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8th of April 0217 EVENT Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
8th of April 1093 EVENT The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
8th of April 1139 EVENT Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
8th of April 1149 EVENT Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
8th of April 1271 EVENT In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
8th of April 1730 EVENT Shearith Israel, the first synagogue in New York City, is dedicated.
8th of April 1740 EVENT War of Jenkin's Ear: Three British ships capture the Spanish third-rate Princesa.
8th of April 1767 EVENT Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders.
8th of April 1808 EVENT The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore is promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
8th of April 1820 EVENT The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
8th of April 1832 EVENT Black Hawk War: Around three-hundred United States 6th Infantry troops leave St. Louis, Missouri to fight the Sauk Native Americans.
8th of April 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Mansfield : Union forces are thwarted by the Confederate army at Mansfield, Louisiana.
8th of April 1866 EVENT Italy and Prussia ally against Austrian Empire.
8th of April 1886 EVENT William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
8th of April 1893 EVENT The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
8th of April 1895 EVENT In Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co. the Supreme Court of the United States declares unapportioned income tax to be unconstitutional.
8th of April 1904 EVENT The French Third Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland sign the Entente cordiale.
8th of April 1904 EVENT British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of The Book of the Law.
8th of April 1904 EVENT Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times.
8th of April 1906 EVENT Auguste Deter, the first person to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, dies.
8th of April 1908 EVENT Harvard University votes to establish the Harvard Business School.
8th of April 1911 EVENT Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
8th of April 1913 EVENT The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, becomes law.
8th of April 1916 EVENT In Corona, California, race car driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three, and badly injuring five, spectators.
8th of April 1918 EVENT World War I: Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin sell war bonds on the streets of New York City's financial district.
8th of April 1929 EVENT Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.
8th of April 1935 EVENT The Works Progress Administration is formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 becomes law.
8th of April 1942 EVENT World War II: Siege of Leningrad : Soviet forces open a much-needed railway link to Leningrad.
8th of April 1942 EVENT World War II: The Japanese take Bataan in the Philippines.
8th of April 1943 EVENT U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases by common carriers and public utilities.
8th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: After an air raid accidentally destroys a train carrying about 4,000 Nazi concentration camp internees in Prussian Hanover, the survivors are massacred by Nazis.
8th of April 1946 EVENT The last meeting of the League of Nations, the precursor of the United Nations, is held.
8th of April 1946 EVENT Electricite de France, the world's largest utility company, is formed as a result of the nationalisation of a number of electricity producers, transporters and distributors.
8th of April 1950 EVENT India and Pakistan sign the Liaquat-Nehru Pact.
8th of April 1952 EVENT U.S. President Harry Truman calls for the seizure of all domestic steel mills to prevent a nationwide strike.
8th of April 1953 EVENT Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta is convicted by Kenya's British rulers.
8th of April 1954 EVENT A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collided with a Trans-Canada Airlines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
8th of April 1959 EVENT A team of computer manufacturers, users, and university people led by Grace Hopper meets to discuss the creation of a new programming language that would be called COBOL.
8th of April 1959 EVENT The Organization of American States drafts an agreement to create the Inter-American Development Bank.
8th of April 1960 EVENT The Netherlands and West Germany sign an agreement to negotiate the return of German land annexed by the Dutch in return for 280 million German marks as Wiedergutmachung.
8th of April 1961 EVENT A large explosion on board the MV Dara in the Persian Gulf kills 238.
8th of April 1968 EVENT BOAC Flight 712 catches fire shortly after take off. As a result of her actions in the accident, Barbara Jane Harrison is awarded a posthumous George Cross, the only GC awarded to a woman in peacetime.
8th of April 1970 EVENT Bahr el-Baqar incident: Israeli bombers strike an Egyptian school. 46 children are killed.
8th of April 1974 EVENT at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Hank Aaron hits his 715th career home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 39-year-old record.
8th of April 1975 EVENT Frank Robinson manages the Cleveland Indians in his first game as major league baseball's first African American manager.
8th of April 1975 EVENT Voyageurs National Park is established in northern Minnesota.
8th of April 1985 EVENT Bhopal disaster: India files suit against Union Carbide for the disaster which killed an estimated 2,000 and injured another 200,000.
8th of April 1987 EVENT Los Angeles Dodgers executive Al Campanis resigns amid controversy over racially charged remarks he had made while on Nightline.
8th of April 1992 EVENT Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries.
8th of April 1993 EVENT The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations.
8th of April 1999 EVENT Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
8th of April 2004 EVENT Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
8th of April 2005 EVENT Over four million people attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
8th of April 2006 EVENT Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
8th of April 2008 EVENT The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain.
8th of April 2008 EVENT Yi So-Yeon becomes the first Korean and second Asian woman to go into space.
8th of April 1320 BIRTHDAY King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
8th of April 1336 BIRTHDAY Tamerlane (Timur), Central Asian, Turkic conqueror (d. 1405)
8th of April 1533 BIRTHDAY Claudio Merulo, Italian composer (d. 1604)
8th of April 1541 BIRTHDAY Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
8th of April 1605 BIRTHDAY King Philip IV of Spain, (d. 1665)
8th of April 1641 BIRTHDAY Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (d. 1704)
8th of April 1692 BIRTHDAY Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer (d. 1770)
8th of April 1732 BIRTHDAY David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)
8th of April 1761 BIRTHDAY Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Founder of the Society of Mary (d. 1850)
8th of April 1818 BIRTHDAY August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (d. 1892)
8th of April 1818 BIRTHDAY King Christian IX of Denmark (d. 1906)
8th of April 1826 BIRTHDAY Pancha Carrasco, Costa Rican war heroine (d. 1890)
8th of April 1827 BIRTHDAY Ramon Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (d. 1898)
8th of April 1842 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1933)
8th of April 1859 BIRTHDAY Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (d. 1938)
8th of April 1865 BIRTHDAY Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)
8th of April 1869 BIRTHDAY Harvey Cushing, American neurosurgeon (d. 1939)
8th of April 1871 BIRTHDAY Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
8th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Stanis?aw Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
8th of April 1875 BIRTHDAY King Albert I of Belgium (d. 1934)
8th of April 1883 BIRTHDAY R. P. Keigwin, English academic (d. 1972)
8th of April 1885 BIRTHDAY Dimitrios Levidis, Greek composer (d. 1951)
8th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
8th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Sir Adrian Boult, British conductor (d. 1983)
8th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
8th of April 1892 BIRTHDAY Mary Pickford, Canadian actress (d. 1979)
8th of April 1896 BIRTHDAY Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
8th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Andrew Irvine, British mountaineer (d. 1924)
8th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY John Hicks, British economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1989)
8th of April 1904 BIRTHDAY Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (d. 1970)
8th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY Erwin Keller, German field hockey player (d. 1971)
8th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY Helen Joseph, South African anti-apartheid activist (d. 1992)
8th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
8th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Hugo Fregonese, Argentine film director (d. 1987)
8th of April 1909 BIRTHDAY John Fante, American novelist (d. 1983)
8th of April 1910 BIRTHDAY George Musso, American football player (d. 2000)
8th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
8th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
8th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Alois Brunner, Austrian Nazi
8th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (d. 1969)
8th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Maria Felix, Mexican actress (d. 2002)
8th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
8th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY Betty Ford, Former First Lady of the United States
8th of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Ian Smith, Former Prime Minister of Rhodesia (d. 2007)
8th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (d. 1994)
8th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Jan Novak, Czech composer (d. 1984)
8th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Franco Corelli, Italian tenor (d. 2003)
8th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
8th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY Edward Mulhare, Irish actor (d. 1997)
8th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Frederic Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
8th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
8th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Shirley Mills, American actress (d. 2010)
8th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Henry N. Cobb, American architect
8th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Shecky Greene, American comedian
8th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Jurgen Moltmann, German theologian
8th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Monty Sunshine, English jazz clarinetist
8th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Leah Rabin, widow of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)
8th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Jacques Brel, Belgian singer/composer (d. 1978)
8th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (d. 2000)
8th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (d. 1996)
8th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Duke of Parma (d. 2010)
8th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY John Gavin, American actor and politician
8th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Sultan Iskandar of Johor, also the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia (d. 2010)
8th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Fred Ebb, American composer (d. 2004)
8th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (d. 2007)
8th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Albert Bustamante, American politician
8th of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Oscar Zeta Acosta, American attorney, politician, and Chicano Movement activist (d. 1974?)
8th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Seymour Hersh, American journalist
8th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Kofi Annan, Ghanaian diplomat and former United Nations Secretary General
8th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant contestant and actress (d. 2010)
8th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY John Havlicek, American basketball player
8th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Peggy Lennon, American singer (The Lennon Sisters)
8th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Darlene Gillespie, Canadian-born American actress
8th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Vivienne Westwood, English fashion designer
8th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Douglas Trumbull, American film director
8th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Roger Chapman, British rock singer (Family, Streetwalkers)
8th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Michael Bennett, American dancer/choreographer (d. 1987)
8th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Miller Farr, American football player
8th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Tony Banks, British politician (d. 2006)
8th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Hywel Bennett, Welsh actor
8th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Odd Nerdrum, Norwegian painter
8th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Derrick Walker, British racing team owner
8th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Catfish Hunter, American baseball player (d. 1999)
8th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Stuart Pankin, American actor
8th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Tim Thomerson, American actor
8th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Tom DeLay, American politician and convict
8th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Steve Howe, English guitarist (Yes, Asia, GTR)
8th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
8th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Pascal Lamy, Director-General of WTO
8th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Larry Norman, American singer/songwriter (d. 2008)
8th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
8th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY John Madden, English film director
8th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Brenda Russell, American singer/songwriter
8th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
8th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Gerd Andres, German politician
8th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Geir Haarde, former Icelandic prime minister
8th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
8th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Gary Carter, American baseball player
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Gerrie Coetzee, South African boxer
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Ricky Bell, American football player (d. 1984)
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Ron Johnson, American politician, junior senator of Wisconsin.
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
8th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
8th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Christine Boisson, French actress
8th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Justin Sullivan, English musician (New Model Army)
8th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer
8th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Fred Smerlas, American football player
8th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Detlef Bruckhoff, German footballer
8th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY John Schneider, American actor
8th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
8th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Evan Davis, British journalist and television presenter
8th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Paddy Lowe, British engineer
8th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Izzy Stradlin, American musician (Guns N' Roses)
8th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Julian Lennon, English musician and singer
8th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Terry Porter, American basketball player and coach
8th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
8th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Alec Stewart, English cricketer
8th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster
8th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Biz Markie, American rapper/disc jockey
8th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
8th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Michael Jones, New Zealand rugby player and coach
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Mark Blundell, British racing driver
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Evripidis Stylianidis, Greek politician
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Robin Wright Penn, American actress
8th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Dalton Grant, British high jumper
8th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
8th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Patricia Arquette, American actress
8th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Patricia Girard-Leno, French athlete
8th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Tracy Grammer, American folk singer
8th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (d. 2010)
8th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer
8th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Emma Caulfield, American actress
8th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Alex S. Gonzalez, American baseball player
8th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Chino XL, American rapper
8th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
8th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer
8th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Nayden Todorov, Bulgarian conductor
8th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Anouk, Dutch singer
8th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Timo Perez, Dominican baseball player
8th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Francesco Flachi, Italian footballer
8th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Mark Spencer, American computer programmer
8th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Mehran Ghassemi, Iranian journalist (d. 2008)
8th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Ana de la Reguera, Mexican actress
8th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress
8th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Bernt Haas, Swiss footballer
8th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Guthrie, American baseball player
8th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylahullut)
8th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
8th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Katee Sackhoff, American actress
8th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Brian Burres, American baseball player
8th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Lito Sheppard, American football cornerback
8th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
8th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Fred Bousquet, French swimmer
8th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Allu Arjun, Indian film actor
8th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Adrian Bellani, American actor
8th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Ezra Koenig, American singer (Vampire Weekend)
8th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Taran Noah Smith, American actor
8th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Kirsten Storms, American actress
8th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Julia Liptakova, Slovak model
8th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Patrick Schliwa, German rugby player
8th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer
8th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Felix Hernandez, Venezuelan baseball player
8th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
8th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer
8th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Kim Myung-Sung, South Korean baseball player
8th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
8th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Alex DeLeon, American singer (The Cab)=
8th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Jonghyun, South Korean singer (SHINee)
8th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Shelby Young, American actress
8th of April 0217 DEATH Caracalla, Roman Emperor (Born 188)
8th of April 0956 DEATH Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
8th of April 1143 DEATH John II Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor (Born 1087)
8th of April 1364 DEATH King John II of France (Born 1319)
8th of April 1461 DEATH Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (Born 1423)
8th of April 1586 DEATH Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer and theologian (Born 1522)
8th of April 1587 DEATH John Foxe, English writer (Born 1516)
8th of April 1691 DEATH Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect (Born 1611)
8th of April 1697 DEATH Niels Juel, Danish admiral (Born 1629)
8th of April 1704 DEATH Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (Born 1641)
8th of April 1704 DEATH Hiob Ludolf, German orientalist (Born 1624)
8th of April 1725 DEATH John Wise, English clergyman (Born 1652)
8th of April 1735 DEATH Francis II Rakoczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (Born 1676)
8th of April 1848 DEATH Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (Born 1797)
8th of April 1857 DEATH Mangal Pandey, Indian soldier (Born 1827)
8th of April 1861 DEATH Elisha Otis, American elevator builder (Born 1811)
8th of April 1870 DEATH Charles de Beriot, Belgian composer (Born 1802)
8th of April 1906 DEATH Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (Born 1850)
8th of April 1919 DEATH Lorand Eotvos, Hungarian physicist (Born 1848)
8th of April 1920 DEATH Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (Born 1884)
8th of April 1931 DEATH Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1864)
8th of April 1936 DEATH Robert Barany, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (Born 1876)
8th of April 1942 DEATH Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (Born 1880)
8th of April 1950 DEATH Vaslav Nijinsky, Polish-born ballet dancer (Born 1890)
8th of April 1958 DEATH Ethel Turner, Australian author (Born 1872)
8th of April 1965 DEATH Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Born 1886)
8th of April 1968 DEATH Barbara Jane Harrison, Air stewardess (Born1945)
8th of April 1973 DEATH Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist and sculptor (Born 1881)
8th of April 1974 DEATH James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (Born 1894)
8th of April 1978 DEATH Ford Frick, American baseball commissioner (Born 1894)
8th of April 1981 DEATH Omar Bradley, U.S. general (Born 1893)
8th of April 1984 DEATH Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1894)
8th of April 1985 DEATH J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (Born 1897)
8th of April 1986 DEATH Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (Born 1967)
8th of April 1990 DEATH Ryan White, American AIDS activist (Born 1971)
8th of April 1991 DEATH Per Yngve "Dead" Ohlin, Swedish metal singer (Mayhem) (Born 1969)
8th of April 1992 DEATH Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1907)
8th of April 1993 DEATH Marian Anderson, American contralto (Born 1897)
8th of April 1994 DEATH Francois Rozet, French Canadian actor (Born 1899)
8th of April 1996 DEATH George W. Jenkins, American businessman (Born 1907)
8th of April 1996 DEATH Ben Johnson, American actor (Born 1918)
8th of April 1996 DEATH Leon Klimovsky, Argentine film director (Born 1906)
8th of April 1997 DEATH Laura Nyro, American singer and composer (Born 1947)
8th of April 2000 DEATH Claire Trevor, American actress (Born 1910)
8th of April 2002 DEATH Maria Felix, Mexican actress (Born 1914)
8th of April 2004 DEATH Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (Born 1941)
8th of April 2005 DEATH Eddie Miksis, American baseball player (Born 1926)
8th of April 2005 DEATH Onna White, Canadian choreographer (Born 1924)
8th of April 2006 DEATH Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Born 1923)
8th of April 2007 DEATH Carey W. Barber, American clergyman (Born 1905)
8th of April 2007 DEATH Sol LeWitt, American artist (Born 1928)
8th of April 2008 DEATH John Button, Australian politician (Born 1933)
8th of April 2008 DEATH Timothy Beaumont, Baron Beaumont of Whitley (Born 1928)
8th of April 2008 DEATH Stanley Kamel, American actor (Born 1943)
8th of April 2009 DEATH Piotr Morawski, Polish mountaineer (Born 1976)
8th of April 2010 DEATH Jack Agnew, Irish-born American World War II veteran (Born 1922)
8th of April 2010 DEATH Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (Born 1946)
8th of April 2010 DEATH Teddy Scholten, Dutch singer (Born 1926)

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