Famous Deaths on 8th April

Deaths 1 - 113 of 113

217 - Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
956 - Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
1143 - John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1364 - John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1461 - Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
1498 - Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
1537 - Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1586 - Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (b. 1522)
1587 - John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
1629 - Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
1697 - Niels Juel, Danish admiral (b. 1629)
1704 - Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624)
1704 - Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
Roman Emperor CaracallaRoman Emperor Caracalla (217) 1725 - John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
1735 - Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (b. March 27, 1676)
1736 - Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63
1759 - Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76
1778 - Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76
1794 - Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies
1844 - Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72
1848 - Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
1851 - John Parry, composer, dies at 75
1853 - Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
1857 - Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
1858 - Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76
1861 - Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50
1863 - Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
1865 - John Park, composer, dies at 61
1870 - Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
1871 - Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
1889 - Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
1890 - Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
1894 - Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
1897 - George Garrett, composer, dies at 62
1897 - Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies
1902 - Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
1906 - Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
1919 - Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
1920 - Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
1921 - Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
1931 - Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies
1935 - Edwin Cannan, economist, dies
1936 - Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
1937 - Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
1937 - William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
1938 - Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
1942 - Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
1942 - Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
1943 - Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
1943 - Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford (1947) 1947 - Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies at 83
1948 - Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
1950 - Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
1950 - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
1957 - Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
1958 - Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
1959 - Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
1963 - Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
1965 - Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
1965 - Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
1965 - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
1966 - George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
1969 - Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
1969 - Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
1970 - Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
Artist Pablo PicassoArtist Pablo Picasso (1973) 1973 - Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91
1974 - James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
1976 - Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35
1977 - Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
1978 - Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
1981 - Norman Taurog, dies
1981 - Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88
1984 - Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)
1985 - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
1986 - Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
1987 - Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
1990 - Doreen Sloane, dies
1990 - Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
1990 - Ryan White, hemophiliac aids sufferer, dies at 18
1991 - Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
1992 - Nelson Olmstead, dies at 78
1992 - Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
1993 - Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
1993 - H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
1993 - Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96
1994 - Frank Wells, president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash
1994 - Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
1994 - Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
1994 - François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
1995 - Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
1996 - Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
1996 - Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
1996 - Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
1996 - Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)
1997 - Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49
Actress Claire TrevorActress Claire Trevor (2000) 2000 - Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)
2002 - María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914)
2004 - Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
2005 - Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926)
2005 - Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924)
2006 - Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
2007 - Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905)
2007 - Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
2008 - Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (b. 1928)
2008 - John Button, Australian politician (b. 1933)
2008 - Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
2010 - Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
2010 - Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
2010 - Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
2011 - Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100
2012 - Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (2013) 2013 - Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87
2014 - The Ultimate Warrior, American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54

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