Died on This Day (08-Dec)
|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.
|John Herschel Glenn Jr. was an American Marine Corps aviator, engineer, astronaut, businessman, and politician.
|American aviator, engineer, astronaut
|Don Michael Mitchell was an American actor, best known for appearing with Raymond Burr in the NBC television series Ironside .
|Murray Alexander Armstrong was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and National Collegiate Athletic Association ice hockey Head Coach.
|Canadian ice hockey player
|Darrell Lance Abbott , best known by his stage name Dimebag Darrell, was an American musician.
|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.
|William Adolf Wambsganss was a second baseman in Major League Baseball.
|American baseball player
|Thor Bjørklund was a Norwegian inventor and businessman.
|Norwegian inventor and businessman
|Hermann Klaus Hugo Weyl, ForMemRS was a German mathematician, theoretical physicist and philosopher.
|George Augustus Henry Sala
|George Augustus Henry Fairfield Sala was an author and journalist who wrote extensively for the Illustrated London News as G.
|Sir David John Weatherall, GBE, FRS was a British physician and researcher in molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine.
|Douglas Rainsford Tompkins was an American businessman, conservationist, outdoorsman, philanthropist, filmmaker, and agriculturalist.
|Ambrose Madtha was the Roman Catholic archbishop and the Nuncio to Ivory Coast.
|Roman Catholic archbishop
|Georgiy Stepanovich Zhzhonov , was a Soviet and Russian stage and film actor and writer.
|Maurice Gross was a French linguist and scholar of Romance languages.
|Tadeusz Kantor was a Polish painter, assemblage and Happenings artist, set designer and theatre director.
|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.
|Christopher Kelk Ingold
|Sir Christopher Kelk Ingold BEM FRS was a British chemist based in Leeds and London.
|Alexander Ilyich Siloti was a Russian virtuoso pianist, conductor and composer.
|Composer and pianist
|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.