Famous Deaths on November 8

  • 397 Martin of Tours, [St Martin], bishop of Tours, dies
  • 618 St Deusdedit/Adeodatus I, Italian Pope (615-18), dies
  • 955 Pope Agapetus II (946-955)
  • 1171 Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)
  • 1195 Conrad of Hohenstaufen
  • 1226 Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39
  • 1228 Dirk I, ruler of Heinsberg/Valkenburg, dies
  • 1246 Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)
  • 1308 Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher (coined the word dunce), dies at 42
  • 1494 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
  • 1517 Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, cardinal/Chancellor of Castilia, dies
  • 1527 Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • 1578 Johann Walter, composer, dies at 51
  • 1590 Joost Jansz Bilhamer, master builder/cartographer, dies at about 49
  • 1595 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist, dies at 69
  • 1599 Francisco Guerrero, Spanish composer (b. 1528)
  • 1600 Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)
  • 1605 Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1638 Johann H Alsted, German theologist/philosopher, dies at 50
  • 1658 Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50
  • 1658 Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59

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1674 John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • 1694 Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
  • 1719 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)
  • 1757 Pierre Prowo, composer, dies at 60
  • 1805 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87
  • 1811 Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
  • 1817 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter of Napoleon, dies at 63
  • 1830 King Francis I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1777)
  • 1833 Maximilian Stadler, composer, dies at 85
  • 1858 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • 1860 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies
  • 1873 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76
  • 1880 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • 1885 Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71
  • 1886 Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29

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1887 Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1890 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • 1905 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1908 Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • 1908 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, dies at 60
  • 1909 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • 1909 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • 1911 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, dies at 87
  • 1917 Colyn Blythe, cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies during WW I
  • 1920 Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
  • 1920 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1921 Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet (b. 1849)
  • 1924 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer, dies at 64
  • 1928 Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • 1933 Mohammed Nadir Shah, king of Afghanistan, assassin by Abdul Khallig
  • 1934 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • 1934 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73

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1937 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), dies of natural causes at sea on board the liner Reina del Pacifico at 71

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1941 Gaetano Mosca, Italian sociologist (Elite Circle), dies at 83
  • 1944 Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies
  • 1949 Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian clergyman (b. 1874)
  • 1952 Claude Carter, cricketer (took 28 wkts 10 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • 1953 Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83
  • 1953 John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66
  • 1959 Frank Sherman Land, founder of DeMolay International (b. 1890)
  • 1963 Simon Jurovsky, composer, dies at 51
  • 1965 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)
  • 1966 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist, dies at 75
  • 1968 Wendell Corey, actor (11th Hour, Peck's Bad Girl), dies at 54
  • 1969 Kam Tong, actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), dies at 62
  • 1969 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • 1970 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1974 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1977 Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)
  • 1977 Georg Wüst, German Oceanographer, dies at 87
  • 1978 Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84
  • 1979 Sydney Tafler, actor (Too Many Crooks), dies at 63
  • 1979 Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle (b. 1900)
  • 1983 Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
  • 1983 Mordecai Kaplan, Rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (b. 1881)

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1983 Betty Nuthall, English tennis player, dies at 72

Tennis Player Betty Nuthall
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Betty Nuthall
  • 1984 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, composer, dies at 81
  • 1985 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1986 Beatrice Kay, singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78
  • 1986 Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1989 Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67
  • 1990 Anya Seton, US author, dies
  • 1990 Grampy Davis, dies of heart attack at 87
  • 1991 Christine Felsmann, dies
  • 1991 Frances Faye, singer/actress (Pretty Baby), dies after strokes
  • 1991 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies
  • 1991 Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45
  • 1992 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952), dies
  • 1992 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1993 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1994 Marianne Straub, weaver, dies at 85
  • 1994 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1995 Country Dan Dick Montana McLain, singer, dies at 40
  • 1995 Neil Blaney, politician, dies at 73
  • 1996 Edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89
  • 1996 Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73
  • 1998 Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 1999 Leon Štukelj, Slovenian gymnast (b. 1898)
  • 1999 Francis D. Foley, American Rear Admiral (WW II, Guadalcanal), dies at 89
  • 2002 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2003 Bob Grant, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)
  • 2004 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2005 David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 2005 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2006 Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist, dies at 65
  • 2007 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary. (b. 1943)
  • 2007 Chad Varah, English founder of charity The Samaritans (b. 1911)
  • 2009 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2010 Emilio Eduardo Massera, Argentine naval officer and National Reorganization Process figure (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Jack Levine, American painter (b. 1915)
  • 2010 Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)
  • 2010 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • 2011 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • 2011 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • 2014 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89