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 
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)
 5 
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)
 6 
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)
 7 
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
 8 
Kamehameha I
(King of Hawaii)
Kamehameha I
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Birthdate: 1758 AD
Birthplace: Kohala, Hawaii
Died: 1819
 9 
Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: 1891
 10 
Dirk Bogarde
(English actor)
Dirk Bogarde
2
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 
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)
 13 
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
 14 
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
 15 
Lionel Rose
(Professional Boxer Who Became the First Indigenous Australian to Win a World Title)
Lionel Rose
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: 2011
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
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
 17 
Barbara Lee Payton
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Birthdate: November 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
Died: 1967
 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 
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
 20 
Jim Fowler
(American Zoologist and TV Host)
Jim Fowler
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: 2019
 21 
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
 22 
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: Toxteth, Liverpool, England
Died: 1806
 23 
Alexander Vandegrift
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 13, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Died: 1973
 24 
William Fox
(Film producer)
William Fox
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Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tulchva, Hungary
Died: 1952
 25 
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
 26 
Duncan Grant
(Painter)
Duncan Grant
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, Scotland
Died: 1978
 27 
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
 28 
Luigi Nono
(Composer)
Luigi Nono
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: 1990
 29 
Beryl Burton
(Sport cyclist)
Beryl Burton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: 1996
 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 
Herschel Grynszpan
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hanover
Died: 1960
 32 
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
 33 
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
 34 
Mary Tsoni
(Actress)
Mary Tsoni
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Birthdate: June 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 2017
 35 
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
 36 
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
 37 
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
 38 
Bebe Rebozo
(Banker)
Bebe Rebozo
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: 1998
 39 
Iepe Rubingh
(Artist)
Iepe Rubingh
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Birthdate: August 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: 2020
 40 
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
 41 
Pope John II
(Priest)
Pope John II
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0470 AD
Birthplace: Rome
Died: 0535
 42 
Marquis of Pombal
(Secretary of State)
Marquis of Pombal
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 13, 1699
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1782
 43 
Ellen Churchill Semple
(American Geographer Who Made Immense Contributions to the Development of Geography as Discipline in the US)
Ellen Churchill Semple
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Birthdate: January 8, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1932
 44 
Barbara Radziwill
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Birthdate: December 6, 1520
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: 1551
 45 
Mordechai Anielewicz
(Polish Leader of the Jewish Fighting Organization Which Led the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)
Mordechai Anielewicz
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1919 AD
Birthplace: Wyszkow, Poland
Died: 1943
 46 
Mwanga
(King of Buganda)
Mwanga
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Birthdate: 1868 AD
Birthplace: Nakawa
Died: 1903
 47 
Avery Brundage
(5th President of the International Olympic Committee)
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)
 48 
Rudolf Serkin
(Bohemian-Born Austrian-American Pianist Regarded as One of the Greatest Beethoven Interpreters)
Rudolf Serkin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cheb, Czechia
Died: 1991
Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 16, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Villarrica, Paraguay
Died: 1933
 50 
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