February 8 Deaths in History - February 8 Birthdays - February 8 Events



2007 Anna Nicole Smith, dies in Hollywood, Florida, of drug overdose, at 39
2004 Julius Schwartz, comic editor/agent, dies at 88
2002 Eldon Rudd, Representative-R-Arizona 1977 - 1987
1999 Iris Murdoch, writer, Jackson's Dilemma, dies at 79
1998 William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78
1997 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
1996 John Hartford Worlock, RC Bishop (Liverpool), dies at 76
1996 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
1995 B G Hooghoudt, radiotelescope build (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70
1995 Wilhelm J Soukop, Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88
1995 William Fulbright, U.S. politician, dies
1994 Jacob Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70
1994 Ken Hall, Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
1994 Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
1993 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
1993 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
1993 Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
1993 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
1993 Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
1992 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93
1991 Silvio O. Conte, Representative-R-Massachusetts 1959 - 1991, died of prostate cancer
1990 Del Shannon, American Musician
1989 Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
1988 Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
1987 Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha], writer, dies
1987 Harriet MacGibbon, actress (Mrs Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies
1987 Hendrik Koekoek, founder (Dutch Boer party), dies at 74
1985 Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
1985 Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
1982 John Hay Whitney, U.S. newspaper magnate, dies at 76
1979 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82
1975 Martyn Green, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Mikado), dies at 75
1974 Fern Andra, dies at 80
1974 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75
1968 J Borremans, Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56
1964 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
1963 Abdul Karim Kassem, Prime Minister of Iraq 1958 - 1963, assassinated in Baghdad at 48
1963 George Dolenz, Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55
1961 William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
1960 J. L. Austin, English Philosopher
1959 William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
1957 John Von Neumann, astronomer, dies at 53
1957 Walther Bothe, German Physicist
1956 Connie Mack, baseball manager (Philadelphia A's, 1901-50), dies at 93
1954 Mabel Paige, actress (Lucky Jordan), dies at 73
1953 Cliff Clark, actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
1949 Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81
1949 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer, dies at 54
1947 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65
1946 Miles Mander, actor and director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
1942 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
1937 Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75
1935 Max Liebermann, Germany impressionist painter/graphic artist, dies at 87
1932 Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang
1924 Gee John, U.S. mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada), dies
1921 Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78
1920 Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56
1911 Gustaf Froding, Swedish poet (Grabstank), dies at 50
1909 Edouard Silas, composer, dies at 80
1909 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer, dies at 32
1907 Hendrik W. Bakhuis Roozeboom, chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52
1905 Jay Cooke, American Businessman
1902 Robert Adamson, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, philosopher, professor, served as chair of logic at University of Glasgow 1893 - 1902, important lectures published in 'The Development of Modern Philosophy and Other Essays', dies
1897 Antonio Canovas del Castillo, premier of Spain, murdered at 69
1884 Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76
1878 Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83
1874 David F Strauss, German theologist, dies at 66
1874 David Friedrich Strauss, German Theologian
1849 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48
1849 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer, dies at 68
1824 Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71
1821 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62
1801 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, composer, dies at 43
1797 Johann Friedrich Doles, composer, dies at 81
1771 Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
1749 Jan van Huysum, Dutch still life painter, dies at 66
1740 Clement XII, Lorenzo Corsini, blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87
1725 Peter I "the Great" Romanov, czar of Russia (1682-1725), dies at 52
1709 Giuseppi Torelli, Italian composer, dies at 50
1691 Carlo Rainaldi, composer, dies at 79
1691 Carlo di Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect/composer, dies at 79
1686 Francois Tak, Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered
1676 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov-czar of Russia, dies at 46
1650 John Adriaensz, hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74
1611 Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies
1587 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44
1587 Mary Queen of Scots, Scottish Royalty
1513 Alonso de Ojeda, Spanish explorer (Curaeao and Bonaire), dies
1303 Nanshu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies
1245 Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle, French theologist, dies
1124 Stefanus of Thiers/Muret, founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies











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