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

  1. 810 - Pepin, King of Italy (b. 773)
  2. 975 - King Edgar of England
  3. 1153 - Pope Eugene III
  4. 1538 - Diego de Almagro, Spanish explorer (b. 1475)
  5. 1623 - Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)
  6. 1689 - Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  7. 1695 - Christiaan Huygens, Dutch scientist (b. 1629)
  8. 1716 - Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  9. 1721 - Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (b. 1649)
  10. 1726 - John Ker, Scottish spy (b. 1673)
  11. 1784 - Torbern Bergman, Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
  12. 1822 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (b. 1792)
  13. 1826 - Luther Martin, American statesman (b. 1748)
  14. 1850 - Prince Adolphus, 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
  15. 1855 - Sir William Edward Parry, English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
  16. 1859 - King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway (b. 1799)
  17. 1898 - Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  18. 1905 - Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  19. 1917 - Tom Thomson, Canadian painter (b. 1877)
  20. 1933 - Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  21. 1934 - Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  22. 1939 - Havelock Ellis, British physician (b. 1859)
  23. 1943 - Jean Moulin, French Resistance leader (b. 1899)
  24. 1950 - Othmar Spann, Austrian philosopher (b. 1878)
  25. 1956 - Giovanni Papini, Italian essayist (b. 1881)
  26. 1957 - Grace Coolidge, First Lady of the United States (b. 1879)
  27. 1967 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (b. 1893)
  28. 1967 - Vivien Leigh, English actress (b. 1913)
  29. 1973 - Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  30. 1979 - Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
  31. 1979 - Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  32. 1981 - Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902)
  33. 1986 - Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  34. 1987 - Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)
  35. 1988 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
  36. 1990 - Howard Duff, American actor (b. 1913)
  37. 1991 - Thomas Lynch, English Artist.
  38. 1994 - Kim Il Sung, North Korean leader (b. 1912)
  39. 1999 - Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  40. 2001 - John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  41. 2002 - Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
  42. 2004 - Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  43. 2006 - June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)