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Notable Deaths on April 8th

2013Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

1973Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

1947Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies at 83

217Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

April 8th Deaths
Date Event
217
Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 
956
Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy 
1143
John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident 
1364
John II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 
1461
Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) 
1498
Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 
1537
Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies 
1586
Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (b. 1522) 
1587
John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516) 
1629
Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 
1697
Niels Juel, Danish admiral (b. 1629) 
1704
Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (b. 1624) 
1704
Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641) 
1725
John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652) 
1735
Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (b. March 27, 1676) 
1736
Pedro Vaz Rego, composer, dies at 63 
1759
Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76 
1778
Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, Dutch founder (Teyler Museum), dies at 76 
1794
Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicholas-Caritat, mathematician dies 
1844
Ignaz Franz von Mosel, composer, dies at 72 
1848
Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50 
1848
Gaetano Donizetti, The Departed 
1851
John Parry, composer, dies at 75 
1853
Jan W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), dies at 73 
1857
Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (b. 1827) 
1858
Anton Diabelli, Austrian composer/publisher, dies at 76 
1861
Elisha G Otis, US elevator builder (Otis), dies at 50 
1863
Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70 
1865
John Park, composer, dies at 61 
1870
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68 
1870
Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 
1871
Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer, dies at 68 
1889
Henry Jupp, cricketer (scored 63 on Test debut for Engl in 1877), dies 
1890
Junius Morgan, philanthropist, dies at 76 
1894
Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55 
1894
Bankimchandra Chatterjee, Anand Math 
1895
Manuel Pinheiro Chagas, La mantilla de Beatriz 
1897
George Garrett, composer, dies at 62 
1897
Heinrich von Stephan, UK politician, dies 
1902
Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated 
1906
Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950) 
1914
Jakub Arbes, Stedrý den bratrí Mánesu 
1918
Lucjan Rydel, Zaczarowane kolo 
1919
Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848) 
1920
Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35 
1920
Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Glorifying the American Girl 
1921
Earnest von Possart, German actor/stage manager, dies 
1925
Thecla Åhlander, The Hell Ship 
1931
Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies 
1933
Louis Dean, The Birth of a Race 
1934
Hector Turnbull, The Cheat 
1935
Edwin Cannan, economist, dies 
1935
Lehel Kádár, A három galamb 
1935
Anker Kreutz, Mellem muntre musikanter 
1935
Adolph Ochs,  
1936
Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876) 
1937
Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84 
1937
William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77 
1937
Flavia Arcaro, Come to Dinner 
1938
Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for S Af), dies 
1939
Ricardo de Baños, Secreto de confesión 
1939
Ludwig Fulda, Two-Faced Woman 
1939
Maja Bjerre-Lind, Elskovs opfindsomhed 
1940
Harlan Knight, The Critical Age 
1941
Marcel Prévost, Marie des angoisses 
1942
Alfred Mombert, writer, dies 
1942
Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880) 
1942
Arthur Housman, Sunrise 
1942
William Raskin, The Hangover 
1943
Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed 
1943
Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81 
1943
Harry Baur, Les Misérables 
1943
John Peere Miles, The Great Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok 
1945
Lizzi Waldmüller, Es lebe die Liebe 
1945
Richard Willis, The High Hand 
1946
Joseph P. Mack, Wild Honey 
1947
Henry Ford, US industrialist (Ford cars), dies at 83 
1948
Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40 
1949
Morland Graham, Henry V 
1950
Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63 
1950
Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London 
1950
Vaslav Nijinsky, Nijinsky: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky 
1950
Poul Gregaard, Dydsdragonen 
1951
Tyra Dörum, Hans nåds testamente 
1952
Fred Malatesta, Modern Times 
1954
Fritzi Scheff, Pretty Mrs. Smith 
1954
Jefferson Moffitt, Bonnie Scotland 
1955
Al Piantadosi, The Passing 
1955
Rudolf Klix, Ernst Thälmann - Sohn seiner Klasse 
1955
George 'Beetlepuss' Lewis, Pardon My Accident 
1957
Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies 
1957
Dorothy Sebastian, Spite Marriage 
1958
Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872) 
1958
Ethel Turner, Seven Little Australians 
1958
George Jean Nathan, Camille 
1959
Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies 
1959
Alfons Godard, Madonna in Ketten 
1960
Barbara Child, A Modern Cinderella 
1961
Emily Dunning Barringer, The Girl in White 
1962
Juan Belmonte, Del prado a la arena 
1963
Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies 
1965
Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70 
1965
Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies 
1965
Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78 
1966
George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79 
1966
Argentino Valle, Comahue 
1969
Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78 
1969
Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48 
1970
Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies 
1973
Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91 
1974
James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894) 
1975
Ossie Noble, Episode #1.3 
1976
Phil Ochs, rock producer (Joe Hill), dies at 35 
1977
Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71 
1977
Igor Pretnar, Idealist 
1978
Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83 
1980
Harold Wolf, Psycho 
1981
Norman Taurog, dies 
1981
Omar Bradley, last US 5-star general, (Normandy) dies in NY at 88 
1981
Margaret Landis, The Martinache Marriage 
1981
Eric Rogers, The Kid 
1981
Elvira Velez, O Céu da Minha Rua 
1981
Adrian Hoven, Fox and His Friends 
1981
Omar N. Bradley, Patton 
1981
Flo Bert, The She-Creature 
1981
Pyotr Savin, By Pike 
1982
Burt Shevelove, The Wrong Box 
1982
David Shelley, Freshman Year 
1982
Katherine Rawls, Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty 
1982
Knud Lang, Next Stop Paradise 
1983
Roger Cherrill, Full Metal Jacket 
1983
Kauko Käyhkö, Radio tekee murron 
1983
Sigurd Björling, Kejsaren 
1984
Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894) 
1984
Bertalan Solti, Lincoln Ábrahám álmai 
1985
J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897) 
1985
Joan Croydon, The Bad Seed 
1985
J. Fred Coots, The Godfather 
1986
Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967) 
1986
Yukiko Okada, 8 ji dayo! zen'in shûgô 
1986
Louis Debney, Savage Sam 
1986
Lou Debney, Don Donald 
1987
Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90 
1987
Mike Graves, The General 
1987
James Moore, Forgotten Front 
1987
Mary Hamlett, The Pilgrim 
1987
Tommy Abbott, West Side Story 
1988
Ita Maximovna, Die seltsamen Abenteuer des geheimen Kanzleisekretärs Tusmann 
1988
Horace Brandt, Den hårda leken 
1988
Boris Vladimirov, Ded Moroz i Seryy Volk 
1989
Endri Keko, Lumja ti moj Shqipëri 
1989
Elise Relnah, Let's Get Laid 
1989
Mario Chiari, King Kong 
1990
Doreen Sloane, dies 
1990
Jose De Vega, dies of AIDS at 56 
1990
Ryan White, hemophiliac aids sufferer, dies at 18 
1990
Bellan Roos, Man on the Roof 
1990
Jean Orieux, Catherine de Médicis 
1990
Will Brandes, Hula-Hopp, Conny 
1990
Ernest Steward, Carry On... Up the Khyber 
1990
Apostolos Kaldaras, Hard Goodbyes: My Father 
1990
Ryan White, The Ryan White Story 
1990
Jose De Vega, West Side Story 
1991
Dead (musician), Swedish metal singer (b. 1969) 
1991
Tilo von Berlepsch, Tattoo 
1991
Dénes Csengey, Az utolsó nyáron 
1992
Nelson Olmstead, dies at 78 
1992
Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907) 
1992
Nelson Olmsted, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1992
Henry Madsen, Naar Katten er ude 
1992
John Cherberg, H.M.S. Bounty Sails Again! 
1992
Otakar Dadák, Cesta ke stestí 
1992
Ronald Eyre, The Hero 
1993
Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78 
1993
H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies 
1993
Marian Anderson, US contralto (My Lord, What a Morning), dies at 96 
1993
Fritz-Hugo Backman, Herra Lahtinen lähtee lipettiin 
1993
Marian Anderson, Jo taukos leikki alla joulupuun... 
1993
Aleksei Saltykov, Groza nad Rusyu 
1993
Stole Arandjelovic, Zena s krajolikom 
1994
Frank Wells, president (Disney), dies in helicopter crash 
1994
Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91 
1994
Walter Arnold, Germ theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64 
1994
François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899) 
1994
Willis Cook, The Professionals 
1994
François Rozet, Notre-Dame de la mouise 
1994
R.J. Robertson, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 
1994
Irene Eisinger, Die Försterchristl 
1995
Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies 
1995
Ileana Kwasinski, Pecado Sem Nome 
1995
Lev Zhukov, Ugol padeniya 
1995
Edda Mussolini, Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare 
1996
Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80 
1996
Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77 
1996
Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67 
1996
Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918) 
1996
Roosevelt Barnes, Deep Blues 
1996
John Hudson, The Screaming Skull 
1996
Donald Adams, Patience 
1996
Georges Géret, Diary of a Chambermaid 
1996
León Klimovsky, The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman 
1996
Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show 
1996
Maxine Doviat, Pat and Mike 
1996
Fritz Zecha, Der Schatten 
1996
Edith Penn, The Women 
1997
Laura Nyro, singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 49 
1997
Worth Gruelle, Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy 
1997
Audrey Atterbury, The Woodentops 
1997
Laura Nyro, Final Destination 
1998
Nick Auf der Maur, Windsor Protocol 
1998
Jirí Tarantík, The Fabulous World of Jules Verne 
1998
Anatole Dauman, Wings of Desire 
1998
Hugo Kaminský, Immortal Beloved 
1999
Stevan Minja, Beach Guard in Winter 
1999
Tina Gurko, V poiskakh radosti 
1999
Masato Chikusa, Stigmata 
1999
Clay Bryant,  
2000
Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910) 
2000
Robert Emmett, Color Me Barbra 
2000
Alfredo Alcala, Rambo 
2000
Eva Sadková, Pet miliónu svedku 
2000
María del Carmen Gordon, Nunca te engañé 
2000
A.K. Grant, McPhail & Gadsby 
2000
Claire Trevor, Stagecoach 
2000
Mantarô Ushio, Fires on the Plain 
2001
Yako Molhov, Zahari Stoyanov 
2001
Marguerite Viby, Frk. Kirkemus 
2001
Arthur Cantor, On Golden Pond 
2001
John Muri, College 
2002
María Félix, Mexican actress (b. 1914) 
2002
David Chudnow, The Jackie Robinson Story 
2002
Don Melvoin, Somewhere in Time 
2002
Josef Svoboda, Amadeus 
2002
María Félix, Enamorada 
2002
Bill Avery, Junior Bonner 
2003
Maki Ishii, Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis 
2003
Kathie Browne, Wink of an Eye 
2003
Ferenc Némethy, Gloomy Sunday 
2003
Bing Russell, The Magnificent Seven 
2003
István Fonyó, Sunshine 
2004
Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941) 
2004
John Vlahos, Studio One in Hollywood 
2004
Marian Reniak-Struzynski, Haslo Korn 
2004
Chief Bey, Blue in the Face 
2004
Norm Filbert, The Christmas Angel: A Story on Ice 
2004
Matija Pasti, Bunja 
2004
Fred Olivi, Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan 
2004
Allen Reisner, Mr. Denton on Doomsday 
2004
Herb Andress, Enemy Mine 
2004
Luut Buijsman, Episode dated 30 March 2001 
2004
Vera Petáková, Harmonika 
2004
Lélia Abramo, They Don't Wear Black Tie 
2004
Adrian Beers, Schubert: A Winter's Journey 
2004
Gene Klavan, Who Pays? 
2005
Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (b. 1926) 
2005
Onna White, Canadian choreographer (b. 1924) 
2005
Onna White, Oliver! 
2005
Yoshitarô Nomura, The Castle of Sand 
2005
Deborah Stanford, The Girl with a Pistol 
2005
László Kolozsvári Papp, Ördögváltozás Csíkban 
2005
Allen Gettel, The Tin Star 
2005
Tadeusz Szaniecki, Strach 
2005
Eddie Miksis, Game 5 
2005
Jerry Harper, Banjo the Woodpile Cat 
2006
Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923) 
2006
Henry Lewy, Mad Dogs & Englishmen 
2006
Paul Higa, Musubi Man 
2006
Tommy J. Huff, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 
2006
Gerard Reve, The 4th Man 
2006
Dieter Dost, Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job 
2006
Germano Facetti, La Jetée 
2007
Carey W. Barber, a member of Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1905) 
2007
Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928) 
2007
Rachel Salik, La fonte de Barlaeus 
2007
Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Shama-E-Mohabbat 
2007
Margaret Perry, New Morals for Old 
2007
Jan Bzduch, St. Peter's Umbrella 
2007
Jordan Teplitz, Stranger Than Fiction 
2007
Christiane Nielsen, The Miracle of Father Malachia 
2007
Renate Dahlke, Panic Time 
2007
Sol LeWitt, The Stepford Wives 
2007
Osmo Harkimo, The Unknown Soldier 
2007
Paul Wadleigh, Sammyville 
2007
Pauline Jameson, Murder Most Foul 
2008
Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (b. 1928) 
2008
John Button, Australian politician (b. 1933) 
2008
Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943) 
2008
Mark Eiges, Zombie Strippers 
2008
Vittorio Martinelli, The Crimson Pirate 
2008
Seaman Jacobs, Jeannie and the Great Bank Robbery 
2008
Kunio Ogawa, JNN Hôdô tokushu 
2008
Loren Driscoll, Der junge Lord 
2008
David Noel Freedman, The Story of David 
2008
Nadezhda Rumyantseva, The Girls 
2008
Isa Thomas, Walking and Talking 
2008
Jacqueline Voltaire, The Holy Mountain 
2008
Stanley Kamel, Domino 
2008
Árpád Benedek, Alba Regia 
2009
Dan Miller, Miller & Company 
2009
Charles Southwood, I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin 
2009
Francarlos Reis, Onde Andará Dulce Veiga? 
2009
Lennie Bennett, Episode #3.6 
2009
John McCarthy, Amadeus 
2009
Jane Bryan, Each Dawn I Die 
2009
Tam Paton, Who Got the Bay City Rollers' Millions? 
2010
Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician (b. 1946) 
2010
Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (b. 1926) 
2010
Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922) 
2010
Guy Kewney, Database 
2010
Renzo Casali, The Walls of Freedom 
2010
Thomas A. Geas, Lethal Weapon 3 
2010
Heidi Rook, The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 
2010
Jean Vinci, Espions à l'affût 
2010
Andreas Kunze, 00 Schneider - Jagd auf Nihil Baxter 
2010
Malcolm McLaren, The Wolf of Wall Street 
2010
Hal Whitby, National Lampoon's Vacation 
2010
Aladár Kovácsi, Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad 
2010
Teddy Scholten, Nationaal songfestival 
2010
Pamela Archer, North Hollywood Shoot Out 
2011
Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100 
2011
Alex Leo Serban, Cinemaguerilla 
2011
Elena Zuasti, Waiting 
2011
Micki Maunsell, Haeckel's Tale 
2011
Donald Shanks, Cinderella 
2011
Hedda Sterne, Rothko's Rooms 
2011
Alfred Lucchetti, Bar-Cel-Ona 
2012
Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83 
2012
Blair Kiel, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers 
2012
Anatoliy Ravikovich, Zagadka Endkhauza 
2012
Bram Bart, Woensdag, gehaktdag 
2012
Wiebo Ludwig, Wiebo's War 
2012
Rikiya Yasuoka, Tampopo 
2012
Tanner Hayes, The Violation: Surrender 
2012
Seppo Laine, Kinkkuvuori 
2013
Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87 
2013
Annette Funicello, Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 
2013
Richard Brooker, Friday the 13th Part III 
2013
Les Brodrick, Great Escape: The Untold Story 
2013
Margaret Thatcher, Tracking Down Maggie: The Unofficial Biography of Margaret Thatcher 
2013
Sara Montiel, Sara, una estrella 
2013
Dragan Zikic, Kobni susret 
2013
Peter Reveen, Heroes of Magic 
2013
Floyd Gentry, Born on the Fourth of July 
2013
José Luis Sampedro, El río que nos lleva 
2014
Alena Hynková, Zdena Tominová 
2014
Irena Tamosiunaite, Laimingas laimes nerades 
2014
Jim Hellwig, WrestleMania VI 
2014
Juergen Hellwig, Providence 
2015
Eurydice Davis, Pathology 
2015
D. Jayakanthan, Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal 
2015
Jean-Louis Crémieux-Brilhac, De Gaulle à Matignon, sept mois qui ont changé la France 
2015
Jason Mills, Gilgamesh 
2015
Lars Tunbjörk, Fotografen från Riga 
2015
David Laventhol, The Last Editor 
2015
Ion Trewin, Episode #1.3 
2015
Lukács Bicskey, Spy 
2015
Sebastian Radke, Episode #1.4 
2016
Funk and soul legend Leon Haywood reported dead, aged 74 
2016
Sir Robert Finch dies, aged 71 
2017
Tim Pigott-Smith, star of 'The Jewel In The Crown', dies aged 70 
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