Famous Deaths on 8th December

Deaths 1 - 114 of 114

644 - Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered
899 - Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies
1292 - John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62
1596 - Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico
1626 - John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
1632 - Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561)
1643 - John Pym, English statesman (b. 1583)
1649 - Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1613)
1652 - Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35
1680 - Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)
1681 - Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies
1691 - Richard Baxter, English clergyman (b. 1615)
1695 - Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (b. 1625)
1709 - Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74
1722 - Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70
1744 - Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1717)
1745 - Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
1746 - Charles Radclyffe, British politician (b. 1693)
1756 - William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
1768 - Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1702)
1779 - Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)
1785 - Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
1811 - Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe(b. 1787)
1830 - H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63
1831 - James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies
1859 - Thomas de Quincey, English author (b. 1785)
1864 - George Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (b. 1815)
1885 - William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1821)
1894 - Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
1894 - Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)
1896 - Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75
1900 - Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87
1903 - Herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83
1907 - Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies
1914 - Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861)
1917 - Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)
1923 - Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88
1924 - Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
1926 - Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
1934 - Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62
1938 - Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
1939 - Ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63
1940 - George Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (b. 1861)
Architect of Detroit Albert KahnArchitect of Detroit Albert Kahn (1942) 1942 - Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73
1952 - Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
1954 - Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50
1955 - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69
1956 - Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76
1957 - Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55
1958 - Tris Speaker, American baseball player (b. 1888)
1961 - William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78
1963 - Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)
1966 - Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
1967 - Robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32
1967 - John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
1969 - Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80
1970 - Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77
1972 - George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
1975 - Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948)
1978 - Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon (1980) 1980 - John Lennon, shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40
1981 - Shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64
1982 - Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered
1982 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies
1982 - Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered
1982 - Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered
1982 - Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered
1982 - Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered
1982 - John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered
1982 - Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered
1982 - Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered
1982 - Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered
1982 - Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered
1982 - Marty Robbins, country singer, dies at 57
1982 - Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72
1982 - Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered
1983 - Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64
1984 - Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81
1984 - Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960)
1984 - Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953)
1988 - Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
1988 - Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44
1989 - Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies
1990 - Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70
1990 - Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
1991 - Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
1991 - Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23
1992 - William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
1993 - Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
1993 - Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86
1994 - Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67
1994 - Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89
1995 - Carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36
1995 - Ernest LeRoy Boyer, educator, dies at 67
1995 - John Gillett, film researcher, dies at 70
1995 - Mikki Doyle, journalist, dies at 79
1996 - Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
1996 - Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist, dies at 60
1997 - Bob Bell, clown (WGN's 1st Bozo), dies at 75
1997 - Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87
1999 - Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (b. 1923)
2001 - Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
2003 - Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)
2004 - Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale
2005 - Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915)
2006 - Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
2006 - José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959)
2007 - Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist
2008 - Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete (b. 1967)
2008 - Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
2008 - Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930)
2009 - Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
2013 - John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96
2013 - Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70

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