Died On August 12th

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Discover the most famous people who died on August 12. The list includes people like Cleopatra, Ian Fleming, William Blake, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Famous personalities featured on this list, include artists, actors, actresses and short story writers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, France & Germany and many more countries.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
(American Artist Who Became Popular During the 1980s as Part of the Neo-Expressionism Movement)
Jean-Michel Basquiat
24
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 1988
 2 
Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
12
Birthdate: May 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
Died: 1982
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
William Blake
(English Poet Who is Considered a Seminal Figure in the History of the Poetry of the Romantic Age)
William Blake
21
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1827
 4 
Ian Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)
Ian Fleming
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mayfair, London
Died: 1964
 5 
Lauren Bacall
(One of the Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Lauren Bacall
18
Birthdate: September 16, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 2014
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Loretta Young
(Actress)
Loretta Young
10
Birthdate: January 6, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Died: 2000
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 7 
Merv Griffin
(Host of 'The Merv Griffin Show' and Creator of the Games Shows 'Jeopardy!' and 'Wheel of Fortune')
Merv Griffin
4
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
John Cage
(Composer, Writer)
John Cage
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1992
 9 
Les Paul
(Jazz Guitarist and One of the Pioneers of the Solid-Body Electric Guitar)
Les Paul
5
Birthdate: June 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 2009
 10 
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
(United States Naval aviator)
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hull, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1944
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 11 
Una Stubbs
(Actress)
Una Stubbs
11
Birthdate: May 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 2021
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 12 
George Stephenson
(Father of Railways)
George Stephenson
5
Birthdate: June 9, 1781
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wylam
Died: 1848
 13 
Thomas Mann
(German Novelist Who Won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Thomas Mann
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lübeck, Germany
Died: 1955
 14 
William Shockley
(American Physicist, Inventor and Winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics)
William Shockley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1989
 15 
Pope Sixtus IV
4
Birthdate: July 21, 1414
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Celle Ligure, Italy
Died: 1484
 16 
Kyu Sakamoto
(Singer)
Kyu Sakamoto
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Died: 1985
 17 
Leos Janacek
(One of the Most Important Czech Composers of the 20th Century)
Leos Janacek
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1854
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hukvaldy, Czechia
Died: 1928
 18 
Wilhelm Steinitz
(Austrian-born American Chess Player and the First World Chess Champion)
Wilhelm Steinitz
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1836
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1900
 19 
Joe Tex
(Singer-songwriter)
Joe Tex
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 8, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, U.S.
Died: 1982
 20 
James Russell Lowell
(Was an American Romantic Poet, Critic, Editor, and Diplomat)
James Russell Lowell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1819
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1891
 21 
Anna Held
(French-Polish Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Revues 'The Ziegfeld Follies')
Anna Held
2
Birthdate: March 19, 1872
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1918
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 22 
Enos Slaughter
(Baseball player)
Enos Slaughter
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Roxboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2002
 23 
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
(Younger brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands)
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
Died: 2013
 24 
Salvador Sánchez
(Mexican Professional Boxer)
Salvador Sánchez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico
Died: 1982
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 25 
Godfrey Hounsfield
(English Electrical engineer Who Was a Joint Winner 1979 Nobel Prize for Medicine)
Godfrey Hounsfield
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 28, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark-on-Trent, England
Died: 2004
 26 
Jules Brunet
(Officer, Military personnel)
Jules Brunet
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belfort
Died: 1911
 27 
Pope Innocent XI
(Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 21 September 1676 to his death on August 12, 1689)
Pope Innocent XI
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1611
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 1689
 28 
Anne Heche
(Actress)
Anne Heche
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Birthdate: May 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aurora, Ohio, United States
Died: 2022
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Albert Gallatin
(Politician, Diplomat)
Albert Gallatin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1761
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: 1849
 30 
Minnie Dean
(Serial killer)
Minnie Dean
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 2, 1844
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: 1895
Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1556
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Agra, India
Died: 1602
 32 
Luther Allison
(Guitarist)
Luther Allison
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Widener, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1997
 33 
Arthur Griffith
(Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom (1918-1922))
Arthur Griffith
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1871
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1922
 34 
Philippe de Champaigne
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1602
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels
Died: 1674
 35 
Francesco Crispi
(Prime Minister, Statesman,Lawyer Journalist)
Francesco Crispi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1818
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ribera, Agrigento, Italy
Died: 1901
 36 
Richie Hayward
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: 2010
 37 
José Luis Brown
(Football manager, Football player)
José Luis Brown
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 10, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ranchos, Argentina
Died: 2019
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Francisco de Vitoria
(Spanish Philosopher, Theologian, and Jurist of Renaissance Spain)
Francisco de Vitoria
0
Birthdate: 1483 AD
Birthplace: Burgos, Spain
Died: 1546
 39 
Elizabeth Murray
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2007
 40 
Horace Smith-Dorrien
(Autobiographer, Military personnel)
Horace Smith-Dorrien
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 26, 1858
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berkhamsted
Died: 1930
Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 23, 1781
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Coburg, Germany
Died: 1860
 42 
Yongle Emperor
(3rd Emperor of the Ming Dynasty from 1402 to 1424)
Yongle Emperor
2
Birthdate: May 1, 1360
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nanjing, China
Died: 1424
 43 
A. V. Meiyappan
(Producer)
A. V. Meiyappan
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 28, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karaikudi, India
Died: 1979
 44 
Karl Ziegler
(Chemist)
Karl Ziegler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: November 26, 1898, Helsa, Germany
Died: 1973
 45 
Mac Jack
(Politician)
Mac Jack
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Died: 2020
 46 
Ernst Boris Chain
(Biochemist)
Ernst Boris Chain
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1979
 47 
Walter Rudolf Hess
(Physiologist)
Walter Rudolf Hess
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Frauenfeld
Died: 1973
 48 
Eliphalet Remington
(Engineer Who founded the "Remington Arms")
Eliphalet Remington
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1793
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suffield, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1861
 49 
Jacopo Peri
(Composer)
Jacopo Peri
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 20, 1561
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1633
 50 
Ray Eames
(American Designer and Artist)
Ray Eames
1
Birthdate: December 15, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Died: 1988