Died On March 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 18. The list includes people like Chuck Berry, Robert Walpole, Bernard Malamud, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Erich Fromm. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, computer scientists, philosophers and guitarists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & Greece and many more countries.
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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

 2 
George I of Greece
(Former King of Greece (1863 - 1916))
George I of Greece
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Birthdate: December 24, 1845
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1913

George I of Greece reigned as the king of Greece from 1863 until his murder in 1913. During his reign of nearly 50 years, which is the longest in the history of modern Greece, George helped expand Greece's territory significantly. During his reign, Greece also became increasingly prosperous and attained a popular place on the European stage.

 3 
Fess Parker
(Actor)
Fess Parker
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Birthdate: August 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 4 
Morgan Earp
(Police officer)
Morgan Earp
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 24, 1851
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pella, Iowa, United States
Died: 1882
 5 
Anthony Minghella
(Screenwriter, Playwright, Film director, Film producer, Writer)
Anthony Minghella
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Birthdate: January 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ryde
Died: 2008
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Robin Harris
(Comedian)
Robin Harris
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Birthdate: August 30, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 1990
 7 
Edward the Martyr
(King of England)
Edward the Martyr
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Birthdate: 0962 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: 0978

Edward the Martyr reigned as the King of the English from 975 to 978. The oldest son of King Edgar the Peaceful, Edward was selected as king after his father's death. However, he was killed in 978 at Corfe Castle and was succeeded by his half-brother Æthelred the Unready. Edward is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church.

 8 
Erich Fromm
(German Social Psychologist and Psychoanalyst & One of the Founders of The 'William Alanson White Institute')
Erich Fromm
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Birthdate: March 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1980

Erich Fromm was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, and socialist. A German Jew, he fled the Nazi regime and settled in the United States. He was a co-founder of  The William Alanson White Institute and was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. He is best remembered for authoring the book Escape from Freedom.

 9 
Robert Walpole
(Prime Minister of Great Britain (1721-42))
Robert Walpole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 26, 1676
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Houghton, Norfolk, England
Died: 1745
 10 
Norbert Wiener
(Father of Cybernetics)
Norbert Wiener
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Birthdate: November 26, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Died: 1964
 11 
William C. Durant
(Co-founder of the General Motors and Chevrolet)
William C. Durant
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 8, 1861
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1947
 12 
Alfred Worden
(US Fighter Pilot and NASA Astronaut Who Piloted the Apollo 15 Mission's Endeavour CM)
Alfred Worden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jackson, Michigan, United States
Died: 2020

US fighter pilot, engineer, and NASA astronaut Alfred Worden served as the pilot of the command module Endeavour for the 1971 Apollo 15 mission. His spacewalk was at a record distance from Earth. Post-retirement, he worked for private enterprises and wrote several books, including a memoir, a poetry collection, and a children’s book.

 13 
Umberto II of Italy
(The Last King of Italy)
Umberto II of Italy
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Birthdate: September 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Castle of Racconigi, Racconigi, Italy
Died: 1983

Umberto II, the only son of King Victor Emmanuel III, was the last king of Italy and ruled for just 34 days, from May 9 to June 12, 1946, and then went into exile. Also known as Re di Maggio, he was the de facto head of state since 1944.

 14 
Warren Christopher
(Lawyer)
Warren Christopher
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Scranton, North Dakota, United States
Died: 2011
 15 
Tamara de Lempicka
(Painter)
Tamara de Lempicka
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Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1980
 16 
Laurence Sterne
(Novelist)
Laurence Sterne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1713
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clonmel, Ireland
Died: 1768
 17 
Johnny Appleseed
(American Nurseryman Who is Known for Supplying Apple-Tree Nursery Stock Throughout the Midwest)
Johnny Appleseed
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 26, 1774
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leominster, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1845
Nurseryman John Chapman, better known to people as Johnny Appleseed, is remembered for introducing apple trees in areas across the American states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, and West Virginia. His aim as a missionary of The New Church was to help local settlers make cider.
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Jet Harris
(Guitarist)
Jet Harris
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingsbury
Died: 2011
 19 
Bernard Malamud
(American novelist)
Bernard Malamud
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1986
 20 
Matilda Joslyn Gage
(Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author)
Matilda Joslyn Gage
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 24, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cicero
Died: 1898
 21 
Peggy Wood
(Actress)
Peggy Wood
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Birthdate: February 9, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1978
 22 
Vilma Bánky
(Hungarian-American Silent Film Actress)
Vilma Bánky
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Birthdate: January 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nagydorog, Hungary
Died: 1991

Known as The Hungarian Rhapsody in the US, actor Vilma Bánky was a star of silent films such as The Son of The Sheik. She was also an avid golfer who had won club championships and dealt in real estate, too. She also funded a children’s foundation with her husband.

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Cyril of Jerusalem
(Saint and Bishop of Jerusalem)
Cyril of Jerusalem
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0313 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0386

Cyril of Jerusalem was a theologian of the early Church who succeeded Maximus as Bishop of Jerusalem towards the end of 350 AD. He is credited with documenting the instruction of catechumens and the order of the Liturgy in his day.  He was declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope Leo XIII in 1883. 

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Eleuthérios Venizélos
(Former Prime Minister of Greece Who Served Eight-Terms Between 1910 to 1933)
Eleuthérios Venizélos
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mournies, Greece
Died: 1936

Eleuthérios Venizélos was a Greek statesman who played a prominent role in the Greek national liberation movement. He served as the Prime Minister of Greece on eight occasions between 1910 and 1933. As a politician, he contributed immensely to the expansion of Greece. Eleuthérios Venizelos is often called the Maker of Modern Greece due to his influence on the country.

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Ludwig Guttmann
(German-British Neurologist)
Ludwig Guttmann
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toszek, Poland
Died: 1980

Born in Germany, neurosurgeon Ludwig Guttmann fled the country during the Nazi regime and later settled in the UK. What started as his effort to rehabilitate injured soldiers, materialized into the launch of the Paralympic Games to encourage sports among the disabled. He also worked extensively on paraplegia.

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Geraldyn M Cobb
(American Aviation Pioneer Who Was the First Woman to Pass Astronaut Testing)
Geraldyn M Cobb
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norman, USA
Died: 2019

American aviation pioneer Geraldyn M. Cobb was part of the pathbreaking Mercury 13 program and scripted history as the first female candidate to pass astronaut testing. She had a pilot’s license by 18 and later found new air routes to the Andes and the Amazon rain forests and immersed herself in humanitarian work.

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Adam Osborne
(He introduced the Osborne 1, the first commercially successful portable computer)
Adam Osborne
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: 2003
 28 
Lauritz Melchior
(Opera singer)
Lauritz Melchior
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1973
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Jacques de Molay
(Religious Leader)
Jacques de Molay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1243 AD
Birthplace: Molay, Haute-Saône, France
Died: 1314
It is believed Jacques de Molay, the Knights Templar’s last grand master, had cursed King Philip IV of France while being burned to death at his orders. The curse is said to have affected Philip and his descendants, the "Accursed Kings," leading to their downfall and the Hundred Years’ War.
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Joe Lala
(Actor, Musician)
Joe Lala
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Birthdate: November 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 2014
 31 
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
(Former Chief minister of France and Economist)
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
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Birthdate: May 10, 1727
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1781

Anne Robert Jacques Turgot was a chief economist of 18th-century France. One of the pioneers of economic liberalism, he was previously clubbed with the economists of the Physiocratic school. Many of Adam Smith’s ideas in the pathbreaking book Wealth of Nations were hugely inspired by Turgot’s.

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Bob Woolmer
(English Cricket Coach, Cricketer, and Commentator)
Bob Woolmer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kanpur, United Provinces, India
Died: 2007
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Augustus De Morgan
(British mathematician)
Augustus De Morgan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 27, 1806
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madras Presidency
Died: 1871

Augustus De Morgan was a British logician and mathematician. He is best remembered for formulating De Morgan's laws which are widely applied in solving mathematical equations. He also came up with the term mathematical induction, a mathematical proof technique. 

 34 
Regine Olsen
(Writer)
Regine Olsen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 23, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1904
 35 
Othniel Charles Marsh
(Paleontologist)
Othniel Charles Marsh
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Birthdate: October 29, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lockport
Died: 1899
 36 
Odysseas Elytis
(Greek Poet and Essayist)
Odysseas Elytis
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: 1996

Odysseas Elytis was a Greek poet, translator, and essayist. He is widely regarded as one of the most popular and important exponents of romantic modernism of his generation. He is also one of the most celebrated poets of the latter half of the 20th century. Odysseas Elytis was honored with the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature in 1979.

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R.A. Lafferty
(Science-Fiction Writer)
R.A. Lafferty
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1914
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neola, Iowa, United States
Died: 2002
 38 
Marcellin Berthelot
(French Chemist and Politician Known for the 'Thomsen–Berthelot Principle of Thermochemistry')
Marcellin Berthelot
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 25, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1907

Born to a doctor in Paris, Marcellin Berthelot was an intelligent student in his younger days and excelled in history and philosophy before gaining an interest in chemistry. Best known for proposing the Thomsen–Berthelot principle of thermochemistry, he was one of the “Forty Immortals” of the French Academy.

 39 
Kenneth E. Boulding
(American Economist, Educator and Peace Activist)
Kenneth E. Boulding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Died: 1993

English-born American economist, peace-activist, educator, and interdisciplinary philosopher Kenneth E. Boulding co-founded the Society for General Systems Research (later named International Society for Systems Science). He penned over 36 books and 112 articles, including The Image: Knowledge in Life and Society and Conflict and Defense: A General Theory. He devised the military concept Loss of Strength Gradient in the latter.

 40 
Leigh Brackett
(Screenwriter, Novelist)
Leigh Brackett
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Birthdate: December 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1978
 41 
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
(Painter)
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
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Birthdate: August 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1930
 42 
Harold Jeffreys
(Mathematical statistician)
Harold Jeffreys
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fatfield, Washington, England
Died: 1989
 43 
Grace Ogot
(One of the First Members of Parliament from Kenya)
Grace Ogot
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Asembo, Kenya
Died: 2015
Grace Ogot was a Kenyan nurse, politician, journalist, diplomat, and author. One of the first members of parliament from Kenya, Ogot served as an assistant minister during her political career. A prolific writer, Grace Ogot was one of the first Anglophone female Kenyan authors to have her works published.
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Trisha Brown
(Choreographer)
Trisha Brown
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: 2017
 45 
Hideo Shima
(Engineer)
Hideo Shima
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Died: 1998
 46 
Paul van Ostaijen
(Witer)
Paul van Ostaijen
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Antwerp, Belgium
Died: 1928
 47 
Pope Honorius III
(Pope)
Pope Honorius III
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1150 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1227
 48 
Alexandre, count de Lameth
(Soldier)
Alexandre, count de Lameth
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1760
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1829
 49 
Auntie Fee
(Former Chef Known For Her Comedic-cussing Style)
Auntie Fee
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2017
 50 
Philip Wicksteed
(British Economist, Classicist, Literary Critic and Theologian)
Philip Wicksteed
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Birthdate: October 25, 1844
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 1927

Apart from being a renowned economist, Philip Wicksteed had also been a Unitarian minister. He was also a literary critic and writer and a prominent Fabian Society member. He wrote extensively on the distribution theory, apart from penning literary works such as Dante and Aquinas.