Died On May 8th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 George Peppard

George Peppard
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 2 Antoine Lavoisier

Antoine Lavoisier
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 26, 1743
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1794

 3 John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill
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Famous As: Philosopher, Economist, Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: 1873

 4 Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 7, 1848
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1903

 5 Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: 1988

 6 Dennis Waterman

Dennis Waterman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clapham, London, England
Died: 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 7 Kamehameha I

Kamehameha I
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Famous As: King of Hawaii
Birthdate: 1758 AD
Birthplace: Kohala, Hawaii
Died: 1819
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 8 Helena Blavatsky

Helena Blavatsky
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Famous As: Writer, Co-founder of the Theosophical Society
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: 1891

 9 Dana Plato

Dana Plato
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maywood, California, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 10 Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: January 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baozhong, Taiwan
Died: 1995

 11 Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taft, California, United States
Died: 2013
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 12 Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: December 12, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: 1880

 13 Dirk Bogarde

Dirk Bogarde
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Famous As: English actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London
Died: 1999

 14 Lionel Rose

Lionel Rose
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: June 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2011

 15 Herschel Grynszpan

Herschel Grynszpan
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Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Murderer
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: 1960

 16 Eddy Arnold

Eddy Arnold
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 15, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Henderson, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: 2008

 17 Barbara Lee Payton

Barbara Lee Payton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1967

 18 Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 9, 1830
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: 1904

 19 Jim Fowler

Jim Fowler
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Famous As: Former zoologist and host of the acclaimed wildlife documentary television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: 2019

 20 Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Artist, illustrator, writer
Birthdate: June 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2012

 21 Dom DiMaggio

Dom DiMaggio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: February 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 2009

 22 Robert Morris

Robert Morris
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 20, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: 1806

 23 Alexander Vandegrift

Alexander Vandegrift
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: General
Birthdate: March 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1973

 24 Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 26, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: 1985

 25 Josef Terboven

Josef Terboven
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician who was the long-serving Gauleiter of Gau Essen and the Reichskommissar for Norway during the German occupation
Birthdate: May 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Essen, Germany
Died: 1945

 26 Taylor Mead

Taylor Mead
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: December 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Michigan
Died: 2013

 27 John Fante

John Fante
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short story writer
Birthdate: April 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: 1983

 28 Iepe Rubingh

Iepe Rubingh
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2020

 29 Washington Duke

Washington Duke
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: December 18, 1820
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orange County
Died: 1905

 30 John Stark

John Stark
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: August 28, 1728
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1822

 31 Pope John II

Pope John II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: 0470 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0535

 32 Ahmad Sanjar

Ahmad Sanjar
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 1085 AD
Birthplace: Sinjar, Iraq
Died: 1157

 33 Beryl Burton

Beryl Burton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: 1996

 34 Ibrahim of Johor

Ibrahim of Johor
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Famous As: Malaysian king
Birthdate: September 17, 1873
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istana Bidadari, Serangoon, Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: 1959

 35 Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 18, 1595
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Droitwich Spa, England
Died: 1655

 36 Luigi Nono

Luigi Nono
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1990

 37 Mary Tsoni

Mary Tsoni
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 2017

 38 Ellen Churchill Semple

Ellen Churchill Semple
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: January 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1932

 39 Pope Benedict II

Pope Benedict II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0635 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 0685

 40 Dominguín

Dominguín
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bullfighter
Birthdate: November 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1996

 41 William Fox

William Fox
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Famous As: Film producer
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulchva, Hungary
Died: 1952

 42 Cornell Dupree

Cornell Dupree
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 19, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 2011

 43 Manny Shinwell

Manny Shinwell
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 18, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1986

 44 Jules Dumont d'Urville

Jules Dumont d'Urville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: May 23, 1790
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Condé-sur-Noireau, France
Died: 1842

 45 Harry Gordon Selfridge

Harry Gordon Selfridge
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: business magnate
Birthdate: January 11, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: 1947

 46 Manuel Ortiz Guerrero

Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 16, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Villarrica, Paraguay
Died: 1933

 47 Rudolf Serkin

Rudolf Serkin
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: March 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheb, Czechia
Died: 1991

 48 Midhat Pasha

Midhat Pasha
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: October 18, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Died: 1884

 49 Marta DuBois

Marta DuBois
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: David, Chiriquí, Panama
Died: 2018
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 50 Bebe Rebozo

Bebe Rebozo
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: November 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 1998