Died On January 8th

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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.
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 1 
Galileo Galilei
(Known as “Father” of Observational Astronomy who Invented the ‘Thermoscope’ and Various Military Compasses)
Galileo Galilei
62
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1564
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: 1642
 2 
Marco Polo
(Italian Explorer, Venetian Merchant and Adventurer Who Traveled from Europe to Asia Between 1271 and 1295)
Marco Polo
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1254 AD
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1324
 3 
Yvonne De Carlo
(A Famous Hollywood Star in the 1940s & 1950s)
Yvonne De Carlo
15
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
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 22, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Died: 1941
 5 
Edd Byrnes
(Actor)
Edd Byrnes
3
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
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1765
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westborough
Died: 1825
 7 
Dave Thomas
(Founder and CEO of Wendy's)
Dave Thomas
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2002
 8 
Steve Clark
(Musician)
Steve Clark
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Sheffield, England
Died: 1991
 9 
Terry-Thomas
1
Birthdate: July 14, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1990
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Jim Elliot
(Missionary)
Jim Elliot
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Died: 1956
 11 
Joseph Schumpeter
3
Birthdate: February 8, 1883
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Třešť, Czechia
Died: 1950
Chandrasekharendra Saraswati
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Viluppuram, India
Died: 1994
 13 
Arcangelo Corelli
(Italian Violinist and Composer of Baroque Era Known for His Sonata and Concerto Compositions)
Arcangelo Corelli
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1653
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy
Died: 1713
 14 
Pat Buttram
8
Birthdate: June 19, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Addison, Alabama, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Paul Verlaine
(One of the Greatest French Poets of the 19th Century)
Paul Verlaine
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: 1896
 16 
François Mitterrand
(President of France (1981-1995))
François Mitterrand
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jarnac, France
Died: 1996
 17 
Sara Carter
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Sara Carter
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1898
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copper Creek, Virginia
Died: 1979
 18 
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
 19 
Gerhard Barkhorn
(Aviator, Officer)
Gerhard Barkhorn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Königsberg
Died: 1983
 20 
Adam Worth
(art thief)
Adam Worth
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1844 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Prussia
Died: 1902
 21 
Nicolai Gedda
(Swedish Opera Singer Who Was a Renowned Lyric Tenor)
Nicolai Gedda
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2017
 22 
Kurt Schwitters
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
Died: 1948
 23 
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
 24 
Michael Tippett
(Composer)
Michael Tippett
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1998
 25 
Joseph Franklin Rutherford
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morgan County
Died: 1942
 26 
Keshab Chunder Sen
(Indian Philosopher and Social Reformer Known for Incorporating Christian Theology in Hindu Framework)
Keshab Chunder Sen
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 19, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: 1884
 27 
George Bellows
(Painter, Artist, University teacher)
George Bellows
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1882
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus
Died: 1925
 28 
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
 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 
Art Clokey
(American animator)
Art Clokey
0
Birthdate: October 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Died: 2010
 31 
Melvin Calvin
(Biochemist)
Melvin Calvin
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Died: 1997
 32 
Richard Tauber
(Austrian Tenor and Film Actor)
Richard Tauber
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 16, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Died: 1948
 33 
Nate Saint
(Aviator)
Nate Saint
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 30, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hershey
Died: 1956
 34 
Giotto
(Painter)
Giotto
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1267 AD
Birthplace: Florence
Died: 1337
 35 
Peter Sarstedt
(British Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Song 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?')
Peter Sarstedt
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Died: 2017
 36 
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
 37 
Iwao Takamoto
(Animator)
Iwao Takamoto
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007
 38 
Zbigniew Cybulski
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kniaże, Poland
Died: 1967
 39 
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
 40 
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
 41 
John Mauchly
(Physicist)
John Mauchly
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1980
 42 
Pope Celestine III
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1106 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1198
 43 
Alexander Kotov
(Chess player, Non-fiction writer)
Alexander Kotov
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: 1981
 44 
Władysław Turowicz
(Physicist, Aerospace engineer)
Władysław Turowicz
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Siberia
Died: 1980
 45 
Kenojuak Ashevak
(Leading Figure of the 'Inuit art' Movement & Known for Her Print 'The Enchanted Owl')
Kenojuak Ashevak
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ikerrasak camp, Nunavut, Canada
Died: 2013
 46 
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
 47 
Wesley Ruggles
(Film Director)
Wesley Ruggles
0
Birthdate: June 11, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died: 1972
 48 
Walter Diemer
(Accountant)
Walter Diemer
0
Birthdate: January 8, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1998
 49 
Michel Thomas
(Linguist)
Michel Thomas
0
Birthdate: February 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
Died: 2005
 50 
Zhou Enlai
(First Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China)
Zhou Enlai
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Huai'an, China
Died: 1976