October 8 Deaths in History - October 8 Birthdays - October 8 Events
2010 Albertina Walker, a famous U.S. gospel singer known as the 'Queen of Gospel' dies in Chicago
2008 Norman Hogg, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 1983 - 1997, dies after a long illness, at 70
1997 Brown Meggs, CEO (Capitol Records), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 66
1996 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician, dies at 70
1996 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist, dies at 85
1996 Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81
1996 Susan Gautier TV producer-Smith, dies at 33
1996 William Prince, actor (Ken Baxter-Another World), dies at 83
1995 Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48
1995 Frederick Harry Baines, painter, dies at 85
1995 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man), dies at 82
1995 Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator, dies at 45
1994 Brian Hartley, mathematician, dies at 55
1994 Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop), dies at 81
1994 John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68
1994 Manual Pina, fashion Designer, dies at 50
1993 Manke Nelis, Cornelis Pieters, singer (Aunt Saar), dies at 73
1992 Willy Brandt, chancellor of West Germany (1969-74), dies of cancer at 78
1991 Natalia Ginzburg, Italian writer (Sounds of the Night), dies at 75
1988 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer, dies at 82
1985 Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat
1985 Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright and poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94
1984 Frederick Brisson, producer, dies at 71 after a stroke
1983 Joan Hackett, actress (Group, Flicks, Rivals), dies of cancer at 49
1982 Fernando Lamas, actor and director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67
1982 Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92
1979 June Nash, actress (Strange Cargo, Dynamite), dies at 68
1978 Jim Gilliam, coach (Los Angeles Dodgers), dies at 49
1978 Karl Swenson, actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie), dies at 70
1978 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
1975 Alberto Hemsi, composer, dies at 78
1973 Gabriel Marcel, writer, dies
1971 Christopher Dark, actor (Man Behind the Badge), dies at 51
1971 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer, dies at 79
1970 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
1970 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
1969 Eduardo Ciannelli, actor (Waldo-Johnny Staccato), dies at 81
1967 Clement R Attlee, premier pf Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84
1967 [Ernesto] Che Guevara [Serna], Arg/Cuban revolutionary, dies
1967 Clement Atlee, British Statesman
1964 Charles Hodge, New York Univeristy professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
1963 Remedios Varo, Spanish Artist
1956 Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69
1953 Kathleen Ferrier, English alto singer, dies at 41
1953 Nigel Bruce, actor Dr. Watson in 'Sherlock Holmes', dies at 58
1947 Felix Salten, Siegmund Salzmann, Austria writer (Bambi), dies at 78
1945 Herman T Colenbrander, historian, dies at 73
1944 Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52
1944 Wendell L. Wilkie, American Lawyer
1940 Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
1936 Munshi Premchand, Indian Writer
1931 John Monash, Australian Soldier
1927 Ricardo Guiraldes, Argentine poet and writer (Don Segundo Sombra), dies
1925 Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies
1919 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
1912 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer, dies at 88
1907 Alfred, Liechtensteins noble of Austrian Herrenhaus, dies at 65
1904 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria sociologist/philosopher, dies at 62
1897 Martin Pluddemann, composer, dies at 43
1895 Charles Oberthur, composer, dies at 76
1888 Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies
1869 Franklin Peirce, 14th president 1853 - 1857, dies in Concord, New Hampshire at 64
1865 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer, dies at 51
1864 Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, U.S. Union-Brigadier-General, dies at about 34
1863 Richard Whately, English Writer
1862 James Streshley Jackson, attorney and Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 39
1862 William Rufus Terrill, Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 28
1842 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
1834 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58
1803 Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54
1803 Vittorio Alfieri, Italian Dramatist
1793 John Hancock, U.S. merchant and signer Declaration of Independence, dies at 56
1772 Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer, dies at 60
1771 John E Loovens, lawyer, dies at 76
1754 Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47
1728 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 47
1722 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral, dies at 80
1686 Adriaen Paets, Rotterdams regent/diplomat, dies at about 55
1683 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer, dies at 76
1680 Elisabeth, abbess, dies at 61
1656 Johan Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71
1651 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher, dies at 55
1613 Sebastian de Covarrubias bon Horozco, lexicographer, dies at 74
1606 Jan, the Aged, count of Nassau/fathered 24, dies
1604 Janus Dousa, Johan van de Does, literature/politician, dies at 58
1253 Robert Grosseteste, English Bishop/expert (optica), dies
1094 St. Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice
705 Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies




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