45 
1945
Max Hoffman Jr., Black Dragons 
1945
Maurice Donnay, Bargekeepers Daughter 
1946
Rintaro Takeda, Yoru no hato 
1947
Louis Adlon, Counter-Attack 
1947
Harris Gordon, Her Father's Gold 
1948
Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62 
1948
Lawson Harris, A Daughter of Australia 
1948
Egon Erwin Kisch, Tonka Sibenice 
1949
Otto Landahl, A Cruise in the Albertina 
1949
Hans Marr, Das wandernde Bild 
1950
Pinna Nesbit, Partners of the Night 
1950
Bruno Decarli, Der Mann mit der eisernen Maske 
1950
Ada Brown, Stormy Weather 
1951
Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45 
1951
Ralph Forbes, Twentieth Century 
1951
Karl Beckersachs, Der Dieb 
1951
Georg H. Schnell, Nosferatu 
1952
Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877) 
1952
Roland West, Alibi 
1952
Pierre Norman, Raging Bull 
1952
E.L. Fernandez, The Fortune Teller 
1953
Ivan Lebedeff, The Shanghai Gesture 
1953
John L. McCutcheon, The Inventors 
1954
Pauline Brunius, Charlotte Löwensköld 
1954
Joan Dowling, The Magic Box 
1955
Alec Harford, Face to Face 
1956
Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884) 
1956
Ralph DePalma, Selig Athletic Feature Film Series #6 
1956
Louis Van der Ecker, The Adventures of Robin Hood 
1957
Gene Lockhart, NYC actor (Going My Way), dies at 65 
1957
Max Amann, Triumph of the Will 
1957
Gene Lockhart, His Girl Friday 
1957
George Hamilton, Sunday Night at the Trocadero 
1958
Nicholas Nayfack, Forbidden Planet 
1958
Aleksandre Digmelovi, Magdana's Donkey 
1959
Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68 
1959
Peter Suhrkamp, Der Privatsekretär 
1959
Sylvia Andrew, Three Came Home 
1960
Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81 
1960
Cynthia Asquith, God Grante That She Lye Stille 
1960
Lionel Marson, Bunter's Birching 
1960
Adolph Freeman, The Searching Wind 
1961
Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85 
1967
Don Alvarado, actor (Morning Glory, Big Steal), dies at 62 
1967
Hieronim Feicht, composer, dies at 72 
1968
Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885) 
1970
Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WW II), dies at 75 
1971
Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31 
1972
Meena Kumari, Indian actress (b. 1932) 
1973
Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68 
1974
Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57 
1975
Ed Wright, Showdown at Boot Hill 
1976
Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890) 
1978
Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68 
1978
Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79 
1978
Charles Best, The Lynne Gordon Show 
1979
Doris Packer, Shampoo 
1979
Alfonas Radzyavichus, Tadas Blinda 
1979
Beatrice Blinn, Golden Boy 
1980
Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905) 
1980
Arthur Kleiner, In the Street 
1980
Jesse Owens, Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin 
1980
Ismayil Dagistanli, Kölgalar sürünür 
1981
Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889) 
1981
Roy Potts, Jesse James 
1981
Alfred Jones, MASH 
1981
Hank Henry, Pal Joey 
1981
Carmen Mastren, Stardust Memories 
1982
Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85 
1982
James Sibley Watson, Lot in Sodom 
1983
Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70 
1983
Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902) 
1983
Kazuo Ozaki, Mole Alley 
1983
Chiezo Kataoka, Chiyari Fuji 
1983
Shigeru Mokudo, Hô wo shitau onna 
1983
Mikhail Rumyantsev, Ivan Nikulin - russkiy matros 
1983
Stephen Murray, The Nun's Story 
1984
Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944) 
1984
Hedwig Schlichter, Mädchen in Uniform 
1984
Jack Howarth, Hobson's Choice 
1984
Ronald Clark O'Bryan,  
1984
Fred Carpenter, A Walk in the Sun 
1985
Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933) 
1985
Jerry Grimes, Handsome Johnny 
1986
Harry Ritz, comedian/actor (Ritz Brothers), dies at 79 
1986
Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60 
1986
O'Kelly Isley, US, singer (Isley Brothers), dies of heart attack at 48 
1986
David Anthony, The Midnight Man 
1986
Jerry Paris, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment 
1986
O'Kelly Isley, The Departed 
1986
Richard Aldrich, As Summers Die 
1986
Helga Anders, Tattoo 
1986
Hy Freedman, Episode #5.30 
1986
Jaroslav Mottl, Konecne sami 
1987
Mrs. Charles Howard, Seabiscuit: The Lost Documentary 
1987
Ralph Linn, Women in Bondage 
1987
Masanobu Ôkubo, Seven Samurai 
1988
Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48 
1988
William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908) 
1988
Mona Silberstein, Peeping Toms 
1988
Billy McMahon,  
1988
Joris Minne, Episode dated 25 September 1967 
1988
Nicola Benois, A Pistol Shot 
1989
Henk Gortzak, De berg 
1989
Eric Wyland, A Foreign Affair 
1989
S.C. Manatt, Let's Live Again 
1989
James Manatt, Battleground 
1989
Carlos Tobalina, Infrasexum 
1990
Lillian "Miss" Miller, audience member (Merv Griffin, Tonight), dies 
1990
Dilip Mukherjee, Kancher Swarga 
1990
Dario Bremec, Cipelice na asfaltu 
1990
Pierre Destailles, Moon Madness 
1991
John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies 
1991
Consuelo Frank, Macario 
1991
Iosif Gerasimov, Stuk v dver 
1991
Kay Bannerman, The Swingin' Maiden 
1991
David Salven, All of Me 
1992
Lotte Barthel, Trauer muß Elektra tragen 
1992
Robert Deane Pharr, Book of Numbers 
1992
Ken Silvestri, Game 2 
1992
Alfredo De Angelis, Al compás de tu mentira 
1993
Brandon Lee, US actor (Crow)/son of Bruce Lee, accidentally shot at 28 
1993
Jose Maria Lemus, president of El Salvador (1956-60), dies 
1993
Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900) 
1993
Chichay, Filipino actress (b. 1918) 
1993
Louise Seidel, You and Me 
1993
Rolf Björling, För tapperhet i tält 
1993
Chichay, Mga kwento ni Lola Basyang 
1993
Mitchell Parish, Goodfellas 
1993
Ferenc Horváth, Az égbelátó 
1993
Pyotr Frolov, Kak lvyonok i cherepakha peli pesnyu 
1993
Brandon Lee, The Crow 
1993
Anji Xtravaganza, Paris Is Burning 
1994
Leon J Ramirez Reine, [Degrelle], Belg/Spanish nazi (Rex), dies at 87 
1994
Teresa Brachetto, The Poseidon Adventure 
1994
José Escobar, El cascabel de Zapirón 
1994
Medea Japaridze, The Color of Pomegranates 
1994
Léon Degrelle,  
1994
Riitta Rautoma, Antti the Treebranch 
1994
Uno Onkinen, Legenda 
1994
Manny Klein, The Manchurian Candidate 
1995
Carl M Story, fiddler, dies at 78 
1995
Selena, Mexican Grammy winning singer, killed by a fan at 24 
1995
Madeleine Sologne, L'éternel retour 
1995
Roland Caccavo, Home Free All 
1995
Selena, Selena 
1996
Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer, dies at 91 
1996
Dario Bellezza, poet, dies at 51 
1996
Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37 
1996
Julius Young, fast food entrepreneur, dies at 73 
1996
Jeffrey Lee Pierce, TV Party 
1996
Jürgen Scheller, Der Schwanz, der mit dem Hund wedelt 
1996
Milton Lustig, The Jerk 
1996
Raphael Blau, Fear Strikes Out 
1996
Karl Schröder, Othello 
1996
Greg Rosatti, Grease 
1996
Dusty McCrea, Windwalker 
1996
Delia Magaña, Satanico Pandemonium: La Sexorcista 
1997
Edwin Alberian, TV celebrity (Clarabell), dies at 76 
1997
Laxmishankar Pathak, food retailer, dies at 62 
1997
Arthur Cunningham, Play Your Hunch 
1997
Mary Harper-Johns, Knock on Wood 
1997
Helen Meinardi, I Met Him in Paris 
1998
Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920) 
1998
Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924) 
1998
Eda Reiss Merin, Ghostbusters 
1998
Bunny Bronson, Gavin's Way 
1998
Bella Abzug, Shirley MacLaine 
1998
Blanche Montel, La belle Nivernaise 
1998
Tim Flock, The Fifty 
1998
Carlos Vergueiro, The Landowner's Daughter 
1999
Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922) 
1999
David Brooks, Bonnie Lassie 
2000
Carlos Diernhammer, Aurelia 
2000
Margo Kaufman, Mr. Hillman 
2000
Harry Varteresian, The Greatest Spy on Earth 
2000
Giselle Freund, Paris Was a Woman 
2000
Harvey Wasden, Men O'War 
2000
Ortrud von der Recke, Schloß Königswald 
2000
Joan Patchen, Fool for Love 
2000
Darko Vernic, Izgubljeno blago 
2001
Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915) 
2001
Márta Záray, 2x2 néha 5 
2001
Utaemon Nakamura, Kyokanoko musume Dojoji 
2001
Luciana Giussani, Danger: Diabolik 
2001
Jean-Marc Bory, The Lovers 
2001
Muriel Barr, Holiday Inn 
2001
Gillian Dobb, Black on White 
2001
Eleanor Clymer, Luke Was There 
2001
Edward Jewesbury, Henry V 
2002
Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928) 
2002
Doris Carlyle, Swiss Miss 
2002
Barry Took, Old Hassett's Chair 
2002
Luigi Luraschi, The Bible: In the Beginning... 
2002
Leonid Reutov, Vash syn i brat 
2002
June Drake, Las Vegas Strangler 
2003
H.S.M. Coxeter, English-born geometer (b. 1907) 
2003
Tommy Seebach, Danish singer (b. 1949) 
2003
Anne Gwynne, American film actress (b. 1918) 
2003
George Connor, 1965 Cotton Bowl 
2003
Eduardo Úrculo, Cha-cha-chá 
2003
Emmanuel Ghent, UFO's 
2003
Fernando Protásio, A Grande Feira 
2003
Tommy Seebach, The Eurovision Song Contest 
2003
Raisin, Spotless 
2003
Rae Creevey, Family Feud 
2003
Anne Gwynne, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 
2004
Hedwig Pistorius, Einvernahme 
2004
Scott Helvenston, G.I. Jane 
2004
Buddy Arnold, The Jackie Gleason Show 
2004
Chico Feitosa, Ninguém Segura Essas Mulheres 
2005
Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951) 
2005
Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920) 
2005
Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963) 
2005
Justiniano Montano, Filipino politician (b. 1905) 
2005
Claus Jurichs, Der Henker richtet 
2005
Dave Blackwell, The Hero 
2005
Richard K. Wright, There's Something About Mary 
2005
Christoph Frey, Rascals on the Road 
2005
Hideaki Sekiguchi, Men in Black II 
2005
Al Wasserman, The Age of Kennedy, Part II: The Presidency 
2005
Frank Perdue,  
2005
Bass Wolf, Wild Zero 
2005
Miroslav Belovic, Dijalog o monodrami 
2005
Mladen Nedeljkovic, Jaguarov skok 
2006
Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932) 
2006
Kiichi Ichikawa, Woman in the Dunes 
2006
Taylor Williams, Somewhere in Time 
2006
Candice Rialson, The Eiger Sanction 
2006
Jackie McLean, A Matter of Degrees 
2007
Paul Watzlawick, Communications & Constructivism Theorist (b. 1921) 
2007
Gary Rizzo, Being John Malkovich 
2007
Dan Clarke, Return to Ringworld 
2007
Giorgio Giovannini, The Name of the Rose 
2007
Mario Baio, Almost Family 
2007
Thomas W. Moore, The Town That Dreaded Sundown 
2007
John Brennan, Where the Boys Are 
2007
William Gargaro Jr., Wally's Car Accident 
2008
Jules Dassin, American film director (b .1911) 
2008
Bill Keightley, "Mr. Wildcat." University of Kentucky basketball equipment manger 1962-2008 (b .1926) 
2008
Herbert Friedman, Kimberley Jim 
2008
Jean-Pierre Lorrain, Bay of Angels 
2008
Darian O'Toole, Nutcracker 
2008
Jules Dassin, Rififi 
2008
Bill Keightley, Tubby Smith 
2008
Matthew Turpin, What a Girl Wants 
2009
Jarl Alfredius, Swedish news anchor (b. 1943) 
2009
Raúl Alfonsín, Argentinean ex president (b. 1927) 
2009
Marga Barbu, Haiducii 
2009
Ryûnosuke Kaneda, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence 
2009
Raul Alfonsín, Yo Presidente 
2009
Jarl Alfredius, Sensommargäster 
2009
Nicole Dolci, Reunion 
2010
Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926) 
2010
'Coots' Matthews, Hellfighters 
2010
Dolores Quinton, Ed the Hero 
2010
Shirley Mills, The Grapes of Wrath 
2010
Marcelle Arnold, A Monkey in Winter 
2011
Gil Clancy, Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story 
2011
Kirk Hassig, Manic 
2011
Tatyana Yukina, Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal 
2011
Iseabail MacAskill, A Boat Retold 
2011
Eugenia Wright, Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn 
2011
Zuzana Savrdová, Palicova dcera 
2011
Mel McDaniel, Episode #19.19 
2012
Sayed Abdel Karim, Ayam El-Sadat 
2012
Ion Lucian, Medal of Honor 
2012
Naum Ardashnikov, Staryy novyy god 
2012
Jerry Lynch, Pinch Hitters 
2012
Rodolfo Cimino, Io, Canova 
2012
Lise London, The Confession 
2012
Daniel Venegas, Crank 
2012
Alberto Sughi, La terrazza 
2013
Bob Clarke, The Mad Magazine TV Special 
2013
Henry Clarke,  
2013
Helena Carroll, General Hospital 
2014
Eleanor Drew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona 
2014
Bob Larbey, Age-Old Friends 
2014
David Hannay, Comrades 
2014
Frankie Knuckles, Maestro 
2014
Bernd Wippich, Episode #1.99 
2014
Charles Keating, Inside Deep Throat 
2015
János Katona, Hosszú alkony 
2015
Christina Cassini, Gene Tierney: A Shattered Portrait 
2015
Albino Bernardini, Episode #1.4 
2015
Ralph Sharon, Episode dated 16 May 1960 
2015
Robert Carroll, Jaws 
2015
Riccardo Ingram, New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins 
2015
Carlos Gaviria Díaz, Salvador 
2015
Billy Butler, Episode dated 5 March 1970 
2015
Andrew Getty, The Storyteller 
2016
Cornwall cricket stalwart Viv Heffer dies aged 77 
2016
Margaret Blye of The Italian Job dies of cancer, aged 73 
2016
Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff dies aged 68 
2016
Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot Tony Pickering dies aged 95 
2016
Gentle giant Toto the elephant dies aged 46 at Blair Drummond Safari Park 
2017
Anarchist Cookbook author William Powell dies aged 66 
2018
Drue Heinz, philanthropist and widow of former head of Heinz, dies aged 103 
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