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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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January 8 - Births

Calendar Date January 8th:
January 8th - Births:
1556 – Uesugi Kagekatsu - Japanese samurai & warlord (d. 1623)
1583 – Simon Episcopius - Dutch theologian (d. 1643)
1587 – Johannes Fabricius - German astronomer (d. 1616)
1601 – Baltasar Gracián y Morales - Spanish writer (d. 1658)
1628 – François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville - duc de Luxembourg, French general (d. 1695)
1632 – Samuel Pufendorf - German jurist (d. 1694)
1635 – Luis Manuel Fernández de Portocarrero - Spanish Archbishop (d. 1709)
1735 – John Carroll - American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)
1763 – Edmond Charles Genêt - French diplomat (d. 1834)
1786 – Nicholas Biddle - American banking executive (d. 1844)
1788 – Archduke Rudolph of Austria (d. 1831)
1788 – Pavel Kiselyov - Russian general & politician (d. 1874)
1792 – Lowell Mason - American composer (d. 1872)
1805 – John Bigler - American politician (d. 1871)
1805 – Orson Hyde - American religious leader (d. 1878)
1812 – Sigismond Thalberg - Swiss virtuoso pianist & composer (d. 1871)
1817 – Sir Theophilus Shepstone - South African statesman (d. 1893)
1821 – James Longstreet - American Confederate general (d. 1904)
1821 – W.H.L. Wallace - American Union general (d. 1862)
1823 – Alfred Russel Wallace - British naturalist & biologist (d. 1913)
1824 – Francisco González Bocanegra - Mexican poet (d. 1861)
1824 – Wilkie Collins - British novelist (d. 1889)
1830 – Albert Bierstadt - German/American painter (d. 1902)
1830 – Hans von Bülow - German pianist & composer (d. 1894)
1836 – Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Dutch artist (d. 1912)
1843 – Frederick Abberline - British police investigator (d. 1929)
1843 – John H. Moffitt - American politician (d. 1926)
1852 – James Milton Carroll - American pastor & author (d. 1931)
1860 – Emma Booth - daughter of William & Catherine Booth (d. 1903)
1862 – Frank Nelson Doubleday - American publisher (d. 1934)
1864 – Prince Albert Victor - Duke of Clarence & Avondale (d. 1892)
1866 – William G. Conley - American politician (d. 1940)
1867 – Emily Greene Balch - American writer & pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1961)
1870 – Miguel Primo de Rivera - Spanish politician (d. 1930)
1871 – James Craig - 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)
1873 – Iuliu Maniu - Romanian politician (d. 1953)
1873 – Elena of Montenegro - queen of Italy (d. 1956)
1881 – Henrik Shipstead - American politician (d. 1960)
1883 – Pavel Filonov - Russian painter (d. 1941)
1883 – Patrick J. Hurley - United States Secretary of War (d. 1963)
1885 – John Curtin - Australian politician (d. 1945)
1885 – A. J. Muste - Dutch pacifist & activist (d. 1967)
1888 – Richard Courant - German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
1888 – Matthew Moore - Irish-American actor (d. 1960)
1891 – Walther Bothe - German physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (d. 1957)
1891 – Storm Jameson - English writer (d. 1986)
1891 – Bronislava Nijinska - Russian choreographer (d. 1972)
1894 – St Maximilian Kolbe - Polish martyr (d. 1941)
1896 – Arthur Ford - American medium (d. 1971)
1896 – Jaromir Weinberger - Czech-American composer (d. 1967)
1897 – Dennis Wheatley - British author (d. 1977)
1899 – Solomon Bandaranaike - Ceylonese Prime Minister (d. 1959)
1900 – Dame Merlyn Myer - Australian philanthropist (d. 1982)
1902 – Georgy Malenkov - Soviet politician (d. 1988)
1902 – Carl Rogers - American psychologist (d. 1987)
1903 – Igor Kurchatov - Russian physicist (d. 1960)
1904 – Karl Brandt - Alsatian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
1905 – Giacinto Scelsi - Italian composer (d. 1988)
1905 – Franjo Cardinal Seper - Croatian Catholic cardinal (d. 1981)
1908 – William Hartnell - British actor (d. 1975)
1909 – Willy Millowitsch - German actor (d. 1999)
1909 – Bruce Mitchell - South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1909 – Evelyn Wood - American educator (d. 1995)
1910 – Galina Sergeyevna Ulanova - Russian ballerina (d. 1988)
1911 – Tom Delaney - British racing driver (d. 2006)
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee - American actress & entertainer (d. 1970)
1912 – José Ferrer - Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
1912 – Lawrence E. Walsh - American jurist
1915 – Walker Cooper - American baseball player (d. 1991)
1921 – Herta Bothe - Nazi concentration camp guard
1922 – Abbey Simon - U.S. pianist
1923 – Larry Storch - American actor
1923 – Giorgio Tozzi - American bass
1923 – Johnny Wardle - English cricketer (d. 1985)
1923 – Joseph Weizenbaum - German-American author & computer scientist (d. 2008)
1924 – Benjamin Lees - American composer
1924 – Ron Moody - English actor
1925 – Helmuth Hubener - German activist (d. 1942)
1926 – Evelyn Lear - American soprano
1926 – Kelucharan Mohapatra - Indian Odissi dancer (d. 2004)
1926 – Hanae Mori - Japanese fashion designer
1926 – Soupy Sales - American comedian (d. 2009)
1927 – Charles Tomlinson - British poet & translator
1928 – Gaston Miron - Quebec poet & editor (d. 1996)
1928 – Slade Gorton - American politician
1929 – Saeed Jaffrey - Indian actor
1931 – Bill Graham - German-born American music promoter (d. 1991)
1933 – Charles Osgood - American journalist & commentator
1933 – Jean-Marie Straub - French film director
1933 – Ko Un - Korean poet
1934 – Jacques Anquetil - French cyclist (d. 1987)
1934 – Gene Freese - American baseball player
1934 – Roy Kinnear - English actor (d. 1988)
1934 – Alexandra Ripley - American writer (d. 2004)
1935 – Elvis Presley - American singer (d. 1977)
1936 – Zdeněk Mácal - Czech conductor
1936 – Robert May - Baron May of Oxford, Australian-born British scientist
1937 – Dame Shirley Bassey - Welsh singer
1938 – Bob Eubanks - American game show host
1939 – Carolina Herrera - Venezuelan fashion designer
1938 – Yevgeny Nesterenko - Russian bass-baritone
1941 – Graham Chapman - British comedian (d. 1989)
1941 – Boris Vallejo - Peruvian illustrator
1942 – Valya Balkanska - Bulgarian folk singer
1942 – Stephen Hawking - English theoretical physicist & author
1942 – Junichiro Koizumi - Japanese politician
1942 – Yvette Mimieux - American actress
1944 – Terry Brooks - American writer
1945 – Jeannie Lewis - Australian actress & singer
1945 – Kojo Nnamdi - Guyanese-born American radio host
1945 – Kathleen Noone - American actress
1946 – Robby Krieger - American musician (The Doors)
1947 – Don Bendell - American author & karate master
1947 – David Bowie - English musician
1947 – Samuel Schmid - Swiss politician
1947 – Terry Sylvester - British singer & musician
1948 – Gillies MacKinnon - Scottish film director
1951 – Kenny Anthony - Saint Lucian politician
1951 – John McTiernan - American film director
1952 – Vladimir Feltsman - Russian-American pianist
1953 – Bruce Sutter - American baseball player
1955 – Spiros Livathinos - Greek footballer
1955 – Mike Reno - Canadian musician
1957 – Nacho Duato - Spanish classical dancer & choreographer
1958 – Rey Misterio - Sr., Mexican wrestler
1959 – Paul Hester - Australian drummer (Crowded House) (d. 2005)
1959 – Duk Koo Kim - Korean boxer (d. 1982)
1961 – Calvin Smith - American athlete
1961 – Kazuki Takahashi - Japanese comic book writer & artist
1962 – Chris Marion - American musician
1965 – Michelle Forbes - American actress
1965 – Maria Pitillo - American actress
1966 – Igor Vyazmikin - Russian ice hockey player
1967 – R. Kelly - American singer
1968 – Keith Mullings - American boxer
1969 – Jeff Abercrombie - American musician
1969 – Ami Dolenz - American actress
1970 – Rachel Friend - Australian actress
1971 – Jason Giambi - American baseball player
1971 – Pascal Zuberbühler - Swiss footballer
1972 – Sean McKeever - American writer
1973 – Mark Knight - English sound designer
1973 – Sean Paul - Jamaican singer
1973 – Jason Stevens - Australian rugby league footballer
1973 – Henning Solberg - Norwegian rally driver
1974 – Maria Matsouka - Greek politician
1975 – DJ Clue - American DJ & producer
1975 – Harris Jayaraj - Indian music composer
1976 – Jenny Lewis - American actress & musician
1976 – Josh Meyers - American actor
1976 – Carl Pavano - American baseball player
1976 – Brad Snyder - Canadian shot putter
1977 – Amber Benson - American actress
1977 – Ron Pederson - Canadian actor
1977 – Lee Yoo-jin - Korean actress
1978 – Boris Avrukh - Israeli chess grandmaster
1978 – Marco Fu - Hong Kong snooker player
1979 – Torry Castellano - American musician (The Donnas)
1979 – Seol Ki-Hyeon - South Korean footballer
1979 – Mirella van Melis - Dutch track & road cyclist
1979 – Adrian Mutu - Romanian footballer
1979 – Sarah Polley - Canadian actress
1979 – Stipe Pletikosa - Croatian footballer
1980 – Rachel Nichols - American actress
1981 – Jeff Francis - Canadian baseball player
1981 – Xie Xingfang - Chinese badminton player
1982 – Emanuele Calaiò - Italian footballer
1982 – wiL Francis - American singer
1982 – Gaby Hoffmann - American actress
1982 – John Utaka - Nigerian footballer
1983 – Chris Mordetzky - American wrestler
1983 – Felipe Colombo - Argentine/Mexican actor & singer
1984 – Jeff Francoeur - American baseball player
1985 – Rachael Lampa - American singer
1986 – Jaclyn Linetsky - Canadian actress (d. 2003)
1986 – Maria Ozawa - Japanese/French Canadian Pornstar
1986 – David Silva - Spanish footballer
1988 – Allison Harvard - American artist & fashion model
1991 – Asuka Hinoi - Japanese singer
2000 – Noah Cyrus - American actress


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January 8 - General (Calendar Date)


January 8th - Basic Facts:
  • January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (358 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 7.
  • Next day is January 9.
January 8th Births (Here)

January 8th Deaths (Here)

January 8th Events:

871 – Battle of Ashdown – Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invading army.
1297 – Monaco gains independence.
1499 – Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany.
1734 – Covent Garden premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House.
1746 – Second Jacobite Rising - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling.
1790 – First State of the Union Address delivered George Washington delivers in New York City.
1798 – 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified.
1800 – First soup kitchens for the poor open in London.
1806 – Cape Colony becomes a British colony - Cape of Good Hope occupied.
1811 – Charles Deslandes leads unsuccessful slave revolt in St. Charles & St. James, Louisiana.
1815 – Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812) – Andrew Jackson leads American forces in victory over the British.
1835 – The United States national debt is 0 (zero) for the only time.
1838 – Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system (using dots & dashes) - Morse code forerunner.
1863 – Yorkshire County Cricket Club is founded following a meeting at Adelphi Hotel in Sheffield.
1863 – Second Battle of Springfield (American Civil War).
1867 – African American men granted right to vote in Washington, D.C.
1877 – Crazy Horse & his warriors fight their last battle at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory)against the United States Cavalry.
1886 – Severn tunnel (joining Wales & England) is opened.
1889 – Dr Herman Hollerith (from New York) patents an electrically operated computer for data processing (company evolves into IBM).
1900 – Alaska placed under military rule by President William McKinley.
1906 – Landslide in Haverstraw (New York), caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River.
1912 – The African National Congress is founded.
1916 – Final withdrawal of allied troops from Gallipoli.
1918 – Recruiting begins for Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS).
1918 – President Woodrow Wilson announces his "Fourteen Points" re aftermath of World War I.
1921 – Lloyd George is the first Prime Minister to reside at 'Chequers', a mansion near Wendover (Buckinghamshire).
1926 – Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud becomes the King of Hejaz & renames it Saudi Arabia.
1940 – World War II - Britain introduces food rationing.
1959 – Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution is completed following the take over of Santiago de Cuba.
1959 – Charles de Gaulle becomes first President of the Fifth French Republic.
1961 – French referendum supports Charles de Gaulle's policies in Algeria.
1963 – Empire State building (New York) has serious fire damaging 7 floors.
1963 – Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C., United States) for the first time
1964 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a "War on Poverty" in the United States.
1971 – Sir Geoffrey Jackson (British ambassador in Uruguay) is kidnapped by Tupamaros urban guerrillas.
1973 – launch of Soviet space mission Luna 21.
1973 – Watergate scandal - Trial begins of 7 men accused of illegal entry into Watergate Democratic Party headquarters.
1975 – Ella Grasso becomes Governor of Connecticut, the first serving woman US Governor (other than by succeeding her husband).
1979 – Tanker Betelgeuse explodes in Bantry Bay, Ireland (The Betelgeuse incident).
1982 – The break up of AT&T.
1982 – Spain ends siege of Gibraltar.
1989 – Kegworth air disaster - British Midland flight 92 crashes into the M1 motorway.
1989 – Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
1994 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir.
1996 – An Antonov 32 cargo turboprop powered plane crashes into the central market in Kinshasa, Zaire.
2002 – No Child Left Behind Act signed in to law by President George W. Bush.
2004 – The RMS Queen Mary 2, christened by Queen Elizabeth II.
2005 – The nuclear sub USS San Francisco (SSN-711) collides with an undersea mountain south of Guam, the sub surfaces & is repaired.
2006 – Magnitude 6.9 earthquake off Greek island of Kythirawith.
2009 – Costa Rica is hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake.


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