The following is a list of notable world figures who died on August 8th.

  1. 869 - Lothair II of Lotharingia (b. 825)
  2. 1445 - Oswald von Wolkenstein, Austrian composer
  3. 1553 - Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian physician (b. 1478)
  4. 1555 - Oronce Finé, French mathematician (b. 1494)
  5. 1588 - Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish painter
  6. 1604 - Horio Tadauji, Japanese warlord (b. 1578)
  7. 1631 - Konstantinas Sirvydas, Lithuanian lexicographer (b. 1579)
  8. 1684 - George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (b. 1622)
  9. 1759 - Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer
  10. 1827 - George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)
  11. 1828 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (b. 1743)
  12. 1879 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (b. 1797)
  13. 1887 - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808)
  14. 1898 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
  15. 1902 - James Tissot, French artist (b. 1836)
  16. 1911 - William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
  17. 1933 - Adolf Loos, Austrian architect (b. 1870)
  18. 1940 - Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
  19. 1944 - Chaim Soutine, Russian painter (b. 1894)
  20. 1944 - Erwin von Witzleben, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  21. 1947 - Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
  22. 1965 - Shirley Jackson, American author (b. 1916)
  23. 1972 - Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  24. 1975 - Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  25. 1977 - Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1889)
  26. 1985 - Louise Brooks, American actress (b. 1906)
  27. 1987 - Danilo Blanuša, Croatian mathematician (b. 1903)
  28. 1991 - James Irwin, astronaut (b. 1930)
  29. 1992 - Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qasim Khoei, considered to be the Supreme Shi'ite authority at the time of his death.
  30. 1996 - Nevill Mott, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1905)
  31. 2004 - Fay Wray, American actress (b. 1907)
  32. 2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (b. 1922)
  33. 2005 - John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  34. 2005 - Gene Mauch, American athlete (b. 1925)
  35. 2005 - Monica Sjöö, Swedish artist (b. 1938)
  36. 2005 - Ilse Werner, German actress (b. 1921)