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1980John Lennon, shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40

1942Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73

December 8th Deaths
Date Event
644
Omar I, 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered 
899
Arnulf of Carinthia, last emperor of Austria-France, dies 
1292
John Peckham, English archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 62 
1596
Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico 
1626
John Davies, English poet (b. 1569) 
1632
Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (b. 1561) 
1638
Ivan Gundulic, Dubravka 
1643
John Pym, English statesman (b. 1583) 
1649
Noël Chabanel, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1613) 
1652
Adriaan W "Joris" van Geel, Flemish missionary, murdered at 35 
1680
Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606) 
1681
Gerard Terborch, the Younger, Dutch painter/etcher, dies 
1691
Richard Baxter, English clergyman (b. 1615) 
1695
Barthélemy d'Herbelot de Molainville, French orientalist (b. 1625) 
1709
Thomas Corneille, French dramatist, dies at 74 
1722
Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van Palts, German/French duchess, dies at 70 
1722
Princess Palatine Elizabeth Charlotte, I Am 
1744
Marie-Anne de Mailly-Nesle duchess de Châteauroux, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1717) 
1745
Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683) 
1746
Charles Radclyffe, British politician (b. 1693) 
1756
William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat 
1768
Jean Denis Attiret, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1702) 
1779
Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707) 
1785
Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68 
1811
Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe(b. 1787) 
1830
H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63 
1830
Benjamin Constant, Adolphe 
1831
James Hoban, architect who designed White House, dies 
1859
Thomas de Quincey, English author (b. 1785) 
1859
Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater 
1864
George Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (b. 1815) 
1885
William Henry Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1821) 
1894
Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71 
1894
Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821) 
1896
Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75 
1900
Henry Russell, composer, dies at 87 
1900
Henry Russell, Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman 
1903
Herbert Spencer, British engineer/philosopher, dies at 83 
1907
Oscar II Frederick, King of Sweden (-1907)/Norway (-1905), dies 
1907
King Oscar II, Royal Shooting Party on Hveen 
1913
Ella Sprange, Chatollets hemmelighed 
1914
Maximilian von Spee, German naval officer (b. 1861) 
1917
Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836) 
1923
Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88 
1924
Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74 
1925
Marguerite Marsh, The Master Mystery 
1926
Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies 
1926
Rosaline Courtneidge, Oxford Bags 
1929
Teddy Tetzlaff, The Speed Kings 
1932
Henry Kitchell Webster, Real Adventure 
1932
Harry Lee, Who's Who 
1934
Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62 
1934
Robert Brower, Thirty Days at Hard Labor 
1935
Hayden Coffin, Queen of My Heart 
1935
Erkki Karu, Koskenlaskijan morsian 
1936
David Freedman, Ziegfeld Follies 
1936
Odette Taylor, The Saphead 
1937
Laddie Cliff, Sporting Love 
1938
Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896) 
1938
Károly Aszlányi, The Lady Is a Bit Cracked 
1938
Friedrich Glauser, Madness Rules 
1939
Ernest Schelling, composer, dies at 63 
1939
Charles Mussett, Number 17 
1939
Otto Jacobsen, Husband by Proxy 
1940
George Exton Lloyd, Anglican Bishop and theologian (b. 1861) 
1940
Pedro Fernández Cuenca, Marianela 
1941
Dorothy Cleveland, Citizen Kane 
1941
Howard Truesdale, Go West 
1942
Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73 
1942
Dolph Singer, Watch the Birdie 
1944
Ethel Jewett, The Land Beyond the Sunset 
1945
Adolphe Engers, Finances of the Grand Duke 
1945
Richard M. Jones, Game Change 
1945
Gabriellino D'Annunzio, Quo Vadis? 
1945
Reinhold Becker, Sergeant Berry 
1945
Giulio Antamoro, Christus 
1946
Vinegar Roan, The Painted Stallion 
1947
Zoltán Szakáts, Pogányok 
1948
Wilfred H. Petitt, A Thousand and One Nights 
1949
Arthur Rebner, Ein Stern fällt vom Himmel 
1950
Georges Metaxa, Swing Time 
1952
Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874) 
1952
Charles Herbert Lightoller,  
1952
Pedro Sinzig, Caraça, Porta do Céu 
1953
Frederick Ranalow, The Knight of the Burning Pestle 
1954
Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50 
1954
Claude Cahun, Playing a Part: The Story of Claude Cahun 
1954
Gladys George, The Maltese Falcon 
1954
Joseph B. Keenan,  
1954
Ernesto Vilches, El golfo 
1955
Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69 
1955
George Burton, Bill and Coo 
1956
Edgar Leslie Bainton, composer, dies at 76 
1956
Jack Cohn, Mussolin Speaks! 
1956
William S. Johnson, Don Q Son of Zorro 
1957
Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55 
1957
Mylos, The Turkey 
1957
Frank Goddard, The Card 
1957
Reginald Sheffield, Suspicion 
1957
Kathryn Byron, The Mummy 
1958
Tris Speaker, American baseball player (b. 1888) 
1958
Julia Lee, Life 
1958
Max Goldman, Kronos 
1961
William Beatton Moonie, composer, dies at 78 
1961
Lou Koupal, Alibi Ike 
1961
Mila Kaminska, Pan Twardowski 
1963
Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908) 
1966
Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899) 
1967
Robert H Lawrence, USAF/astronaut, dies at 32 
1967
John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889) 
1969
Vincenzo Davico, composer, dies at 80 
1970
Christopher K Ingold, English chemist, dies at 77 
1972
George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash 
1975
Gary Thain, New Zealand bassist (Uriah Heep) (b. 1948) 
1976
Cathy Downs, My Darling Clementine 
1978
Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80 
1978
William Berry, Running Brave 
1979
Al Torrieri, Lucy Gets a Roommate 
1979
Constance Bergen, Big Boy Rides Again 
1980
John Lennon, shot and killed in NY by Mark David Chapman at 40 
1980
Millard McGowan, Zorro's Fighting Legion 
1980
John Lennon, A Hard Day's Night 
1981
Shakey, [Walter Horton], harmonicist (Everybody's Fishin'), dies at 64 
1981
Sam Gellis, The Deep 
1981
Paul B. Kipilman, What's Up, Doc? 
1981
Valerie Cardew, The Prisoner 
1981
Walter Horton, Lisa 
1981
Rocky Shahan, Incident of the Valley in Shadow 
1982
Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered 
1982
Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), dies 
1982
Bram Behr, Suriname revolutionary, murdered 
1982
Cyrill Daal, Suriname worker's union leader, murdered 
1982
Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist, murdered 
1982
Harald Riedewald, Suriname attorney, murdered 
1982
John Baboeram, Suriname lawyer, murdered 
1982
Jozef Slagveer, Suriname journalist, murdered 
1982
Kenneth Goncalves, Deacon of Surinamese order of advocate, murdered 
1982
Leckie, Suriname scholar, murdered 
1982
Leslie Rahman, Suriname journalist, murdered 
1982
Marty Robbins, country singer, dies at 57 
1982
Shakey, [Walter Horton], rocker, dies at 72 
1982
Surendre Rambocus, Suriname army lieutenant, murdered 
1982
Marty Robbins, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 
1982
Adolf Horalek, Song of the Lark 
1982
Ján Smrek, Posledná bosorka 
1982
Robert Dabke, The Disorderly Orderly 
1983
Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64 
1983
Slim Pickens, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 
1983
Maya Van Horn, I Swear by Apollo 
1983
Dorothy Batley, Those Children! 
1984
Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-The Psychiatrist), dies at 81 
1984
Razzle, English Musician and drummer for Hanoi Rocks (b.1960) 
1984
Robert Jay Mathews, White Nationalist (b. 1953) 
1984
Viktor Shklovsky, Tretya meshchanskaya 
1984
Gene Ramey, Du Barry Was a Lady 
1984
Razzle, Hanoi Rocks: The Nottingham Tapes 
1985
Jack H. Skirball, Shadow of a Doubt 
1985
Bradley Page, Sherlock Holmes in Washington 
1986
Marguerite Madys, Les ailes s'ouvrent 
1986
Salvador Pruneda, El precio de una vida 
1987
Fay Baker, Notorious 
1988
Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79 
1988
Herbert "Tubo" Rhoad, US singer (Persuasions-Good news), dies at 44 
1988
Ivan Bonar, General Hospital 
1988
Elton Burkett, The White Cliffs of Dover 
1988
Thore Swanerud, Suss gott 
1988
Anne Seymour, General Hospital 
1989
Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies 
1989
Bruno Carette, Objectif: Nul 
1989
Eino Haavisto, Varuskunnan 'pikku' morsian 
1989
Lester Fletcher, The Piano Movers 
1989
Marcella Cisney, Hard, Fast and Beautiful 
1989
Max Grundig, Episode dated 25 May 1984 
1990
Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70 
1990
Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack 
1990
John Alexander, Idomeneo 
1990
Alojzy Nowak, ... gdziekolwiek jestes, panie prezydencie... 
1990
Lana Marconi, The Lame Devil 
1990
Tadeusz Kantor, Nigdy tu juz nie powróce 
1990
Boris Kochno,  
1990
Martin Ritt, Hud 
1991
Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies 
1991
Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23 
1991
Grace Dubray, Luxury Liner 
1991
Herbert Weber, Dick Tracy 
1991
Buck Clayton, A Great Day in Harlem 
1991
Joyce Niven, The Las Vegas Story 
1992
William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85 
1992
Elis Sella, The Year of the Hare 
1992
Ruth Channing, The Merry Widow 
1992
Helen Callaghan, A League of Their Own 
1993
Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93 
1993
Carlotta Monti, lover of WC Fields, dies at 86 
1993
Cole Palen, Zelig 
1993
Carlotta Monti, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break 
1993
Halina Jezierska, Teddy Bear 
1993
Igor Bezyayev, Mumu 
1993
Sterling Jensen, Guns of the Trees 
1993
Bob Comer, The Last Gentleman 
1994
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazil composer (Girl From Ipanema), dies at 67 
1994
Israel Aaron Maisels, lawyer, dies at 89 
1994
Antonio Carlos Jobim, V for Vendetta 
1994
Ivan Draskoci, Jugoslovenski strucnjaci u Etiopiji 
1995
Carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36 
1995
Ernest LeRoy Boyer, educator, dies at 67 
1995
John Gillett, film researcher, dies at 70 
1995
Mikki Doyle, journalist, dies at 79 
1995
George J. Lewis, Zorro's Black Whip 
1995
Robert Manuel, Rififi 
1996
Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46 
1996
Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist, dies at 60 
1996
Howard E. Rollins Jr., All My Children 
1996
Douglas Webb, And Now for Something Completely Different 
1996
Paulene Myers, The Sting 
1996
Stig Lasseby, Peter-No-Tail 
1997
Bob Bell, clown (WGN's 1st Bozo), dies at 75 
1997
Leon Poliakov, historian, dies at 87 
1997
Janusz Sykutera, Klincz 
1997
Hal Lipset, The Conversation 
1997
Bob Bell, Bozo's Circus 
1997
Stephen Tredre, The Sins of the Father 
1998
Valentino Guzzo, Ninguém Segura Essas Mulheres 
1998
Willy Witte, The Gripsholm Castle 
1998
John Veitch, Committed 
1998
John Veitch, Dracula 
1998
Peg Leg Bates, Episode #7.40 
1998
Vasilis Manousakis, Hell in the Aegean 
1998
Lilly Hodácová, Valentin the Good 
1999
Péter Kuczka, Hungarian writer (b. 1923) 
1999
Milton Carneiro, Katucha 
1999
Pupella Maggio, Cinema Paradiso 
1999
Wally Hebert, Alibi Ike 
1999
Venable Herndon, Alice's Restaurant 
1999
John Boersema, Garfield in Disguise 
1999
Ernst Günther, House of Angels 
2000
Claude Bouchinet-Serreulles, To Conquer or to Die 
2000
Marc Doelnitz, Zazie dans le métro 
2000
Lionel Rogosin, On the Bowery 
2000
Tad Tadlock, Body Heat 
2000
H.F. Ellis, The Outsider 
2000
Dragutin Vunak, Varteks revija 
2001
Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922) 
2001
Walter Ribeiro dos Santos, A Pensão de D. Estela 
2001
George Young, Lawrence Taylor 
2001
Maude Chasen, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 
2001
Susan Teesdale, Go for It 
2001
Subrata Mitra, Pather Panchali 
2001
Bob Bransford, Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales 
2001
Aleksandr Khmelik, Drug moy, Kolka!.. 
2002
Cami Graham, The Devil in Miss Jones Part II 
2003
Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919) 
2003
Paul Simon, The Professional Politician 
2003
Lewis M. Allen, Fahrenheit 451 
2003
Rubén González, The Rum Diary 
2003
Francine Weisweiller, La villa Santo Sospir 
2003
Nikolai Binev, Alien Hunter 
2004
Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale 
2004
Lord Scarman, In the Name of the Father 
2004
Dimebag Darrell, Sepultura: Third World Chaos 
2004
Jackson Mac Low, The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda 
2004
Jimmy Bangley, Rudolph Valentino: The Great Lover 
2004
José Libertella, Si sos brujo: A Tango Story 
2004
Lilla Mikes, Küldetés Evianba 
2005
Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915) 
2005
Georgi Zhzhyonov, Ekipazh 
2005
Maurice Shrog, Broadway Danny Rose 
2005
Paul F. Harron Jr., Shadow Glories 
2005
Hannswerner von Gehr, Der Bärenhäuter 
2005
Donald Martino, The Lonely Sex 
2005
Kalman Ruttenstein, The Hollywood Fashion Machine 
2006
Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915) 
2006
José Uribe, Dominican baseball player (b. 1959) 
2006
Virginia McDowall, The Fan 
2006
Heinrich Riethmüller, Episode #1.1 
2006
Jose Uribe, San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds 
2006
Martha Tilton, Swing Hostess 
2006
Harry Barton, Fire at Magilligan 
2006
Bill Briare, Honey I Blew Up the Kid 
2006
Erni Arneson, After the Wedding 
2006
Jerry Lucas, The Last Fight 
2007
Gerardo García Pimentel, Mexican journalist 
2007
Roger King, The Little Rascals 
2007
Sam Cassel, Stop-Loss 
2007
Ion Fiscuteanu, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu 
2007
Gela Götze, Vierter Teil 
2007
Chris McCormack, The Vault 
2007
Rhiannon Meier, After School Special 
2007
Donald Burton, Hudson Hawk 
2008
Kerryn McCann, Australian athlete (b. 1967) 
2008
Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925) 
2008
Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930) 
2008
Bob Spiers, Spice World 
2008
Hillary Waugh, Jigsaw 
2008
Robert Prosky, Dead Man Walking 
2008
Oliver Postgate, Bagpuss 
2008
Norm Nietzke, We Stand Alone Together 
2008
William Pullen, All About Eve 
2008
Maxine Fife, One Body Too Many 
2009
Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952). 
2009
Su Cruickshank, Young Einstein 
2009
Joan Bridge, The Red Shoes 
2009
Brock H. Brown, Rendezvous 
2010
Marian Harasimowicz, Vabank 
2010
Marion Gibbons, Ghoulies 
2010
Donald Wilder, Meatballs 
2010
Paul Shure, Batman Forever 
2010
Christopher Hibler, Triangle 
2011
Gilbert Adair, The Dreamers 
2011
Ladislas De Hoyos, Hôtel Terminus 
2011
Duong Don, We Were Soldiers 
2011
Werner Kofler, Wienfilm 1896-1976 
2011
Joe Restic, Greatest College Football Traditions 
2011
Minoru Miki, In the Realm of the Senses 
2011
Bee Spears, Honeysuckle Rose 
2011
Luis Francisco Rebello, Birds with Clipped Wings 
2011
Nancy Hoyt, The Race Begins 
2011
Lewis Bush, Super Bowl XXIX 
2012
Johnny Lira, Gladiator 
2012
Hal Schaefer, There's No Business Like Show Business 
2012
Jacques Lègre, La triche 
2013
John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 96 
2013
Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70 
2013
Sándor Szokolay, Alba Regia 
2013
Mado Maurin, Homicide by Night 
2013
Edward Williams, Journey Into Spring 
2013
Don Mitchell, Scream Blacula Scream 
2013
Lynne Kieran, Song.null.drei 
2013
Marc Mendelson, Jan Cox, a Painter's Odyssey 
2013
Reinhard Brock, Sauerkraut 
2014
Earl Hayes, Rock the Paint 
2014
Howard G. Barnes, Wake in Fright 
2014
Zbigniew Jakubowski, Jakob the Liar 
2014
Jan Laskowski, Night Train 
2014
Scot Young, I've Been to London to Visit the Queen 
2014
Florian Liewehr, Episode #1.19 
2014
Russ Kemmerer, Don Larsen 
2015
Bonnie Lou, Pioneering Country and Rock Singer Dies at 91 
2015
Mattiwilda Dobbs, American Soprano and Principal at Met, Dies at 90 
2015
Martin E. Brooks Dead: 'Six Million Dollar Man' Star Sadly Dies At 90 
2015
Actress Shirley Stelfox who played Emmerdale's Edna Birch dies after short cancer battle, aged 74 
2015
'Mickey Mouse Club's' Marque 'Tate' Lynche dead at 34 
2015
Douglas Tompkins, 72, North Face Founder, Dies in Kayaking Accident 
2015
Bhutan film director Tshering Wangyel dies at 43 
2015
Former 'Mickey Mouse Club' Star Marque 'Tate' Lynche Dies at 34 
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