Died On June 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 8. The list includes people like Andrew Jackson, Thomas Paine, Abraham Maslow, Emily Davison, Edward, the Black Prince. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, soldiers and novelists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Anthony Bourdain
(American Celebrity Chef and TV Personality)
Anthony Bourdain
68
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2018

Anthony Bourdain was an American celebrity chef. He was also a renowned author, media personality and travel documentarian. His shows about the exploration of international culture and cuisine were very popular. Apart from writing several books on food and cooking and travel explorations, Bourdain also wrote fiction and historical non-fiction. In June 8, 2018, he died by suicide in France.

 2 
Andrew Jackson
(7th President of the United States)
Andrew Jackson
27
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 15, 1767
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Waxhaws
Died: 1845

Andrew Jackson was the 7th President of USA. His presidential reign has been termed as Jacksonian democracy and witnessed the shift of political power from established elites to ordinary voters. Coming from humble beginnings, Jackson knew the struggle of the masses and thus, worked towards creating a more inclusive country.  His picture has been featured on the front side of $20 bill since 1928.

 3 
Thomas Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Thomas Paine
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1737
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Thetford, England
Died: 1809

English-born American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary, Thomas Paine, is credited to have penned some of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. His works inspired the common people of America and motivated them to fight for independence from British rule. He was ostracized for criticizing Christianity and died a lonely man.

 4 
Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
14
Birthdate: April 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1970

Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best remembered for creating an idea in psychology called Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow, who advocated self-actualization, is also credited with co-founding the school of transpersonal psychology. In 1967, he was adjudged Humanist of the Year by the popular non-profit organization, American Humanist Association.

 5 
Satchel Paige
(American Professional Baseball Pitcher)
Satchel Paige
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Died: 1982

Legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige was part of the MLB and the Negro League Baseball. The National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee began his career playing for the Chattanooga Black Lookouts and later played for teams such as the Cleveland Indians. He was the American League’s first black pitcher.

 6 
Robert Taylor
(Actor, Pilot)
Robert Taylor
5
Birthdate: August 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Filley, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1969
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 7 
Glenne Headly
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’, ‘Dick Tracy’ and ‘Mr. Holland's Opus’)
Glenne Headly
8
Birthdate: March 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New London, Connecticut, States
Died: 2017

Glenne Headly is best remembered for her Emmy-nominated roles in the TV film Bastard Out of Carolina and the series Lonesome Dove. She also won a CFCA Award for the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She had also delivered award-winning stage performances. She died midway while filming for Future Man.

 8 
Elizabeth Woodville
(Former Queen of England (1464 - 1483))
Elizabeth Woodville
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1437
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grafton Regis, England
Died: 1492

Elizabeth Woodville was the queen of England from 1464 until her husband King Edward IV's death in 1483. Elizabeth Woodville remained politically influential even after the demise of her husband. She also played a major role in Henry VII's accession to the throne in 1485. Her life and work have inspired several books, films, and TV series.

 9 
Prophet Muhammad
(Founder of Islam)
Prophet Muhammad
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0571 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
Died: 0632

Prophet Muhammad was an Arab religious, political, and social leader. He is credited with founding the world's second-largest religion, Islam. He is believed to have been sent to preach and confirm the teachings of other prophets, such as Adam, Abraham, Moses, and Jesus. He is also believed to have received revelations from God, which form the verses of the Quran.

 10 
George Sand
(One of the Most Popular Writers in Europe in Her Lifetime)
George Sand
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1876
Nineteenth-century French author Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, better known as George Sand, became a leading figure of the Romantic era of Europe. She is best remembered for works such as La Petite Fadette and had numerous affairs, the most notable of them being the one with composer Frédéric Chopin.
 11 
Sophia of Hanover
(Former Electress Consort of Hanover (1692 - 1698))
Sophia of Hanover
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 14, 1630
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: 1714
Sophia of Hanover was the Electress of Hanover, through her marriage to Ernest Augustus. After a long conflict regarding the succession of the throne of England, she died just 2 months before she could become the queen. An art connoisseur, she played a crucial role in creating the Herrenhausen Gardens
 12 
Cochise
(leader of the Chihuicahui local group of the Chokonen and principal nantan of the Chokonen band of the Chiricahua Apache)
Cochise
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1805 AD
Birthplace: New Spain
Died: 1874

Legendary Apache leader Cochise  led the Native Americans against the Whites, thwarting colonial intrusion in the U.S. Southwest, in the 1860s, especially in the Battle of Apache Pass. He has been immortalized through films such as Broken Arrow, while Cochise County in Arizona has been named after him.

 13 
Frank Cady
(Actor)
Frank Cady
0
Birthdate: September 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Susanville, California, U.S.
Died: 2012
 14 
Edward, the Black Prince
(Duke of Cornwall)
Edward, the Black Prince
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1330
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodstock Palace, England
Died: 1376
 15 
Sani Abacha
(Nigerian General Who Ruled as the 10th Head of State of Nigeria)
Sani Abacha
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kano, Nigeria
Died: 1998
Sani Abacha was a Nigerian general best remembered for his rule as the tenth Head of State of Nigeria from 17 November 1993 until his death on 8 June 1998. An influential military leader, Sani Abacha also served as the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, and Chief of Army Staff between 1985 and 1993.
 16 
Joseph Paxton
(Gardener & Architect)
Joseph Paxton
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: August 3, 1803
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bedfordshire
Died: 1865

Landscape gardener Joseph Paxton initially worked for the duke of Devonshire, serving as a head gardener at the duke’s Chatsworth estate. However, his greatest contribution perhaps remains the Crystal Palace for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. He also represented Coventry as a member of parliament.

 17 
Joseph A. Walker
(American World War II Pilot, NASA Test Pilot and Astronaut)
Joseph A. Walker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1966
 18 
Muhammad(Religious leader)
(Religious leader)
Muhammad(Religious leader)
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: 0632
 19 
Lydia Lopokova
(Ballet dancer)
Lydia Lopokova
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russian
Died: 1981

Apart from being a renowned Russian ballerina, Lydia Lopokova was also the wife of well-known economist John Maynard Keynes and was thus known as Lady Keynes. She toured across Europe and America and appeared in plays such as The Lady of the Slipper and Age of Reason.

 20 
Louis XVII
(King)
Louis XVII
6
Birthdate: March 27, 1785
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: 1795
 21 
George Wythe
(Attorney General of Virginia (1766-67, 1754-55))
George Wythe
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 3, 1726
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Died: 1806
 22 
Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
(Prussian prince)
Prince Leopold of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
2
Birthdate: September 22, 1835
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krauchenweis, Germany
Died: 1905
 23 
Sarah Siddons
(Welsh Actress)
Sarah Siddons
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1755
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brecon, Wales
Died: 1831

Born to traveling actors, Sarah Siddons began appearing on stage as a child actor. Regarded as one of the finest tragediennes of the time, she added magic to the role of Lady Macbeth, and in her last appearance in Macbeth, the audience didn’t let the play proceed beyond the sleepwalking scene.

 24 
Alan Rubin
(Musician)
Alan Rubin
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 25 
Marie Laurencin
(French Painter and Printmaker Known for Her Delicate Portraits of Elegant, Vaguely Melancholic Women)
Marie Laurencin
0
Birthdate: October 31, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1956

Marie Laurencin was a French printmaker and painter. An important member of the Cubists within the Groupe de Puteaux, Laurencin was an influential figure in the Parisian avant-garde. Today, her works can be seen at popular museums like the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in the USA, the Tate Gallery in the UK, and the State Hermitage Museum in Russia.

 26 
Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Poet, Writer)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London
Died: 1889
 27 
Maria Bueno
(Brazilian Professional Tennis Player)
Maria Bueno
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Andreas Voutsinas
(Sudanese-Greek Theater Director and Actor)
Andreas Voutsinas
0
Birthdate: August 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: 2010

Andreas Voutsinas was a Sudanese-Greek theater director and actor. He is remembered for playing important roles in films like The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, and History of the World, Part I. From 2002 to 2009, he worked as an acting teacher in Northern Greece’s State Theatre. Andreas Voutsinas is also credited with founding a drama school called Superior Drama School.

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Leighton Rees
(Darts player)
Leighton Rees
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ynysybwl, Wales
Died: 2003
 30 
Robert Desnos
(Poet)
Robert Desnos
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 4, 1900
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1945
 31 
Johann Joachim Winckelmann
(German Art Historian, Archaeologist and One of the Leading Proponents of Neoclassicism)
Johann Joachim Winckelmann
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1717
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stendal, Germany
Died: 1768

German art historian Johann Joachim Winckelmann is often referred to as the father of modern archaeology. Born to a cobbler, he studied Greek, theology, and even medicine. He later specialized in Greek and Neoclassical art and had a prominent influence on Western painting, sculpture, and literature.

 32 
Greta Schröder
(Actress)
Greta Schröder
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: 1980
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 33 
Jimmy Rushing
(Singer)
Jimmy Rushing
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Died: 1972
 34 
Emily Hobhouse
(British Social Worker)
Emily Hobhouse
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 9, 1860
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Ive, Cornwall, England
Died: 1926
 35 
Russell Harty
(Television Presenter)
Russell Harty
1
Birthdate: September 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackburn, United Kingdom
Died: 1988
 36 
Norman Hartnell
(Fashion designer)
Norman Hartnell
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 12, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London
Died: 1979
 37 
Heidi Brahl
(Singer)
Heidi Brahl
0
Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gräfelfing, Upper Bavaria, Germany
Died: 1991
 38 
Tokugawa Iemitsu
(Shogun of Japan)
Tokugawa Iemitsu
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1604
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: 1651

Tokugawa Iemitsu served as a shōgun from 1623 to 1651 in the Tokugawa dynasty. His reign as shōgun was marked by the crucifixion of Christians and the expulsion of Europeans from Japan. Although it may sound cruel, such actions were validated at that time as Japan was being subjected to Europeanization; Europeans were trying to convert Japanese people into Christians.

 39 
Bliss Carman
(Poet)
Bliss Carman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fredericton
Died: 1929

Bliss Carman was a Canadian poet whose works earned him international recognition. His poem, Autumn ,inspired Leo Sowerby to write Comes Autumn Time, which became his best-known organ piece. Throughout his illustrious career, Carman was honored with many prestigious awards like the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Gold Medal. During his later years, Carman served as Canada's poet laureate.

 40 
Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington
(Politician)
Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Apsley House, London, England
Died: 1900
 41 
Mary of the Divine Heart
(Noblewoman)
Mary of the Divine Heart
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Münster, Germany
Died: 1899
 42 
Walter Hunt
(inventor)
Walter Hunt
0
Birthdate: July 29, 1796
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York
Died: 1859
 43 
Saban Bajramovic
(Serbian Recording Artist and Vocalist)
Saban Bajramovic
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Niš, Serbia
Died: 2008

Saban Bajramovic was a Serbian recording artist and vocalist of Arlije Romani ethnicity. Regarded as one of the most acclaimed Romani singer-songwriters of all time, Bajramović was nicknamed King of Romani music due to his influence on music in Eastern Europe. Over the course of his career, which spanned over 40 years, Saban Bajramovic recorded 20 albums and 50 singles. 

 44 
Severo Sarduy
(Cuban Poet, Author, Playwright, and Critic of Cuban Literature and Art)
Severo Sarduy
0
Birthdate: February 25, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Camagüey, Cuba
Died: 1993

Severo Sarduy was a Cuban poet, playwright, author, and critic of Cuban art and literature. He is best known for his works that deal explicitly with transvestism and male homosexuality. Severo Sarduy is also remembered for his novel Cobra which earned him the prestigious Medici Prize in 1972.   

 45 
Romola de Pulszky
(Ballet dancer)
Romola de Pulszky
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 1978
 46 
Juan Carlos Onganía
(Former President of Argentina)
Juan Carlos Onganía
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 17, 1914
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marcos Paz, Argentina
Died: 1995
 47 
Harold Norse
(Writer)
Harold Norse
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2009
 48 
Alexander Imich
(Chemist)
Alexander Imich
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Częstochowa
Died: 2014

Alexander Imich was a Polish-American parapsychologist, chemist, writer, and zoologist. A supercentenarian, Imich was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world. He enjoyed this privilege for around 1.5 months before passing away on June 8, 2014, at the age of 111. Sakari Momoi of Japan succeeded Alexander Imich as the world's oldest man. 

 49 
Tony Dunne
(Irish Footballer Who Played as a Left-Back)
Tony Dunne
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
Aden Adde
(Politician)
Aden Adde
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Beledweyne, Somalia
Died: 2007