Died On July 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on July 8. The list includes people like Vivien Leigh, Kim Il-sung, Ernest Borgnine, Christiaan Huygens, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, economists and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United Kingdom, United States, France & India and many more countries.
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 1 
Naya Rivera
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Playing 'Santana Lopez' on 'Glee (2009-2015)')
Naya Rivera
91
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States
Died: 2020

A talented actress who felt deeply about social issues, Naya Rivera was known for playing roles that reflected her standing on issues like racism and queer representation. She openly championed for LGBT+ rights, immigrants' rights, and women's rights. The brilliant young woman met a tragic end when she drowned in a lake in 2020.

 2 
Vivien Leigh
(British Actress Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’)
Vivien Leigh
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Birthdate: November 5, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Darjeeling, India
Died: 1967

British actress Vivien Leigh gained popularity with her award winning performance in films Gone with the Wind and A Street Car named Desire and her Musical Broadway Tovarich. The beautiful actress, who went on to feature in films like That Hamilton Woman and Ship of Fools, had a troubled personal life and suffered from physical and mental health issues.

 3 
Shinzō Abe
(Former Prime Minister of Japan)
Shinzō Abe
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tokyo
Died: 2022

Shinzō Abe was a Japanese politician who became the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japan after serving as prime minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and then from 2012 to 2020. Aged 52 at the time of assuming office as the prime minister, Abe was also the youngest Japanese post-war prime minister.

 4 
Ernest Borgnine
(Actor Best Known for His Gruff Voice and Gap-Toothed Cheshire Cat Grin)
Ernest Borgnine
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Birthdate: January 24, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: 2012

Ernest Borgnine was an American actor well-known for his Cheshire cat grin and gruff but calm voice. An Academy Award winner, Borgnine's film career spanned over 60 years. Also known for his work on television, Ernest Borgnine voiced Mermaid Man, an important character in the popular series SpongeBob SquarePants. Ernest Borgnine's hometown Hamden, Connecticut named a street in his honor.

 5 
P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: 1822
Legendary English Romantic poetry P.B. Shelley is remembered for his masterpieces such as Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, and Prometheus Unbound. He was known for his poetic imagery, and his popularity soared after his premature death due to drowning while boating at age 29. 
 6 
Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Betty Ford
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2011

Betty Ford served as the First Lady of the US from 1974 to 1977. One of the most popular First Ladies in history, Ford was a passionate supporter of abortion rights and worked towards raising breast cancer awareness. She commented on topics like sex, drugs, abortion, and equal pay. In 1991, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 7 
June Allyson
(Actress)
June Allyson
5
Birthdate: October 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: 2006
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 8 
Dick Sargent
(American Actor)
Dick Sargent
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Ken Stabler
(American Professional Football Quarterback)
Ken Stabler
10
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: December 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States
Died: 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Virginia Hall
(American Secret Agent Who Worked in France During World War II)
Virginia Hall
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: 1982
Virginia Hall worked as a spy, with the U.K. and the U.S., in France during World War II, under the alias Marie and Diane. Her main objective was to conduct espionage for the Allies, against the Nazi regime and the Axis powers. After the war ended, she joined the CIA.
 11 
Edgar the Peaceful
(King of England)
Edgar the Peaceful
3
Birthdate: August 7, 0942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: 0975

Edgar the Peaceful reigned as the King of the English for more than 17 years. His reign was noted for its stability as he consolidated his predecessors' work. His coronation at Bath in 973, which was the pinnacle of his reign, forms the basis for the present-day coronation ceremony.

 12 
Pete Conrad
(NASA Astronaut Who Became the Third Person to Walk on the Moon)
Pete Conrad
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1999

Pete Conrad was an American aeronautical engineer, NASA astronaut, aviator, test pilot, and naval officer. He is credited with commanding the Apollo 12 mission, during which he became only the third person ever to walk on the Moon. Apart from winning awards like the Harmon Trophy, Pete Conrad was also inducted into several Astronaut and Aviation Halls of Fame.

 13 
James Franciscus
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Birthdate: January 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clayton, Missouri, United States
Died: 1991
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Christiaan Huygens
(Mathematician, Physicist)
Christiaan Huygens
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1629
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1695

From proposing the wave theory of light to discovering the actual shape of the rings of Saturn and inventing the pendulum clock, Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens had contributed a lot to science. Born to a diplomat, Huygens had the privilege of an elite education but remain sickly throughout his life.

 15 
Tom Thomson
(Artist)
Tom Thomson
5
Birthdate: August 5, 1877
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Pickering, Canada
Died: 1917

Tom Thomson was a Canadian artist best remembered for producing some of Canada's most iconic works, namely The West Wind and The Jack Pine. Thomson's work has had a profound influence on Canadian art and he is often regarded as an unofficial member of the famous Group of Seven as he died shortly before the establishment of the iconic group.

 16 
Abdul Sattar Edhi
(Humanitarian)
Abdul Sattar Edhi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bantva, Gujarat, India
Died: 2016

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani ascetic, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is credited with founding the Edhi Foundation, which operates a volunteer ambulance network as well as several animal shelters, orphanages, homeless shelters, and rehabilitation centres across Pakistan. He was often nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize during his lifetime.

 17 
Jean Moulin
(An Emblem of the Resistance)
Jean Moulin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Béziers
Died: 1943

Jean Moulin was a French civil servant who played an important role during the French Resistance, which took place during the Second World War. In 1943, Moulin served as the president of the National Resistance Council, a body that directed the various movements of the French Resistance. Today, Moulin is remembered as one of the heroes of the French Resistance.

 18 
Hyman Rickover
(United States Navy Admiral)
Hyman Rickover
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 27, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Makow Mazowiecki, Poland
Died: 1986

Hyman Rickover was an admiral who served in the U.S. Navy. Rickover is credited with overseeing the development of naval nuclear propulsion before controlling its operations for 30 years. He also supervised the development of the first commercial pressurized water reactor, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station. Hyman Rickover is one of only four people to receive two Congressional Gold Medals.

 19 
Fatima Jinnah
(Sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah)
Fatima Jinnah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 31, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: 1967

Fatima Jinnah was a Pakistani politician, stateswoman, and dental surgeon. She was the younger sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. Fatima worked closely with her elder brother, who often sought the advice of his sister. Fatima Jinnah is also credited with co-founding the All Pakistan Women's Association, which aims at promoting the welfare of Pakistani women. 

 20 
Elsa Martinelli
(Actress and Model)
Elsa Martinelli
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grosseto, Italy
Died: 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Soapy Smith
Soapy Smith
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Georgia
Died: 1898
 22 
Brassaï
(Photographer, Artist and Writer Known for His Dramatic Photographs of Paris at Night)
Brassaï
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: September 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: 1984

Gyula Halász, or Brassaï, derived his pseudonym from the city of his birth, Brassó, then in Hungary. Later, he moved to Paris, where he began his career as a photographer. He published his works in volumes such as Paris de nuit. He was also a sculptor and a poet.

 23 
Simon Kuznets
(Economist)
Simon Kuznets
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Birthdate: April 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pinsk
Died: 1985
 24 
Robert Burns Woodward
(The Most Preeminent Synthetic Organic Chemist of the 20th Century)
Robert Burns Woodward
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 1979

Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist best remembered for winning the 1965 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Regarded as the most preeminent synthetic organic chemist of the 20th century, Woodward is also remembered for his contributions to organic synthesis. Robert Burns Woodward was also the recipient of the Copley Medal, National Medal of Science, and William H. Nichols Medal.

 25 
Chandra Shekhar
(8th Prime Minister of India)
Chandra Shekhar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2007
 26 
Ward Kimball
(Animator)
Ward Kimball
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: 2002
 27 
Crystal Eastman
(Lawyer)
Crystal Eastman
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 25, 1881
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1928
 28 
Frank Ramsey
(Basketball player)
Frank Ramsey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corydon, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 29 
Antoun Saadeh
(Lebanese Politician and Founder of the 'Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP)')
Antoun Saadeh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon
Died: 1949

Lebanese politician and the founder of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, Antoun Saadeh was also a prolific author, who wrote several books while in prison. He announced a revolution in Lebanon and was promised support by Syria, though Syria handed him over to the Lebanese government, which eventually executed him.

 30 
Arthur Calwell
(Politician)
Arthur Calwell
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: 1973
 31 
Havelock Ellis
(Physician)
Havelock Ellis
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 2, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Croydon
Died: 1939

Havelock Ellis co-wrote the first English textbook on homosexuality. Initially a teacher in Australia, he later moved to London to study medicine. His seven-part Studies in the Psychology of Sex is a first-of-its-kind study on human sexuality. He also believed in eugenics and the importance of smell in sexual behavior.

 32 
John Templeton
(Investor)
John Templeton
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2008
 33 
Gene L. Coon
(Screenwriter, Television producer)
Gene L. Coon
1
Birthdate: January 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Beatrice, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1973
 34 
Robert Surcouf
(Privateer, Writer, Shipowner, Slave trader)
Robert Surcouf
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1773
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Malo
Died: 1827
 35 
Tomonaga Shin'ichirō
(Japanese Physicist and Winner of 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Tomonaga Shin'ichirō
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 31, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyōto, Japan
Died: 1979

Tomonaga Shin'ichirō was a Japanese physicist whose role in the progression of quantum electrodynamics earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He won the award along with Julian Schwinger and Richard Feynman. Over the course of his career, Tomonaga Shin'ichirō was also honored with several other awards, such as the Asahi Prize and the Japan Academy Prize.

 36 
Anthony Hope
(British Novelist and Playwright Known for His Work 'The Prisoner of Zenda')
Anthony Hope
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lower Clapton, London, England
Died: 1933

Best known for his iconic novel The Prisoner of Zenda, Anthony Hope specialized in cloak-and-sword romances and eventually created a separate genre, known as the Ruritanian romance, set in the mythical country of Ruritania. He was also knighted for his achievements but eventually succumbed to throat cancer.

 37 
James Tate
(Poet)
James Tate
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: 2015
 38 
Raja Rao
(Author, Writer)
Raja Rao
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karnataka
Died: 2006
 39 
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
(German Painter and Lithographer Known for His Flattering Portraits of Royalty and Upper-Class Society)
Franz Xaver Winterhalter
1
Birthdate: April 20, 1805
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Menzenschwand, Sankt Blasien, Germany
Died: 1873

Born to a farmer in Germany’s Black Forest, Franz Xaver Winterhalter was initially trained as a lithographer. The nineteenth-century German painter later gained fame for his paintings and portraits of Europe’s royalty and aristocracy. Among his subjects were Queen Victoria of England and Elizabeth of Austria.

 40 
Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
(Composer)
Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 18, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Plakhino, Russia
Died: 1946
 41 
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
(Prince)
Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1783
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Weimar, Germany
Died: 1853
 42 
Giovanni Papini
(Journalist)
Giovanni Papini
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1956
 43 
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
(Politician)
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1875
 44 
Diego de Almagro
(explorer)
Diego de Almagro
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1475 AD
Birthplace: Almagro, Ciudad Real
Died: 1538

Diego de Almagro was a Spanish conquistador best remembered for his role in the Spanish conquest of Peru alongside fellow conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Diego is also credited with laying the foundation for cities like Trujillo and Quito in present-day Peru and Ecuador, respectively.   

 45 
Luis Manuel Rodríguez
(Cuban Professional Boxer)
Luis Manuel Rodríguez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camaguey, Cuba
Died: 1996
 46 
Oliver Knussen
(Composer)
Oliver Knussen
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2018
 47 
Paula Danziger
(Author)
Paula Danziger
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: 2004
 48 
William H. McNeill
(Historian)
William H. McNeill
0
Birthdate: October 31, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: 2016
 49 
Nelsan Ellis
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Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harvey
Died: 2017

Nelsan Ellis was an American playwright and actor who achieved critical appreciation for playing Lafayette Reynolds in the popular TV series, True Blood. After years of struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, Ellis made an attempt to quit drinking on his own, which led to complications from alcohol withdrawal syndrome, eventually resulting in his death at the age of 39.

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Torbern Bergman
(Swedish Chemist and Mineralogist Known for His Research on the Chemistry of Metals, Especially 'Bismut'h and 'Nickel')
Torbern Bergman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 20, 1735
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Katrineberg, Låstad parish, Sweden
Died: 1784

Torbern Olof Bergman was a Swedish mineralogist and chemist. He is best remembered for his 1775 work Dissertation on Elective Attractions, which contains the largest chemical affinity tables. He also contributed immensely to the development of quantitative analysis. Torbern Olof Bergman also taught physics and mathematics at the University of Uppsala.