December 8 | On this Day

Year Description Category
2016 Astronaut from United States, John Glenn died. Death day
2014 Chess grandmaster from Latvia, Elmārs Zemgalis died. Death day
2013 Australian–British chemist John Cornforth died. Death day
2005 Chess grandmaster from Uzbekistan, Javokhir Sindarov was born. Birthday
1987 Chess grandmaster from United States, Robert Andrew Hungaski was born. Birthday
1985 American basketball player Dwight Howard was born. Birthday
1984 Soviet mechanics scientist Vladimir Chelomey died. Death day
1983 New Zealand politician Keith Holyoake died. Death day
1982 Chess grandmaster from Iceland, Stefan Kristjansson was born. Birthday
1980 Chess grandmaster from Yugoslavia, Petar Trifunović died. Death day
1980 Golfer from United States, Brandt Snedeker was born. Birthday
1980 English singer and songwriter John Lennon died. Death day
1978 Chess grandmaster from Russia, Andrey Gutov was born. Birthday
1978 Israeli politician Golda Meir died. Death day
1975 Norwegian inventor and businessman Thor Bjorklund died. Death day
1973 Chess grandmaster from Hungary, Lajos Seres was born. Birthday
1969 Olympic Airways Flight 954 aircraft incident at Keratea, Greece, killed 90 people. Man-Made Disaster
1967 Faucett (OB-R-148) aircraft incident at Cordillera Blanca, Peru, killed 72 people. Man-Made Disaster
1967 Indian-American business executive Abidali Neemuchwala was born. Birthday
1963 Thai politician Sarit Thanarat died. Death day
1963 Pan Am Flight 214 aircraft incident at Elkton, Maryland, US, killed 81 people. Man-Made Disaster
1962 Golfer from Australia, Steve Elkington was born. Birthday
1957 Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight 670 aircraft incident at near Bolívar, Argentina, killed 61 people. Man-Made Disaster
1956 The closing ceremony of Games of the XVI Olympiad, or 1956 Summer olympics was held in Melbourne.
1953 American actress Kim Basinger was born. Birthday
1947 American chemist Thomas Cech was born. Birthday
1942 38 people died in Seacliff Lunatic Asylum Fire at Dunedin, New Zealand. Man-Made Disaster
1939 Filipino lawyer and the chairman Felipe Gozon was born. Birthday
1938 Ghanaian politician John Kufuor was born. Birthday
1933 Japanese politician Yamamoto Gonnohyoe died. Death day
1933 German inventor Karl Jatho died. Death day
1930 Austrian-born Swiss actor Maximilian Schell was born. Birthday
1927 Astronaut from Soviet Union, Vladimir Shatalov was born. Birthday
1920 American inventor Nicholas McKay Sr. was born. Birthday
1909 American mechanical engineer and inventor Whitcomb Judson died. Death day
1881 448 people died in Ringtheater Fire at Vienna, Austria-Hungary. Man-Made Disaster
1863 2,000+ people died in Church of the Company Fire at Santiago, Chile. Man-Made Disaster
1832 Norwegian writer Bjornstjerne Bjornson was born. Birthday
1765 American inventor Eli Whitney was born. Birthday
1685 Italian-born perfumier Johann Maria Farina was born. Birthday
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