Famous Deaths on 8th April

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217 Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
  • 956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
  • 1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
  • 1364 John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
  • 1461 Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
  • 1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
  • 1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
  • 1586 Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (b. 1522)
  • 1587 John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)
  • 1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
  • 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. March 27, 1676)
  • 1736 Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63
  • 1759 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76
  • 1778 Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76
  • 1794 Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies
  • 1844 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72
  • 1848 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • 1851 John Parry, composer, dies at 75
  • 1853 Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73
  • 1857 Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827)
  • 1858 Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76
  • 1861 Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50
  • 1863 Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
  • 1865 John Park, composer, dies at 61
  • 1870 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1871 Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68
  • 1889 Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies
  • 1890 Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1894 Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 1897 George Garrett, composer, dies at 62
  • 1897 Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies
  • 1902 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • 1906 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • 1919 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • 1920 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35
  • 1921 Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies
  • 1931 Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies
  • 1935 Edwin Cannan, economist, dies
  • 1936 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • 1937 Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
  • 1937 William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 1938 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies
  • 1942 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • 1942 Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1943 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • 1943 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • 1948 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • 1950 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • 1950 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • 1957 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • 1958 Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • 1959 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies
  • 1963 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • 1965 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • 1965 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • 1965 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • 1966 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • 1969 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1969 Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • 1970 Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies

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1973 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1974 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • 1977 Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • 1978 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • 1981 Norman Taurog, dies
  • 1981 Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88
  • 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)
  • 1987 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
  • 1990 Doreen Sloane, dies
  • 1990 Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56
  • 1990 Ryan White, hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • 1991 Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969)
  • 1992 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1992 Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)
  • 1993 Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • 1993 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies
  • 1993 Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96
  • 1994 Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
  • 1994 Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • 1994 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1995 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • 1996 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • 1996 Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • 1996 Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1997 Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49

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2000 Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 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, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (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)
  • 2010 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946)
  • 2010 Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • 2011 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100
  • 2012 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83

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2013 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 2014 The Ultimate Warrior, American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 2015 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70