Famous Deaths on 8th July

Deaths 1 - 99 of 99

810 - Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)
975 - Edgar, King of England (959-75), dies
1115 - Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies
1153 - Eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies
1249 - Alexander II, King of Scots (1215-49), dies at 51
1253 - Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies
1496 - Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
1531 - Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71
1538 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63
1623 - Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
1656 - Alexander van der Capellen, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64
1679 - Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies
Conquistador Diego de AlmagroConquistador Diego de Almagro (1538) 1681 - Georg Neumark, composer, dies at 60
1689 - Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
1695 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist (b. 1629)
1716 - Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
1721 - Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (b. 1649)
1726 - John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
1784 - Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
1822 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
1826 - Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
1850 - Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
1855 - Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
1859 - F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59), dies at 60
1863 - Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65
1870 - John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79
1876 - Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78
1885 - Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
1894 - Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer, dies
1895 - Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (b. 1821)
1898 - Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
1905 - Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
1909 - Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
1913 - Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)
1917 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
1932 - Florenz Ziegfeld, US theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies
1933 - Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
1934 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
1939 - [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
1941 - Philippe Gaubert, composer, dies at 62
1941 - Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
1942 - Catherinus Elling, composer, dies at 83
1943 - Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
1943 - Jean "Max" Moulin, French resistance fighter, executed
1946 - Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63
1948 - Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
1949 - Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
1949 - Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer, dies at 66
1950 - Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
1956 - Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
1956 - Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
1957 - Grace Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29), dies at 78
1957 - Henry Fevrier, composer, dies at 81
1957 - William Cadbury, chocolate maker, dies at 89
1959 - Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War
1961 - Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60
1962 - Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
1967 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
1971 - Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
1973 - Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
1979 - Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
1979 - Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
1979 - Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1981 - Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
1982 - Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
1984 - Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
1985 - Gardner Cowles Jr, US publisher (Look Magazine), dies at 82
1985 - Phil Foster, comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
1985 - Simon Kuznets, US economist (Nobel 1971), dies at 84
1986 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
1987 - Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
1987 - Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
1988 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
1990 - Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
1990 - Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
1991 - James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
1991 - Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies
1994 - Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
1994 - Dick Sargent, actor (Darren-Bewitched), dies of cancer at 64
1994 - Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
1994 - Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82
1994 - Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
1995 - Elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
1996 - Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41
1996 - Ernest Armstrong, miner/politician, dies at 81
1996 - James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
1996 - Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer, dies at 90
1997 - Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92
1999 - Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
2001 - John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
2002 - Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
2004 - Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
2004 - Jean Lefebvre, French actor (b. 1922)
2006 - June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
2006 - Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
2011 - Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
2011 - Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)
US First Lady Betty FordUS First Lady Betty Ford (2011) 2011 - Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)
2012 - Ernest Borgnine, American actor, dies from renal failure at 95

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