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Mega Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for January 8

Last Updated 01-30-2020

🎵🎸Jeff Abercromble -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1969
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Fuel

🏆🏈Ray Alexander -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1962
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏀Willie Anderson -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1967
NBA Guard
Misc: Olympic-bronze-1988

🏆Brenda Lee Armstrong -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Minn-America (1991)

🎵🎷Thurman Barker -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1948
Composer, Jazz Drummer

🎵Dame Shirley Bassey -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1937
Singer, Welsh (Wales)
Names/Places: b. in Cardiff
Song Titles: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker

Stephen Ira Beatty -- is 28 in the year 2020 and 29 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1992 N.S.
Writer, Poet
Names/Places: originally Annette Bening and Warren Beatty's daughter as Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening-Beatty

🎭Amber Benson -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1977
Actress, Producer/Director
TV Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as Tara Maclay)
Movie Titles: Latter Days, The Crush

🏆⚾Brian Boehringer -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1969
MLB Pitcher

🏆Deborah Borkman -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1957
Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1976

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🏆🏈Jack Brewer -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1979 N.S.
NFL Safety
Sports Teams: University of Minnesota, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals

🏆🏌Brandie Burton -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1972
Golfer

🏆⚾Michael Terrance "Mike" Cameron -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1973 N.S.
MLB Outfielder
Misc: 3x Gold Glove; hit four home runs in one game in 2002.
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners

🎭🎮Andrew Caple-Shaw -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1980
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
Movie Titles: First Daughter, The Cavern, L.A. Noire, American Gun
Video Games: L.A. Noire

🏆⚾Paul Carey -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1968
MLB Player

✍🎭Charlie Condou -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1973
Writer, Actor, English
TV Shows: Coronation Street
Movie Titles: Charlotte Gray, Dead Babies, Good

🎵Al Contrera -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1940
Singer
Group Names: Mystics (bass)

Keifer Jack Convertino -- is 20 in the year 2020 and 21 in the year 2021; b.1/8/2000
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Elizabeth Keifer and Bobby's son

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🏆Hollis Conway -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1967
Olympic Athlete
Misc: high jumper (Olympic-silver-1988)

🎵Juanita Cowart -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Marvelettes

🎭Noah Lindsey Cyrus -- is 20 in the year 2020 and 21 in the year 2021; b.1/8/2000 N.S.
Cartoon Voice Actress
Names/Places: Tish and Billy Ray's daughter
Movie Titles: Ponyo

Betsy DeVos -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1958 N.S.
Government Official
Misc: Education Secretary

🎭Ryan Destiny -- is 25 in the year 2020 and 26 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1995 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Empire (as Alexandra Crane)

🎭Ami Dolenz -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1968 N.S.
Actress, Movie Producer
Names/Places: Samantha Juste and Mickey's daughter
TV Shows: Ferris Bueller
Movie Titles: She's Out of Control

🎭🏆Jolanda Egger -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1960
Actress, Model, Playmate, Swiss
Misc: June 1983

🎭Robin Ellis -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1942
Actor, English
TV Shows: Poldark (as Ross Poldark)
Movie Titles: The Europeans, The Good Soldier

🏆🏒Ron Ellis -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1945
NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Misc: joined the staff of the Hockey Hall of Fame

🎭Cynthia Erivo -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1987 N.S.
Actress, English
Movie Titles: Harriet, Widows, Step

🎭🎵Bob Eubanks -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1938
Game Show Host, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: music promoter & manager who was a disc jock at KRLA in Los Angeles and brought the Beatles to the Hollywood Bowl.
TV Shows: The Newlywed Game, Card Sharks, Rhyme and Reason, Dream House, The Diamond Head Game, Trivia Trap, Powerball: The Game Show, Family Secrets

🎵Vladimir Feltsman -- is 68 in the year 2020 and 69 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1952
Pianist, Russian

🎭Michelle Forbes -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1965
Actress
TV Shows: Star Trek the Next Generation (as Ensign Ro), Homicide (as Chief Medical Examiner Julianna Cox)

🎭🎮Ryan Francis -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1977
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor
TV Shows: Sisters (as Trevor Whitsig)
Movie Titles: Hook, Straight Into Darkness, Social Misfits
Video Games: Hitman: Absolution

🏆⚾Jeff Francoeur -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1984 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Frenchy
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, Phildelphia Phillies

🎭Joan Freeman -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1942
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1994
Movie Titles: The Reluctant Astronaut, Tower of London, Roustabout

🎵🎸Steve Garvey -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1958
Punk Rock Bassist
Misc: NOT the baseball player
Group Names: The Buzzcocks

🏆⚾Jason Giambi -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971
MLB First Baseman
Misc: Designated Hitter; AL MVP 2000
Sports Teams: Oakland A's

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🏆🏈Adam Goodes -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1980 N.S.
Australian Rules Football Player, Australian

Slade Gorton -- is 92 in the year 2020 and 93 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1928
Senator

🎵"Little" Anthony Gourdine -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1941 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1940
Group Names: The Imperials, soloist

🎵🎸Bill Harkleroad -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1949
Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: aka Zoot Horn Rollo
Group Names: Captain Beefhart & His Magic Band

🎭Harriet Sansom Harris -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1955
Actress
Names/Places: aka Harriet Harris
TV Shows: Frasier (as Bebe Glazer), Desperate Housewives
Movie Titles: Memento, Romeo + Juliet, The One, Addams Family Values

📰Carolina Herrera -- is 81 in the year 2020 and 82 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1939 N.S.
Fashion Editor, Venezuelan

🏆🥊Virgil Hill -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1964
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-silver-1984

🎭Melissa Hill -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1970
XXX-rated actress

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🏆🏈Billy Joe Hobert -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971
NFL Quarterback

🎭Gaby Hoffmann -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1982
TV/Movie Actress
Movie Titles: Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle, Someone Like Me's Gaby, Now and Then, Everyone Says I Love You

🏆⚾Wilbur Howard -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1949
MLB Outfielder

🎵Lee Jackson -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1943
Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, English
Group Names: The Nice

🏆Zoran Janković -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1940 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, Yugoslav

🏆⚾Brian Johnson -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1968
MLB Player

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pit -- is 15 in the year 2020 and 16 in the year 2021; b.1/8/2005
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter

🎭Ron Cephas Jones -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1957 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: This Is Us

🎵R. Kelly -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1968
Singer
Misc: some say b. 1967 or 1969

Kim Jong Un -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1983
Head of State
Misc: of Korea

🏆🏒Jon Klemm -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1970
NHL Defensive, Hockey Coach, Canadian

🎭Yvonna Kopacz -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1972
Actress
Names/Places: MaN: Wright
TV Shows: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (as Dr. Darby Wilder)
Movie Titles: Anywhere But Here, Perfect Stranger

🎵🎸Robby Krieger -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1946
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Names/Places: RFN:Robert Alan
Group Names: The Doors

🎵Cristy Lane -- is 80 in the year 2020 and 81 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1940
Gospel Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: RN:Eleanor Johnston
Misc: some say b. 1939

🏆🏒Darren Langdon -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Jessica Leccia -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1976
Actress
TV Shows: Venice the Series (as Ani Martin)
Movie Titles: Slippery Slope

🎭Loretta Lee -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1966
Actress, Chinese

🏆Brook Lee -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971 N.S.
Beauty Pagent Winner, Model

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🎭🎵Jenny Lewis -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1976
Actress, Songwriter, Singer, Musician
Group Names: Rilo Kiley, soloist
TV Shows: Life with Lucy, Shannon's Deal (as Neala), Brooklyn Bridge (as Katie Monahan)

🏆🏀Todd Lichti -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1967
NBA Guard

🎵🎸Disashi Lumumbo-Kasongo -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1983
Alternative Rock Guitarist
Group Names: Gym Class Heroes

🎨✍🎭Gillies Mackinnon -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1948
Painter, Writer, Director, Scottish

🎵Chris Marion -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1962
Country Performer
Group Names: Little River Band

🏆🥊Chris Masters -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1983 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆⚾Matt Maysey -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1967
MLB Pitcher

🎵Erin McCarley -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1979
Songwriter, Singer

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🎭Danielle McClure -- b.1/8/????
Actress

✍🎭John McTiernan -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1951
Writer, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Die Hard, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Predator, The Hunt for Red October, The Last Action Hero

🎵Tift Merritt -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1975
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer

🎭Josh Meyers -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1976
Actor, Comedian
Names/Places: Seth's brother
TV Shows: That 70s Show (as Randy Pearson), MADtv, Red Oaks (as Barry)
Movie Titles: How to Make Love to a Woman, Bruno

💰🎭Yvette Mimieux -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1942
Businessperson, Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Hollywood, CA
Misc: retired from acting in 1992; some say b. 1941 or 1939
Movie Titles: The Black Hole, Dark of the Sun, The Time Machine, Where the Boys Are

⚖🏆🏀Calvin Natt -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1957
Minister, NBA Player

🎭Rachel Nichols -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1980
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Alias, Continuum (as Kiera Cameron), Chicago Fire
Movie Titles: The Amityville Horror, Star Trek (2009), Conan the Barbarian, G.I. Joe: The Rose of Cobra

📰🎭Kojo Nnamdi -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1945
Journalist, Radio Talk Show Host

🎭Kathleen Noone -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1945
TV/Soap Actress
TV Shows: Knots' Landing (as Claudia Whittaker), L.A. Law (as Fran Hendrickson), Party Of Five (as Ellie Bennett)

✍📰Charles Osgood -- is 87 in the year 2020 and 88 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1933
Hall of Famer, Author, Newscaster, Journalist
Misc: CBS News poet in residence

🎭Genevieve Padalecki -- is 39 in the year 2020 and 40 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1981 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Wildfire, Supernatural
Movie Titles: Hated, Kids in America

🎨Kevin Parry -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1987 N.S.
Animator

💰Norm Pattiz -- is 77 in the year 2020 and 78 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1943
Executive
Misc: Westwood One Networks Chief

🎵Annette Peacock -- is 79 in the year 2020 and 80 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1941
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Singer, Musician, Rock-Jazz Performer

🎭Ron Pederson -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1978
Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: MADtv, Murdoch Mysteries
Movie Titles: Vampire Dog

🎭Maria Pitillo -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1966 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Partners (as Alicia), Providence
Movie Titles: Natural Born Killers, Godzilla (1998), True Romance, Chaplin

✍🎭🎵Sarah Polley -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1979
Screenwriter, Actress, Movie Director, Singer, Canadian
TV Shows: Road to Avonlea
Movie Titles: Dawn of the Dead, Mr. Nobody, Splice, Go

🏆🏈Roosevelt Potts -- is 49 in the year 2020 and 50 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1971
NFL Runningback

Wolfgang Puck -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1949
Chef

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🏆⚾Randy Ready -- is 60 in the year 2020 and 61 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1960
MLB Coach, MLB Player

🏆🏈Joe Reed -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1948
NFL Quarterback

🎵🎸Mike Reno -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1955
Musician, Rock & Roll Singer, Canadian
Misc: some say b. 1954
Group Names: Loverboy

🎭Khylin Rhambo -- is 24 in the year 2020 and 25 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1996 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Criminal Minds, Teen Wolf (as Mason Hewitt), The First Family (as Charles Johnson)
Movie Titles: Ender's Game

🎭Sam Riley -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1980 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: On the Road, 13, Maleficent, Control

🏆🏈Brian Roberson -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

✍💻🎵Andy Ross -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1985
Writer, Dramatist/Playwright, Internet Audio Show Host, Lyricist
Misc: Host of H2R radio show on the Internet

🎵William Ruffley -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1942
Music Figure, English
Group Names: The Famous Flamingos, The Big Three

Bennett Armistead Schauer -- is 6 in the year 2020 and 7 in the year 2021; b.1/8/2014
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Laura Linney and Marc's son

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🎭Anne Schedeen -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1949
Actress
TV Shows: Marcus Welby MD (as Sandy Porter), Paper Dolls, Alf (as Kate Tanner)

🎵Ron Sexsmith -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1964
Songwriter, Singer, Canadian

🏆⚽David Silva -- is 34 in the year 2020 and 35 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1986 N.S.
Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆Heather Rene Smith -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1987
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 2007

🎭Larry Storch -- is 97 in the year 2020 and 98 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1923
Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: The Larry Storch Show, F Troop (as Cpl. Randolph Agarn), The Queen & I, The Brady Kids (as Marlon the wizard & Moptop the dog)

🎭Jean-Marie Straub -- is 87 in the year 2020 and 88 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1933
Producer/Director, French

🎭Freddie Stroma -- is 33 in the year 2020 and 34 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1987 N.S.
Actor, English
TV Shows: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pitch Perfect, After the Dark, The Visitors

🏆⚾Bruce Sutter -- is 67 in the year 2020 and 68 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1953
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL Cy Young Award Winner in 1979 (Cubs), 6x All-Star, World Series champion (1982), 5x N: saves leader; Cardinals #42 retired
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs (1976-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1981-1984), Atlanta Braves (1985-1986, 1988)

🎵🎸Terry Sylvester -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1947
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Group Names: The Escorts, The Hollies, Swinging Blue Jeans

🎭Donnell Turner -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1973 N.S.
Actor

🎭Laurie Walters -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1947
Actress
Misc: some say b. 1952 or b. 1956, but a Crook and Chase show confirmed it's 1947; retired from acting in 1999
TV Shows: Eight is Enough (as Joannie Bradford)

🎭🎮🎵Scott Whyte -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1978
Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Composer
TV Shows: City Guys
Movie Titles: Reeker, D2: The Mighty Ducks, D3: The Mighty Ducks
Video Games: Batman: Arkham Knight, Lego's Marvel's Avengers, Halo 5: Guardians, Transformers: Devastation, Final Fantasy XV, Mighty No. 9, Rachet and Clank, Skylanders: Imaginators

🏆🏈Darryl Williams -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1970
NFL Safety

Beckett Robert Lee Willis -- is 12 in the year 2020 and 13 in the year 2021; b.1/8/2008
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Stella McCartney and Alasdhair's son

🎭🎵May Wynn -- is 90 in the year 2020 and 91 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1930
Actress, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: RN:Donna Lee Hickey

🏆⚾David Zancanaro -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.1/8/1969
MLB Player

🏆🏁🚲Jacques Anquetil -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1934 d.11/18/1987 (53)
Bicyclist, French
Misc: Tour de France bicycle racer (5-time winner).

🎨Peter Arno -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1904 N.S. d.2/22/1968 N.S. (64)
Editorial Cartoonist
Names/Places: RN:Curtis Arnoux Peters Jr.
Misc: Urban Characterizations, New Yorker Magazine

Emily Greene Balch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1867 d.1/9/1961 (94)
Social Reformer

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🎭Richard Benedict -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1920 d.4/25/1984 (64)
Actor

⚖💰Nicholas Biddle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1786 d.2/27/1844 (58)
Statesman, Diplomat, Attorney/Lawyer, Financier, Educator
Misc: made 2nd Bank of US 1st effective central bank.

Walter Bothe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.2/8/1957 (66)
Physicist, German
Misc: subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)

🎭Roger Bower -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1903 d.5/17/1979 (76)
Game Show Host, Director
Misc: 1930s radio director

🎨⛪🎭🎵🎸David Bowie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.1/10/2016 N.S. (69)
Hall of Famer, Painter, Protestant, Vegetarian, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Saxophonist, Rock & Roll Performer, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:David Robert Heywood Jones; Iman's hubby
Group Names: The Tin Machine, soloist
Song Titles: The Laughing Gnome, Space Oddity, The Jean Genie, Drive-In Saturday, Life on Mars?, Sorrow, Rebel Rebel, Diamond Dogs, Knock on Wood, Young Americans, Fame, Golden Years, Sound and Visiopn, Heroes, Breaking Glass, Boys Keep Swinging, DJ, Ashes to Ashes, Fashion, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Under Pressure (with Queen), Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy (with Bing Crosby), Let's Dance, China Girl, Modern Love, Blue Jean, Tonight (with Tina Turner), This is Not America (with the Pat Metheny Group), Dancing in the Street (with Mick Jagger), Absolute Beginners, Underground, Day-In Day-Out, Never Let Me Down, Jump They Say
Album Titles: David Bowie, Space Oddity, The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Station to Station, Low, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), Let's Dance, Tonight, Never Let Me Down, Tin Machine, Tin Machine II, Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia, Outside, Earthling, Hours..., Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, Blackstar
Video Titles: Video EP, Serious Moonlight, Love You Till Tuesday, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars: The Motion Picture, Jazzin' For Blue Jean, Ricochet, Day-In Day-Out, Glass Spider, Black Tie White Noise, The Video Collection, Best of Bowie, A Reality Tour
Movie Titles: The Man Who Fell to Earth, Just a Gigolo, The Snowman, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Jazzin' to Blue Jean, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners, The Last Temptation of Chrrist, The Linguini Incident, Basquiat, Gunslinger's Revenge, Everybody Loves Sunshine

🎭Lydia Bruce -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1931 d.5/7/2008 (77)
Actress

John Carroll -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1735 d.12/3/1815 (80)
Religious Leader
Misc: First Roman Catholic bishop in the United States and the first archbishop of Baltimore. Under his leadership the Roman Catholic church became firmly established in the United States.

✍🎭Graham Chapman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1941 d.10/4/1989 (48)
Screen/Scriptwriter, TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, English
TV Shows: Monty Python's Flying Circus (founding member)

🏆🏈Dwight Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1957 N.S. d.6/4/2018 N.S. (61)
NFL Executive, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl Champion; 49ers #87 retired; inducted into the Clemson Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Clemson University, San Francisco 49ers

William "Wilkie" Collins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1824 N.S. d.9/23/1889 N.S. (65)
Novelist, English

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🎭Richard Cromwell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1910 d.10/11/1960 (50)
Actor
Names/Places: Angela Lansbury's ex-

🎵🎷Wendell Culley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1906 d.5/8/1983 (77)
Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: worked with Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie principally as a section player

📰Frank Nelson Doubleday -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1862 d.1/30/1934 (72)
Publisher
Misc: founder of Doubleday & Co.; not to be confused with Abner Doubleday

Sir Frank Dyson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1868 d.1/9/1961 (93)
Astronomer, British
Misc: proved Einstein right about light bent by gravity; b. 1867?

🎵Jimmy Elledge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1943 d.6/10/2012 (69)
Country Singer

🏆🏁🏊Novák-Gerard Éva -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1930 N.S. d.6/30/2005 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Hungarian

✍🎭🎵José Ferrer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1912 d.1/26/1992 (80)
Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Producer/Director, Singer, Pianist, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in Santurce; RN:Jose Vincente Ferrer Otero y Cintron; Rosemary Clooney's ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. in 1909 or 1919

🏆⚾Gene Freese -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1934 d.6/19/2013 (79)
MLB Player

Archer Gordon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1921 d.9/18/1994 (73)
Scientist
Misc: father of CPR

Baltasar Gracián -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1601 N.S. d.12/6/1658 N.S. (57)
Philosopher, Spanish

🎵Bill Graham -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1931 d.10/25/1991 (60)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, German
Names/Places: RN:Wolfgang Grajonca
Misc: rock impresario and promoter

🎭🎵Alexander Gray -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1902 d.10/4/1976 (74)
Actor, Singer

🎭William Hartnell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1908 d.4/24/1975 (67)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Dr. Who (the first actor to play the Doctor)

✍⚛Stephen Hawking -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1942 N.S. d.3/14/2018 N.S. (76)
Author, Scientist, Theorist, Physicist, Astrophysicist, English
Misc: Black Holes & Baby Universes
Book Titles: A Brief History of Time

🏆🏒Walter Hergesheimer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1927 d.10/4/2014 (87)
NHL Forward, Canadian

🎵🎸Paul Hester -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1959 d.3/25/2005 (46)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Split Enz, Crowded House

✍🎭Burton Holmes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1870 d.7/22/1958 (88)
Author, Movie Producer

🎵Marcus Hutson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1943 N.S. d.??/??/2000 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame
Group Names: The Whispers

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🏆Igor Ivanov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.11/17/2005 (58)
Chess Player, Canadian
Misc: champ 1980s

🎭Saeed Jaffrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1929 N.S. d.11/15/2015 N.S. (86)
Actor, India
Movie Titles: Gandhi, A Passage to India, My Beautiful Laundrette

Storm Jameson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.9/30/1986 (95)
Novelist, English
Names/Places: RFN:Margaret

Edgar Allan Jones Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1921 d.5/10/2013 (92)
Professor
Misc: UCLA law school asst dean

🎵Dick Jurgens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1910 d.10/5/1995 (85)
Composer, Trumpeter, Bandleader

🎵Hans Kindler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1892 d.8/30/1949 (57)
Musician, Cellist, Conductor, Dutch (Netherlands)

👑King Henry V Of Germany And Holy Roman Empire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1081 d.5/23/1125 (44)
King
Misc: ruled 1099-

🎭Roy Kinnear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1934 N.S. d.9/20/1988 N.S. (54)
Actor, English
TV Shows: That Was The Week That Was
Movie Titles: Help!, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), The Three Musketeers (1973), Watership Down

📰W. M. Kiplinger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.8/6/1967 (76)
Journalist

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🎵Evelyn Lear -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1926 d.7/1/2012 (86)
Opera Soprano

🎭Jaclyn Linetsky -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1986 N.S. d.9/8/2003 N.S. (17)
Cartoon Voice Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Kit and Kaboodle, 15/Love

🎖James Longstreet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1821 d.1/2/1904 (82)
General
Misc: Confederate who fought in the battle of Gettysburg.

Georgi Malenkov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1902 d.1/14/1988 (86)
Prime Minister, Russian

🎵Lowell Mason -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1833 d.8/11/1872 (39)
Educator, Composer, Organist
Misc: Boston Academy of Music founder; hymnwrtier; b. 1792?

💰Reuben Mattus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1913 d.1/27/1994 (81)
Businessperson
Misc: who parlayed the nonsensical name Haagen-Dazs into a multimillion-dollar ice cream fortune

🎭Windell D. Middlebrooks -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1979 d.3/9/2015 (36)
Actor, Commercial Actor
Misc: Miller High Life beer commercials
TV Shows: Body of Proof, The Suite Life on Deck

🎨Nolan Miller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1933 d.6/6/2012 (79)
Fashion Designer
TV Shows: Dynasty, Love Boat

🎭Igor Moiseyev -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1906 O.S. or 1/21/1906 N.S. d.11/2/2007 (101)
Choreographer, Ballet Dancer, Russian

🎭Ron Moody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1924 d.6/11/2015 (91)
Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: RN:Ronald Moodnick
Misc: stage: Oliver! (as Fagin)
TV Shows: Nobody's Perfect (as Det. Insp. Roger Hart)

🎭Matt (Actor) Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1888 d.1/20/1960 (72)
Actor

🎵🎸Marc Moreland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1958 d.3/13/2002 (44)
New Wave Guitarist
Group Names: Wall of Voo Doo

Charles Morgan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1831 d.1/10/1911 (80)
Inventor

Elisha North -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1771 d.12/29/1843 (72)
Physician

🎭🎵Jimmy O'Neill -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1940 d.1/11/2013 (73)
TV Host, Radio Disc Jock
TV Shows: Shindig (host 1964-66)

🎭Gret Palucca -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1902 d.3/22/1993 (91)
Teacher, Choreographer, Dancer, German

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🎵Luther Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1928 d.8/5/1968 (40)
Country Singer
Misc: played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955

🎵🎸John Peterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1942 d.11/11/2007 (65)
Singer, Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Beau Brimmels, Harpers' Bizarre

💰William Piper -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1881 d.1/15/1970 (89)
Manufacturer
Misc: Airplanes: The Henry Ford of Aviation for manufacturing small aircraft, the Piper Cub, a two-seater for family aircraft.

🎭Stanley Prager -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1917 d.1/18/1972 (55)
Comedian, Director

Jesse Garon Presley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.1/8/1935 N.S. (0)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Elvis's stillborn twin brother

🎭🎵🎸Elvis Presley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.8/16/1977 N.S. (42)
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Rock Performer
Names/Places: b. in Tupelo, MS; MN:Aron; changed to Aaron; NN:The King of Rock and Roll; Priscilla's ex-husband
Misc: The first real star of rock and roll; too many notable hits to list here!; d. at Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee; Billboard ranks him as the top pop recording artist of all time with 17 No. 1 songs. The 1956 two-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" stays at No. 1 for 11 weeks, a record for the rock era that stands until 1992. Hall of Famer in America's Pop, Country Music, and Rock and Roll
Song Titles: Heartbreak Hotel, Don't Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don't, Hard Headed Woman, Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Return to Sender, Suspicious Minds, Way Down, A Little Less Conversation
Album Titles: Elvis Presley, Elvis, Loving You, Elvis is Back!, Something for Everybody, Pot Luck, Aloah from Hawaii via Satellite
Movie Titles: Jailhouse Rock, G.I. blues, Blue Hawaii, Fun in Acapulco, Viva Las Vegas

Alexandra Ripley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1934 d.1/20/2004 (70)
Writer

✍⚛Carl Ransom Rogers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1902 d.2/4/1987 (85)
Author, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

🎭Gene Roth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1903 N.S. d.7/19/1976 N.S. (73)
Actor

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✍🎭🎵Soupy Sales -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1926 d.10/22/2009 (83)
Author, Comedian, TV Host, Panelist, Radio Disc Jock
Names/Places: b. in Franklinton, N.C.; RN:Milton Soupbone Hines Supman
Misc: World's Leading Authority on Pie Throwing
TV Shows: Soupy Sales Show, What's My Line, Sha Na Na

Peter Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1917 d.11/2/1994 (77)
Novelist, Short Story Writer

🎵Giorgio Tozzi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1923 d.5/30/2011 (88)
Bass Singer/Basso

🎵Bobby Tucker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1923 d.4/12/2007 (84)
Arranger, Singer, Pianist

🎭Galina Ulanova -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1910 N.S. or 12/26/1909 Ju-1 d.3/21/1998 N.S. (88)
Ballet Dancer, Russian
Names/Places: b. in St. Petersburg

📰Sander Vanocur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1928 N.S. d.9/16/2019 N.S. (91)
Newscaster, Journalist, Columnist
Misc: NBC News, Washington Post

Alfred Russell Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1823 d.11/7/1913 (90)
Scientist, Naturalist, Zoologist, British
Misc: co-discoverer of evolution

Laurence E. Walsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1912 d.3/19/2014 (102)
Politician, Attorney/Lawyer, Canadian
Misc: Former Independent Counsel

💻Thomas Watson Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1914 d.12/31/1993 (79)
Computer Company Executive
Names/Places: The IBM Corporation founder's son
Misc: IBM Corporation CEO

🏆⚾Harry "Bud" Weiser -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1891 d.7/31/1961 (70)
MLB Outfielder

🏆Doreen Wilber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1930 d.10/19/2008 (78)
Archery, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic gold 1972

Fanny Workman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1859 d.1/22/1925 (66)
Explorer, Geographer
Misc: mountain climber

🎭Peter Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1917 d.1/8/1987 (69)
Actor

🎵Georgie Auld -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/19/1919 d.1/8/1990 (70)
Alto-sax, Tenor-sax
Group Names: Benny Goodman Band, Artie Shaw Band

💰Lord Robert Baden-Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1857 d.1/8/1941 (83)
Philanthropist, British
Misc: founded Boy Scouts & Girl Guides

📰John Baskerville -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1706 d.1/8/1775 (68)
Printer, English

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🎭"Stymie" Beard Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1925 d.1/8/1981 (56)
Movie Actor
Names/Places: RFN:Matthew
Movie Titles: Our Gang (as Stymie 1930-35)

🎭Robert Bice -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/14/1914 d.1/8/1968 (53)
Actor

🎭🎵Jay S. Blackton -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/25/1909 d.1/8/1994 (84)
Stage Director, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Conductor
Misc: a Broadway top musical dir., Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun, George M.

Ben Blaz -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1928 d.1/8/2014 N.S. (85)
Politician
Misc: Delegate

🎵Buddy Bregman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/9/1930 d.1/8/2017 N.S. (86)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer, Bandleader
Names/Places: Jule Styne's nephew
Misc: provided jazz backing for Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Fred Astaire, TV, & records
Movie Titles: The Pajama Game (orchestral)

🏆🥊John Broughton -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/5/1704 d.1/8/1789 (84)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English
Misc: was the "father of the sport of boxing", replacing sword fighting. He was the very first boxing champion and held the title for 18 years.

🎭Charles Brown -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/15/1946 d.1/8/2004 (57)
Actor

🎖⚖Simon Bolivar Buckner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1823 d.1/8/1914 (90)
General, Governor
Misc: Confederate general

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🏆🥊James "Deal" Burke -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1809 d.1/8/1845 (35)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🥊Martin "Farmer" Burns -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1861 d.1/8/1937 (75)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

✍🎭🎵Pat Buttram -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1917 d.1/8/1994 (78)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Country Singer
Misc: Cowboy Actor; Gene Autry's sidekick; a favorite Hollywood toastmaster
TV Shows: Green Acres (as Mister Eustace Charleton Haney)

🎭🎵Edd Byrnes -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/30/1933 N.S. d.1/8/2020 N.S. (86)
Actor, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: b. in Los Angeles; RN:Edward "Eddie" Breitenberger
Misc: he holds the record of being on 20 magazine covers in one month (Oct 1960)
Song Titles: Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb (duet with Connie Stevens)
TV Shows: 77 Sunset Strip (as Gerald Lloyd "Kookie" Kookson III), $weep$take$ emcee
Movie Titles: Grease, Any Gun Can Play, Troop Beverly Hills

Melvin Calvin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/8/1911 d.1/8/1997 (85)
Chemist
Names/Places: NN:Mr. Photosynthesis

🎭🎵Carole Carr -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1928 N.S. d.1/8/1997 N.S. (68)
Actress, Singer, English

🎵Sara Dougherty Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1898 d.1/8/1979 (80)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1899
Group Names: The Carter Family

🎭Woody Chamblis -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1917 d.1/8/1981 (63)
Actor
TV Shows: Gunsmoke (as Mr. Lathrop)

🎵🎸Steve (Rock Musician) Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1960 N.S. d.1/8/1991 N.S. (30)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Guitarst, English
Group Names: Def Leppard

🎵Otis Clay -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1942 d.1/8/2016 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer

🎨Art Clokey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1921 d.1/8/2010 (88)
Animator
Misc: Gumby creator & Claymation inventor & patenter
TV Shows: Gumby, Davey and Goliath

🎵Arcangelo Corelli -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1653 N.S. d.1/8/1713 N.S. (59)
Composer, Violinist, Italian

🎵Andrae Edward Crouch -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1942 d.1/8/2015 (72)
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Pianist, Gospel Singer

🎭Yvonne De Carlo -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1922 d.1/8/2007 (84)
TV/Movie Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Vancouver, B.C.; RN:Peggy Yvonne Middleton
TV Shows: The Munsters (as Lily Munster)
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments

🎭John Dierkes -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1905 d.1/8/1975 (69)
Movie Actor

🎵Reather Dixon -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1944 d.1/8/2014 (69)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1945
Group Names: The Bobbettes

🏆🏈Jim Dooley -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1930 d.1/8/2008 (77)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: succeeded George Halas as head coach of the Chicago Bears
Sports Teams: Chicago Bears

💰Benjamin Duke -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1855 d.1/8/1929 (73)
Executive, Philanthropist
Misc: of Tobacco; Duke University named for him

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🎭Edward Duke -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/17/1953 d.1/8/1994 (40)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, English

🎭Wallace "Wally" Eddinger -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1881 N.S. d.1/8/1929 N.S. (47)
Stage Actor

🏆🏀Paul Endacott -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1902 d.1/8/1997 (94)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player
Misc: a well-known collegiate basketball player in the 1920s. The Lawrence, Kansas native attended University of Kansas from 1919 to 1923. Playing under Hall of Fame coach Phog Allen, Endacott led Kansas to consecutive Helms Foundation national championships in 1922 and 1923.

Oscar Ewing -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1889 d.1/8/1980 (90)
Government Official

🎨✍Antonio Frasconi -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/28/1919 d.1/8/2013 (93)
Artist, Illustrator, Children's Author
Misc: commemorative stamps

Galileo Galilei -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1564 J-LD or 2/15/1565 Ju-1 or 2/25/1565 N.S. d.12/29/1641 J-LD (76) or 1/8/1642 N.S. (76)
Astronomer, Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Italian
Names/Places: b. in Pisa; d. in Arcetri, Italy
Misc: he developed the astronomical telescope with which he discovered craters on the moon and the satellites of Jupiter.

🎭Don Galloway -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/27/1937 d.1/8/2009 (71)
Actor, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Arrest & Trial, Ironside (as Det. Sgt. Ed Brown), The Guiness Game

🎵John A. Gambling -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1930 d.1/8/2004 (73)
Radio Disc Jock

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🎭🎵Patsy Garrett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/4/1921 d.1/8/2015 (93)
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Nanny & the Professor (as Mrs. Florence Fowler)

🎵Louis Gaste -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/18/1908 d.1/8/1995 (86)
Composer
Misc: wrote the song known in English as How Much Is That Doggy In The Window; d. was 88?

🎵Nicolai Gedda -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1925 d.1/8/2017 N.S. (91)
Opera Tenor, Swedish

🎵Ron Goodwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/17/1925 N.S. d.1/8/2003 N.S. (77)
Arranger, Bandleader, Conductor, British

🎭John Gregson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/15/1919 d.1/8/1975 (55)
TV Actor, English
TV Shows: Gideon's Way

🏆⚾Harvey Haddix -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/18/1925 d.1/8/1994 (68)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitched a perfect game into 13th inning in 1959; 3x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove

🎵George Handy -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/17/1920 d.1/8/1997 (76)
Arranger, Composer, Pianist

✍🎭Buck Henry -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1930 N.S. d.1/8/2020 N.S. (89)
Screen/Scriptwriter, Comedy Writer, Actor
Names/Places: LN:Zuckerman
TV Shows: That Was the Week That Was, Get Smart (co-creator)
Movie Titles: The Owl and the Pussycat, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Heaven Can Wait, The Graduate, Get Smart (2008), To Die For, Catch-22

Pierre-Jean Jouve -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1887 N.S. d.1/8/1976 N.S. (88)
Novelist, Poet, Critic, French

📰🎭Walter Kiernan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1902 d.1/8/1978 (75)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Game Show Host
TV Shows: Kiernan's corner, What's the Story?, Who Said That?, That Reminds Me

🎵Denise LaSalle -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/16/1939 N.S. d.1/8/2018 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Blues Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Names/Places: LN:Craig

🎭Margaret Lawrence -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/2/1889 d.1/8/1929 (39)
Movie Actress
Misc: died in a murder suicide by Wallace Eddinger possibly also on January 8, 1929.

🎵Curtis Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1939 d.1/8/2015 (75)
Songwriter, Pop Singer

📰Sarah McClendon -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/8/1910 d.1/8/2003 (92)
Journalist
Misc: a long time White House reporter who covered presidential politics for a half century.

🎭Kenneth McMillan -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1932 d.1/8/1989 (56)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
TV Shows: Rhoda (as Jack Doyle), Our Family Honor (as Comm. Patrick McKay)

William McNaught -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/27/1813 d.1/8/1881 (67)
Inventor

François Mitterand -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1916 N.S. d.1/8/1996 N.S. (79)
Head of State, French
Misc: French president 1981-95

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🏆🥊Carlos Monzon -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1942 d.1/8/1995 (52)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Argentine

🎵Tom Netherton -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1947 N.S. d.1/8/2018 N.S. (70)
Singer, German
TV Shows: Lawrence Welk Show (regular)

Richard John Neuhas -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/14/1936 d.1/8/2009 (72)
Clergyman, Religious Leader, Pastor, Canadian

🏆⚾Jim O'Rourke -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/1/1850 N.S. d.1/8/1919 (68)
Hall of Famer, MLB Left Fielder
Names/Places: NN:Orator Jim
Sports Teams: Middletown Mansfields (1872), Boston Red Stockings/Boston Red Caps (1873-1878), Providence Grays (1879), Boston Red Caps (1880), Buffalo Bisons (1881-1884), New York Giants (1885-1889), New York Giants (Players League) (1890), New York Giants (1891-1892), Washington Senators (1893), New York Giants (1904), Buffalo Bisons (manager, 1881-1884), Washington Senators (manager, 1893)

🎭Gertrude Olmsted -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1904 d.1/8/1975 (70)
Actress

Charles Onions -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/10/1873 d.1/8/1965 (91)
Writer, Lexicographer, Grammarian, English

🎭Gregory Osborne -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1954 d.1/8/1994 (39)
Movie Actor, Ballet Dancer

🎭Gale Page -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/23/1913 d.1/8/1983 (69)
Actress
Misc: b. 1910?

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🎵Jimmy Palao -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1879 d.1/8/1925 (45)
Violinist

Greenleaf Whittier Pickard -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1877 d.1/8/1956 (78)
Engineer
Misc: invented the crystal detector (one of the first devices widely used for receiving radio broadcasts) and who was also one of the first scientists to demonstrate the wireless electromagnetic transmission of speech.

🎵Maud Powell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/22/1867 d.1/8/1920 (52)
Violinist

Jesse Garon Presley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1935 N.S. d.1/8/1935 N.S. (0)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: Elvis's stillborn twin brother

Aleksandr Prochorov -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/11/1916 N.S. d.1/8/2002 N.S. (85)
Physicist, Australian, Russian
Names/Places: b. in Australia

🎭Mae Questel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1908 d.1/8/1998 (89)
Cartoon Voice Actress
Misc: voice of Betty Boop; d. Jan 4?
Movie Titles: Betty Boop (cartoon shorts)

🎖William Radford -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1809 d.1/8/1890 (80)
Naval Officer
Misc: Commander, Union Navy

🎭Donnelly Rhodes -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/4/1937 d.1/8/2018 N.S. (80)
Actor, Director, Canadian
TV Shows: Da Vinci's Inquest (as Det. Leo Shannon), Danger Bay (as Dr. Grant "Doc" Roberts), Soap (as Dutch), Double Trouble
Movie Titles: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Tron: Legacy

🏆Gloria Root -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1948 N.S. d.1/8/2006 N.S. (57)
Playmate
Misc: December 1969

🏆⚾Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1910 d.1/8/1961 (50)
MLB Pitcher
Sports Teams: Detroit Tigers

🎭Wesley Ruggles -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/11/1889 d.1/8/1972 (82)
Movie Actor, Movie Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Keystone Kops

🎵Peter Sarstedt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1941 d.1/8/2017 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist, India

📰Joseph Schumpeter -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/8/1883 d.1/8/1950 (66)
Economist

🎭Reta Shaw -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1912 d.1/8/1982 (69)
TV/Movie Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Aunt Lil), Betty White Show, Ann Sothern Show (as Flora Macauley), Tab Hunter Show (as Thelma), Ichabod & Me (as Aunt Lavinia), Cara Williams Show, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (as Martha Grant)

🎵Joseph "Red" Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1934 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (81)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: trucker-themed songs

John Somerville -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1905 d.1/8/1994 (88)
Philosopher, Political Activist

🎨Iwao Takamoto -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/29/1925 d.1/8/2007 (81)
Animator
Misc: a leading animator with Walt Disney and then Hanna-Barbera on cartoons and designed Scooby Doo; contributed to the Disney classics Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, and 101 Dalmations; influenced almost all of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon output including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, and others

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🎵Richard Tauber -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/16/1892 d.1/8/1948 (55)
Tenor, Opera Singer, Austrian

🎭Terry-Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/14/1911 d.1/8/1990 (78)
Radio Actor, Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, English
Names/Places: b. in London; RN:Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens
Movie Titles: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines

💰Dave (Restaurateur) Thomas -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/2/1932 d.1/8/2002 (69)
Businessperson, Restaurateur
Misc: Wendy's Restaraunts founder; not the SCTV comedian

🎵Sir Michael Tippett -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1905 d.1/8/1998 (93)
Composer, Conductor, English
Misc: His works include, the oratorio, "A Child of our Time," and the operas, "The Midsummer Marriage" and "King Priam."

🎵Richard Tucker II -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/28/1913 d.1/8/1975 (61)
Tenor, Opera Singer

Paul Verlaine -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/30/1844 d.1/8/1896 (51)
Poet, French, Gay

🎭Anthony Warde -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1908 d.1/8/1975 (66)
Actor

🎵E. W. "Bud" Wendell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Figure
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Eli Whitney -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1765 d.1/8/1825 (59)
Hall of Famer, Inventor
Misc: The Cotton Gin and the concept of mass production of interchangable parts

🎭Jesse White -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/3/1919 d.1/8/1997 (78)
Actor, Comedian, Commercial Actor
Names/Places: RMLN:Marc Wiedenfeld
Misc: The Lonely Maytag Repairman commercials 1960-80s; some say b. in 1918
TV Shows: Private Secretary (as Cagey Calhoun), Danny Thomas Show (as Jesse Leeds), Ann Sothern Show (as Oscar Pudney)
Movie Titles: Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid

🎭Lois Wilson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1894 d.1/8/1983 (88)
Actress
TV Shows: The Aldrich Family (as Mrs. Alice Aldrich)

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Zhou Enlai -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/5/1898 d.1/8/1976 (77)
Head of State, Statesman, Chinese
Misc: the first Premier of the People's Republic of China who ruled from Oct 1, 1949, until the date of his death in 1976

🎨Giotto di Bondone -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1267 d.1/8/1337
Painter, Italian

🎭🎵Eduardo Hernández Moncada -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.9/24/1899 or 1/8/1910 d.12/31/1995 (96)
Actor, Producer, Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Portuguese
Names/Places: LN:Moncada

🎭Bronislava Nijinsky -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.12/27/1890 O.S. or 1/8/1891 O.S. d.2/21/1972 (81)
Teacher, Choreographer, Ballerina, Russian

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