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January 8 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 8th:
January 8 - Deaths:
482 – Saint Severinus of Noricum
1100 – Antipope Clement III (b. c.1029)
1107 – Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)
1198 – Pope Celestine III (b. c.1106)
1324 – Marco Polo - Italian explorer (b. 1254)
1337 – Giotto di Bondone - Italian artist (b. 1267)
1456 – St Lawrence Justinian - Italian bishop & first Patriarch of Venice (b. 1381)
1464 – Thomas Ebendorfer - Austrian historian (b. 1385)
1557 – Albert the Warlike - Prince of Bayreuth (b. 1522)
1570 – Philibert de l'Orme - French architect (b. c.1510)
1598 – John George - Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1525)
1642 – Galileo Galilei - Italian astronomer & scientist (b. 1564)
1707 – John Dalrymple - 1st Earl of Stair, Scottish politician (b. 1648)
1713 – Arcangelo Corelli - Italian composer (b. 1653)
1775 – John Baskerville - English printer (b. 1706)
1789 – Jack Broughton - English boxer (b. c.1703)
1794 – Justus Möser - German statesman (b. 1720)
1815 – Edward Pakenham - British general (b. 1778)
1825 – Eli Whitney - American inventor (b. 1765)
1854 – William Carr Beresford - 1st Viscount Beresford, British general & politician (b. 1768)
1865 – Aimé - duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
1874 – Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg - French writer & historian (b. 1814)
1878 – Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov - Russian poet (b. 1821)
1880 – Joshua A. Norton - Emperor of the United States, Protector of Mexico (b. 1811)
1896 – William Rainey Marshall - Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
1896 – Paul Verlaine - French poet (b. 1844)
1901 – John Barry - Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
1916 – Ada Rehan - Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
1916 – Rembrandt Bugatti - Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
1918 – Ellis H. Roberts - American politician (b. 1827)
1932 – Eurosia Fabris - Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
1934 – Andrei Bely - Russian writer (b. 1880)
1934 – Serge Stavisky - French financier & embezzler (b. 1886)
1938 – Johnny Gruelle - Creator of Raggedy Ann & Andy (b. 1880)
1941 – Robert Baden-Powell - English founder of scouting (b. 1857)
1942 – Joseph Franklin Rutherford - American religious publisher (b. 1869)
1943 – Richard Hillary - Australian Spitfire pilot & author (b. 1919)
1944 – William Kissam Vanderbilt II - member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1878)
1945 – Karl Krafft - Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (b. 1900)
1948 – Kurt Schwitters - German painter (b. 1887)
1948 – Richard Tauber - Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
1950 – Joseph Schumpeter - Austrian economist (b. 1883)
1953 – Admiral Sir Hugh Binney - British naval commander & Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
1956 – Jim Elliot - American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
1958 – Paul Pilgrim - American athlete (b. 1883)
1963 – Kay Sage - American artist & poet (b. 1898)
1967 – Zbigniew Cybulski - Polish actor (b. 1927)
1969 – Albert Hill - British athlete (b. 1889)
1970 – Giannis Christou - Greek composer (b. 1926)
1970 – Georges Guibourg - French performer (b. 1891)
1972 – Kenneth Patchen - American poet (b. 1911)
1975 – John Gregson - English actor (b. 1919)
1975 – Richard Tucker - American tenor (b. 1913)
1976 – Zhou Enlai - Premier of the People's Republic of China (b. 1898)
1976 – Robert Forgan - British fascist (b. 1891)
1979 – Sara Carter - American country musician (b. 1898)
1980 – John Mauchly - American physicist (b. 1907)
1981 – Matthew "Stymie" Beard - American actor (b. 1925)
1982 – Grégoire Aslan - Armenian actor (b. 1908)
1983 – Gerhard Barkhorn - German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
1983 – Ron Frazer - Australian actor (b. 1924)
1983 – Tom McCall - Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
1986 – Pierre Fournier - French cellist (b. 1906)
1990 – Terry-Thomas - British actor, comedian (b. 1911)
1991 – Steve Clark - English guitarist (Def Leppard) (b. 1960)
1994 – Pat Buttram - American actor (b. 1915)
1994 – Harvey Haddix - American baseball player (b. 1925)
1995 – Carlos Monzon - Argentinian boxer (b. 1942)
1996 – John Hargreaves - Australian actor (b. 1945)
1996 – François Mitterrand - President of France (b. 1916)
1996 – Howard Taubman - American music & theater critic (b. 1907)
1997 – Melvin Calvin - Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
1998 – Michael Tippett - English composer (b. 1905)
2000 – Fritz Thiedemann - German equestrianist (b. 1918)
2002 – Alexander Prochorow - Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
2002 – Dave Thomas - American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
2003 – Ron Goodwin - British composer & conductor (b. 1925)
2004 – John A. Gambling - American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
2005 – Campbell McComas - Australian impersonator & broadcaster (b. 1952)
2005 – Warren Spears - American choreographer & dancer (b. 1954)
2005 – Michel Thomas - Polish linguist (b. 1914)
2006 – Tony Banks - British politician (b. 1943)
2007 – Jane Bolin - first African American female judge (b. 1908)
2007 – Yvonne De Carlo - Canadian-born actress (b. 1922)
2007 – Francis Cockfield - British politician (b. 1916)
2007 – David Ervine - Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
2007 – Iwao Takamoto - American animator (b. 1925)
2008 – George Moore - Australian champion jockey (b. 1923)
2009 – Richard John Neuhaus - Canadian-American Christian writer & editor (b. 1936)


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