March 28, 1943 - Death of Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, in Beverly Hills California. He had just become an American citizen. In poor health, he insisted on making a concert tour to raise funds for war relief. In Knoxville TN, in February, he became weaker and returned to his home in California, and died just a few days before his 70th birthday. He was buried at the Kensico celebrity cemetery in Valhalla, NY.