Died on this Day
Anniversary Date: 08-Jan
Died on This Day (08-Jan)
Larry Paul Langford was an American politician who had a one-term tenure as the mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Maria Teresa de Filippis
Maria Teresa de Filippis was an Italian racing driver, and the first woman to race in Formula One.
Italian racing driver
Kenojuak Ashevak, was an Inuit artist. She is regarded as one of the most notable indigenous pioneers of modern Inuit art.
François Patriat is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Côte-d'Or department.
Thomas Norman Kindness was a member of the United States House of Representatives representing Ohio from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1987.
Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov was a Soviet-Russian physicist known for his pioneering research on lasers and masers in the Soviet Union for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov.
Carlos Monzón was an Argentine professional boxer who held the Undisputed World Middleweight Championship for 7 years.
Eva Kelly Bowring was a U.S. Senator from Nebraska.
Louis P. Lochner
Ludwig "Louis" Paul Lochner was an American political activist, journalist, and author.
Minnie "Maud" Powell was an American violinist who gained international acclaim for her skill and virtuosity.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani or Hashemi Bahramani, also known as Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani; 25 August 1934 – 8 January 2017) was an Iranian politician, writer and one of the founding fathers of the Islamic Republic who was the fourth President of Iran from 3 August 1989 until 3 August 1997.
President of Iran
Antonino P. Roman
Antonino Pascual Roman, Jr. was a Filipino politician.
Alexis Sigismund Weissenberg was a Bulgarian-born French pianist.
Arthur "Art" Clokey was an American pioneer in the popularization of stop-motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby and the original voice of Gumby's sidekick, Pokey.
Simeon Aké was an Ivorian politician.Simeon Aké studied law in the University of Dakar in Senegal, and gained his certificate in 1957.
Alfred "Ali" Neumann was a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, and for a short time, he was East German Minister of Materials Management.
East German politician
Terry-Thomas was an English character actor who became known to a worldwide audience through his films during the 1950s and 1960s.
English comic actor
Jens Tryggve Herman Gran was a Norwegian aviator, explorer and author.
British flying ace
Charles "Chuck" Grant Braidwood was a professional American football player who played end for four seasons for the Portsmouth Spartans, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds.
American football player
John Michael Rysbrack
Johannes Michel or John Michael Rysbrack, original name Jan Michiel Rijsbrack , was an 18th-century Flemish sculptor, who spent most of his career in England.