Died on this Day

Anniversary Date: 08-Dec

Died on This Day (08-Dec)

Person Person Description Age Anniv
Caroll Spinney Caroll Spinney Caroll Edwin Spinney was an American puppeteer, cartoonist, author, artist and speaker, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018. American puppeteer 85 1
John Glenn John Glenn John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician. American aviator, engineer, astronaut 95 4
Don Mitchell Don Mitchell Don Michael Mitchell was an American actor, best known for appearing with Raymond Burr in the NBC television series Ironside . American actor 70 7
Murray Armstrong Murray Armstrong Murray Alexander Armstrong was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and National Collegiate Athletic Association ice hockey Head Coach. Canadian ice hockey player 94 10
Darrell Abbott Darrell Abbott Darrell Lance Abbott , best known by his stage name Dimebag Darrell, was an American musician. Dimebag Darrell 38 16
Julian C. Dixon Julian C. Dixon Julian Carey Dixon was an American Democratic politician from California who was a member of the California State Assembly from 1973 to 1978 and then a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until his death. American politician 66 20
Bill Wambsganss Bill Wambsganss William Adolf Wambsganss was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. American baseball player 91 35
Thor Bjørklund Thor Bjørklund Thor Bjørklund was a Norwegian inventor and businessman. Norwegian inventor and businessman 86 45
Hermann Weyl Hermann Weyl Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, ForMemRS was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher. German mathematician 70 65
George Augustus Henry Sala George Augustus Henry Sala George Augustus Henry Fairfield Sala was an author and journalist who wrote extensively for the Illustrated London News as G. British journalist 67 125
Person Person Description Age Anniv
David Weatherall David Weatherall Sir David John Weatherall, GBE, FRS was a British physician and researcher in molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine. British geneticist 85 2
Douglas Tompkins Douglas Tompkins Douglas Rainsford Tompkins was an American businessman, conservationist, outdoorsman, philanthropist, filmmaker, and agriculturalist. American conservationist 72 5
Ambrose Madtha Ambrose Madtha Ambrose Madtha was the Roman Catholic archbishop and the Nuncio to Ivory Coast. Roman Catholic archbishop 57 8
Georgiy Zhzhonov Georgiy Zhzhonov Georgiy Stepanovich Zhzhonov , was a Soviet and Russian stage and film actor and writer. Russian actor/writer 90 15
Maurice Gross Maurice Gross Maurice Gross was a French linguist and scholar of Romance languages. French linguist 67 19
Tadeusz Kantor Tadeusz Kantor Tadeusz Kantor was a Polish painter, assemblage and Happenings artist, set designer and theatre director. Polish artist 75 30
John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Beetles Musician 40 40
Christopher Kelk Ingold Christopher Kelk Ingold Sir Christopher Kelk Ingold BEM FRS was a British chemist based in Leeds and London. British chemist 77 50
Alexander Siloti Alexander Siloti Alexander Ilyich Siloti was a Russian virtuoso pianist, conductor and composer. Composer and pianist 82 75
Louis Philogène Brûlart Louis Philogène Brûlart Louis Philogène Brulart, Comte de Sillery and Marquis de Puysieux was a French diplomat and nobleman who served as Foreign Minister from 1747 to 1751 but was forced to retire due to ill-health. French politician 68 250