2008 in History (Part 3)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 201 - 220 of 220

  • Nov 24 Cecil H. Underwood, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 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 9 Yuri Glazkov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1939)
  • 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 interestPerson of Interest

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 interestPerson of Interest

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)