Famous Deaths for 8th December 2023

1854 – George Cayley, English inventor who founded science of aerodynamics (built 1st glider to carry a person), dies at 80
1870 – Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, dies at 65
1982 – Kenneth Goncalves, Suriname deacon and pro-democracy advocate murdered by the military
1982 – Frank Wijngaarde, Suriname journalist and pro-democracy advocate murdered by the military
1991 – (Wilbur) “Buck” Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (Count Basie; Billie Holiday; Lester Young), and bandleader, dies at 80
1994 – Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67
1995 – Carl Marsden, bodyguard, dies at 36
2000 – Marvin Leath, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’s 11th district), dies at 69
2018 – Rosanell Eaton, American voting rights advocate, dies at 97
2021 – Jacques Zimako, French soccer forward (13 caps; Saint-Étienne, Sochaux, Bastia), dies at 69

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