March 1929 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in March 1929

Mar 1 Georgi Markov a Bulgarian dissident writer.
Mar 4 Bernard Haitink a Dutch conductor and former violinist.
Mar 8 Hebe Camargo a Brazilian television host, singer and actress. She is considered the "Queen of Brazilian Television". She died at her home on September 29, 2012. Her net worth was over US$ 360 million
Mar 18 Christa Wolf a German literary critic, novelist, and essayist. She was one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany
Mar 22 Yayoi Kusama a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art, and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde
Mar 23 Roger Bannister an English former athlete, physician and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile.
Mar 29 Lennart Meri a writer, film director and statesman who served as the second President of Estonia from 1992 to 2001. Meri was a leader of the Estonian independence movement

Top 7 most famous people died in March 1929

Mar 13 Henry Scott Tuke an English visual artist; primarily a painter, but also a photographer. His most notable work was in the Impressionist style, and he is probably best known for his paintings of nude boys and young men
Mar 17 Antoni Lange a Polish poet, philosopher, polyglot , writer, novelist, science-writer, reporter and translator. A representative of Polish Parnassianism and symbolism, he is also regarded as belonging to the Decadent movement. He was an expert on Romanticism, French literature and a popularizer of culture of Eastern cultures. His novel Miranda is known in some circles
Mar 18 Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi a Soviet and Uzbek author, composer, playwright, poet, and political activist. Niyazi, along with Gʻafur Gʻulom, is widely seen as one of the leading figures in the early development of the modern literary tradition of Uzbekistan. He received a National Writer of the Uzbek SSR award on February 27, 1926. Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi was stoned to death in the town of Shohimardon by Islamic fundamentalists for his anti-religious activities
Mar 20 Ferdinand Foch a French soldier, military theorist and the Allied Généralissime during the First World War.
Mar 23 Maurice Sarrail a French general of the First World War. Sarrail's openly socialist views made him a rarity amongst the Catholics, conservatives and monarchists who dominated the French Army officer corps under the Third Republic before the war, and were the main reason why he was appointed to command at Salonika
Mar 25 Robert Ridgway an American ornithologist specializing in systematics. He was appointed in 1880 by Spencer Fullerton Baird, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to be the first full-time curator of birds at the United States National Museum, a title which he held until his death. In 1883, he helped found the American Ornithologists' Union, where he served as officer and journal editor. Ridgway was an outstanding descriptive taxonomist, capping his life work with The Birds of North and Middle America. In his lifetime, he was unmatched in the number of North American bird species that he described for science. As technical illustrator, Ridgway used his own paintings and outline drawings to complement his writing. He also published two books that systematized color names for describing birds, A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists and Color Standards and Color Nomenclature. Ornithologists all over the world continue to cite Ridgway's color studies and books
Mar 28 Katharine Lee Bates an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride