Died On September 8th

Discover the most famous people who died on September 8. The list includes people like Dorothy Dandridge, Hermann von Helmholtz, Willard Libby, Hideki Yukawa, Hermann Staudinger. Famous personalities featured on this list, include actors, composers, priests and journalists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Germany, Austria & Spain and many more countries.
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 1 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
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Birthdate: April 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: 2022

The Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning British monarch in history. The first child of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother , she ascended to the throne in 1952. Despite the media criticism of the royal family, she continued to be a popular figure in the UK.

 2 
Coolio
(Rapper Best Known for His Singles ‘Gangsta's Paradise’ and ‘My Soul’)
Coolio
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Compton, California, U.S.
Died: 2022
Rapper Coolio soared to fame with his Grammy-winning single Gangsta's Paradise. He continued winning accolades with hits such as C U When U Get There. He later released a cookbook and hosted the culinary show Cookin' with Coolio. He was also part of WC and the Maad Circle.
 3 
Shirley Jackson
(American Writer Known Primarily for Her Works of Horror and Mystery)
Shirley Jackson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 1965
Shirley Jackson redefined the genres of horror and mystery through her works, which include over 200 short stories and six novels. Her iconic novel The Haunting of Hill House was made into a popular Netflix series and several movies, including the 1963 and 1999 versions of The Haunting
 4 
Richard Georg Strauss
(Considered a Leading Composer of The Late Romantic & Early Modern Eras)
Richard Georg Strauss
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1949

Richard Georg Strauss was a German conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist. Renowned for his pioneering subtleties of orchestration, Strauss is generally regarded as a modernist, although he was initially considered a conservative, backwards-looking composer. Over the years, his music has influenced other prominent composers like Béla Viktor János Bartók, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Edward Elgar, and Benjamin Britten.

 5 
Don Williams
(Singer-Songwriter)
Don Williams
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Floydada, Texas, United States
Died: 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Leni Riefenstahl
(Film Director, Photographer and Actress Known for Her Seminal Role in Producing Nazi Propaganda)
Leni Riefenstahl
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Birthdate: August 22, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 2003

Leni Riefenstahl was a German film director and actress best remembered for her role in producing Nazi propaganda. She made her directorial debut in 1932, becoming one of the few women to direct a movie during the Weimar Period. Riefenstahl is credited with directing two of the most technically innovative propaganda films of all time, Olympia and Triumph des Willens.

 7 
Zero Mostel
(Actor)
Zero Mostel
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Birthdate: February 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 1977
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 8 
Hermann von Helmholtz
(Physicist and Physician)
Hermann von Helmholtz
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Birthdate: August 31, 1821
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: 1894

A descendant of Pennsylvania founder William Penn through his mother, Hermann von Helmholtz studied medicine, pushed by his father, in spite of being interested in the natural sciences. Best known for his law of conservation of energy, he coalesced the fields of medicine, physiology, math, and physics in his studies.

 9 
Rich Cronin
(Singer)
Rich Cronin
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxbury, USA
Died: 2010
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Moondog
(Musician)
Moondog
1
Birthdate: May 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marysville,United States
Died: 1999
 11 
Bud Collyer
(American Radio Actor and Announcer)
Bud Collyer
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Birthdate: June 18, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 1969
 12 
Andre Derain
(French Artist, Painter, Sculptor and Co-founder of 'Fauvism')
Andre Derain
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Birthdate: June 10, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Garches, France
Died: 1954

Andre Derain is considered a co-founder of Fauvism, along with fellow artist Henri Matisse, who was one of his classmates at the Académie Carriere. He also created theatrical décor for Ballets Russes and woodcut book illustrations for authors such as Antonin Artaud and André Breton.

 13 
Marvin Barnes
(Basketball Player)
Marvin Barnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 14 
Solomon Linda
(South African Musician, Singer and Composer)
Solomon Linda
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1909 AD
Birthplace: Pomeroy, South Africa
Died: 1962

Solomon Linda is best remembered for writing the hit Mbube, later known as Wimoweh and The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Part of the Evening Birds, he never got his due and died poor. His family couldn’t afford to build a headstone for his grave until 18 years after his death.

 15 
Jerry Pournelle
(Fiction writer)
Jerry Pournelle
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Birthdate: August 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2017
 16 
Eileen Chang
(Chinese-born American Novelist, Essayist, and Screenwriter)
Eileen Chang
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Birthdate: September 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 1995

Zhang Ailing was a Chinese-born American novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. A realist and modernist writer, Chang is credited with writing the scripts of many successful films like Miserable at Middle Age, Qing Chang Ru Zhan Chang, and Jin Suo Ji. Zhang Ailing is also credited with influencing and inspiring many creative writers in Taiwan, including Chu T’ien-wen and Yuan Chiung-chiung.

 17 
Joaquín Andújar
(Baseball Pitcher)
Joaquín Andújar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic
Died: 2015
 18 
Alex North
(Composer)
Alex North
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1991
 19 
Roy Wilkins
(Civil rights activist who was the leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1964 to 1977)
Roy Wilkins
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Birthdate: August 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 1981
 20 
Francisco de Quevedo
(Spanish Politician and One of the Greatest Poets of the Spanish Golden Age)
Francisco de Quevedo
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1580
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: 1645

Spanish nobleman, politician and writer Francisco Gómez de Quevedo y Santibáñez Villegas, KOS of the Baroque era is counted among the most prominent writers of Spain's Golden Age. Quevedo adhered to the conceptismo style compared to his lifelong rival, Luis de Góngora’s culteranismo style. His notable works include the picaresque novel El Buscón and the satirical prose Los Sueños.

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Aage Bohr
(Danish Nuclear Physicist and Winner of 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Aage Bohr
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 2009

Nobel Prize-winning Danish nuclear physicist Aage Bohr is best remembered for his work related to the geometry of atomic nuclei. Son of Nobel laureate physicist Niels Bohr, Aage had started his career as an assistant to his father and working on the development of the atomic bomb.

 22 
Hideki Yukawa
(Theoretical Physicist and the First Japanese to Receive the Nobel Prize)
Hideki Yukawa
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Azabu, Tokyo
Died: 1981

Hideki Yukawa was a Japanese theoretical physicist who won the prestigious Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy in 1940. In 1949, Yukawa became the first Japanese to be honored with the Nobel Prize. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of the pion. The Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics was inaugurated in 1952 to honor Yukawa's achievements.

 23 
Victor Horta
(Belgian Architect and Designer)
Victor Horta
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: January 6, 1861
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ghent, Province of East Flanders, Belgium
Died: 1947
 24 
John Franklin Enders
(American Biomedical Scientist Regarded as 'Father of Modern Vaccines')
John Franklin Enders
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut
Died: 1985

John Franklin Enders was an American biomedical scientist best remembered for winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 along with Thomas Huckle Weller and Frederick Chapman Robbins for discovering that poliomyelitis viruses have the ability to grow in cultures of different types of tissue. John Franklin Enders is often referred to as the Father of Modern Vaccines.

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William Erasmus Darwin
(First-Born Son of Charles and Emma Darwin)
William Erasmus Darwin
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 1914
 26 
Ronald Harwood
(British Author, Playwright and Screenwriter)
Ronald Harwood
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Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: 2020
 27 
Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester
(Noble)
Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1355
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Woodstock, England
Died: 1397
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Hermann Staudinger
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 23, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Worms, Grand Duchy of Hesse, German Empire
Died: 1965

Hermann Staudinger was a German organic chemist whose demonstration of the existence of polymers earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1953. He also played a key role in the development of pyrethroid insecticides as he was able to explain clearly the molecular structures of pyrethrin I and pyrethrin II. Hermann Staudinger is also credited with discovering ketenes. 

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Willard Libby
(American Physical Chemist Who Played an Important Role in the Development of Radiocarbon Dating)
Willard Libby
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grand Valley, Colorado, United States
Died: 1980

Willard Libby was an American physical chemist best remembered for his role in the development of radiocarbon dating in 1949. The process revolutionized palaeontology and archaeology. Libby's contributions during the development of this process earned him the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Willard Libby was also the recipient of the Elliott Cresson Medal, Willard Gibbs Award, and Albert Einstein Award.

 30 
Greta Zimmer Friedman
(Dental assistant)
Greta Zimmer Friedman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 5, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wiener Neustadt, Austria
Died: 2016
 31 
Alexandra David-Néel
(Belgian–French Explorer, Anarchist, Spiritualist, and Writer)
Alexandra David-Néel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1868
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Mandé, France
Died: 1969

Alexandra David-Néel was a Belgian–French explorer, anarchist, spiritualist, Buddhist, writer, and opera singer. She is best remembered for traveling to important spiritual centers, including Lhasa, Tibet in 1924, when foreigners were forbidden from entering Lhasa. Alexandra David-Néel wrote more than 30 books and her teachings influenced people like Allen Ginsberg, Benjamin Crème, Jack Kerouac, Ram Dass, and Alan Watts.   

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Robert Fludd
(British Paracelsian Physician, Astrologer and Mathematician Known for His Compilations in Occult Philosophy)
Robert Fludd
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1574
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milgate House, Bearsted, Kent, England
Died: 1637

Best remembered for his study of occult philosophy, Robert Fludd, the son of English diplomat Sir Thomas Fludd, was also a physician. However, he was criticized for being a medical professional who believed in magic and defended Rosicrucianism. His other interests included cosmology, astrology, and Freemasonry.

 33 
Leo IV the Khazar
(Emperor)
Leo IV the Khazar
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Birthdate: January 25, 0750
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Constantinople
Died: 0780
 34 
Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
(Aristocrat)
Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia
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Birthdate: May 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1967
 35 
Peter Claver
(Spanish Jesuit Missionary and Priest)
Peter Claver
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 26, 1580
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verdú, Spain
Died: 1654

Peter Claver was a Spanish Jesuit missionary and priest. His lifelong work with African slaves made him the patron saint of slaves. Peter Claver was canonized by Pope Leo XIII in 1888. Many organizations, religious congregations, schools, missions, parishes, and hospitals have been named in his honor.

 36 
Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld
(Resistance fighter)
Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: 1944
 37 
Lisa Lyon
(American Bodybuilder and Playboy Model)
Lisa Lyon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2023
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 38 
Thomas Szasz
(Psychiatrist)
Thomas Szasz
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Birthdate: April 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2012

Hungarian-American psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, who spent most of life teaching at the State University of New York Health Science Center, was known for his controversial claim that mental illnesses aren’t illnesses at all. Part of the anti-psychiatry movement, he penned books such as The Myth of Mental Illness.

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Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
(Author)
Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1711
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: 1780
 40 
Julius Fučík
(Czech Revolutionary and National Hero)
Julius Fučík
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 23, 1903
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1943

Julius Fučík was a Czech journalist, writer, and critic. An important member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Fučík led the party's anti-Nazi resistance movement for which he was captured, tortured, and executed. Fučík became a national hero, especially among students growing up in Communist Czechoslovakia. The reverence of Fučík in Communist Czechoslovakia is portrayed in the book, The Joke.    

 41 
Gerald Wilson
(American musician)
Gerald Wilson
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shelby, Mississippi
Died: 2014
 42 
Johan Botha
(South African Operatic Tenor)
Johan Botha
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rustenburg, South Africa
Died: 2016

Johan Botha was a South African operatic tenor whose career was marked with performances at iconic opera venues like the Vienna State Opera, Opéra Bastille, Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Royal Opera House, and Opera Australia. Johan Botha is credited with recording the most number of operas in the history of South African opera singing.

 43 
Léon Bonnat
(Painter)
Léon Bonnat
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Birthdate: June 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayonne, France
Died: 1922
 44 
Fred M. Vinson
(Politician)
Fred M. Vinson
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisa, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1953
 45 
William P. Fessenden
(Politician)
William P. Fessenden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1806
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1869
 46 
Christian von Ehrenfels
(Philosopher)
Christian von Ehrenfels
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Birthdate: June 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1932

One of the pioneers of Gestalt psychology, Austrian philosopher Christian von Ehrenfels also made a significant contribution to the value theory. Apart from his pathbreaking work System of Value Theory, he had also penned plays and pamphlets. He also believed Asians were a threat to the European race.

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Vo Chi Cong
(Politician)
Vo Chi Cong
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Died: 2011
 48 
Johnnie Parsons
(American Race Car Driver)
Johnnie Parsons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1984
 49 
Magda Olivero
(One of the Greatest Sopranos of the 20th Century)
Magda Olivero
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saluzzo, Italy
Died: 2014

Italian operatic soprano Magda Olivero is counted among the greatest singers of the 20th-century. In her expansive career spanning almost five-decades, Olivero garnered acclaim appearing in opera houses across Italy and around the world  including in the US and Europe. Some of her memorable performances include essaying leading roles in operas like FedoraLa Fanciulla del West and La Wally.   

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Amalia of Solms-Braunfels
(Princess)
Amalia of Solms-Braunfels
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1602
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Braunfels, Germany
Died: 1675