On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 2008 (Part 2)

  • Oct 2 Rob Guest, New Zealand entertainer (b. 1950)
  • Oct 3 Karam ud Din, Pakistani Navy officer (b. 1941)
  • Oct 7 Leslie Hardman, Jewish Orthodox rabbi (b. 1913)
  • Oct 8 George E. Palade, Romanian-American cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974), dies at 95
  • Oct 10 Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (b. 1947)
  • Oct 11 Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)
  • Oct 12 Karl Chircop, Maltese politician (b. 1965)
  • Oct 12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), dies at 85
  • Oct 14 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • Oct 14 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man, dies at 82
  • Oct 14 Barrington J. Bayley, English sci-fi author (Collision Course), dies at 71
  • Oct 15 Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca, Turkish poet, dies at 94
  • Oct 19 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, dies at 86
  • Oct 20 Sœur Emmanuelle, Belgian-French religious sister, dies at 99
  • Oct 25 Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • Oct 26 Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
  • Oct 27 Bernard W. Rogers, United States Army general who served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, dies at 87
  • Oct 30 Pedro Pompilio Argentinian businessman (b. 1950)
  • Nov 1 Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)
  • Nov 4 Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican Secretary of the Interior (b. 1971)
  • Nov 5 Paul Greening, Royal Navy officer and master of Queen's household, dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Catherine Baker Knoll, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, (b. 1930)
  • Nov 14 Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Dutch foreign minister (KVP), dies at 87
  • 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 30 Naomi Datta, British geneticist and bacteriologist (pioneer in investigating the development of resistance to antibiotics by bacteria), dies at 86
  • Dec 1 Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessmen, religious leader, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church), dies at 91
  • 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 9 Yury Glazkov, Soviet Air Force officer and cosmonaut (Soyuz 24), dies at 69
  • Dec 11 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Dec 12 Avery Dulles, American clergyman, Roman Catholic cardinal, theologian, and educator, dies at 90
  • Dec 12 Tassos Papadopoulos, Cypriot lawyer and politician (President, 2003-08), dies at cancer at 74
  • Dec 15 León Febres Cordero, Ecuadorian politician (President of Ecuador 1984-88), dies at 77
  • Dec 15 Geraldine McCullough, American painter and sculptor (Phoenix), dies at 91
  • Dec 18 Mark Felt, the infamous "Deep Throat", American FBI official and whistle blower during the Watergate Scandal dies aged 95

James Bevel

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

  • Dec 19 Carol Chomsky, American linguist and education specialist (b. 1930)
  • Dec 22 Lansana Conté, Guinean politician, dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Eric Charles Twelves Wilson, English British Army officer (awarded Victoria Cross), dies at 96

Samuel P. Huntington

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

  • Dec 29 Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior, dies at 77
  • Dec 31 Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), dies at 75