2008 in History (Part 3)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

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Person of interestMichael Crichton

Nov 4 Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

  • Nov 4 Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
  • Nov 12 Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)
  • Nov 20 Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)
  • Nov 22 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • Nov 24 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian, the oldest person in the world following the death of Yone Minagawa of Japan on August 13, 2007, dies at 115
  • Nov 27 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), dies at 77
  • Nov 29 Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)
  • Dec 1 Joseph B Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • Dec 2 Edward Samuel Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur (b. 1933)
  • Dec 2 Kathleen Baskin-Ball, American United Methodist Pastor
  • Dec 3 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • Dec 5 Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)
  • Dec 5 Constantin Ticu Dumitrescu, Romanian politician and president of the Association of Romanian Former Political Prisoners. (b. 1928)
  • Dec 8 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
  • Dec 8 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer, dies at 83
  • Dec 9 Yuri Glazkov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1939)
  • Dec 11 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Dec 12 Avery Dulles, Roman Catholic Cardinal, heologian (b. 1918)
  • Dec 12 Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot former president (b. 1934)
  • Dec 15 León Febres Cordero, Ecuador's former President (b. 1931)
  • Dec 18 Mark Felt, the infamous "Deep Throat", American FBI official and whistle blower during the Watergate Scandal dies aged 95

Person of interestJames Bevel

Dec 19 James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), dies of cancer at 72

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel
  • Dec 19 Carol Chomsky, American linguist and education specialist (b. 1930)
  • Dec 24 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), dies at 78

Person of interestSamuel P. Huntington

Dec 24 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, dies at 81

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • Dec 31 Donald E. Westlake, American author (b. 1933)