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

  1. 701 - Pope Sergius I
  2. 780 - Leo IV, Byzantine Emperor
  3. 1397 - Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester.
  4. 1425 - King Charles III of Navarre (b. 1361)
  5. 1539 - John Stokesley, English churchman
  6. 1603 - George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
  7. 1613 - Carlo Gesualdo, Italian composer (b. 1566)
  8. 1637 - Robert Fludd, English mystic (b. 1574)
  9. 1644 - John Coke, English politician (b. 1563)
  10. 1644 - Francis Quarles, English poet (b. 1592)
  11. 1645 - Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (b. 1580)
  12. 1656 - Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)
  13. 1682 - Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)
  14. 1721 - Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (b. 1686)
  15. 1739 - Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (b. 1668)
  16. 1755 - Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (b. 1715)
  17. 1761 - Bernard Forest de Bélidor, French engineer (b. 1698)
  18. 1780 - Enoch Poor, American Continental Army general (b. 1736)
  19. 1784 - Ann Lee, American religious leader (b. 1736)
  20. 1811 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist (b. 1741)
  21. 1853 - Frédéric Ozanam, founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  22. 1882 - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (b. 1809)
  23. 1888 - Annie Chapman, widely believed to be the second victim of Jack the Ripper (b. 1841)
  24. 1894 - Hermann von Helmholtz, German physician (b. 1821)
  25. 1933 - King Faysal I of Iraq (b. 1883)
  26. 1943 - Julius Fucik, Czech journalist (executed) (b. 1903)
  27. 1948 - Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  28. 1949 - Richard Strauss, German composer (b. 1864)
  29. 1965 - Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (b. 1922)
  30. 1965 - Hermann Staudinger, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  31. 1969 - Bud Collyer, American television game show host (b. 1908)
  32. 1969 - Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  33. 1973 - Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, member of the Grateful Dead (b. 1945)
  34. 1977 - Zero Mostel, American actor (b. 1915)
  35. 1979 - Jean Seberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  36. 1980 - Willard Libby, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  37. 1981 - Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
  38. 1981 - Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  39. 1983 - Antonin Magne, French cyclist (b. 1904)
  40. 1985 - John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  41. 1991 - Alex North, American composer (b. 1910)
  42. 2002 - Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (b. 1968)
  43. 2003 - Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian voice actress (b. 1986)
  44. 2003 - Vadim Schneider, Canadian/French actor (b. 1986)
  45. 2003 - Leni Riefenstahl, German film director (b. 1902)
  46. 2004 - Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)
  47. 2005 - Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)
  48. 2006 - Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)
  49. 2006 - Peter Brock, Australian racecar driver and TV personality (rally accident) (b. 1945)
  50. 2006 - Frank Middlemass, actor (b. 1919)
  51. 2006 - Erk Russell, American football coach (b. 1923)