March 8 Deaths in History - March 8 Birthdays - March 8 Events



2005 Aslan Maskhadov, Chechen Politician
2004 Robert Pastorelli, actor/boxer, Murphy Brown, dies at 49
2004 Abu Abbas, Palestinian Politician
2003 Karen Morley, American Actress
2001 Edward Winter, actor, TV's M*A*S*H, dies at 63
1999 Joe DiMaggio, athlete, dies at 84
1999 Peggy Cass, actress, Auntie Mame, dies at 74
1997 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman), dies at 75
1997 Alexander Salkind, producer, Superman, dies at 75
1996 Alison McCartney, pathologist/Breast Cancer campaigner, dies at 45
1996 Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando, dies at 89
1996 Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
1995 Ota Adler, Czechoslovakian/British fur trader (Jewish Aid Fund), dies at 83
1995 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist, dies at 91
1994 John Ewart, Sydney Australia, dies of cancer at 55
1994 Joop C Swart, publisher/founder (World Press Photo), dies at 69
1994 Knut Haukelid, Norway/U.S. resistance fighter (Rjukan 1943), dies at 82
1993 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Fools Rush In), dies at 78 of stroke
1993 Johan Bodegraven, radio host (Purses Open, Dikes Closed), dies at 78
1993 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
1993 Wells Root, U.S. screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
1992 Red Callender, U.S. jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
1986 Hubert Fichte, writer, columnist for magazine konkret, novelist, dies at 50
1985 Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
1985 Thomas Creighton, U.S. heart patient (3 implants in 46 hours), dies at 33
1983 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
1979 Gerard Blitz, Dutch 400m swimmer (WR), dies at 78
1977 Henry Hull, actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
1975 George Stevens, U.S. director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
1974 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
1974 Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
1973 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead, Grass Roots), dies at 27
1971 Harold Lloyd, U.S. comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
1967 John F Bothwell, actor (Freckles-Our Gang), dies at 46
1965 Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
1961 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
1959 Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered
1958 Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
1957 Othmar Schoeck, composer, dies at 70
1955 Clementine, Princess of Belg, wife of V Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82
1951 Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
1951 John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
1950 Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
1945 H J Jamin, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald
1945 Jan Beekes, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1942 Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
1941 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer, dies at 67
1941 Sherwood Anderson, U.S. writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
1937 Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
1936 Peter H J "Piet" van Doorne, director BOVA Red Peppers, executed at 52
1932 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
1931 Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87
1930 William H. Taft, 27th U.S. President 1909 - 1913, Chief Justice, dies at 72
1923 Johannes S van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85
1920 Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69
1919 Auguste Tolbecque, composer, dies at 88
1917 Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Dutch count/air pioneer, dies at 78
1901 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64
1901 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer and conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
1889 Jens/John Ericsson, Swed/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85
1887 Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73
1887 Henry Ward Beecher, American Clergyman
1874 Millard Fillmore, 13th president (1850-53), dies of at 74
1869 Louis Hector Berlioz, French composer (Symphony Fantastic), dies at 65
1869 Hector Berlioz, French Composer
1862 Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56
1862 Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in New York City for stealing 1,000 slaves
1828 Johann Anton Sulzer, composer, dies at 75
1754 Don Jose de Carvajal bon Lancaster, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies
1734 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, composer, dies at 33
1728 Gian M Crescimbeni, Italian literary/critic (Arcadia), dies at 64
1724 Enrico Giovanni Zuccalli, Swiss architect, dies at about 81
1720 Georg Bronner, composer, dies at 53
1716 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
1709 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
1702 John de Baen, portrait painter/etcher, buried at 69
1702 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51
1661 Jules Mazarin, Italian cardinal/premier of France, dies at 58
1640 Guillaume van Messaus, composer, dies at 50
1638 Jacob C van Neck, admiral/mayor of Amsterdam, dies at about 73
1550 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
1466 Francesco Sforza, Italian condottiere/duke of Milan, dies at 64
1403 Bajezid I Jildirim, 4th sultan of Turkey (1389-1403), dies at 42
1144 Celestine II, Guido, Italian Pope (1143-44), dies in battle
883 Albumasar, Ahmad Aboe M Gafar al-Balkhi, Arabic astronomer, dies











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