Died On August 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on August 8. The list includes people like Shirley Jackson, Louise Brooks, Mary MacKillop, Cannonball Adderley, George Canning. Famous personalities featured on this list, include soldiers, political leaders, artists and aviators and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, United Kingdom & Australia and many more countries.
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Olivia Newton-John
(One of the Best-selling Artists, Who Starred in the Musical 'Grease')
Olivia Newton-John
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Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, US
Died: 2022

Olivia Newton-John's breathy voice and stunning beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s. She charmed generations of movie viewers in the blockbuster film Grease. Following a string of country and soft-rock hits, Newton-John starred opposite John Travolta in the 1978  blockbuster Grease, considered as one the most popular movie musicals of all time.

 2 
Glen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)
Glen Campbell
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Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2017

Glen Campbell was an American TV host, actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. Regarded as one of the most successful musicians ever, Campbell sold more than 45 million records, which included a double-platinum album, four platinum albums, and 12 gold albums, in a career spanning 50 years. In 2014, he became the subject of a documentary titled Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

 3 
Trajan
(Roman Emperor)
Trajan
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Birthdate: September 18, 0053
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hispania Baetica
Died: 0117

Trajan was the Roman emperor from 98 to 117 CE. Remembered as a successful soldier-emperor, he presided over a great military expansion, leading the Roman Empire to attain its maximum territorial extent by the time of his death. He was the second of the Five Good Emperors and focused on implementing social welfare policies for the benefit of his citizens.

 4 
Karen Black
(American Actress, Screenwriter and Singer)
Karen Black
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Birthdate: July 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Died: 2013

A multifaceted personality, Karen Black was an actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. In the 1970s, she appeared in many major studio and independent films, mostly playing eccentric and unconventional characters. She became known as a figure of New Hollywood. Her career spanned five decades and she continued working until shortly before her death.

 5 
Patricia Neal
(A major star of the 1950s and 60s, she was the recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two British Academy Film Awards)
Patricia Neal
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Birthdate: January 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Packard, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Louise Brooks
(Actress)
Louise Brooks
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Birthdate: November 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryvale, Kansas, United States
Died: 1985
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Barbara Bel Geddes
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Birthdate: October 31, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 8 
Fay Wray
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Ann Darrow’ in the Film ‘King Kong’)
Fay Wray
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Birthdate: September 15, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardston, Canada
Died: 2004

One of the original “scream queens” of Hollywood, Fay Wray is best remembered as Ann Darrow, the woman picked up by King Kong like a doll while he went on a rampage, in the 1933 film about the fabled monster. She declined a cameo in a King Kong remake later.

 9 
Bobby Bowden
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bobby Bowden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
Died: 2021
 10 
Maureen Reagan
(American Political Activist)
Maureen Reagan
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Birthdate: January 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2001
 11 
Cannonball Adderley
(Jazz alto saxophonist)
Cannonball Adderley
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 15, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 1975
 12 
Albert Namatjira
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Birthdate: July 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hermannsburg
Died: 1959

Born Elea, Albert Namatjira was rechristened after converting to Christianity. The Australian aboriginal painter, known for his watercolor paintings, couldn’t build a house in Alice Springs because of his aboriginal origin, leading to public outrage, which eventually led the government to make him and his wife full citizens.

 13 
James Irwin
(American Astronaut and the Eighth Person Ever to Walk on the Moon)
James Irwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
Died: 1991

James Irwin was an American astronaut, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and a US Air Force pilot. He was part of the Apollo 15 mission and became only the eighth person ever to walk on the Moon. He was the recipient of several prestigious awards. In 1983, James Irwin was made an inductee of the International Space Hall of Fame.

 14 
Lamont Dozier
(Singer-Songwriter)
Lamont Dozier
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2022
 15 
Robin Cavendish
(British Advocate for Disabled People, Medical Aid Developer, and One of the Longest-Lived Responauts in Britain)
Robin Cavendish
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middleton, Derbyshire, England
Died: 1994

Robin Cavendish was an English medical aid developer and advocate for disabled people. He is credited with aiding the development of medical devices aimed at providing independence to paralyzed people. One of Britain's longest-lived responauts, Cavendish was given three months to live at the age of 28. He lived for 64 years and his story inspired the 2017 film Breathe.

 16 
John H. Johnson
(Publisher, Entrepreneur)
John H. Johnson
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Birthdate: January 19, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arkansas City, Arkansas, United States
Died: 2005
 17 
Camilo Sesto
(Spanish Pop Rock Musician, Songwriter and Music Producer)
Camilo Sesto
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alcoy, Spain
Died: 2019

Camilo Sesto was a Spanish singer wgo began his musical career playing in bands before deciding to go solo. He became popular for his hits like Fresa Salvaje, Algo de Mi, and El Amor de Mi Vid. He was also a successful songwriter and music producer and gained praise for his role in the Spanish version of Jesus Christ Superstar.

 18 
Ahmed Deedat
(Writer)
Ahmed Deedat
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Surat
Died: 2005

Ahmed Deedat was a South African public speaker and writer of Indian descent. A popular Muslim missionary, Deedat is remembered for his inter-religious public debates with Christians. He is credited with establishing an Islamic missionary organization called IPCI. In 1986, he was honored for his missionary work with the prestigious King Faisal International Prize.  

 19 
George Canning
(Former British Prime Minister)
George Canning
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Marylebone
Died: 1827
 20 
Kid Chocolate
(Cuban Boxer)
Kid Chocolate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cerro, Havana, Cuba
Died: 1988
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 21 
Erwin von Witzleben
(Russian American Actress)
Erwin von Witzleben
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: 1944

German field marshal Erwin von Witzleben was one of the main conspirators of the 20 July plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Arrested for his crimes, he was later forced to appear in court without his false teeth and eventually executed and hung from a meat hook by a piano wire.

 22 
Charles Keating
(Actor)
Charles Keating
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Birthdate: October 22, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2014
 23 
Maria Theresa of Austria
(Queen)
Maria Theresa of Austria
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1867

Maria Theresa of Austria was the Queen of the Two Sicilies by virtue of her marriage to King Ferdinand II. The daughter of Archduke Charles and Princess Henrietta, she wasn’t liked by the Sicilian court and spent most of her time inside her room with her children, absorbed in needlework.

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Baldur von Schirach
(German Nazi Politician and Leader of the Nazi Youth Movement)
Baldur von Schirach
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1974

Baldur von Schirach was a Nazi German politician. He is best remembered for his work as the national youth leader of the Nazi Party. From 1931 to 1940, he also served as the head of an organization called Hitler Youth. After the Second World War, Schirach was found guilty of crimes against humanity and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Joaquín Torres García
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo
Died: 1949
 26 
Francis Hutcheson
(Scotch-Irish Philosopher and a Leading Figure of the Scottish Enlightenment)
Francis Hutcheson
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Birthdate: August 8, 1694
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saintfield, County Down, Ulster, Ireland
Died: 1746

Scotch-Irish philosopher Francis Hutcheson is remembered as a pioneering figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. An Irish Presbyterian preacher, he also taught moral philosophy at Glasgow University. He believed in internal senses, apart from the 5 external senses. His 2-volume System of Moral Philosophy, one of his best-known works, was released posthumously.

 27 
Mary MacKillop
(Australian Religious Sister Who Has Been Declared a Saint By the Catholic Church)
Mary MacKillop
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Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: 1909

Mary MacKillop, the first Australian to be made a saint by the Catholic Church, was born to poor Scottish immigrants and had taken up the reins of her family at age 14. She got a pedophile priest dismissed and is thus revered as a patron saint of sexual abuse victims.

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Emil Škoda
(Engineer)
Emil Škoda
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 18, 1839
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pilsen, Czechia
Died: 1900
 29 
Menahem Golan
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)
Menahem Golan
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Birthdate: May 31, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tiberias
Died: 2014

Menahem Golan was an Israeli screenwriter, film producer, and director best remembered for co-owning The Cannon Group, which comprised many companies including the popular film production company Cannon Films. By the time of his death, Golan had produced more than 200 films featuring popular actors like Sean Connery. He had also won eight Kinor David awards and the Israel Prize.

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Vulcana
(Welsh Strongwoman)
Vulcana
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Abergavenny, Wales
Died: 1946
 31 
Daniel Jarque
(Association football player)
Daniel Jarque
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona
Died: 2009
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Richard Deacon
(Former Gourmet Chef)
Richard Deacon
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1984
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Nevill Francis Mott
(Physicist Who Won the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics for His Work on Electronic, Magnetic, and Disordered Systems)
Nevill Francis Mott
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 30, 1905
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: 1996

British physicist Nevill Francis Mott revolutionized science with his research on the magnetic and electrical properties of amorphous semiconductors, which earned him a Nobel Prize. Born to teachers of science and math, Mott grew up to teach physics. He was also knighted for his contribution to science.

 34 
Ivan Kozhedub
(Aviator, Military personnel)
Ivan Kozhedub
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Obrazhiivka
Died: 1991
 35 
Jacob Burckhardt
(Swiss Historian of Art and Culture)
Jacob Burckhardt
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Birthdate: May 25, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland
Died: 1897

Swiss cultural historian and historiographer Jacob Burckhardt is best remembered for his work on the history of Italian Renaissance, Die Kultur der Renaissance in Italien. Born to a Protestant clergyman, he initially studied theology but later switched to history. He was associated with the University of Basel for most of his life.

 36 
Paul Rudolph
(architect, university teacher)
Paul Rudolph
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: October 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elkton
Died: 1997

Paul Rudolph was an American architect best known for his most popular work Yale Art and Architecture Building which is also known as the Rudolph Hall. Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of Sarasota Modern, Rudolph influenced many architects from the Sarasota School of Architecture.

 37 
Jack Clement
(Singer-songwriter)
Jack Clement
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Whitehaven, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2013
 38 
Johnny Dodds
(Musician)
Johnny Dodds
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 1940
 39 
Stjepan Radić
(Croatian Politician and Croatian People's Peasant Party Founder Who Was Assassinated in the Parliament)
Stjepan Radić
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 11, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Desno Trebarjevo, Croatia
Died: 1928

Croatian politician Stjepan Radić, who founded the Croatian People's Peasant Party, is remembered for his pioneering work in uniting the peasant community of Croatia into a prominent political entity. He supported Croatian autonomy. He died of a fatal wound after being shot in the parliament by rival politician Puniša Račić.

 40 
Joseph Maria Olbrich
(Architect)
Joseph Maria Olbrich
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 22, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Opava, Czechia
Died: 1908

One of the pioneers of the Wiener Sezession/Secession, or the Austrian Art Nouveau movement, architect Joseph Maria Olbrich was trained by modern architecture founder Otto Wagner. One of his best works was The Sezession Building in Vienna. He, unfortunately, lost his battle with leukemia at age 40.

 41 
Joaquín Torres-García
(Uruguayan Artist and Art Theorist Who Established the Constructive Universalism Movement)
Joaquín Torres-García
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: 1949

Uruguayan-Spanish artist Joaquín Torres-García didn’t like the conservative style promoted at his Barcelona art academy and deviated more toward Impressionist and post-Impressionist art instead. He later brought Constructivism to South American countries. The Taller Torres García founder is best remembered for his work Monumento Cosmico.

 42 
Vera Zasulich
(Writer)
Vera Zasulich
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 8, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gzhatsky Uyezd
Died: 1919
 43 
Thomas McElwee
(Revolutionary)
Thomas McElwee
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bellaghy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died: 1981
 44 
Félix Leclerc
(Singer-songwriter)
Félix Leclerc
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 2, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Tuque, Québec, Canada
Died: 1988

Félix Leclerc was a French-Canadian singer-songwriter and writer. Growing up during the Great Depression, he held a series of odd jobs before becoming a radio announcer in Québec City and Trois-Rivières. With time, he built a successful career as a singer and writer. In 1986, he was made a Chevalier of the French Légion d'honneur. 

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Lothair II
(King)
Lothair II
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Birthdate: 0835 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0869
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Prince Edmond de Polignac
(Composer)
Prince Edmond de Polignac
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1901
 47 
Yolanda Vargas Dulché
(Writer principally known for the creation of the comic book character of Memín Pinguín)
Yolanda Vargas Dulché
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 1999
 48 
Regina Resnik
(American Opera Singer)
Regina Resnik
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2013

Regina Resnik was an American opera singer whose international career spanned five decades. She is best remembered for her association with the Metropolitan Opera, where she performed from 1944 to 1983. She also worked as a stage director at European opera houses in the 1970s and 1980s. A multi-talented personality, Regina Resnik also worked as a voice teacher.

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Eugène Boudin
(Painter)
Eugène Boudin
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1824
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: 1898
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Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
(Politician)
Marie-Claire Heureuse Félicité
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Birthdate: April 11, 1758
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Léogâne, Saint-Domingue
Died: 1858