Died On May 8th

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Discover the most famous people who died on May 8. The list includes people like John Stuart Mill, Paul Gauguin, Antoine Lavoisier, Robert A. Heinlein, Shel Silverstein. Famous personalities featured on this list, include philosophers, poets, novelists and sociologists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, United Kingdom & Russia and many more countries.
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 1 
George Peppard
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Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Paul Gauguin
(French Post-Impressionist Artist)
Paul Gauguin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1903
 3 
Antoine Lavoisier
(French Chemist Who Discovered the Role of Oxygen in Combustion)
Antoine Lavoisier
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1794
 4 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: 1988
 5 
Dana Plato
(Actress)
Dana Plato
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Birthdate: November 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maywood, California, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 6 
Dennis Waterman
(Actor and Singer Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘The Sweeney’, ‘Minder’ and ‘New Tricks’)
Dennis Waterman
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Birthdate: February 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Kamehameha I
(King of Hawaii)
Kamehameha I
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Birthdate: 1758 AD
Birthplace: Kohala, Hawaii
Died: 1819
 8 
Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
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Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: 1891
 9 
Fred Ward
(Known for Role in the 'Right Stuff')
Fred Ward
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Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Dirk Bogarde
(English actor)
Dirk Bogarde
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Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: 1999
 11 
Teresa Teng
(Singer, Actress)
Teresa Teng
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baozhong, Taiwan
Died: 1995
 12 
Gustave Flaubert
(French Author Best Known for His Novels: ‘Madame Bovary’, ‘Sentimental Education’, ‘Salammbô’ and ‘Three Tales’)
Gustave Flaubert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: 1880
 13 
Jeanne Cooper
(Actress)
Jeanne Cooper
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Birthdate: October 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taft, California, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 14 
Eadweard Muybridge
(Photographer)
Eadweard Muybridge
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: April 9, 1830
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: 1904
 15 
Eddy Arnold
(American Country Music Singer Who Performed for Six Decades)
Eddy Arnold
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Henderson, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2008
 16 
Lionel Rose
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2011
 17 
Maurice Sendak
(Artist, illustrator, writer)
Maurice Sendak
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012
 18 
Gilles Villeneuve
(Canadian Formula 1 Racing Driver)
Gilles Villeneuve
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
Died: 1982
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Herschel Grynszpan
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: 1960
 20 
Jim Fowler
(Former zoologist and host of the acclaimed wildlife documentary television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
Jim Fowler
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: 2019
 21 
Barbara Lee Payton
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Birthdate: November 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1967
 22 
Harry Gordon Selfridge
(business magnate)
Harry Gordon Selfridge
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 11, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: 1947
 23 
Theodore Sturgeon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: 1985
 24 
Dom DiMaggio
(Baseball player)
Dom DiMaggio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2009
 25 
Alexander Vandegrift
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1973
 26 
Marta DuBois
(Actress)
Marta DuBois
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Birthdate: December 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: David, Chiriquí, Panama
Died: 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 27 
Robert Morris
(One of the Founding Fathers of the United States)
Robert Morris
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 20, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1806
 28 
Oswald Spengler
(German Historian & Philosopher Known for His Two-Volume Work 'The Decline of the West')
Oswald Spengler
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Birthdate: May 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blankenburg, Germany
Died: 1936
 29 
Avery Brundage
(Sports Administrator)
Avery Brundage
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1975
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Ibrahim of Johor
(Malaysian king)
Ibrahim of Johor
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Birthdate: September 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istana Bidadari, Serangoon, Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: 1959
 31 
Taylor Mead
(Actor, Poet, Writer)
Taylor Mead
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: 2013
 32 
Mary Tsoni
(Actress)
Mary Tsoni
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Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 2017
 33 
Josef Terboven
(Politician who was the long-serving Gauleiter of Gau Essen and the Reichskommissar for Norway during the German occupation)
Josef Terboven
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: 1945
 34 
John Stark
(Military Officer)
John Stark
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1822
 35 
Iepe Rubingh
(Artist)
Iepe Rubingh
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Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2020
 36 
Beryl Burton
(Sport cyclist)
Beryl Burton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: 1996
 37 
John Fante
(Novelist, Short story writer)
John Fante
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 1983
 38 
Pope John II
(Priest)
Pope John II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0470 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0535
 39 
Graham Bond
(Founding Father of the English 'Rhythm and Blues' Boom of the 1960s)
Graham Bond
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Romford, England
Died: 1974
 40 
Barbara Radziwill
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Birthdate: December 6, 1520
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: 1551
 41 
Washington Duke
(Businessperson)
Washington Duke
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 18, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange County
Died: 1905
 42 
Ellen Churchill Semple
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Birthdate: January 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1932
 43 
Mwanga
(King of Buganda)
Mwanga
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Birthdate: 1868 AD
Birthplace: Nakawa
Died: 1903
Dallas Willard
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Birthdate: September 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo, Missouri, U.S.
Died: 2013
 45 
Roy Horn
(Magician)
Roy Horn
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria, German Reich
Died: 2020
 46 
Cornell Dupree
(Guitarist)
Cornell Dupree
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2011
 47 
Jules Dumont d'Urville
(French Explorer and Naval Officer Who Explored the Western and South Pacific, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica)
Jules Dumont d'Urville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Died: 1842
 48 
Luigi Nono
(Composer)
Luigi Nono
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1990
 49 
Norman Bel Geddes
(Architect, Designer, Scenographer)
Norman Bel Geddes
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 27, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: 1958
 50 
Mauro Giuliani
(Guitarist)
Mauro Giuliani
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 27, 1781
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bisceglie, Italy
Died: 1829