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April 8 - Deaths

Calendar Date April 8th:
April 8th - Deaths:
217 – Caracalla - Roman Emperor (b. 186)
956 – Gilbert of Chalon - Duke of Burgundy
1143 – John II Comnenus - Byzantine Emperor (b. 1087)
1364 – King John II of France (b. 1319)
1461 – Georg Purbach - German mathematician & astronomer (b. 1423)
1586 – Martin Chemnitz - Lutheran reformer & theologian (b. 1522)
1587 – John Foxe - English writer (b. 1516)
1691 – Carlo Rainaldi - Italian architect (b. 1611)
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)
1725 – John Wise - English clergyman (b. 1652)
1735 – Francis II Rákóczi - leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (b. 1676)
1848 – Gaetano Donizetti - Italian composer (b. 1797)
1857 – Mangal Pandey - Indian soldier (b. 1827)
1861 – Elisha Otis - American elevator builder (b. 1811)
1870 – Charles de Bériot - Belgian composer (b. 1802)
1906 – Auguste D - First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1850)
1919 – Loránd Eötvös - Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
1920 – Charles Tomlinson Griffes - American composer (b. 1884)
1931 – Erik Axel Karlfeldt - Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1864)
1936 – Robert Bárány - Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
1942 – Kostas Skarvelis - Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
1950 – Vaslav Nijinsky - Polish-born ballet dancer (b. 1890)
1958 – Ethel Turner - Australian author (b. 1872)
1965 – Lars Hanson - Swedish actor (b. 1886)
1968 – Barbara Jane Harrison - Air stewardess (b.1945)
1973 – Pablo Picasso - Spanish artist & sculptor (b. 1881)
1974 – James Charles McGuigan - Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
1978 – Ford Frick - American baseball commissioner (b. 1894)
1981 – Omar Bradley - U.S. general (b. 1893)
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)
1990 – Ryan White - American AIDS activist (b. 1971)
1991 – Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin - Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
1992 – Daniel Bovet - Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
1993 – Marian Anderson - American contralto (b. 1897)
1994 – François Rozet - French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
1996 – George W. Jenkins - American businessman (b. 1907)
1996 – Ben Johnson - American actor (b. 1918)
1996 – León Klimovsky - Argentine film director (b. 1906)
1997 – Laura Nyro - American singer & composer (b. 1947)
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 - American clergyman (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)
2009 – Piotr Morawski - Polish mountaineer (b. 1976)
2010 – Malcolm McLaren - British music manager & musician (b. 1946)


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