May 8 Deaths in History - May 8 Birthdays - May 8 Events

2008 Eddy Arnold, dies in Tennessee, at 89
2005 Lloyd Cutler, American Lawyer
2005 Lloyd Norton Cutler, American Lawyer
1999 Dana Plato, child star, Different Strokes, dies at 34
1999 Dirk Bogarde, actor/writer, A Tale of Two Cities, dies at 78
1997 Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, German President of Bundestag (CDU 1969-72), dies
1996 Jane Cowan, cello teacher, dies at 80
1996 Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
1996 Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer, dies at 95
1995 Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63
1995 Jerry Zipkin, socialite, dies at 80
1995 Prem Bhatia, journalist, dies at 83
1995 Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41
1994 Cobina W. "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88
1994 George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65
1994 Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36
1994 Steven Keats, actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48
1993 Kees Deenik, singer/conductor
1992 Addeke H Boerma, dir-general (FAO), dies at 80
1992 Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59
1992 Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, author (Fear on Java), dies
1992 Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer
1991 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
1991 Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79
1991 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72
1990 Tomas O'Fiach, Tomas Seamus Fee, Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies
1988 Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80
1988 Robert A. Heinlein, American Writer
1987 Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off
1985 Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74
1985 Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69
1985 Karl Marx, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
1985 Theodore Sturgeon, American Writer
1982 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident
1982 Neil Bogart, American Businessman
1981 Daniel Gilles, Belgian writer, dies at 64
1981 Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies
1981 Maurice Fernandes, cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 vs. Eng), dies
1979 Talcott Parsons, U.S. sociologist, dies at 76
1976 Alan Baxter, dies at 67
1976 Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies
1975 Avery Brundage, CEO (International Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87
1974 Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train
1973 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player, dies
1967 Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39
1967 Elmer Rice, New York playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74
1967 Laverne Andrews, singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 51
1961 James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
1960 Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
1959 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1958 Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
1957 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
1951 Margaret Lindsay, actress (Take a Guess), dies at 40
1950 Franklin Dyall, dies at 76
1948 Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
1943 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
1941 Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86
1936 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies
1932 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician
1930 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
1924 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23
1915 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 U.S. black army chaplain, dies at 82
1909 Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies
1908 Ludovic Halevy, French Author
1904 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies
1903 Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies
1894 Klara Fey, German orchestra leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79
1891 Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, with William Quan Judge, Henry Steel Olcott, believed all inner religious teachings are true, dies, date of death celebrated by Theosophists, who call it, Whilte Lotus Day
1887 Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar
1885 Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65
1880 Gustave Flaubert, French writer (Salammbo), dies
1876 Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies
1873 John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66
1864 James Samuel Wadsworth, general-major (Union), dies in battle at 56
1861 Laselo Teleki, Hungarian earl/revolutionary, commits suicide
1853 Joannes P. Roothaan, 1st Dutch Lieutenant Colonel - General of Jesuits, dies at 67
1846 Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59
1844 Charles XIV Johan, Jean B Bernadotte, King of Sweden/Norway, dies
1829 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
1818 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78
1809 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
1794 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1794 Antoine Lavoisier, French Scientist
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies
1773 Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies
1725 John Lovewell, U.S. indian fighter, dies in battle
1684 Henri Dumont, composer, dies
1577 Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies
1319 Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies
685 Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies
535 John, Mercurius, Italian Pope (533-35), dies

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