Died On March 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on March 8. The list includes people like William Howard Taft, Joe DiMaggio, George Martin, Millard Fillmore, Hector Berlioz. Famous personalities featured on this list, include political leaders, actors, record producers and inventors and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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William Howard Taft
(27th President of the United States)
William Howard Taft
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: 1930

The 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft also served as the tenth Chief Justice of the US; he is the only person in the history of the US to have held both the offices. He had a great impact as chief justice and has been regarded as the greatest US chief justices of all time.

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Joe DiMaggio
(One of the Greatest Baseball Players of All Time)
Joe DiMaggio
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States
Died: 1999
MLB center fielder Joe DiMaggio won nine World Series championships and bagged 13 All-Star games during his 13-year tenure with the New York Yankees. Nicknamed Joltin' Joe and The Yankee Clipper, the 3-time MVP is remembered for his unbeaten 56-game hitting streak record and his marriage to Marilyn Monroe.
 3 
Millard Fillmore
(13th President of the United States (1850 - 1853))
Millard Fillmore
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moravia, New York, United States
Died: 1874
Millard Fillmore was the U.S. president from 1850 to 1853, succeeding Zachary Taylor after his death. The last Whig U.S. president, Fillmore had previously been a representative from New York’s 32nd District and the U.S. vice president. He played a crucial role in the passage of the Compromise of 1850.
 4 
Jack Churchill
(British Army Officer Who Fought in the World War II)
Jack Churchill
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Died: 1996

Better known as Mad Jack or Fighting Jack, British Army officer Jack Churchill was an iconic example of a person fighting wars on his own terms. He popularized carrying swords and bagpipes to battles and killed his enemies with his longbow. He inspired a comic strip and several books, too.

 5 
Max von Sydow
19
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: 2020

Max von Sydow was a Swedish actor and director. In an illustrious career spanning seven decades, Max contributed immensely to American and European cinema, theatre, and television. He appeared in 11 of Ingmar Bergman's films, including The Seventh Seal, which houses the iconic scene where Max's character challenges the personification of Death to a game of chess.

 6 
Mike Starr
Mike Starr
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Honolulu
Died: 2011
 7 
George Martin
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
George Martin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

 8 
William Guarnere
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2014
 9 
Hector Berlioz
(French Composer and Conductor Known for His Work ‘Symphonie fantastique’, ‘Harold in Italy’ and ‘Roméo et Juliette’)
Hector Berlioz
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: La Côte-Saint-André, France
Died: 1869

Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic conductor and composer who was highly regarded in places like Russia, Britain, and Germany. Although he did not achieve fame as a composer, Berlioz became renowned internationally for his skills as a conductor. He also wrote musical journalism, which includes his influential work, Treatise on Instrumentation. 

 10 
Harold Lloyd
(American Actor, Comedian and Stunt Performer)
Harold Lloyd
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Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burchard, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1971
 11 
John Inman
(Actor)
John Inman
3
Birthdate: June 28, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Preston, England
Died: 2007
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Robert Pastorelli
3
Birthdate: June 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2004
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Bayezid I
(Sultan of Ottoman Empire)
Bayezid I
5
Birthdate: 1354 AD
Birthplace: Edirne, Turkey
Died: 1403

Bayezid I reigned as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1389 to 1402. He is credited with building one of the largest armies of the world, with which he defeated the Crusaders at Nicopolis in 1396. His only defeat at the Battle of Ankara, which turned out to be fatal, became a subject for writers, painters, and composers.

 14 
Edward Winter
(Actor)
Edward Winter
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Birthdate: June 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ventura, California, United States
Died: 2001
 15 
Ray Nitschke
(American Football player)
Ray Nitschke
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
Died: 1998
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Larry Scott
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Larry Scott
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackfoot, Idaho, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Cepillin
(Actor, Singer)
Cepillin
10
Birthdate: February 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Died: 2021
 18 
Peggy Cass
(Actress)
Peggy Cass
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1999
 19 
Henry Ward Beecher
(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)
Henry Ward Beecher
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S
Died: 1887

Congregational minister Henry Ward Beecher, the eighth child of Reverend Lyman Beecher, was a skilled orator and a prominent Protestant speaker. He was known for anti-slavery stance and his belief in God's love, One of his best works is the pamphlet Seven Lectures to Young Men.

 20 
Sherwood Anderson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ohio, United States
Died: 1941
 21 
George Stevens
(Film Director & Producer)
George Stevens
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Birthdate: December 18, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: 1975
 22 
José Raúl Capablanca
(Cuban Chess Player)
José Raúl Capablanca
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: 1942
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Ferdinand von Zeppelin
(A Pioneer in Development of Rigid Airship and Founder of Aircraft Manufacturing Company ‘Luftschiffbau Zeppelin’)
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Died: 1917

German general and inventor Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin is best-remembered for inventing the Zeppelin rigid airships and pioneering development of rigid airships during early 20th century. Zeppelin eventually founded the German aircraft manufacturing company called Luftschiffbau Zeppelin that played an instrumental role in the design and manufacture of rigid airships and emerged as the leading manufacturer of large lighter-than-air vehicles.

 24 
William Walton
(Composer)
William Walton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 29, 1902
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oldham, England
Died: 1983
 25 
John of God
(16th Century Portuguese Soldier Turned Saint)
John of God
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1495
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal
Died: 1550

John of God was a Portuguese soldier who spent most of his time in Spain as a health-care worker. He is remembered for inspiring the creation of a Catholic religious institute called the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, which was established by his followers. The institute aims at helping the sick, poor, and those suffering from mental illness.

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Billy Eckstine
(Musician)
Billy Eckstine
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1993
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Lou Duva
(Boxing trainer, manager and boxing promoter who handled nineteen world champions)
Lou Duva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2017
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Andrew Watson
(One of the First Black People to Play Association Football at the International Level)
Andrew Watson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Demerara, Guyana
Died: 1921

Widely known as Scotland’s first Black footballer, Andrew Watson was also the first Black player to play international association football. The son of a Guyanese woman and a Scottish plantation owner, he moved to Britain with his father as a child. He was also an engineer and a wholesale business owner.

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Jean Patou
(Fashion Designer)
Jean Patou
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 19, 1880
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: 1936

Jean Patou was a French fashion designer. He is credited with founding the popular French fashion house, Jean Patou. Over the years, several popular fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Bohan, and Jean Paul Gaultier have worked for Jean Patou. Patou is also credited with creating the designer tie, which he invented in the 1920s.

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Francesco I Sforza
(Duke of Milan from 1450 to 1466)
Francesco I Sforza
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 23, 1401
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Miniato, Italy
Died: 1466

A 15th-century Italian captain, Francesco I Sforza reigned as the duke of Milan. He was one of the 7 illegitimate sons of Sforza dynasty founder, Muzio Attendolo Sforza. He later backed a Milan–Florence alliance, which led to the Peace of Lodi. He was also known as a patron of art and architecture.

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Zbigniew Religa
(Surgeon, Physician, University teacher)
Zbigniew Religa
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miedniewice, Masovian Voivodeship
Died: 2009
 32 
Ruan Lingyu
(Silent film actress. One of the most prominent Chinese film stars of the 1930s)
Ruan Lingyu
2
Birthdate: April 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 1935
 33 
John Ericsson
(Swedish-American Inventor)
John Ericsson
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1803
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Långbanshyttan, Värmland, Sweden
Died: 1889

Swedish-born American naval engineer and inventor John Ericsson is most remembered for designing and building the first armoured turret warship and developing the screw propeller. The warship – USS Monitor – is credited for keeping the Union (North) Navy stay protected during the American Civil War. His other inventions include the torpedo technology and solar machine.

 34 
Adela of Normandy
(Daughter of William I the Conqueror)
Adela of Normandy
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1067 AD
Birthplace: Normandy, France
Died: 1137
 35 
Max Gerson
(Physician)
Max Gerson
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wągrowiec
Died: 1959

German-American physician Max Gerson was the proponent of the Gerson Therapy, which began as a diet-based treatment for migraine but ended up being used by him as a treatment for tuberculosis and cancer. Though Gerson died of pneumonia, there was an alternate theory that stated he had been murdered.

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Hank Locklin
(Singer-songwriter)
Hank Locklin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: McLellan, Florida, United States
Died: 2009
 37 
Ingo Schwichtenberg
(Drummer)
Ingo Schwichtenberg
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: 1995
 38 
Ninette de Valois
(British Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, and Director of Classical Ballet)
Ninette de Valois
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: June 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blessington, Ireland
Died: 2001

Ninette de Valois was an Irish-born British dancer, choreographer, teacher, and director of classical ballet. She is best remembered for founding The Royal Ballet, which went on to become a world renowned classical ballet company. Counted among the most influential personalities in the history of ballet, Ninette de Valois is also credited with establishing the Royal Ballet School.

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Ron McKernan
(Singer, Musician)
Ron McKernan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Bruno, California, United States
Died: 1973
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 40 
Johannes van der Waals
(Theoretical Physicist)
Johannes van der Waals
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 23, 1837
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands
Died: 1923
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Johannes Diderik van der Waals, born to a carpenter, was largely self-taught in his early days. His pathbreaking research on the gaseous and liquid states of matter influenced later studies on molecular dynamics. He was the man behind the van der Waals equation.
 41 
Simin Daneshvar
(Iranian Academic, Novelist, Fiction Writer and Translator)
Simin Daneshvar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fasa, Iran
Died: 2012

Simin Daneshvar was an Iranian novelist, academic, translator, and fiction writer. In 1948, she became the first Iranian woman to have a collection of Persian short stories published. Simin Daneshvar also became the first Iranian woman to publish a novel when her work Savushun released in 1966; Savushun went on to become a bestseller.

 42 
Robert William Thomson
(Inventor of the Fountain Pen and Original Inventor of the Pneumatic Tyre)
Robert William Thomson
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Birthdate: June 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stonehaven, Scotland
Died: 1873

Apprenticed as a merchant at age 14, Robert William Thomson grew up to study civil engineering and also worked with the South Eastern Railway Company. His illustrious career saw him make quite a few inventions, such as the pneumatic tire, the fountain pen, and the road steamer.  

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Thomas Beecham
(Conductor)
Thomas Beecham
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Helens, England
Died: 1961
 44 
James Buchanan Eads
(American Civil Engineer and Inventor Best Known for His 'Triple-Arch Steel Bridge' Over the Mississippi River)
James Buchanan Eads
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Birthdate: May 23, 1820
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
Died: 1887

Engineer James B. Eads spent most of his early life marine-salvaging along the Mississippi. Apart from building submarines, he also owned over 50 patents. He is best remembered for his triple-arch steel bridge over the Mississippi. He was the first American engineer to win the Royal Society of Arts’s Albert Medal.

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Tadd Dameron
(Composer)
Tadd Dameron
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1965
 46 
Alexander Salkind
(Film Producer)
Alexander Salkind
1
Birthdate: June 2, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
Died: 1997

Alexander Salkind was a film producer best remembered for producing popular films like Austerlitz, The Trial, and Hot Line. He is also remembered for his work on the popular Superman film franchise, which earned him a place in DC Comics' list Fifty Who Made DC Great, which was published in 1985.

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Nothando Dube
(12th Wife of King Mswati III)
Nothando Dube
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Swaziland
Died: 2019
 48 
Norm Sherry
(Baseball player)
Norm Sherry
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 49 
Howie Morenz
(Ice hockey player)
Howie Morenz
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1937
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Norton Juster
(Writer, Architect)
Norton Juster
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2021