|21 March 1960||At least 180 black Africans are injured and 69 killed when South African police open fire on demonstrators protesting the pass laws in Sharpeville. |
Mark Citret (1949, 21 March - ) was born - US, NY, Buffalo. American contemporary photographer.
Flor Garduņo (1957, 21 March - ) was born - Mexico, Mexico City. Black and white photographs of Central and South America dealing with the landscapes and the rituals of the native peoples who live in these areas.
Robert Lebeck (1929, 21 March - ) was born - Germany, Berlin.
Erich Mendelsohn (1887, 21 March - 1953, 15 September) was born - Germany, Allenstein [now Poland, Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodship, Olsztyn]. German architect
Paulo Nozolino (1955, 21 March - ) was born - Portugal, Lisbon. Portuguese contemporary photographer who has traveled widely producing major work on the Arab world (1989-95) followed by a project dealing with Europe (1996-98).
Herbert G. Ponting (1870, 21 March - 1935, 7 February) was born - England, Salisbury. British photographer, photojournalist, and filmmaker. He photographed in Japan (1902-1905) and was the photographer for two of Captain R.F. Scott expeditions to Antarctica (1909, 1910-1912).
Maurice Vidal Portman (1860, 21 March - 1935, 14 February) was born - Canada, Ontario, West London. Went to the Andaman Islands in 1879 and documented the languages and history of the region. He carried out an ambitious but never completed plan to photograph the Andamanese aboriginals before their extinction due to colonial contact.
James M. Hoddle (1902, 14 March - 1992, 21 March) died - US, IL, Chicago.
Nadar (1820, 6 April - 1910, 21 March) died - France, Paris. French printmaker, writer, draughtsman and photographer.
Jindrich Styrsky (1899, 11 August - 1942, 21 March) died. Czech painter, printmaker and photographer