Died On January 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on January 8. The list includes people like Galileo Galilei, François Mitterrand, Eli Whitney, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Arcangelo Corelli. Famous personalities featured on this list, include physicists, political leaders, artists and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, United Kingdom & Germany and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Galileo Galilei
(Known as “Father” of Observational Astronomy who Invented the ‘Thermoscope’ and Various Military Compasses)

Galileo Galilei
54
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: 1642

 2 
Marco Polo
(Explorer)

Marco Polo
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1324

 3 

Yvonne De Carlo
7
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 2007
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 4 
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
(First Chief Scout of the World-Renowned Scout Movement.)

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: 1941

 5 
Edd Byrnes
(Actor)

Edd Byrnes
2
Birthdate: July 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 
Eli Whitney
(American inventor)

Eli Whitney
2
Birthdate: December 8, 1765
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westborough
Died: 1825

 7 
Steve Clark
(Musician)

Steve Clark
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Died: 1991
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 8 
Dave Thomas
(Founder and CEO of Wendy's)

Dave Thomas
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2002

 9 
Jim Elliot
(Missionary)

Jim Elliot
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: 1956

 10 

Terry-Thomas
1
Birthdate: July 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 
François Mitterrand
(President of France (1981-1995))

François Mitterrand
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: 1996

Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Viluppuram, India
Died: 1994

 13 
Arcangelo Corelli
(Composer, Violinist)

Arcangelo Corelli
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1653
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy
Died: 1713

 14 

Pat Buttram
7
Birthdate: June 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Addison, Alabama, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 

Paul Verlaine
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 1896

 16 
Sara Carter
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)

Sara Carter
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copper Creek, Virginia
Died: 1979

 17 
Yuen Siu-tien
(Former Hong Kong martial arts film actor)

Yuen Siu-tien
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: 1979

 18 

Carlos Monzon
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Javier, Santa Fe, Argentina
Died: 1995
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 19 
Gerhard Barkhorn
(Aviator, Officer)

Gerhard Barkhorn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: 1983

 20 
Nicolai Gedda
(Opera Singer)

Nicolai Gedda
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2017

 21 
Roy Innis
(Activist)

Roy Innis
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands
Died: 2017

 22 

Kurt Schwitters
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1948

 23 
Keshab Chunder Sen
(Philosopher)

Keshab Chunder Sen
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: 1884

 24 
Adam Worth
(art thief)

Adam Worth
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: 1902

 25 
Melvin Calvin
(Biochemist)

Melvin Calvin
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died: 1997

 26 
Michael Tippett
(Composer)

Michael Tippett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1998

 27 
Iwao Takamoto
(Animator)

Iwao Takamoto
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007

 28 
George Bellows
(Painter, Artist, University teacher)

George Bellows
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: 1925

 29 
Maria Teresa de Filippis
(Formula One driver)

Maria Teresa de Filippis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 2016

 30 
Richard Tauber
(Opera singer)

Richard Tauber
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: 1948

 31 
John Mauchly
(Physicist)

John Mauchly
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1980

 32 

Zbigniew Cybulski
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kniaże, Poland
Died: 1967

 33 
Nate Saint
(Aviator)

Nate Saint
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hershey
Died: 1956

 34 
Art Clokey
(American animator)

Art Clokey
0
Birthdate: October 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Died: 2010

 35 
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
(Motor Racer, Sailor)

William Kissam Vanderbilt II
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 26, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1944

 36 
Gaston Lenôtre
(Pastry Chef)

Gaston Lenôtre
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: May 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Nicolas-du-Bosc, Le Bosc-du-Theil, France
Died: 2009

 37 
Edarem
(TV Presenter)

Edarem
0
Birthdate: September 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
Died: 2012

 38 
David Walter Ervine
(Northern Irish militant and politician)

David Walter Ervine
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: 2007

 39 

Thomas Aikenhead
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: July 21, 1953, 1676
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: 1697

 40 

Alexis Weissenberg
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 26, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Died: 2012

 41 
Zhou Enlai
(First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China)

Zhou Enlai
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huai'an, China
Died: 1976

 42 
Walter Diemer
(Accountant)

Walter Diemer
0
Birthdate: January 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1998

 43 
George Maxwell Richards
(Former President of Trinidad and Tobago)

George Maxwell Richards
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: 2018

 44 

Pope Celestine III
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1106 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1198

 45 
Joshua A. Norton
(Proclaimed himself "Norton I., Emperor of the United States")

Joshua A. Norton
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1818
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London or other parts of England
Died: 1880

 46 

Peter Sarstedt
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 2017

 47 
Ron Goodwin
(Composer, Conductor)

Ron Goodwin
0
Birthdate: February 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
Died: 2003

 48 
Giotto
(Painter)

Giotto
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1267 AD
Birthplace: Florence
Died: 1337

 49 
Harold Blauer
(Tennis Player)

Harold Blauer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: United States
Died: 1953

 50 

Mimmo Rotella
0
Birthdate: October 7, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Catanzaro, Italy
Died: 2006