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March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar.

Events

  • 1199 – King Richard I of England is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting in France,[1] leading to his death on April 6.
  • 1387English victory over a Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet in the Battle of Margate off the coast of Margate.[2]
  • 1401Turco-Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus.
  • 1603James VI of Scotland is proclaimed King James I of England and Ireland, upon the death of Elizabeth I.[3]
  • 1603 – Tokugawa Ieyasu is granted the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei, and establishes the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo, Japan.
  • 1663 – The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne.
  • 1720 – Count Frederick of Hesse-Kassel is elected King of Sweden by the Riksdag of the Estates, after his consort Ulrika Eleonora abdicated the throne on 29 February
  • 1721Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046–1051.
  • 1731Naturalization of Hieronimus de Salis Parliamentary Act is passed.
  • 1765Great Britain passes the Quartering Act, which requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops.
  • 1794 – In Kraków, Tadeusz Kościuszko announces a general uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia, and assumes the powers of the Commander in Chief of all of the Polish forces.
  • 1829 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Roman Catholic Relief Act 1829, allowing Catholics to serve in Parliament.
  • 1832 – In Hiram, Ohio, a group of men beat and tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith.
  • 1854 – President José Gregorio Monagas abolishes slavery in Venezuela.
  • 1860Sakuradamon Incident: Assassination of Japanese Chief Minister (Tairō) Ii Naosuke.
  • 1869 – The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.
  • 1878 – The British frigate Template:HMS sinks, killing more than 300.
  • 1882Robert Koch announces the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis.
  • 1885Sino-French War: Chinese victory in the Battle of Bang Bo on the TonkinGuangxi border.
  • 1900 – Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1907 – The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.
  • 1921 – The 1921 Women's Olympiad begins in Monte Carlo, first international women's sports event.
  • 1927Nanking Incident: Foreign warships bombard Nanjing, China, in defense of the foreign citizens within the city.
  • 1934United States Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act, allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth.
  • 1944Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome.
  • 1944 – World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III.
  • 1946 – A British Cabinet Mission arrives in India to discuss and plan for the transfer of power from the British Raj to Indian leadership.
  • 1958 – Rock 'n' roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army.
  • 1961Quebec Board of the French Language is established.
  • 1965 – Images from the Ranger 9 lunar probe are broadcast live on network television.
  • 1973Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles.
  • 1976 – In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process.
  • 1977Morarji Desai became the Prime Minister of India, the first Prime Minister not to belong to Indian National Congress.
  • 1980El Salvadorian Archbishop Óscar Romero is assassinated while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
  • 1986 – The Loscoe gas explosion leads to new UK laws on landfill gas migration and gas protection on landfill sites.
  • 1989 – In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills Script error: No such module "convert". of crude oil after running aground.
  • 1993 – Discovery of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
  • 1998Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded.
  • 1998 – A tornado sweeps through Dantan in India, killing 250 people and injuring 3,000 others.
  • 1998 – First computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation, performed at the University of Regensburg, Germany
  • 1999Kosovo war: NATO began attacks on Yugoslavia without United Nations Security Council (UNSC) approval, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • 1999 – A lorry carrying margarine and flour catches fire inside the Mont Blanc Tunnel. The resulting inferno kills 38 people.
  • 2003 – The Arab League votes 21–1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq.
  • 2008Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.
  • 2015Germanwings Flight 9525 crashes in the French Alps in an apparent pilot mass murder-suicide, killing all 150 people on board.

Births

  • 1103Yue Fei, Chinese military general (d. 1142)[4]
  • 1441Ernest, Elector of Saxony, German ruler of Saxony (d. 1486)[5]
  • 1494Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist and scholar (d. 1555)[6]
  • 1577Francis, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin, Bishop of Cammin (d. 1620)
  • 1607Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (d. 1667)[7]
  • 1628Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1685)
  • 1657Arai Hakuseki, Japanese academic and politician (d. 1725)
  • 1693John Harrison, English carpenter and clock-maker, invented the Marine chronometer (d. 1776)
  • 1725Samuel Ashe, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)
  • 1725 – Thomas Cushing, American lawyer and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)
  • 1755Rufus King, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • 1762Marcos Portugal, Portuguese organist and composer (d. 1830)
  • 1775Muthuswami Dikshitar, Indian poet and composer (d. 1835)
  • 1782Orest Kiprensky, Russian-Italian painter (d. 1836)
  • 1796Zulma Carraud, French author (d. 1889)[8]
  • 1796 – John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1878)
  • 1803Egerton Ryerson, Canadian minister, educator, and politician (d. 1882)
  • 1808Maria Malibran, Spanish-French soprano (d. 1836)
  • 1809Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and author (d. 1837)
  • 1809 – Joseph Liouville, French mathematician and academic (d. 1882)
  • 1816Pelagio Antonio de Labastida y Dávalos, Roman Catholic archbishop and Mexican politician who served as regent during the Second Mexican Empire (1863-1864) (d. 1891)[9]
  • 1820Edmond Becquerel, French physicist and academic (d. 1891)
  • 1820 – Fanny Crosby, American poet and composer (d. 1915)
  • 1823Thomas Spencer Baynes, English philosopher and critic (d. 1887)
  • 1826Matilda Joslyn Gage, American activist and author (d. 1898)
  • 1828Horace Gray, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1902)
  • 1829George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1829 – Ignacio Zaragoza, Mexican general (d. 1862)
  • 1830Robert Hamerling, Austrian poet and playwright (d. 1889)
  • 1834William Morris, English textile designer, poet, and author (d. 1896)
  • 1834 – John Wesley Powell, American soldier, geologist, and explorer (d. 1902)
  • 1835Joseph Stefan, Austrian physicist, mathematician, and poet (d. 1893)
  • 1848Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, 18th Mayor of Montreal (d. 1906)
  • 1850Silas Hocking, English minister and author (d. 1935)
  • 1854Henry Lefroy, Australian politician, 11th Premier of Western Australia (d. 1930)
  • 1855Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, financier, and diplomat, 49th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1937)
  • 1855 – Olive Schreiner, South African author and activist (d. 1920)
  • 1862Frank Weston Benson, American painter and educator (d. 1951)
  • 1869Émile Fabre, French author and playwright (d. 1955)
  • 1871Alec Hurley, English music hall singer (d. 1913)
  • 1874Luigi Einaudi, Italian economist and politician, 2nd President of the Italian Republic (d. 1961)
  • 1874 – Harry Houdini, Hungarian-Jewish American magician and actor (d. 1926)
  • 1875William Burns, Canadian lacrosse player (d. 1953)
  • 1879Neyzen Tevfik, Turkish philosopher, poet, and composer (d. 1953)
  • 1882Marcel Lalu, French gymnast (d. 1951)
  • 1882 – George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, English politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1943)
  • 1883Dorothy Campbell, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1945)
  • 1884Peter Debye, Dutch-American physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1884 – Chika Kuroda, Japanese chemist (d. 1968)[10]
  • 1884 – Eugène Tisserant, French cardinal (d. 1972)
  • 1885Charles Daniels, American swimmer (d. 1973)
  • 1885 – Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian violinist and composer (d. 1978)
  • 1886Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
  • 1886 – Robert Mallet-Stevens, French architect and designer (d. 1945)
  • 1887Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1933)
  • 1888Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian politician (d. 1922)
  • 1889Albert Hill, English-Canadian runner (d. 1969)
  • 1890Agnes Macphail, Canadian educator and politician (d. 1954)
  • 1891Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1892Marston Morse, American mathematician and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1893Walter Baade, German astronomer and author (d. 1960)
  • 1893 – George Sisler, American baseball player and scout (d. 1973)
  • 1897Wilhelm Reich, Austrian-American psychotherapist and academic (d. 1957)
  • 1901Ub Iwerks, American animator, director, and producer, co-created Mickey Mouse (d. 1971)
  • 1902Thomas E. Dewey, American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of New York (d. 1971)
  • 1903Adolf Butenandt, German biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1903 – Malcolm Muggeridge, English journalist, author, and scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1905Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino author and diplomat (d. 2007)
  • 1907Paul Sauvé, Canadian lawyer and politician, 17th Premier of Quebec (d. 1960)
  • 1909Clyde Barrow, American criminal (d. 1934)
  • 1909Richard Wurmbrand, Romanian Pastor and Evangelist (d. 2001)
  • 1910Richard Conte, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1975)
  • 1911Joseph Barbera, American animator, director, and producer, co-founded Hanna-Barbera (d. 2006)
  • 1912Dorothy Height, African-American educator and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1915Eugène Martin, French racing driver (d. 2006)
  • 1916Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American soldier and author (d. 2006)
  • 1916 – Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1917John Kendrew, English biochemist and crystallographer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1919Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet and publisher, co-founded City Lights Bookstore
  • 1919 – Robert Heilbroner, American economist and historian (d. 2005)
  • 1920Gene Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1920 – Mary Stolz, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1921Vasily Smyslov, Russian chess player (d. 2010)
  • 1922Onna White, Canadian dancer and choreographer (d. 2005)
  • 1923Murray Hamilton, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Michael Legat, English author and publisher (d. 2011)
  • 1924Norman Fell, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1925Puig Aubert, German-French rugby league player and coach (d. 1994)
  • 1926Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Dario Fo, Italian playwright, actor, director, and composer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – William Porter, American hurdler (d. 2000)
  • 1927John Woodland Hastings, American biochemist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Martin Walser, German author and playwright
  • 1928Byron Janis, American pianist and composer
  • 1929Pat Renella, Italian-American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1930David Dacko, Central African politician, 1st President of the Central African Republic (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (d. 1980)
  • 1931Hanno Drechsler, German educator and politician, Mayor of Marburg (d. 2003)
  • 1933Stephen De Staebler, American sculptor and educator (d. 2011)
  • 1933 – Lee Mendelson, American television producer (d. 2019) [11]
  • 1936Don Covay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Alex Olmedo, Peruvian-American tennis player
  • 1937Billy Stewart, American singer and pianist (d. 1970)
  • 1938David Irving, English historian and author
  • 1940Bob Mackie, American fashion designer
  • 1941Michael Masser, American songwriter, composer and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1944R. Lee Ermey, American sergeant and actor (d. 2018)
  • 1944 – Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian academic and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 1945Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1945 – Curtis Hanson, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1945 – Patrick Malahide, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1946Klaus Dinger, German guitarist and songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1946 – Kitty O'Neil, American stuntwoman (d. 2018)
  • 1947Dennis Erickson, American football player and coach
  • 1947 – Christine Gregoire, American lawyer and politician, 22nd Governor of Washington
  • 1947 – Mick Jones, English footballer and coach
  • 1947 – Alan Sugar, English businessman
  • 1948Javier Diez Canseco, Peruvian sociologist and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1948 – Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (d. 1989)
  • 1948 – Lee Oskar, Jewish-Danish musician
  • 1949Tabitha King, American author and poet
  • 1949 – Ruud Krol, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1949 – Steve Lang, Canadian bass player (April Wine) (d. 2017)
  • 1949 – Nick Lowe, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1949 – Ali Akbar Salehi, Iranian academic and politician, 36th Foreign Affairs Minister of Iran
  • 1949 – Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • 1950Gary Wichard, American football player and agent (d. 2011)
  • 1951Peter Boyle, Scottish-Australian footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1951 – Pat Bradley, American golfer
  • 1951 – Tommy Hilfiger, American fashion designer, founded the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
  • 1951 – Dougie Thomson, Scottish bass player
  • 1951 – Anna Włodarczyk, Polish long jumper and coach
  • 1952Greg McCrary, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1953Anita L. Allen, African-American lawyer, philosopher, and academic
  • 1953 – Louie Anderson, American actor and comedian
  • 1955Doug Jarvis, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1955 – Pat Price, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1956Steve Ballmer, American businessman
  • 1956 – Bill Wray, American cartoonist and painter
  • 1957Pierre Harvey, Canadian cyclist and skier
  • 1957 – Pat Jarvis, Australian rugby league player
  • 1958Mike Woodson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1959Emmit King, American sprinter
  • 1959 – Renaldo Nehemiah, American hurdler and football player
  • 1959 – Derek Statham, English footballer
  • 1960Jan Berglin, Swedish cartoonist
  • 1960 – Barry Horowitz, American wrestler
  • 1960 – Kelly Le Brock, English-American actress and model
  • 1960 – Nena, German singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1960 – Scott Pruett, American race car driver
  • 1960 – Annabella Sciorra, American actress
  • 1961Dean Jones, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1961 – Yanis Varoufakis, Greek economist and politician, Greek Minister of Finance
  • 1962Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1962 – Star Jones, African-American lawyer, journalist, and talk show host
  • 1962 – Irina Meszynski, German discus thrower
  • 1963Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch footballer and coach
  • 1963 – Vadym Tyshchenko, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1963 – Torsten Voss, German decathlete and bobsledder
  • 1965The Undertaker, American wrestler and actor
  • 1966Floyd Heard, American sprinter and coach
  • 1967Diann Roffe, American skier
  • 1968Minarti Timur, Indonesian badminton player
  • 1969Stephan Eberharter, Austrian skier
  • 1970Lara Flynn Boyle, American actress
  • 1970 – Sharon Corr, Irish singer-songwriter and violinist
  • 1970 – Judith Draxler, Austrian swimmer
  • 1970 – Erica Kennedy, African-American journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1970 – Mike Vanderjagt, Canadian-American football player
  • 1971Tig Notaro, American comedian and actor
  • 1972Christophe Dugarry, French footballer
  • 1972 – Steve Karsay, American baseball player and coach
  • 1973Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1973 – Philippe Boucher, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1973 – Steve Corica, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1973 – Jure Ivanušič, Slovenian actor, concert pianist and chansonnier
  • 1973 – Mette Jacobsen, Danish swimmer
  • 1973 – Glen Jakovich, Australian footballer
  • 1973 – Jim Parsons, American actor
  • 1974Alyson Hannigan, American actress
  • 1974 – Sergey Klyugin, Russian high jumper
  • 1974 – Tado, Filipino comedian and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1975Thomas Johansson, Swedish-Monacan tennis player
  • 1976Aaron Brooks, American football player
  • 1976 – Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer and coach
  • 1976 – Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • 1976 – Peyton Manning, American football player and entrepreneur
  • 1977Jessica Chastain, American actress
  • 1977 – Maxim Kuznetsov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Darren Lockyer, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1978Michael Braun, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1978 – Tomáš Ujfaluši, Czech footballer and manager
  • 1978 – José Valverde, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979Lake Bell, Jewish-American actress, director, and screenwriter
  • 1979 – Norris Hopper, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Periklis Iakovakis, Greek hurdler
  • 1979 – Graeme Swann, English cricketer
  • 1980Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer
  • 1981Mike Adams, American football player
  • 1981 – Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Dirk Hayhurst, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Mark Looms, Dutch footballer
  • 1981 – Gary Paffett, English racing driver
  • 1982Corey Hart, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Jack Swagger, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
  • 1982 – Epico Colon, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
  • 1982 – Jimmy Hempte, Belgian footballer
  • 1982 – Dustin McGowan, American baseball player
  • 1983Luca Ceccarelli, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Riccardo Musetti, Italian footballer
  • 1983 – Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – T.J. Ford, American basketball player
  • 1984Benoît Assou-Ekotto, French born Cameroonian international footballer, left-back[12]
  • 1984 – Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Adrian D'Souza, Indian field hockey player
  • 1984 – Lucy Wangui Kabuu, Kenyan runner
  • 1984 – Park Bom, South Korean singer
  • 1984 – Philipp Petzschner, German tennis player
  • 1985Lana, American wrestler and manager
  • 1985 – Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1987Ramires, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1987 – Billy Jones, English footballer
  • 1987 – Yuma Asami, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1988Aiga Grabuste, Latvian heptathlete
  • 1988 – Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1988 – Matías Martínez, Argentinian footballer
  • 1988 – Kardo Ploomipuu, Estonian swimmer
  • 1988 – Matt Todd, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1990Starlin Castro, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Aljur Abrenica, Filipino actor
  • 1990 – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-New Zealand actress
  • 1990 – Lacey Evans, American wrestler
  • 1991Nick Browne, English cricketer
  • 1991 – Dalila Jakupovic, Slovenian tennis player
  • 1995Enzo Fernandez, French-Spanish footballer

Deaths

  • 809Harun al-Rashid, Arab caliph (b. 763)
  • 832Wulfred, archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1284Hugh III of Cyprus (b. 1235)
  • 1296Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
  • 1381Catherine of Vadstena, Swedish saint (b. 1332)
  • 1394Constance of Castile, claimant to the throne of Castile
  • 1396Walter Hilton, English mystic and saint (b. 1340)
  • 1399Margaret, Duchess of Norfolk (b.c. 1320)
  • 1443James Douglas, 7th Earl of Douglas (b. 1371)
  • 1455Pope Nicholas V (b. 1397)
  • 1499Edward Stafford, 2nd Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1470)
  • 1563Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1514)
  • 1575Joseph ben Ephraim Karo, Spanish-Portuguese rabbi and author (b. 1488)
  • 1603Elizabeth I of England (b. 1533)[13]
  • 1653Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (b. 1587)
  • 1684Pieter de Hooch, Dutch painter (b. 1629)
  • 1684 – Elizabeth Ridgeway, English woman convicted of poisoning her husband[14]
  • 1773Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English politician, Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard (b. 1694)
  • 1776John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker, invented the Marine chronometer (b. 1693)
  • 1824Louis Marie de La Révellière-Lépeaux, French lawyer (b. 1753)
  • 1838Abraham Hume, English floriculturist and Tory politician (b. 1748/49)
  • 1869Antoine-Henri Jomini, French-Russian general (b. 1779)
  • 1881Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse, French geologist and mineralogist (b. 1817)
  • 1882Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet and educator (b. 1807)
  • 1887Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and critic (b. 1837)
  • 1888Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)
  • 1905Jules Verne, French novelist, poet, and playwright (b. 1828)
  • 1909John Millington Synge, Irish playwright and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1915Margaret Lindsay Huggins, Anglo-Irish astronomer (b. 1848)
  • 1915 – Karol Olszewski, Polish chemist, mathematician, and physicist (b. 1846)
  • 1916Enrique Granados, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1867)
  • 1926Phan Châu Trinh, Vietnamese activist (b. 1872)
  • 1940Édouard Branly, French physicist and academic (b. 1844)
  • 1944Orde Wingate, Indian-English general (b. 1903)
  • 1946Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess player (b. 1892)
  • 1946 – Carl Schuhmann, German gymnast, shot putter, and jumper (b. 1869)
  • 1948Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish painter and illustrator (b. 1885)
  • 1950James Rudolph Garfield, American lawyer and politician, 23rd United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1865)
  • 1951Lorna Hodgkinson, Australian educator and educational psychologist (b. 1887)
  • 1953Mary of Teck (b. 1867)
  • 1962Jean Goldkette, French-American pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
  • 1962 – Auguste Piccard, Swiss physicist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • 1968Alice Guy-Blaché, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1873)[15]
  • 1971Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and Aarhus City Hall (b. 1902)
  • 1971 – Arthur Metcalfe, Australian public servant (b. 1895)
  • 1976Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English field marshal (b. 1887)
  • 1978Park Mok-wol, influential Korean poet and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1980Óscar Romero, Salvadoran archbishop (b. 1917)
  • 1984Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891)
  • 1985Raoul Ubac, French painter, sculptor, photographer and engraver (b. 1910)
  • 1988Turhan Feyzioğlu, Turkish academic and politician, 27th Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1922)
  • 1990Ray Goulding, American comedian and radio host (b. 1922)
  • 1991John Kerr, Australian lawyer and politician, 18th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1914)
  • 1993Albert Arlen, Australian pianist, composer, actor, and playwright (b. 1905)
  • 1993 – John Hersey, American journalist and author (b. 1914)
  • 1995Joseph Needham, English historian and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1999Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902)
  • 1999 – Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • 2001Muriel Young, English television host and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2002César Milstein, Argentinian-English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1927)
  • 2002 – Bob Said, American race car driver and bobsledder (b. 1932)
  • 2003Hans Hermann Groër, Austrian cardinal (b. 1919)
  • 2006Rudra Rajasingham, Sri Lankan police officer and diplomat (b. 1926)
  • 2007Shripad Narayan Pendse, Indian Marathi novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2008Chalmers Alford, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008 – Neil Aspinall, Welsh-English record producer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2008 – Rafael Azcona, Spanish author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2008 – Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2009George Kell, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Hans Klenk, German racing driver (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Gábor Ocskay, Hungarian ice hockey player (b. 1975)
  • 2010Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2012Paul Callaghan, New Zealand physicist and academic (b. 1947)
  • 2012 – Nick Noble, American singer-songwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2013Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Inge Lønning, Norwegian theologian, academic, and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Gury Marchuk, Russian physicist, mathematician, and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Paolo Ponzo, Italian footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2013 – Mohamed Yousri Salama, Egyptian dentist and politician (b. 1974)
  • 2013 – Francis Hovell-Thurlow-Cumming-Bruce, 8th Baron Thurlow, English diplomat (b. 1912)
  • 2014Oleksandr Muzychko, Ukrainian activist (b. 1962)
  • 2014 – John Rowe Townsend, English author and scholar (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – David A. Trampier, American illustrator (b. 1954)
  • 2015Yehuda Avner, English-Israeli diplomat (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – notable deaths of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash:
    • Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German opera singer (b. 1960)
    • Maria Radner, German opera singer (b. 1981)
  • 2016Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)
  • 2016 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (b. 1949)
  • 2018Lys Assia, Swiss singer and First Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest (b. 1924)
  • 2019Joseph Pilato, American film and voice actor (b.1949) [16]
  • 2020Albert Uderzo, French comic book artist (b. 1927)[17]

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Catherine of Vadstena
    • Hildelith of Barking
    • Mac Cairthinn of Clogher
    • Óscar Romero (Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Lutheranism)
    • Paul Couturier (Church of England)
    • Walter Hilton (Church of England)
    • March 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)
  • National Tree Planting Day (Uganda)
  • Student Day (Scientology)
  • World Tuberculosis Day (International)

References

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External links

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