Famous Deaths for 8th May 2021

1788 – Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Italian-born physician and naturalist (b. 1723)
1846 – Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, dies at 59
1925 – Frank L. Gillespie, American founder of Supreme Life Insurance Company, dies at 48
1957 – Johannes C B “Jan” Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
1985 – Redmond “Edmond” O’Brien, American actor (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), dies of Alzheimer’s at 69
1991 – Lloyd Ford, stuntman, dies at 79
1992 – Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (8 Tests for India and one for Pakistan), dies at 70
1996 – Luis Miguel Domiguin, bullfighter, dies at 69
2012 – Nicholas Katzenbach, American Attorney General, dies at 90
2018 – Mahmoud Hammoud, Lebanese politician and diplomat, dies at 82 or 83

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