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, 1930109 views

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

RussianDecember 11, 191895 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, 191185 views

Jane McGrath

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

BritishMay 4, 196689 views

Heath Ledger

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

AustralianApril 4, 1979231 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, 1910463 views

George Habash

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

IsraeliAugust 2, 1926110 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