Died On April 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 8. The list includes people like Pablo Picasso, Margaret Thatcher, Omar Bradley, Ryan White, Mangal Pandey. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, philosophers, prime ministers and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Spain and many more countries.
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Pablo Picasso
(One of the Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century and Co-Founder of the 'Cubist Movement')
Pablo Picasso
84
Birthdate: October 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
Died: 1973

Pablo Picasso was a renowned artist whose paintings sell by millions of dollars at auctions even today, many years after his death. With masterful strokes, attractive shades and rich textures, Picasso created some of the most visually impressive arts of the 20th century. While exploring new styles and experimenting with different techniques, Picasso co-founded Cubist art style and co-invented collage.

 2 
Margaret Thatcher
(The Longest-Serving British Prime Minister of the 20th Century)
Margaret Thatcher
130
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 2013

United Kingdom’s first female Prime Minister and also the longest serving Prime Minister in the 20th century, Margaret Thatcher served three consecutive terms in the office from 1979 till 1990. Her political views and leadership approach, known as Thatcherism, got her the nickname of Iron Lady. Though controversial, she prominently ranks high in the list of the best British Prime Ministers.

 3 
Annette Funicello
(Actress and Singer)
Annette Funicello
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: 2013
Annette Funicello started performing with the Mickey Mouse Club, as a Mouseketeer, at age 12. She later delivered hit singles such as Tall Paul and Pineapple Princess and also became a successful actor, appearing in Beach Party films such as Bikini Beach. She died of multiple sclerosis at age 70.
 4 
Ryan White
(Activist)
Ryan White
19
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana, United States
Died: 1990

Ryan White became an icon for HIV/AIDS patients in the 1980s, when he was not allowed to return to school after an AIDS diagnosis. He was apparently infected with the virus during a blood treatment for haemophilia. His case led to the passage of the Ryan White CARE Act.

 5 
Omar Bradley
(1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1949-53))
Omar Bradley
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 12, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clark, Missouri, United States
Died: 1981
 6 
Ben Johnson
(Stuntman)
Ben Johnson
10
Birthdate: June 13, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Foraker, Oklahoma, United States
Died: 1996
 7 
The Ultimate Warrior
(Professional Wrestler and Bodybuilder)
The Ultimate Warrior
45
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
Died: 2014

WWF legend James Hellwig was better known as The Ultimate Warrior and the Dingo Warrior and won the WWF Heavyweight Championship once and the Intercontinental Championship twice. Following his retirement, he became a public speaker. Shortly before his death, he was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.

 8 
Bing Russell
(Actor and Owner of the ‘Portland Mavericks’)
Bing Russell
10
Birthdate: May 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: 2003

Bing Russell was an American actor whose career spanned nearly 40 years. Perhaps Bing Russell's biggest contribution to the American entertainment industry is his son Kurt Russell. Also a baseball enthusiast, Russell owned the Portland Mavericks, a professional baseball team, which was featured in a 2014 documentary titled The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

 9 
Marian Anderson
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 27, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: 1993
 10 
Malcolm McLaren
(Singer, Screenwriter, Songwriter, Talent agent, Record producer, Talent manager)
Malcolm McLaren
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stoke Newington
Died: 2010
 11 
Caracalla
(Roman emperor)
Caracalla
5
Birthdate: April 4, 0188
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lugdunum
Died: 0217
 12 
María Félix
(Film icon throughout the '40s and '50s for her role in movies such as Doña Bárbara and The Devil is a Woman)
María Félix
7
Birthdate: April 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Álamos, Mexico
Died: 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Laura Nyro
(Songwriter)
Laura Nyro
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 1997
 14 
Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
7
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1950

Vaslav Nijinsky was a ballet dancer and choreographer. He is counted among the greatest male dancers of the early 20th century. He was known for the intensity of his characterizations. He was brilliant and could dance en pointe, a rare skill few male dancers of his era possessed. He suffered from mental health issues in his later life. 

 15 
Claire Trevor
(Actress)
Claire Trevor
7
Birthdate: March 8, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 2000
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Stanley Kamel
(Actor)
Stanley Kamel
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South River, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2008
 17 
Mangal Pandey
(Indian Soldier Who Played an Important Role During the Time of the Indian Rebellion of 1857)
Mangal Pandey
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 19, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nagwa, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1857
Indian soldier Mangal Pandey was a significant figure in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Mutiny, or First War of Independence. Pandey was a sepoy of the British East India Company’s 34th BNI Regiment. His life inspired the Bollywood movie Mangal Pandey: The Rising
 18 
Sejong the Great of Joseon
(Fourth Ruler of the Joseon Dynasty of Korea)
Sejong the Great of Joseon
4
Birthdate: May 15, 1397
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Died: 1450
 19 
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
(Military Leader)
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Died: 1938
 20 
Elisha Otis
(Inventor, Businessperson)
Elisha Otis
1
Birthdate: August 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Halifax, Vermont, United States
Died: 1861
 21 
Gaetano Donizetti
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: 1848
Nineteenth-century Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti is best remembered for his mastery of the bel canto opera style. While his father wanted him to become a church composer, Donizetti was more interested in theater. He spent his final years in a mental asylum and later died of syphilis.
 22 
Sarah E. Goode
(Inventor)
Sarah E. Goode
10
Birthdate: 1855 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: 1905
 23 
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist & Poet Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Writers of Bengali Literature)
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: 1894

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was an Indian poet, novelist, and journalist. He is credited with composing India's national song, Vande Mataram, which personifies India as a mother goddess. The song played a major role in inspiring revolutionaries during India's struggle for independence. Dubbed Emperor of Literature, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote 14 novels alongside several poems.

 24 
Franklin Clarence Mars
(Businessperson)
Franklin Clarence Mars
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 24, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newport, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1934
 25 
Helena Modjeska
(Actress)
Helena Modjeska
1
Birthdate: October 12, 1840
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Free City of Cracow
Died: 1909
 26 
Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Prussian Philosopher, Diplomat, Government Functionary, and Linguist)
Wilhelm von Humboldt
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1835
 27 
Junius Spencer Morgan
(American Financier, Banker, and Founder of 'J. S. Morgan & Co')
Junius Spencer Morgan
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 14, 1813
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1890

Junius Spencer Morgan was an American financier and banker. The patriarch to the famous Morgan banking house, Morgan is credited with establishing J. S. Morgan & Co. in 1864. He then transformed his banking house into a financial empire with the help of his son, John Pierpont Morgan Sr. 

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Empress Xiaoxianchun
(Empress Consort of the Qing Dynasty)
Empress Xiaoxianchun
2
Birthdate: March 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1748
 29 
Pyotr Kapitsa
(Soviet Physicist and Winner of 1978 Nobel Prize for His Basic Inventions and Discoveries in Low-Temperature Physics)
Pyotr Kapitsa
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 8, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kronstadt, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1984

Nobel Prize-winning Soviet physicist Pyotr Kapitsa revolutionized science with his invention of new machines for liquefaction of gases. He is also remembered for discovering that liquid helium is superfluid. He had also served in World War I and had lost his father, wife, and children in the 1918-1919 flu epidemic.

 30 
Erich von Falkenhayn
(Former Minister of War of Prussia (1913 - 1915))
Erich von Falkenhayn
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 11, 1861
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Białochowo, Poland
Died: 1922

Erich von Falkenhayn was a war leader who played a major role during World War I where he served as the Chief of the German General Staff from 1914 to 1916. He also served as the Prussian Minister of War from 1913 to 1915. Although his reputation was attacked by certain groups, many regard Falkenhayn as a great German general.

 31 
Taishi Shōtoku
(Regent and Politician)
Taishi Shōtoku
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 7, 0574
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yamato, Japan
Died: 0622

Apart from being a regent of Japan, Taishi Shōtoku, or Prince Umayado, had also enriched Japanese literature, chronicling the history of the country. He introduced the Seventeen-article constitution and also promoted Buddhism and Confucianism. He improved Japan’s diplomatic and cultural ties with China, by resuming sending envoys to the country.

 32 
Abel Muzorewa
(Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe)
Abel Muzorewa
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mutare, Zimbabwe
Died: 2010

Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa was a Zimbabwean politician best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia from 1 June 1979 to 18 April 1980. He also served as a bishop at the United Methodist Church (UMC).

 33 
Antony Flew
(Philosopher, University teacher)
Antony Flew
0
Birthdate: February 11, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 2010
 34 
Juan Belmonte
(Bullfighter)
Juan Belmonte
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Seville, Spain
Died: 1962
 35 
Alan Pastrana
(American Football Player)
Alan Pastrana
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
John II of France
(King of France from 1356 to 1364)
John II of France
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1319
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Le Mans
Died: 1364
 37 
Cedella Booker
(Jamaican Reggae Singer and the mother of Reggae Musician ‘Bob Marley')
Cedella Booker
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
Died: 2008

Cedella Booker was a Jamaican singer best remembered as the mother of Bob Marley. Booker is credited with conceiving and creating an annual music event, which came to be known as the 9 Mile Music Festival. While Marley helped popularize the festival, Cedella Booker helped spread the legend of Marley far and wide by authoring two books on her son.

 38 
Charles Auguste de Bériot
(Belgian Violinist and Composer Known for Establishing a Particular Performance Style That Combined Classical Elegance with Technical Virtuosity)
Charles Auguste de Bériot
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 20, 1802
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: 1870

Charles Auguste de Bériot was a Belgian artist, violinist, and composer. De Bériot composed a significant volume of violin music which includes 10 concertos. His Romantic style of composition and pioneering violin technique make him an ideal teacher for any violin student. His pedagogical compositions are still being taught to violin students all over the world. 

 39 
Susanna Moodie
(British-Born Canadian Author Who Wrote About Her Experiences as a Settler in Canada)
Susanna Moodie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bungay, England
Died: 1885

English-Canadian writer Susanna Moodie is best known for her realistic depictions of her life in “the bush” or the wilderness of Canada, which was a British colony back in her time. Her most popular work remains Roughing it in the Bush. She had initially also penned several children’s stories.

 40 
Richard Dudley Sears
(Tennis player)
Richard Dudley Sears
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1943
 41 
Phillip Adams
(American football player)
Phillip Adams
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Prince Hubertus of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Hubertus of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marmorpalais, Potsdam, Germany
Died: 1950
 43 
Glenn Fredly
(Singer)
Glenn Fredly
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Died: 2020
 44 
Loránd Eötvös
(Physicist)
Loránd Eötvös
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 27, 1848
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1919

Remembered for his research on molecular surface tension, physicist Loránd Eötvös also invented the torsion pendulum. Born to a famous Hungarian author and minister, Eötvös initially aspired to become a lawyer but later deviated to physics. The University of Budapest, where he taught, was later named after him.

 45 
John II Komnenos
(Monarch)
John II Komnenos
0
Birthdate: September 13, 1087
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: 1143
 46 
Ethel Turner
(Novelist)
Ethel Turner
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Doncaster, England
Died: 1958
 47 
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
(Composer)
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 17, 1884
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States
Died: 1920
 48 
Julius Pokorny
(Linguist)
Julius Pokorny
0
Birthdate: June 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1970
 49 
James Chalmers
(Scottish missionary)
James Chalmers
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 4, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ardrishaig, Scotland
Died: 1901
 50 
Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
(Prince)
Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schwarzau am Steinfeld, Austria
Died: 1970