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February 8 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 8th:
February 8th - Deaths:
1204 – Alexius IV Angelus - deposed Eastern Roman Emperor (b. c. 1182)
1250 – Robert I of Artois - French crusader (b. 1216)
1250 – Sir William II Longespee (b. 1212)
1265 – Hulagu Khan - Mongol ruler (b. 1217)
1296 – King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)
1529 – Baldassare Castiglione - Italian writer & diplomat (b. 1478)
1587 – Mary - Queen of Scots (b. 1542)
1599 – Robert Rollock - Scottish educator (b. 1555)
1623 – Thomas Cecil - 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (b. 1546)
1696 – Tsar Ivan V of Russia (b. 1666)
1709 – Giuseppe Torelli - Italian composer (b. 1658)
1725 – Tsar Peter I of Russia (b. 1672)
1749 – Jan van Huysum - Dutch painter (b. 1682)
1750 – Aaron Hill - English writer (b. 1685)
1768 – George Dance the Elder - English architect (b. 1695)
1772 – Augusta of Saxe-Gotha - Princess of Wales (b. 1719)
1849 – France Prešeren - Slovenian poet (b. 1800)
1849 – François Antoine Habeneck - French violinist (b. 1781)
1856 – Agostino Bassi - Italian entomologist (b. 1773)
1907 – Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom - Dutch chemist (b. 1854)
1910 – Hans Jæger - Norwegian writer & political activist (b. 1854)
1921 – Peter Kropotkin - Russian anarchist (b. 1842)
1921 – George Formby - Sr., English entertainer (b. 1876)
1921 – Barrett Wendell - American academic & author (b. 1855)
1924 – Gee Jon First man in U.S. to be executed by lethal gas. (b. 1895)
1929 – Maria Christina - Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
1932 – Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll - New York City gangster from County Donegal in Ireland (b. 1908)
1936 – Charles Curtis - 1st American-Indian Vice-President USA (b. 1860)
1956 – Connie Mack - American baseball manager & executive (b. 1862)
1957 – Walther Bothe - German physicist & inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1957 – John von Neumann - Hungarian-born mathematician & physicist (b. 1903)
1960 – Giles Gilbert Scott - British architect (b. 1880)
1960 – John Langshaw Austin - British philosopher, (b. 1911)
1963 – George Dolenz - American actor, father of Micky Dolenz (b. 1908)
1964 – Ernst Kretschmer - German psychiatrist (b. 1888)
1972 – Markos Vamvakaris - Greek musician & songwriter (b. 1905)
1975 – Robert Robinson - British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
1977 – Eivind Groven - Norwegian composer & ethnomusicologist (b. 1901)
1980 – Nikos Xilouris - Greek singer (b. 1936)
1982 – John Hay Whitney - American financier (b. 1904)
1984 – Karel Miljon - Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
1985 – William Lyons - British automobile manufacturer (b. 1901)
1987 – Harriet E. MacGibbon - American actress (b. 1905)
1990 – Del Shannon - American entertainer (suicide) (b. 1934)
1992 – Denny Wright - British jazz guitarist (b. 1924)
1993 – N. Shanmugathasan - Sri Lankan communist leader (b. 1920)
1994 – Raymond Scott - American composer (b. 1908)
1996 – Del Ennis - American baseball player (b. 1925)
1998 – Halldór Laxness - Icelandic author, Nobel laureate (b. 1902)
1998 – Julian Lincoln Simon - American economist & author (b. 1932)
1998 – Enoch Powell - British Conservative MP & shadow cabinet member (b. 1912)
1999 – Iris Murdoch - Irish author (b. 1919)
2000 – Sid Abel - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1918)
2000 – Bob Collins - American radio broadcaster (b. 1942)
2000 – Derrick Thomas - American football player (b. 1967)
2001 – Ivo Caprino - Norwegian animated film director (b. 1920)
2002 – Joachim Hoffmann - German historian (b. 1930)
2002 – Ong Teng Cheong - President of Singapore (b. 1936)
2004 – Julius Schwartz - American comic book & science fiction editor (b. 1915)
2005 – Jimmy Smith - American jazz musician (b. 1925)
2005 – Keith Knudsen - American drummer, vocalist & songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
2006 – Elton Dean - English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
2006 – Akira Ifukube - Japanese composer (b. 1914)
2007 – Anna Nicole Smith - American model, actress, & entertainer (b. 1967)
2007 – Ian Stevenson - Canadian-American professor & reincarnation expert (b. 1918)
2008 – Chua Ek Kay - Singaporean painter (b. 1947)
2009 – Marian Cozma - Romanian handball player (b. 1982)
2010 – John Murtha - U.S. Representative (D-Pa) (b.1932)


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February 8 - Births

Calendar Date February 8th:
February 8th - Births:
412 – Proclus - Greek philosopher (d. 487)
1191 – Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)
1291 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (d. 1357)
1405 – Constantine XI Palaiologos - the last reigning Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (d. 1453)
1487 – Ulrich - Duke of Württemberg (d. 1550)
1552 – Agrippa d'Aubigné - French poet & soldier (d. 1630)
1577 – Robert Burton - English cleric & writer (d. 1640)
1586 – Jacob Praetorius - German composer (d. 1651)
1612 – Samuel Butler - English poet (d. 1680)
1649 – Gabriel Daniel - French Jesuit historian (d. 1728)
1677 – Jacques Cassini - French astronomer (d. 1756)
1685 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault - French historian (d. 1770)
1700 – Daniel Bernoulli - Dutch-born mathematician (d. 1782)
1720 – Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (d. 1750)
1792 – Caroline Augusta of Bavaria - queen of Hungary & Bohemia (d. 1873)
1798 – Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia - Russian Grand Duke (d. 1849)
1804 – Richard Lemon Lander - British explorer (d. 1834)
1807 – Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins - English sculptor & naturalist (d. 1889)
1819 – John Ruskin - English author (d. 1900)
1820 – William Tecumseh Sherman - American Union general (d. 1891)
1822 – Maxime Du Camp - French photographer & journalist (d. 1894)
1828 – Jules Verne - French author (d. 1905)
1834 – Dmitri Mendeleev - Russian chemist (d. 1907)
1847 – Hugh Price Hughes - English social reformer (d. 1902)
1850 – Kate Chopin - American author (d. 1904)
1878 – Martin Buber - German philosopher (d. 1965)
1880 – Franz Marc - German painter (d. 1916)
1882 – Thomas Selfridge - First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
1883 – Joseph Alois Schumpeter - Austrian economist (d. 1950)
1884 – Reginald Baker - Australian athlete & actor (d. 1953)
1886 – Charles Ruggles - American actor (d. 1970)
1888 – Dame Edith Evans - British actress (d. 1976)
1890 – Claro M. Recto - Filipino nationalist (d. 1960)
1893 – Ba Maw - Burmese politician (d. 1977)
1894 – Ludwig Marcuse - German author & philosopher (d. 1971)
1894 – King Vidor - American film director (d. 1982)
1900 – Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator & Russian animation director (d. 1987)
1902 – Demchugdongrub - Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
1903 – Greta Keller - Austrian-born cabaret singer & actress (d. 1977)
1906 – Chester Carlson - American physicist & inventor (d. 1968)
1911 – Elizabeth Bishop - American poet (d. 1979)
1913 – Betty Field - American actress (d. 1973)
1918 – Fred Blassie - American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1921 – Lana Turner - American actress (d. 1995)
1922 – Audrey Meadows - American actress (d. 1996)
1925 – Jack Lemmon - American actor & film director (d. 2001)
1926 – Neal Cassady - American writer (d. 1968)
1928 – Gene Lees - Canadian biographer & lyricist
1930 – James Deetz - American anthropologist (d. 2000)
1930 – Alejandro Rey - Argentine actor (d. 1987)
1931 – James Dean - American actor (d. 1955)
1932 – Cliff Allison - British racing driver (d. 2005)
1932 – John Williams - American composer & conductor
1933 – Elly Ameling - Dutch soprano
1933 – Jack Larson - American actor
1936 – Larry Verne - American singer
1937 – Manfred Krug - German actor
1937 – Joe Raposo - American composer (d. 1989)
1939 – José Maria Sison - Filipino communist
1940 – Ted Koppel - American journalist
1941 – Nick Nolte - American actor
1941 – Tom Rush - American singer & songwriter
1942 – Robert Klein - American comedian
1942 – Terry Melcher - American musician & record producer (d. 2004)
1942 – Bob Munden - American shooting competitor
1943 – Creed Bratton - American actor & musician
1943 – Pirzada Qasim - Pakistani poet & Vice Chancellor of Karachi University
1944 – Roger Lloyd-Pack - English actor
1944 – Sebastião Salgado - Brazilian documentary photographer
1948 – Lynda Lyon Block - American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
1948 – Dan Seals - American singer (d. 2009)
1948 – Ron Tyson - American singer (The Temptations)
1949 – Brooke Adams - American actress
1950 – Cristina Ferrare - American former supermodel & actress
1951 – Z'EV - American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
1953 – Roger Clavet - Québécois politician
1953 – Mary Steenburgen - American actress
1955 – John Grisham - American writer
1955 – Nancy Oliver - American playwright & television writer
1956 – Dave Meros - American bassist (Spock's Beard)
1958 – Sherri Martel - American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1960 – Dino Ciccarelli - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Vince Neil - American singer (Mötley Crüe)
1961 – Bruce Timm,TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
1963 – Mohammad Azharuddin - Indian cricketer
1963 – Joshua Kadison - American pianist & songwriter
1964 – Trinny Woodall - British fashion guru
1964 – Robert Nebřenský - Czech actor & musician
1966 – Kirk Muller - Canadian ice hockey player
1966 – Hristo Stoichkov - Bulgarian footballer
1968 – Gary Coleman - American actor
1968 – Claudette Pace - Maltese singer
1968 – Nasos Thanopoulos - Greek businessman
1969 – Mary McCormack - American actress
1969 – Shiva Rose - American actress
1970 – John Filan - Australian footballer
1970 – Alonzo Mourning - American basketball player
1971 – Mika Karppinen - Finnish drummer (HIM)
1971 – Andrus Veerpalu - Estonian cross-country skier
1972 – Paul Wight - American professional wrestler
1973 – Keith McDonald - American baseball player
1974 – Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo - French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
1974 – Ulises de la Cruz - Ecuadorian footballer
1974 – Seth Green - American actor
1974 – Kimbo Slice - American mixed martial artist
1976 – Abi Titmuss - British glamour model
1976 – Khaled Mashud - Bangladeshi cricketer
1976 – Adam Piatt - American baseball player
1976 – Nicolas Vouilloz - French rally driver
1977 – Barry Hall - Australian rules footballer
1977 – Dave "Phoenix" Farrell - Linkin Park Bassist
1977 – Bridgette Kerkove - American actress
1977 – Yucef Merhi - Venezuelan artist
1977 – Mathieu Turcotte - Canadian short-track speed skater
1979 – Aaron Cook - American baseball player
1979 – Josh Keaton - American actor & singer
1980 – Ralf Little - English actor/comedian
1980 – Cameron Muncey - Australian guitarist (Jet)
1980 – Stephen Wright - English footballer
1981 – Myriam Montemayor Cruz - Mexican singer
1982 – Satomi Kōrogi - Japanese voice actress
1982 – Sousuke Takaoka - Japanese actor
1982 – Danny Tamberelli - American actor
1983 – Jim Verraros - American singer
1984 – Panagiotis Vasilopoulos - Greek basketball player
1987 – Carolina Kostner - Italian European champion figure skater
1988 – Keegan Meth - Zimbabwean cricketer
1988 – Ryan Pinkston - American actor
1997 – Rebecca Schneider


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February 8 - General (Calendar Date)

February 8th - Basic Facts:
  • February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (327 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 7
  • Next day is February 9.
February 8th Births (Here)

February 8th Deaths (Here)

February 8 Events:

421 – Constantius III becomes co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1575 – Founding of Universiteit Leiden - with the motto Praesidium Libertatis.
1587 – Mary, Queen of Scots is executed - following suspicion of being involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.
1601 – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Queen Elizabeth I – the revolt is quickly crushed.
1622 – King James I of England disbands the English Parliament.
1692 – Salem witch trials - doctor in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony suggests that 2 girls in the family of the village minister may be suffering from bewitchment.
1693 – The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia is granted a charter by King William III & Queen Mary II.
1726 – The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.
1807 – Battle of Eylau – Napoleon defeats Russians under General Benigssen.
1817 – Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín & liberate Chile from Spain.
1837 – Richard Johnson - 1st Vice President of the United States chosen by the US Senate.
1855 – The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appear in southern Devon.
1856 – Barbu Dimitrie Ştirbei abolishes slavery in Wallachia.
1867 – The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
1879 – Universal Standard Time adoption is 1st proposed by Sandford Fleming at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.
1887 – The Dawes Act - authorizes the US President to survey Native American tribal land & divide it into individual allotments.
1900 – British troops are defeated by Boers at Ladysmith, South Africa.
1904 – Battle of Port Arthur - surprise torpedo attack by the Japanese at Port Arthur, China starts the Russo-Japanese War.
1910 – Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
1915 – The Birth of a Nation - D.W. Griffith's controversial film premieres in Los Angeles.
1918 – The Stars & Stripes newspaper is published for the 1st time.
1922 – President Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
1924 – The first state execution in the United States by gas chamber takes place in Nevada.
1949 – Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary is sentenced for treason.
1952 – Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the UK.
1955 – Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province.
1960 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issues an Order-in-Council - stating that she & her family would be known as the House of Windsor, with her descendants taking the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
1962 – Charonne massacre - 9 trade unionists are killed by French police, instigated by Maurice Papon, then chief of the Paris Prefecture of Police, & Nazi collaborator.
1963 – John F. Kennedy administration makes travel, financial & commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba illegal.
1968 – The Orangeburg massacre, an attack that left 3 or 4 dead in Orangeburg, South Carolina on black students from South Carolina State University who were protesting racial segregation at the town's only bowling alley (American civil rights movement).
1969 – Allende meteorite falls near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico.
1971 – NASDAQ stock market index opens for the first time.
1974 – First American space station Skylab crew returns to Earth after 84 days in space.
1974 – Military coup in Upper Volta.
1979 – Denis Sassou-Nguesso becomes the President of the Republic of the Congo for the 1st time.
1983 – The Melbourne dust storm follows the worst drought on record & a day of severe weather conditions - a 320 metres (1,000 ft) deep dust cloud envelops the city.
1989 – Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in Azores Islands off the coast of Portugal, killing 144.
1993 – General Motors sues NBC after Dateline NBC allegedly rigs two crashes intended to demonstrate that some GM pickups can easily catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settles the lawsuit the next day.
1996 – The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
1996 – The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.


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