Famous people died in 2008 - page 2

    Harold Pinter

    Harold Pinter

    Harold Pinter was an English playwright, poet, screenwriter, director, actor who won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature

    BritishOctober 10, 1930107 views

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist, short-story writer and historian

    RussianDecember 11, 191891 views

    John Archibald Wheeler

    John Archibald Wheeler is a famous American scientist who explained nuclear fission and fusion reactions and coined the term ‘Black Hole’

    AmericanJuly 9, 191176 views

    Jane McGrath

    Jane McGrath, wife of Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, was an active cancer activist

    BritishMay 4, 196670 views

    Heath Ledger

    Heath Ledger was an acclaimed actor, best known for his role in the movie ‘Dark Knight’

    AustralianApril 4, 1979225 views

    Irena Sendler

    Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse who along with her network is credited to have saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust

    PolishFebruary 15, 1910459 views

    George Habash

    George Habash was the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

    IsraeliAugust 2, 1926105 views

    Mahmoud Darwish

    Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and one of the leading artists of the Arab world who gave voice to the struggles of his people

    PalestinianMarch 13, 1941108 views

    Dith Pran

    Dith Pran was a Cambodian photojournalist; he was a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide who later emerged as a crusader for justice in Cambodia

    Levy Mwanawasa

    Levy Mwanawasa was the third President of Zambia