Died On March 28th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 28. The list includes people like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Virginia Woolf, Marc Chagall, Jim Thorpe, Modest Mussorgsky. Famous personalities featured on this list, include military leaders, political leaders, composers and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Russia & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
(34th President of the United States (1953–1961))
Dwight D. Eisenhower
99
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 14, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States
Died: 1969

The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower held office from 1953 to 1961. An army officer During World War II, he was part of many successful operations. He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957, and his two terms as president saw widespread economic prosperity in USA. He is ranked high among American presidents.

 2 
Virginia Woolf
(One of the Most Important Modernist 20th-Century Authors)
Virginia Woolf
81
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: 1941

Virginia Woolf was an English writer who pioneered a narrative mode called stream of consciousness to describe the thoughts and feelings of the narrator. Regarded as one of the most prominent modernist 20th-century writers, Woolf's works have gained much attention for inspiring feminism. Her life and work have inspired several films, novels, and plays.

 3 
Jim Thorpe
(American Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Jim Thorpe
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lincoln County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1953

Jim Thorpe was an American athlete who was counted among the most versatile athletes of the modern era. Jim Thorpe won two gold medals at the 1912 Olympics and became the first Native American to give the United States an Olympic gold. He also played American football, professional baseball, and basketball. He was memorialized in the 1951 film Jim Thorpe – All-American.

 4 
Sergei Rachmaninoff
(Russian Composer Who Was Considered One of the Finest Pianists of His Era)
Sergei Rachmaninoff
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Starorussky Uyezd
Died: 1943

Sergei Rachmaninoff was a Russian composer, conductor, and virtuoso pianist of the late Romantic period. Credited with exploring the expressive possibilities of the piano, Rachmaninoff's music continues to be featured in films. His four-year struggle with depression, which was followed by the critical failure of his Symphony No. 1, was depicted in the 2015 musical Preludes.

 5 
Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

 6 
Peter Ustinov
(British Actor Known for Playing 'Inspector Hercule Poirot' in 'Agatha Christie' Mystery Films)
Peter Ustinov
3
Birthdate: April 16, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Swiss Cottage, London, England
Died: 2004

Peter Ustinov was a British actor, writer, and filmmaker. An intellectual, Ustinov held several academic posts and served as the president of the World Federalist Movement. Over the course of his illustrious career, Peter Ustinov won many prestigious awards, such as the Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, and BAFTA Awards.

 7 
Ivan the Terrible
(Former Tsar of Russia (1547 - 1575))
Ivan the Terrible
32
Birthdate: August 25, 1530
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia
Died: 1584
Ivan the Terrible, son of Vasili III, served as the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547. The “Chosen Council” declared him the tsar at 16 and established the Tsardom of Russia. Ivan’s reign was known for wars such as the Livonian War, which damaged Russia’s economy. 
 8 
Marc Chagall
(Jewish-French Artist Who was a Pioneer of Modernism)
Marc Chagall
9
Birthdate: July 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lizona, Belarus
Died: 1985

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, a key figure of modernism, had explored a wide range of media as an artist, from paintings and drawings to stained glass and ceramics. His major projects included the ceiling of the Paris Opéra, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Jerusalem Windows of Israel.

 9 
Hugh O'Connor
(Actor)
Hugh O'Connor
9
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Richard Griffiths
(Film and Stage Actor Known for His Stage Play ‘The History Boys’)
Richard Griffiths
6
Birthdate: July 31, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Thornaby, United Kingdom
Died: 2013

Richard Griffiths was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums. He played important roles in popular movies, such as the Harry Potter film series, Chariots of Fire, Gandhi, The French Lieutenant's Woman, and Hugo. In the 2008 New Year Honours, Richard Griffiths was appointed an OBE for his contributions.

 11 
Modest Mussorgsky
(Russian Composer Who was an Innovator of Russian Music in the Romantic Period)
Modest Mussorgsky
10
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 21, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karevo, Russia
Died: 1881

Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer best remembered for being part of a renowned 19th-century Russian composers group known as The Five. An innovator of Russian music, Mussorgsky worked towards achieving a Russian musical identity that challenged the already established Western music, which was generally considered conventional at that time.

 12 
Earl Scruggs
(Composer, Banjoist)
Earl Scruggs
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Carolina
Died: 2012
 13 
Pertinax
(Military Leader)
Pertinax
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 1, 0126
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Alba Pompeia, Italy
Died: 0193

Born to a freed slave, Pertinax joined the Roman army early in life and soon rose to be a commander. He was declared the emperor after Commodus was murdered but was himself killed within three months of his rule. Septimius Severus later organized a state funeral and also deified him.

 14 
Caspar Weinberger
(Politician)
Caspar Weinberger
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2006
 15 
Christine Kaufmann
(First German Actress to Win the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year)
Christine Kaufmann
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lengdorf, Styria, Austria
Died: 2017

German-Austrian actress, author, and businesswoman Christine Kaufmann gained attention of post-war German movie audiences with her performances in films like Rosen-Resli, Der schweigende Engel and Ein Herz schlägt für Erika. She became the first German to be honoured with Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress for her performance in the drama film Town Without Pity.

 16 
Maurice Jarre
(Composer)
Maurice Jarre
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: 5th arrondissement of Lyon, Lyon, France
Died: 2009
 17 
W. C. Handy
(Composer)
W. C. Handy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: 1958
 18 
Dick Haymes
(One of the Most Popular Male Vocalists of the 1940s and Early 1950s)
Dick Haymes
2
Birthdate: September 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 1980

Dick Haymes was an Argentinian-Irish singer and actor whose popularity reached its peak during the 1940s and early 1950s. Haymes led a lavish lifestyle and was also popular among women; he was married six times to actresses and models like Joanne Dru, Rita Hayworth, and Nora Eddington. Haymes declared bankruptcy during early 1960s and experienced financial problems later in life.

 19 
Jeremiah Denton
(Politician)
Jeremiah Denton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Died: 2014
 20 
June Havoc
(Canadian-American Actor, Dancer, and Stage Director)
June Havoc
2
Birthdate: November 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 2010
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Eugène Ionesco
(Romanian-French Playwright and Leading Figure of the 'French Avant-Garde Theatre')
Eugène Ionesco
2
Birthdate: November 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania Slatina, Romania
Died: 1994

Eugene Ionesco was a Romanian-French playwright and one of the 20th century's leading figures of the French avant-garde theatre. He is best remembered for his play, The Bald Soprano, which played an important role in the development of the Theatre of the Absurd. Eugène Ionesco was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Austrian State Prize for European Literature.

 22 
Emmett Kelly
(Circus performer)
Emmett Kelly
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Birthdate: December 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sedan, Kansas, US
Died: 1979
 23 
Stephen Leacock
(Canadian writer)
Stephen Leacock
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Died: 1944
 24 
Patrick Troughton
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Doctor Who’)
Patrick Troughton
4
Birthdate: March 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1987

Patrick Troughton was an English actor best known for his portrayal of Second Doctor in the popular science fiction television series, Doctor Who. Before starting his acting career, Troughton joined the Royal Navy where he served throughout the Second World War. After the war, he achieved popularity as a TV and film actor, although he was trained for the stage.

 25 
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
(Politician)
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1853
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom
Died: 1884
 26 
Ahmed Kathrada
(Politician, Activism)
Ahmed Kathrada
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schweizer-Reneke
Died: 2017

Ahmed Kathrada was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician. He is best remembered for his involvement in the anti-apartheid movement, which landed him in jail following the infamous Rivonia Trial. In 1988, he was honored with ANC's highest possible award, the Isitwalandwe Award. In 2004, he was named in the Top 100 Great South Africans list.

 27 
Jack Butler Yeats
1
Birthdate: August 29, 1871
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1957
Son of painter John Butler Yeats and brother of poet W. B. Yeats, Jack Butler Yeats was an Irish artist who included elements of Celtic mythology and landscapes in his art and thus redefined romanticism and nationalism following the Irish War of Independence. His later paintings drew from Expressionism.
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Anthony Powell
(Writer, Novelist, Diarist, Literary critic)
Anthony Powell
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 2000
 29 
George H. Thomas
(Army Officer)
George H. Thomas
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newsoms, Virginia, United States
Died: 1870
 30 
Harry Crews
(Author)
Harry Crews
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
Died: 2012
 31 
Ban Johnson
(Baseball player)
Ban Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: 1931
 32 
Dorothy Fields
(Librettist)
Dorothy Fields
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 15, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Allenhurst, New Jersey, United States
Died: 1974
 33 
Chuck Klein
(Baseball player)
Chuck Klein
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 1958
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Valdemar II of Denmark
(King)
Valdemar II of Denmark
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1170
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ribe, Denmark
Died: 1241
 35 
Albert Pinkham Ryder
(Painter)
Albert Pinkham Ryder
0
Birthdate: March 19, 1847
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1917
 36 
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Carolina
Died: 1984
 37 
Emperor Go-Toba
(Emperor)
Emperor Go-Toba
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1180
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heian-kyō, Japan
Died: 1239
 38 
William Thornton
(British-American Physician, Inventor, Painter and Architect Who Designed the 'United States Capitol')
William Thornton
1
Birthdate: May 20, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jost van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, England
Died: 1828

British-American William Thornton was initially trained in medicine and that is when he began drawing and sketching as part of his medical notes. He later won a contest for the design of the Library Company of Philadelphia's new hall. He also designed the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

 39 
Miguel Hernández
(Spanish Poet and Playwright)
Miguel Hernández
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 30, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orihuela, Spain
Died: 1942

Miguel Hernández was a 20th-century Spanish-language poet and playwright. He was associated with the Generation of '27 and the Generation of '36 movements. He had a difficult childhood and was mostly self-taught. He became a prominent literary figure at a young age. His poems are counted among the finest pieces of Spanish poetry of the 20th century. 

 40 
Émile Baudot
(French Telegraph Engineer and Inventor of the First Means of Digital Communication Baudot Code)
Émile Baudot
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Birthdate: September 11, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Magneux, France
Died: 1903
French telegraph engineer Émile Baudot was the inventor of Baudot code which was the first means of digital communication. One of the pioneers of telecommunications, Baudot invented a multiplexed printing telegraph system that used his code and allowed multiple transmissions over a single line. The symbol rate measurement is known as baudOffsite Link in Baudot's honor.
 41 
Piet Joubert
(General)
Piet Joubert
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1831
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Died: 1900
 42 
Eugene Melnyk
(Canadian Businessman and Philanthropist)
Eugene Melnyk
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: 2022
 43 
Stephen Harding
(British Monk)
Stephen Harding
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Sherborne, England
Died: 1134

Stephen Harding is remembered as a founder of the Cistercian Order of the Catholic Church. He also released his own version of the Bible and set austere regulations for the followers of his order. An abbot of Cîteaux, he is now revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

 44 
Tony Scott
(Musician)
Tony Scott
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2007
 45 
Gene Saks
(Film director)
Gene Saks
1
Birthdate: November 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: 2015
 46 
Guru Angad
(Sikh Guru)
Guru Angad
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1504
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sri Muktsar Sahib, India
Died: 1552
 47 
Gheorghe Tătărescu
(Politician)
Gheorghe Tătărescu
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 2, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Romania
Died: 1957
 48 
Didier Ratsiraka
(3rd President of Madagascar)
Didier Ratsiraka
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vatomandry, Madagascar
Died: 2021
 49 
William B. Helmreich
(Swiss-born American Professor of Sociology Best Known for Walking Every Block of New York City)
William B. Helmreich
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Birthdate: August 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: 2020

Fond of exploring his neighborhood as a child, William B. Helmreich walked through all five boroughs of New York as an adult to write The New York Nobody Knows. The Swiss-born American academic and author was a reputed professor of sociology. He lost his life to COVID-19 at age 74.

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Kaare Klint
(Architect)
Kaare Klint
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
Died: 1954