List of celebrities and famous people who died on May 8th
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 2019 - 20102011
Australian singer and boxer (d. 2011).
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 2009 - 20002009
American soldier and baseball player (d. 2009).
American journalist, sportswriter and novelist.
Country music star (Born 1918).
Belgian football player (Born 1982).
Scottish educator and photographer (d. 2006).
Argentine racing driver (Born 1981)
Israeli-American terror victim (Born in 1987).
AIDS activist (Born 1973).
Mexican poet (Born 1918).
singer Quebecois to group Les Colocs (Born 1962)
Russian-American transhumanist (Born 1959).
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1999 - 19901999
American actor (Born 1931).
American banker and Watergate figure (Born in 1912).
German President of Bundestag (CDU69-72), Dies.
At 95, architect/designer dies.
English cyclist (Born 1937).
American illustrator (Born 1912).
Mexican singer. He is a Latin American icon, often called El Sol de MA(c),xico. He has performed in a variety of musical styles including mariachi, ballads and pop. Luis Miguel has sold more than 100 million records around the world.
American poet (Born 1946).
Bluegrass banjo dies at the age of 63
Socialite dies at 80
Journalist dies at 83
American actor and TV series star who appeared in 25 films. He is most famous for his roles in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 1961 and "Carpetbaggers" 1964. His TV series' include "Bancek", 1972-1974, and "Doctor's Hospital," 1975-1976. The series that brought him the most fame was "A-Team," 1983-1987.
Actor Death Wish, dies at 48 from apparent suicide
journalist/screenwriter, dies at age 36.
Peace activist, who dies at age of 88.
Author (Fear of Java)
At 59, a writer (Catholics) dies from heart failure
American baseball player [AAGPBL] (Born 1983)
Director-general (FAO) dies at the age of 80.
At 59, a writer (Catholics) dies from heart failure
Actor in "When Worlds Collide", dies from cancer at 74
Stuntman dies at the age of 79.
Italian composer (Born in 1924)
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1989 - 19801988
American science-fiction writer Friday (born in 1907) dies from heart failure.
British medium, world-famous author of "Voices In My Ear" as well as many other works.
(Victoria Principal), a character from Dallas, is killed
English writer and historian (Born in 1922)
Actor Gil McGowan-Another World, dies at 74
American science-fiction writer, who was the recipient of the Hugo Award in 1971, the Nebula Award 1970, and the International Fantasy Award in 1953 for "More Than Human." He also wrote many other works, including anthologies and "Cavier." Sturgeon first published his work in September 1939. He also worked many other jobs before becoming a well-known author.
Brazilian race car driver (d. 1984)
American magazine publisher (Reader's Digest), (Born 1890).
French-Canadian Formula One driver. He was in training for a race near Zolder (Belgium) on 5/08/1982 when he crashed and died.
American entrepreneur who overtook Buddah Records to become the Bubblegum Rock King of America in 1967. He was responsible for the disco craze in the late 1970s and founded Casablanca Records.
England, United Kingdom -- Rocker
Israeli journalist and poet (Born 1896).
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1979 - 19701979
American sociologist and academic (d. 1979).
Ulrike Meinhof was a prominent member of the Red Army Faction in Germany, known for her involvement in left-wing militant activities and her role as a journalist and co-founder of the radical leftist group.
Dies at 67
rocker, dies jumping under a train.
At 100 years old, the last 19th-century baseball player dies in Cincinnati Ohio USA.
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1969 - 19601969
American paleontologist and zoologist (d. 1969).
American actress, onscreen since 1940. Franchot Tone was her husband and she divorced.
American contralto singer and the oldest of three siblings, The Andrews Sisters. A close harmony singing group from the swing and boogie–woogie eras. The sisters sold over 75 million records during their long careers. The 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", can be considered an early example in rhythm and blues, or jump blues.
New York playwright/director/novelist, dies at age 74.
Actor (Gale Storm Show), passes away at 63
British mathematician (Born 1904)
Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), is killed at 88
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1959 - 19501959
Italian Mathematician/pianist, Suicide at 55
Lebanese journalist, murdered
Dutch painter dies at 75
Hungarian-American screenwriter, producer, and founder of Fox Film Corporation and Fox Theatres (d. 1952).
Brazilian physician (Born 1865)
Dies at 76
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1949 - 19401948
Composer dies at 81
Burmese politician (Born 1900)
American-born department store founder (Born 1858)
German Nazi leader, most well-known as the Reichskommissar Norway under the German occupation.
SS and Police Leaders in Nazi-Occupated Norway (Born 1900).
German politician and educator (d. 1945).
High jumper from Greece (Born 1882).
Captured the commander of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Polish Resistance Fighter (Born 1919).
Composer dies at 86
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1939 - 19301936
German historian and writer. He wrote "The Decline of the West", a book that he published in 1926-1928. He noted that history lies in the law of civilizations and societies that rise and fall in cycles. Western civilization was in this cycle.
Composer dies at 61
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1929 - 19201924
Russian writer (Outside the Law) dies at 23
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1919 - 19101915
At the age of 82, he dies.
Famous deaths on May 8th for the celebrities who died in the years 1909 - 19001909
American Senator (Born 1826).
French painter, sculptor, and ceramist. Gauguin is a Post-Impressionist painter who is best known for his vividly colored paintings of primitive life in Polynesia. Gauguin was the son of a journalist mother and a French-Peruvian father. He spent his childhood in Lima, Peru where his parents fled the French coup d'etat. He lost his father in Lima, and three years …