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1819Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819)

1873John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66

May 8th Deaths
Date Event
535
John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies 
685
Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies 
1192
Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) 
1278
Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) 
1319
Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies 
1473
John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) 
1538
Edward Fox, English bishop 
1577
Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies 
1672
Jean-Armand du Peyrer, Comte de Tréville and French Officer (b. 1598) 
1684
Henri Dumont, composer, dies 
1725
John Lovewell, US indian fighter, dies in battle 
1766
Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693) 
1773
Ali Bey Al-Kabir, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies (b. 1728) 
1781
Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715) 
1785
Pietro Longhi, painter, dies 
1785
Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (b. 1719) 
1788
Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (b. 1723) 
1794
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined 
1809
Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 
1818
Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 
1819
Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii (1782-1819) 
1829
Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 
1837
Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1770) 
1842
Jules Dumont d'Urville, French explorer (b. 1790) 
1844
Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies 
1846
Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 
1853
Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67 
1864
James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56 
1873
John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 
1876
Truganini, last originating Tasmanian, dies 
1880
Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821) 
1880
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary 
1885
Pavel Krizkovsky, composer, dies at 65 
1887
Alexander Ulyanov, brother of Lenin/hanged for assassination of tsar 
1891
Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies 
1891
Hélèna Pétrowna Blavatsky, Stanzas of Dzyan 
1894
Klara Fey, German orch leaser (Die Kleinen Betrachtungen), dies at 79 
1902
Paul Leicester Ford, Janice Meredith 
1903
Eugene-Henri-Paul Gauguin, French painter (Tahiti), dies 
1903
Paul Gauguin, Gauguin 
1904
Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies 
1904
Eadweard Muybridge, Sallie Gardner at a Gallop 
1908
Ludovic Halévy, Carmen 
1909
Friedrich von Holstein, German diplomat, dies 
1915
Henry McNeal Turner, 1 US black army chaplain, dies at 82 
1918
Russell Bassett, One of the Finest 
1923
Gertrude Smith, Rainbow Island 
1924
Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23 
1924
Emilius Lindgreen, Peter Ligeglad paa Eventyr 
1924
Alma Belwin, The Ivory Snuff Box 
1925
Johan Jensen, Elskovsbarnet 
1926
Rida Johnson Young, Young Frankenstein 
1927
Georg Grönroos, Ingeborg Holm 
1927
Charles Nungesser, The Sky Raider 
1928
Clara Williams, Hell's Hinges 
1930
Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61 
1930
Julia Crawford Ivers, The Heart of Paula 
1931
Bertha Lewis, The Mikado 
1931
Hans Otto, Der Monte Christo von Prag 
1932
Albert Thomas, French socialist politician 
1933
Cardinal Cherrotte, Cavalcade of Faith 
1936
Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies 
1938
Sidney Ullman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1939
Margarita Barskaya, Broken Shoes 
1940
Alexander Black, Miss Jerry 
1941
Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86 
1941
Tore Svennberg, The Phantom Carriage 
1942
Orfa Casanova, A1 Society 
1942
Orpha Alba, Look Your Best 
1943
Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed 
1943
Hans Homma, Das vierte Gebot 
1944
Otto Lagoni, Who Is She? 
1944
Ethel Smyth, Sylvia Pankhurst 
1944
Hanns Saßmann, The Mountain Calls 
1944
Stanislawa Slubicka, Zazdrosc 
1944
Herbert Richter-Luckian, Man by the Roadside 
1945
Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883) 
1945
Hansi Arnstaedt, Der eingebildete Kranke 
1946
Karl Etlinger, The Joyless Street 
1947
Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858) 
1947
Carl Oscar Borg, The Black Pirate 
1948
Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81 
1948
U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900) 
1948
Vera Gordon, Humoresque 
1950
Franklin Dyall, dies at 76 
1950
Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865) 
1950
William Slade, His Military Figure 
1950
Franklin Dyall, The Private Life of Henry VIII. 
1951
Leo Diegel, Swing with Bing 
1951
Pat Hartigan, Love and Skates 
1952
William Fox, Austrian-born film producer (b. 1879) 
1952
Elena Fortún, ¡Hasta la vista! 
1952
Mariya Domashyova, Baltic Deputy 
1953
Richard Eichberg, The Tiger of Eschnapur 
1953
Gus Taillon, Top o' the Morning 
1954
Marie Spiljar, As God Made Her 
1954
Alan Edwards, If You Could Only Cook 
1955
Geraldo Pereira, The Besieged House 
1955
Kazimierz Wajda, Wlóczegi 
1955
William Pagan, Daredevils of the Red Circle 
1957
Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75 
1957
Sandra Milovanoff, Mauprat 
1957
Harry Lamont, Blood and Sand 
1958
Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered 
1958
Norman Bel Geddes, Dance of the Hands 
1958
Friedrich Gnaß, M 
1959
Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55 
1959
Paul Irving, The Great Ziegfeld 
1960
Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88 
1960
J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904) 
1961
James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63 
1962
Johnnie Mae Beard, Free Wheeling 
1965
H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies 
1965
Frank Uecker, Home of the Brave 
1967
Barbara Payton, actress (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), dies at 39 
1967
Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74 
1967
Laverne Andrews, singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 51 
1967
Elmer Rice, Holiday Inn 
1969
Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892) 
1970
László Kemény, Baleset 
1973
Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies aged 100 
1973
Maxine Doyle, SOS Coast Guard 
1974
Graham Bond, rocker, dies jumping under a train 
1975
Avery Brundage, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72), dies at 87 
1976
Alan Baxter, dies at 67 
1976
Ulrike Meinhof, lead Germany Red Army Faction, dies 
1976
Frank Smith, Air Power 
1979
Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76 
1979
Georges Lampin, King on Horseback 
1980
Norman Mingo, The Mad Magazine TV Special 
1980
Minnie Mae Presley,  
1980
Perdigão Queiroga, Sonhar é Fácil 
1981
Margaret Lindsay, actress (G Men, Lady Killer, Jezebel), dies at 70 
1981
Maurice Fernandes, cricket captain (WI in 1st Test win, 1930 v Eng), dies 
1982
Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer, dies in an accident 
1982
Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943) 
1982
Neil Bogart, Thank God It's Friday 
1983
Viktor Vitkovich, Aladdin and His Magic Lamp 
1983
James A. Healy, Wings 
1983
Mike Steen, Sweet Bird of Youth 
1983
John Fante, Full of Life 
1983
Fay Spain, The Godfather: Part II 
1984
Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916) 
1984
Nola Hatterman, Geeft ons kracht 
1984
Lech Grzmocinski, The Tin Drum 
1984
Yevgeniya Rogulina, Life Is Beautiful 
1985
Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World), dies at 74 
1985
Edmond O'Brien, actor (Sam Benedict), dies of Alzheimer's at 69 
1985
Karl Marx, German composer/conductor, dies at 87 
1985
Theodore Sturgeon, Killdozer 
1985
Susan Morrow, The Savage 
1985
Dolph Sweet, Another World 
1986
Kurt Hirschler, Enter the Dragon 
1986
Emanuel Shinwell, Home Fires: Britain - 1940-1944 
1986
James Krondes, A Dirty Shame 
1986
Ernle Bradford, Burke & Hare 
1986
Jean Tolley, The Uninvited Guest 
1987
Pam Ewing, (Victoria Principal) character on Dallas, is killed off 
1987
Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920) 
1987
Lawrence Morton, Without Warning! 
1987
Reedy Talton, Dead to the World 
1988
Robert A Heinlein, sci-fi writer (Friday), dies of heart failure at 80 
1988
Domingo Ortega, Afternoon of the Bulls 
1988
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers 
1989
Ruggero Maccari, Scent of a Woman 
1989
Paul Steenbergen, Mooi weer vandaag 
1989
George Bloom, Around the World in Eighty Days 
1989
Tadeusz Wludarski, Aniol w szafie 
1990
Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies 
1990
Luigi Nono, Verso la scuola ideale 
1990
Gustav Rudolf Sellner, Die Bernauerin 
1990
Michael Jeffers, Paradise Alley 
1991
Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84 
1991
Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79 
1991
Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse), dies at 72 
1991
Lloyd Ford, Idol of the Crowds 
1991
Rudolf Serkin, Ozawa 
1991
Alvord Eiseman, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 
1991
Ronnie Brody, Superman III 
1991
Mireille Perrey, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 
1991
Kenny Trimble, The Lawrence Welk Show 
1992
Addeke H Boerma, dir-gen (FAO), dies at 80 
1992
Brian Moore, writer (Catholics), dies of heart failure at 59 
1992
Gul Mahomed, cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies 
1992
Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, author (Fear on Java), dies 
1992
Richard Derr, actor (When Worlds Collide), dies at 74 of cancer 
1992
Joseph A. Kramm, The Shrike 
1992
Ruth Saabye, En lille tilfældighed 
1992
Otto Simánek, Pan Tau 
1992
Sergey Obraztsov, Sergei Obraztsov 
1992
Brian Moore, Disorderlies 
1992
Richard Derr, When Worlds Collide 
1992
Fritz Bachschmidt, Augen... Blicke 
1993
Kees Deenik, singer/conductor 
1993
Avram Davidson, American writer (b. 1923) 
1993
Alwin Nikolais, The Company 
1993
Avram Davidson, The Ikon of Elijah 
1993
Harald Eggers, Wilhelmsburger Freitag 
1994
Cobina W "Coby" Molenaar, peace activist, dies at 88 
1994
George Peppard, actor (Breakfast at Tiffanys, A-Team), dies at 65 
1994
Rupert Haselden, journalist/screenwriter, dies at 36 
1994
Steven Keats, actor (Death Wish), dies of apparent suicide at 48 
1994
Steven Keats, All My Children 
1994
Murray Spivack, The Sound of Music 
1994
George Peppard, Breakfast at Tiffany's 
1995
Carroll Best, bluegrass banjo, dies at 63 
1995
Jerry Zipkin, socialite, dies at 80 
1995
Prem Bhatia, journalist, dies at 83 
1995
Teresa Teng, singer, dies at 41 
1995
Teresa Teng, Ge mi xiao jie 
1995
Ernest H. Martin, A Chorus Line 
1995
Sally Moffet, Tough Guys Don't Dance 
1995
J. Brian Pizer, The Legend of the Golden Gun 
1995
Olga Vikland, Korotkie vstrechi 
1996
Jane Cowan, cello teacher, dies at 80 
1996
Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69 
1996
Serge Chermayeff, architect/designer, dies at 95 
1996
Garth Williams, American illustrator (b. 1912) 
1996
Sydney Singerman, Igloo 
1996
Miomir Denic, Mars na Drinu 
1996
Totch Brown, Yesterday's Everglades 
1996
Luis Miguel Dominguín, Episode dated 15 November 1964 
1996
Robert Le Béal, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 
1997
Kai-Uwe Von Hassel, German Pres of Bundestag (CDU 1969-72), dies 
1997
Kai Uwe von Hassel, Episode #3.1 
1997
Mary Shipp, Jennifer 
1997
Berkley Garrett, Tender Mercies 
1997
Jan Blomberg, The Stone Face 
1997
Robert G. Kane, Kisses for My President 
1997
Bojana Subota, A Holy Place 
1998
Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912) 
1998
Jacques Dumesnil, Ulysses 
1998
Jennings Randolph, Huey Long 
1999
Dirk Bogarde, London England, actor (b. 1921) (Death in Venice, Servant) 
1999
Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931) 
1999
Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964) 
1999
Ed Gilbert, The Little Mermaid 
1999
Dirk Bogarde, Death in Venice 
1999
Daniel Fillion, Cover Girl 
1999
John Monck, Forty Million People 
1999
Stan Haze, From Noon Till Three 
1999
Irena Szymanska, Zofia Nalkowska - Zycie i twórczosc 
1999
Dana Plato, Different Strokes 
1999
Sally Payne, Rodeo Dough 
1999
Bud S. Isaacs, Brian's Song 
1999
Mouna, Les dieux en colère 
2000
Guadalupe "Pita" Amor, Mexican poet (b. 1918) 
2000
Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959) 
2000
Henry Nicols, AIDS activist (b. 1973) 
2000
X Brands, Two Tickets to Promontory 
2000
Henry Nicols, Eagle Scout: The Story of Henry Nicols 
2000
Lewis Crosley, Powel Crosley and the 20th Century 
2000
Jesús González Dávila, Streeters 
2001
Robert Serrecchia, The Wild Women of Wongo 
2001
Sue Bennett, Episode #1.27 
2001
Piero Natoli, Ladri di cinema 
2002
Laurie Vejar, The Hoaxters 
2002
Tilly Lauenstein, Otto - Der Film 
2002
Lou Lombardo, The Wild Bunch 
2002
Boyce McDaniel, Ultimate Power 
2002
Ahmed Mazhar, El Naser Salah el Dine 
2003
Sam Lacy, Crossing White Lines 
2003
Carmen Mendes, Vinte E Nove Irmãos 
2003
Tin Hop Pang, The Pagoda Factor 
2003
Jack Baird, Baby's Day Out 
2003
Elvira Pagã, Dominó Negro 
2003
Ani Kachuleva, Tsar i general 
2004
Jim Spagg, Humanity School of Understanding 
2004
Valentin Ezhov, Ballad of a Soldier 
2004
Mark Wharton, Episode #1.3 
2005
Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (b. 1981) 
2005
Nancy Atchison-Aylesworth, Bed & Blessings 
2005
Nino Terzo, Cinema Paradiso 
2005
Malgorzata Lorentowicz, Kogel-mogel 
2006
Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (b. 1938) 
2006
György Somlyó, Találkozások (Wallenberg) 
2006
Alfred Bruggmann, The Man in the Black Derby 
2006
Pualani Mossman, Ray Kinney and His Royal Hawaiian Orchestra 
2006
John Kimbrough, Lone Star Ranger 
2006
Philip Barberio, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 
2006
Harold Millen, The Hanging Tree 
2006
George Lutz, The Amityville Horror 
2007
Mark Burns, Death in Venice 
2007
Audry Savage, Flying Down to Rio 
2007
Charlie Smithers, A Little of What You Fancy 
2007
Herval Rossano, Brava Gente 
2007
Leon Dony, The Departure 
2007
Velma Dunn, Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty 
2007
Maria Korda, Proof Through the Night 
2007
Joachim Fontheim, Die Laokoon-Gruppe 
2008
Eddy Arnold, Country music star (b. 1918) 
2008
François Sterchele, Belgian football player (b. 1982) 
2008
Gordon Crowe, Oh! Calcutta! 
2008
Allen Fristoe, One Life to Live 
2008
Chris Gampel, Annie Hall 
2008
Eddy Arnold, Ray 
2008
Hans Daniel, Das Wunder von Lengede 
2008
Guido Caiafa, Intruder 
2008
Willem Brakman, Oog in oog 
2008
Dorothy Green, The Big Heat 
2008
Luigi Malerba, Tre nel mille 
2008
Larry Levine, The Wrecking Crew 
2008
Maria Alves, Black Demons 
2009
Dom DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1917) 
2009
Bud Shrake, American writer (b. 1931) 
2009
Gashouse Dave, Dystopia 
2009
Dominic DiMaggio, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship 
2009
Eric Garrett, Die Fledermaus 
2009
Bud Shrake, Tom Horn 
2009
Kyllikki Virolainen, Itsenäisyyspäivän vastaanotto Tasavallan presidentin linnassa 
2010
Stefanos Lazaridis, Orphée et Eurydice 
2010
Joaquín Capilla, ¡Paso a la juventud..! 
2010
El Hadji Samba Sarr, Graines que la mer emporte 
2010
Andrew Hull, P2 
2010
Peer Schmidt, Von Mäusen und Menschen 
2010
Alan Watkins, Episode dated 10 May 1990 
2011
Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948) 
2011
Alexander-Branislav Hromek, Ctvrté finále: Vyrazování 
2011
Lionel Rose, Lionel 
2011
Cornell Dupree, Still Bill 
2011
Greg Paramo, Lone Tiger 
2011
Hilton Rosemarin, Hellboy 
2011
Miroslaw Jakubowski, The Deluge 
2011
Gabriel Ben Meir, Yes We Can't 
2011
Miklós Hubay, Three Nights of Love 
2011
Carlos Trillo, Cybersix 
2012
Nicholas Katzenbach, American Attorney General, dies at 90 
2012
Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator, dies at 83 
2012
Dzhemma Firsova, The White Bird Marked with Black 
2012
Stacy Robinson, Super Bowl XXV 
2012
Nicholas Katzenbach, Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy 
2012
Yves Courrière, Le jugement des nazis 
2012
Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are 
2012
Caloi, Ánima Buenos Aires 
2012
Walter Roderer, Ein Schweizer namens Nötzli 
2012
Roman Totenberg, The 400 Million 
2013
Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86 
2013
Jeanne Cooper, American actress, dies at 84 
2013
Taylor Mead, Midnight Cowboy 
2013
Jeanne Cooper, The Boston Strangler 
2013
Bryan Forbes, Chaplin 
2013
Geza Vermes, The Nativity 
2013
Otar Megvinetukhutsesi, Izydi! 
2013
Julio Marbíz, Mire qué lindo es mi país 
2013
Dallas Willard, Be Still 
2014
Roger Easton, Archimedes' Secret 
2014
Yago Lamela, Episode dated 8 November 2002 
2014
Stanford Whitmore, Portrait of a Dead Girl 
2014
George Kohut, Batman Begins 
2014
Nancy Malone, Guiding Light 
2014
Beverly Long, Rebel Without a Cause 
2014
Mercedes Salisachs, La Rapsodia de los Zapatos 
2014
Maria Bialobrzeska, Czlowiek wózków 
2014
Jair Rodrigues, Jovens Pra Frente 
2014
Aleksandr Flyarkovsky, Rozygrysh 
2014
Sam Lomberg, King Lear 
2015
Godfrey Isaac, The Second Gun 
2015
Menashe Kadishman, Episode #12.5 
2015
Joanne Carson, Video Village 
2015
Zeki Alasya, Pardon 
2015
Rutger Gunnarsson, Mamma Mia! 
2015
Vadim Ilyenko, Gelli i Nok 
2016
Rickey Smith dead: American idol finalist dies aged 36 
2016
Margot Honecker, the 'Purple Witch' of East Germany, dies aged 89 
2016
Kaname Harada: Ex-fighter pilot dies aged 99 
2018
'Menards Guy' Ray Szmanda, longtime company spokesman, dies at 91 
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