Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 8th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 8th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 8th November marks the day when we reflect on the lives and legacies of those who have left an indelible imprint on history through their remarkable contributions and achievements.

Year Event
959 Constantine VII, Byzantine emperor (b. 905)
1034 Oldřich, Duke of Bohemia (b. c. 975)
1187 Emperor Gaozong of Song (b. 1107)
1208 Sancha of Castile, Queen of Aragon (b. 1154)
1261 Sanchia of Provence, queen consort of Germany
1286 Roger Northwode, English statesman (b. 1230)
1312 Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1261)
1321 Walter Langton, bishop of Lichfield and treasurer of England (b. 1243)
1456 Ulrich II, Count of Celje (b. 1406)
1492 Jami, Persian poet (b. 1414)
1596 George Peele, English translator, poet, and dramatist (b. 1556)
1623 William Camden, English historian and topographer (b. 1551)
1641 Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1610)
1677 Aert van der Neer, Dutch painter (b. 1603)
1766 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer and diplomat (b. 1692)
1770 John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish general and politician (b. 1693)
1778 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1720)
1801 Carl Stamitz, German-Czech violinist and composer (b. 1745)
1809 Paul Sandby, English painter and cartographer (b. 1725)
1848 Robert Blum, German poet and politician (b. 1810)
1880 Edwin Drake, American businessman (b. 1819)
1911 Howard Pyle, American author and illustrator (b. 1853)
1918 Guillaume Apollinaire, Italian-French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
1918 Peter Lumsden, English general (b. 1829)
1919 Eduard Müller, Swiss lawyer and politician, 26th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1848)
1924 Henry Cabot Lodge, American historian and politician (b. 1850)
1937 Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1866)
1938 Vasily Blyukher, Russian marshal (b. 1889)
1940 Stephen Alencastre, Portuguese-American bishop (b. 1876)
1940 Neville Chamberlain, English businessman and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1869)
1942 Charles Courtney Curran, American painter (b. 1861)
1942 Edna May Oliver, American actress (b. 1883)
1944 Frank Marshall, American chess player and theoretician (b. 1877)
1951 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American pianist and composer (b. 1887)
1952 Philip Murray, Scottish-American labor leader (b. 1886)
1952 Chaim Weizmann, Belarusian-Israeli chemist, academic, and politician, 1st President of Israel (b. 1874)
1953 Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1859)
1953 Ibn Saud, Saudi Arabian king (b. 1880)
1953 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914)
1956 Aino Kallas, Finnish-Estonian author (b. 1878)
1957 Peter O’Connor, Irish long jumper (b. 1872)
1962 Dhondo Keshav Karve, Indian activist and academic (b. 1858)
1968 Jan Johansson, Swedish pianist (b. 1931)
1970 Charles de Gaulle, French general and politician, 18th President of France (b. 1890)
1971 Maude Fealy, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1883)
1972 Victor Adamson; American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1890)
1976 Armas Taipale, Finnish discus thrower and shot putter (b. 1890)
1977 Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1898)
1985 Marie-Georges Pascal, French actress (b. 1946)
1988 David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and priest (b. 1924)
1988 John N. Mitchell, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 67th United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
1988 Rosemary Timperley, English author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
1989 Bill Neilson, Australian politician, 34th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1925)
1991 Yves Montand, Italian-French actor (b. 1921)
1992 Charles Fraser-Smith, English missionary and author (b. 1904)
1992 William Hillcourt, Danish-American scout leader and author (b. 1900)
1992 T. Sivasithamparam, Sri Lankan politician (b. 1926)
1993 Ross Andru, American illustrator (b. 1925)
1996 Joe Ghiz, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island (b. 1945)
1997 Carl Gustav Hempel, German philosopher from the Vienna and the Berlin Circle (b. 1905)
1997 Helenio Herrera, Argentinian-Italian footballer and manager (b. 1910)
1999 Mabel King, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
2000 Sherwood Johnston, American race car driver (b. 1927)
2000 Eric Morley, English television host, founded Miss World (b. 1918)
2001 Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and curator (b. 1924)
2001 Giovanni Leone, Italian lawyer and politician, 6th President of Italy (b. 1908)
2002 William Schutz, American psychologist and academic (b. 1925)
2003 Art Carney, American actor and comedian (b. 1918)
2003 Gordon Onslow Ford, English-American painter (b. 1912)
2003 Binod Bihari Verma, Indian physician and author (b. 1937)
2004 Iris Chang, American historian, journalist, and author (b. 1968)
2004 Emlyn Hughes, English footballer and manager (b. 1947)
2004 Stieg Larsson, Swedish journalist and author (b. 1954)
2005 K. R. Narayanan, Indian journalist and politician, 10th President of India (b. 1921)
2006 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
2006 Ellen Willis, American journalist and activist (b. 1941)
2006 Markus Wolf, German intelligence officer (b. 1923)
2008 Hans Freeman, Australian bioinorganic chemist and protein crystallographer (b. 1929)
2008 Huda bin Abdul Haq, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1960)
2008 Amrozi bin Nurhasyim, Indonesian terrorist (b. 1962)
2008 Miriam Makeba, South African singer and activist (b. 1932)
2012 Milan Čič, Slovak lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Slovak Socialist Republic (b. 1932)
2012 Joseph D. Early, American soldier and politician (b. 1933)
2012 Sergey Nikolsky, Russian mathematician and academic (b. 1905)
2012 James L. Stone, American colonel, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1922)
2013 Savaş Ay, Turkish journalist (b. 1954)
2013 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician (b. 1947)
2013 Grethe Rytter Hasle, Norwegian biologist and academic (b. 1920)
2013 Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre, American saxophonist (b. 1936)
2013 Steve Prescott, English rugby player (b. 1973)
2013 Emile Zuckerkandl, Austrian-American biologist and academic (b. 1922)
2014 Rubén Alvarez, Argentinian golfer (b. 1961)
2014 Saud bin Muhammed Al Thani, Qatari prince (b. 1966)
2014 R. A. Montgomery, American author and publisher (b. 1936)
2014 Myles Munroe, Bahamian pastor and author (b. 1954)
2014 Orlando Thomas, American football player (b. 1972)
2014 Joe Walsh, Irish politician, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (b. 1943)
2015 Carol Doda, American actress and dancer (b. 1937)
2015 Ernst Fuchs, Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator (b. 1930)
2015 Tommy Hanson, American baseball player (b. 1986)
2015 Byron Krieger, American fencer (b. 1920)
2015 Andy White, Scottish drummer (b. 1930)
2016 Greg Ballard, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)

As we draw this tribute to a close, let us carry forward the lessons and legacies of those we have lost. Their impact on the world remains etched in the fabric of time, serving as a reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit. May their contributions continue to inspire us to strive for greatness and leave our own meaningful mark on the world.

Join us in continuing to celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have shaped our world, even in their absence. Their memory lives on through the stories we share and the legacies we continue to uphold. Until next time, may their spirits find peace in the legacy they have left behind.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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