Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 08-Oct
Died on This Day (08-Oct)
Francis S. Currey
Francis Sherman Currey was a United States Army technical sergeant and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
US Medal of Honor recipient
Grady Bernard Tate was an American jazz and soul-jazz drummer and baritone vocalist.
Michael Hugh Scully was an English journalist, radio and television presenter.
British television presenter
John Martin Tchicai was a Danish free jazz saxophonist and composer.
Karl Prantl was an Austrian sculptor.
Petronella Veronica Maria "Nel" Zwier was a Dutch high jumper.
Track and field athlete
William H. Harrison
William Henry Harrison III was an American politician who served in the United States House of Representatives and in the state legislatures of Indiana and Wyoming.
Thomas B. Costain
Thomas Bertram Costain was a Canadian-American journalist who became a best-selling author of historical novels at the age of 57.
Felix Salten was an Austro-Hungarian author and literary critic in Vienna.
William Mahone was an American civil engineer, railroad executive, Confederate States Army general, and Virginia politician.
Confederate Army general
George Taliaferro was a professional American football player who was the first African American drafted by a National Football League team.
Maximiliano Jorge Giusti was an Argentine football centre forward.
Argentine football centre forward
Andrew Pafko was an American professional baseball player.
American baseball player
Michael Edward Welsh was an American artist and musician who played bass for several bands, including the rock band Weezer.
American musician and painter
Jacques Derrida was an Algerian-born French philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he analyzed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology.
Erich Brost was a German journalist and publisher.
German journalist and publisher
John Wesley Snyder
John Wesley Snyder was an American businessman and senior federal government official.
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Henry Taylor Lamb MC RA was an Australian-born British painter.
John Olin was an American professional wrestler. He was a one-time World Heavyweight Champion.
Jacques Félix Duban was a French architect, the contemporary of Jacques Ignace Hittorff and Henri Labrouste.