Famous Deaths on 8th July

  • 810 Pepin, son of Charlemagne, King of Italy, dies (birth date unknown)
  • 975 Edgar, King of England (959-75), dies
  • 1115 Petrus van Amiens, French Crusades predictor, dies
  • 1153 Eugene III, [Bernardo], Italian Pope (1145-53), dies
  • 1249 Alexander II, King of Scots (1215-49), dies at 51
  • 1253 Thibaud IV, poet/count of Champagne/King of Navarra, dies
  • 1496 Benedetto Bonfiglio, Italian painter, dies
  • 1531 Tilman Riemenschneider, German sculptor, dies at 71

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1538 Diego de Almagro, Spanish conquistador (Chile/Peru), killed at Las Salinas at about 63

Conquistador Diego de Almagro
Conquistador
Diego de Almagro
  • 1623 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], bishop of Bologna/Pope, dies at 69
  • 1656 Alexander van der Capellen, mister of Aartsbergen, dies at about 64
  • 1679 Samuel J Columbus, Swedish poet (Odae Sveticae), dies
  • 1681 Georg Neumark, composer, dies at 60
  • 1689 Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • 1695 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist (b. 1629)
  • 1716 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • 1721 Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (b. 1649)
  • 1726 John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
  • 1784 Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  • 1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1826 Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  • 1850 Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
  • 1855 Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
  • 1859 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59), dies at 60
  • 1863 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65
  • 1870 John D Zocher Jr, architect (Soestdijk Palace), dies at 79
  • 1876 Josef Dessauer, composer, dies at 78
  • 1885 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
  • 1894 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer, dies
  • 1895 Johann Josef Loschmidt, Austrian scientist (b. 1821)
  • 1898 Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • 1905 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  • 1909 Gaston AA marquis de Gallifet, Fren min of War (1899-1900), dies at 79
  • 1913 Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)
  • 1917 Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
  • 1932 Florenz Ziegfeld, US theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies
  • 1933 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • 1934 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • 1939 [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man & Woman), dies at 80
  • 1941 Philippe Gaubert, composer, dies at 62
  • 1941 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • 1942 Catherinus Elling, composer, dies at 83
  • 1943 Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
  • 1943 Jean "Max" Moulin, French resistance fighter, executed
  • 1946 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • 1948 Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
  • 1949 Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
  • 1949 Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer, dies at 66
  • 1950 Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
  • 1956 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • 1956 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • 1957 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29), dies at 78
  • 1957 Henry Fevrier, composer, dies at 81
  • 1957 William Cadbury, chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • 1959 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War
  • 1961 Julian Bautista, composer, dies at 60
  • 1962 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • 1967 Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
  • 1971 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
  • 1973 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • 1979 Michael Wilding, actor (Waterloo, Zarakm Naked Edge), dies
  • 1979 Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1979 Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1981 Loring Smith, actor (Hartmans), dies at 86
  • 1982 Isa Miranda, model/actress (Summertime), dies of infected bone at 77
  • 1984 Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges), dies at 73
  • 1985 Gardner Cowles Jr, US publisher (Look Magazine), dies at 82
  • 1985 Phil Foster, comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), dies at 72
  • 1985 Simon Kuznets, US economist (Nobel 1971), dies at 84
  • 1986 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 1987 Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  • 1987 Lionel Chevrier, Canadian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1988 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
  • 1990 Howard Duff, actor (Heist, Knots Landing), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1990 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies
  • 1991 James Franciscus, actor (Mr Novak), dies at of emphysema 57
  • 1991 Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies
  • 1994 Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
  • 1994 Dick Sargent, actor (Darren-Bewitched), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1994 Dominic Lucero, dancer/singer, dies of lymphatic cancer
  • 1994 Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82
  • 1994 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1995 Elizabeth Adams, madam, dies at 65
  • 1996 Amschel Rothschild, banker, dies at 41
  • 1996 Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • 1996 James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
  • 1996 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer, dies at 90
  • 1997 Charles Drake, geologist, dies of heart attack at 92
  • 1999 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2001 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002 Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
  • 2004 Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2004 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (b. 1922)
  • 2006 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2006 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2011 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 2012 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95
  • 2015 Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI), dies at 69
  • 2015 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71