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People, Died on December 8 (16 found)

John Glenn

Real/Birth Name:
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Annie Glenn, until he died.
Younger than Annie Glenn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Fighter pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Test pilot. First American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7, Mercury-Atlas 6, on February 20, 1962, orbited 3 times. Democratic Senator from Ohio, December 24, 1974 - January 3, 1999. Flew on shuttle Discovery in 1998, mission STS-95, at age 77, the oldest person in space. Candidate for president 1984. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. International Space Hall of Fame 1977. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1976. Theodore Roosevelt Award 2008.

Stephanie Moseley

Real/Birth Name:
Stephanie Elyse Moseley
Gender:
Female
Death Date:
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Earl Hayes - they died the same date, December 8, 2014

Brief Facts:

Movies The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mirror Mirror, Sparkle, Idlewild, Catwoman, TV series Hellcats, Hit the Floor. Killed by her husband. Age 30.

Earl Hayes

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Warren Hayes
Also Known As:
Robert Earl Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
34 or 35
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Exonerated, Rock the Paint. Murdered his wife then committed suicide by gunshot. Age 34.

Robert Prosky

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Porzuczek
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 5 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street (1994), Christine, The Heist, Thief, The Natural, Broadcast News. TV series Hill Street Blues. Broadway play A Walk in the Woods with a Tony nomination.

Dimebag Darrell

Real/Birth Name:
Darrell Lance Abbott
Also Known As:
Dimebag
Diamond Darrell
Nickname(s):
Dime
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Vinnie Paul by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Glam/thrash metal group Pantera. Album Cowboys from Hell. Group Damageplan. Shot and killed while on stage December 8, 2004. Guitar Center RockWalk 2007.

Lewis Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Lewis Maitland Allen Jr.
Also Known As:
Lewis M. Allen
Lewis Maitland Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jay Presson Allen, until he died.
Younger than Jay Presson Allen by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway producer, plays Tru, A Few Good Men and Broadway musical Annie. Movies Lord of the Flies, Miss Firecracker

Peg Leg Bates

Real/Birth Name:
Clayton Bates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
91 or 92
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tap dancer with a wooden peg leg. Operated Peg Leg Bates Country Club in the Catskills Mountains of New York.

Hollywood Fats

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Leonard Mann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Guitarist. Died of a heroin overdose.

Slim Pickens

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bert Lindley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1982.

Marty Robbins

Real/Birth Name:
Martin David Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs El Paso, A White Sport Coat. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Country Music Hall of Fame 1982. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6666 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

John Lennon

Real/Birth Name:
John Winston Lennon
Also Known As:
John Winston Ono Lennon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Cynthia Lennon by 1 year.
father of
father of
husband of
Yoko Ono, until he died.
Younger than Yoko Ono by 7 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Rock Group The Beatles. Movies Help, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Murdered on the street in New York. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1994. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Guitar Center RockWalk 1998. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
London Avenue of Stars 2007 as a member of The Beatles.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1988 as a member of The Beatles.
The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
UK Music Hall of Fame 2004 as a member of The Beatles.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 30 September 1988.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard as a member of band: The Beatles for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Robert Lawrence

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Trained to be an astronaut. Plane crash.

Tris Speaker

Real/Birth Name:
Tristram E. Speaker
Nickname(s):
The Grey Eagle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Later manager. Teams Boston Americans/Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Philadelphia Athletics. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1951.

Gladys George

Real/Birth Name:
Gladys Clare Evans
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Maltese Falcon, The Best Years of Our Lives, Flamingo Road, Madame X, Marie Antoinette, The Way of All Flesh. Broadway play Personal Appearance

Deacon Jones (baseball Tigers)

Real/Birth Name:
Carroll Elmer Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 12 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Three seasons (1916-1918) team Detroit Tigers as a pitcher, outfielder in last season.

William H. Vanderbilt

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Vanderbilt
Nickname(s):
Billy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Remembered for his remark, "The public be damned," when asked by a reporter whether railroads should be run for the public benefit. Gave to YMCA and the Metropolitan Opera and Vanderbilt University.
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