Died On June 12th

Discover the most famous people who died on June 12. The list includes people like Gregory Peck, Saul Alinsky, Norma Shearer, Medgar Evers, William Cullen Bryant. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, journalists, actors and soldiers and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Austria, France & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Gregory Peck
(One of the Reigning Actors of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Gregory Peck
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Birthdate: April 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: La Jolla, California, United States
Died: 2003

American actor Gregory Peck was one of the most famous movie stars between the 1940s and the 1960s. In 1999, Gregory Peck was ranked 12th in the Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema list published by the American Film Institute. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Gregory Peck was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.

 2 
Nicole Brown Simpson
(Murdered Wife of American Footballer O. J. Simpson)
Nicole Brown Simpson
39
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Died: 1994

Nicole Brown Simpson was the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. Her murder led to one of the most famous criminal trials of all time, the O. J. Simpson murder case. After her murder, The Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation was established in her memory. Her story inspired several movies, such as the 1995 TV movie The O. J. Simpson Story.

 3 
Medgar Evers
(American Civil Rights Activist Who Was Assassinated by a White Supremacist)
Medgar Evers
53
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Decatur, Mississippi, United States
Died: 1963
American civil rights activist Medgar Evers was the NAACP field secretary of Mississippi state. He has also served the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked toward securing voting rights for all and to end racial segregation. He was assassinated by Byron De La Beckwith in 1963. 
 4 
Milburn Stone
18
Birthdate: July 5, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burrton, Kansas, United States
Died: 1980
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Norma Shearer
(Best Known for Her Role in the Film ‘The Divorcee')
Norma Shearer
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Birthdate: August 10, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: 1983

Norma Shearer was a Canadian-American actress who often played sexually liberated ingénues in films. Shearer is often revered as a feminist pioneer as she played bold characters that challenged the norm of the society during the 1930s. In 2008, she was inducted into  Canada's Walk of Fame

 6 
David Brinkley
(News presenter)
David Brinkley
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Birthdate: July 10, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2003
 7 
Jimmy Dorsey
(Musician)
Jimmy Dorsey
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1957
 8 
Bill Blass
(American Fashion Designer)
Bill Blass
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Died: 2002
 9 
William Marshall
(Actor, Director and Opera Singer)
William Marshall
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: 2003

William Marshall was an American opera singer, actor, and director. He is best remembered for playing the titular character in the 1972 blaxploitation horror film Blacula and its 1973 sequel Scream Blacula Scream. During his career, Marshall also performed on stage and in TV series. He received the Emmy Award for his performance in As Adam Early in the Morning.

 10 
William Cullen Bryant
(Romantic Poet)
William Cullen Bryant
3
Birthdate: November 3, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cummington, Massachusetts
Died: 1878
 11 
Michu Meszaros
(Hungarian Actor, Circus Performer and Stuntman)
Michu Meszaros
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: 2016

Known for his 2’9” frame, Mihaly “Michu” Meszaros initially gained fame in the Hungarian National Circus and later as part of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is best remembered for his portrayal of an alien, wearing a full-body costume, in the NBC series ALF.

 12 
Don Herbert
(Television Host)
Don Herbert
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Birthdate: July 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Waconia, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: 2007
 13 
Elinor Ostrom
(American Political Scientist, Political Economist and First Woman to Win the Nobel Prize in Economics)
Elinor Ostrom
0
Birthdate: August 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2012
 14 
Ron Goldman
(Waiter murdered alongside friend Nicole Brown Simpson)
Ron Goldman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 1994

Ron Goldman was a restaurant waiter who was a good friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, the ex-wife of O. J. Simpson. He and Nicole were murdered in 1994, and Simpson was eventually found guilty for their deaths. While Ron worked primarily as a waiter, he also modeled occasionally. He had become friends with Nicole just weeks before their murders.

 15 
Karl von Frisch
(German-Austrian Ethologist and 1973 Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology / Medicine)
Karl von Frisch
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1982

Nobel Prize-winning ethologist Karl von Frisch is best remembered for his research on communication among bees. He was the first to observe that bees communicate the location of food to other bees by a form of “dance.” He penned down his studies in books such as The Dancing Bees.

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Laura Ziskin
(Film Producer)
Laura Ziskin
2
Birthdate: March 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Fernando Valley, California, United States
Died: 2011
 17 
Philomena Lynott
(Writer)
Philomena Lynott
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: 2019

Apart from being the mother of Thin Lizzy lead singer Phil Lynott, Philomena Lynott also made her mark as an author, with her memoir My Boy. She learned about Phil’s struggle with drug addiction after he collapsed in his home. Phil died soon after, following which Philomena became a campaigner against drug abuse.

 18 
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
(Chancellor)
Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 30, 1496
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1567

Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich was a Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain who served during the reign of King Edward VI of England. He played important roles in the trials of Protestant martyr Anne Askew as well as that of Catholic martyrs John Fisher and Thomas More. Richard Rich is also credited with founding Felsted School.  

 19 
Emmanuelle Arsan
(Novelist)
Emmanuelle Arsan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Died: 2005
 20 
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
(Indian Author)
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: 2000

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande was an Indian writer, humorist, actor, scriptwriter, musician, composer, and orator. Over the course of his illustrious career, Deshpande won several prestigious awards, such as the Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, and Kalidas Samman. He was also known for his social and philanthropic activities. His life inspired a couple of films and documentaries.      

 21 
Vittorio Mussolini
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film critic, Journalist, Racecar driver)
Vittorio Mussolini
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan
Died: 1997

Vittorio Mussolini was an Italian film producer and critic. He was also the first officially acknowledged son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. In reality, Vittorio was the second son of Benito Mussolini; his older half-brother was never acknowledged by his father's fascist regime.

 22 
Teresa Carreno
(Pianist an internationally renowned virtuoso pianist and was often referred to as the)
Teresa Carreno
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Died: 1917

Teresa Carreno was a Venezuelan composer, conductor, and pianist. During the course of her illustrious career, which spanned more than 50 years, Carreno achieved international popularity as a virtuoso pianist and was nicknamed the Valkyrie of the Piano. Carreno is also credited with teaching pianists like Edward MacDowell, who went on to become a popular pianist in his own right.

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James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
(Anglo-French Military Leader Who was an Illegitimate Son of James II of England)
James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 21, 1670
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moulins, France
Died: 1734

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick was an Anglo-French military leader. He was an illegitimate son of James II of England, who reigned as the King of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1685 to 1688. James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick is best remembered for his service as a general under Louis XIV of France.

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
(Pianist)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brescia, Italy
Died: 1995
 25 
Jiroemon Kimura
(Oldest Living Male Recorded in History)
Jiroemon Kimura
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyōtango, Kyoto Prefecture
Died: 2013

The Guinness record holder for the world’s oldest living person, Jiroemon Kimura, lived till 116. Asked about the secret to his longevity, Kimura playfully suggested it was due to his habit of eating light and spending time outdoors. A postal employee for 40 years, he had later focused on farming.

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Silvio Berlusconi
(Former Prime Minister of Italy)
Silvio Berlusconi
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan
Died: 2023
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi served as the Italian prime minister for 9 years. Owner of the media groups Mediaset and Fininvest, and former owner of A.C. Milan, he also launched the first Italian private TV channel, Telemilano. Despite a conviction for tax fraud, he became a European Parliament MP later.
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Leo Buscaglia
(Writer)
Leo Buscaglia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1998
 28 
Zawisza Czarny
(diplomat)
Zawisza Czarny
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Birthdate: 1379 AD
Birthplace: Stary Garbów
Died: 1428
 29 
Hassan-i Sabbah
(Islamic religious leader)
Hassan-i Sabbah
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1050 AD
Birthplace: Qom, Iran
Died: 1124

Hassan-i Sabbah was an Islamic religious leader best remembered for founding the Nizari Isma'ili state and its infamous military group, the Order of Assassins. In the West, he came to be known as the Old Man of the Mountain and his life has inspired several works of art, including novels.

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Thomas Arnold
(Educator)
Thomas Arnold
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Birthdate: June 13, 1795
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: East Cowes, England
Died: 1842
 31 
Frédéric Passy
(Economist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Frédéric Passy
1
Birthdate: May 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris
Died: 1912

Frédéric Passy was a French pacifist and economist. He is credited with co-founding the Inter-Parliamentary Union as well as many peace societies, such as the Société Française pour l'Arbitrage entre Nations. He is best known for his involvement in the European peace movement, for which he received the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1901. 

 32 
George V of Hanover
(Former King of Hanover (1851 - 1866))
George V of Hanover
3
Birthdate: May 27, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1878

Though completely blind since childhood, George V of Hanover, the only son of King Ernest Augustus, exerted his influence by constantly being at conflict with the Hanoverian parliament. His rejected of Prussia’s demands of unarmed neutrality led to Prussia’s invasion of Hanover. He spent his final years in exile.

 33 
Karl Kraus
(Austrian Writer and Journalist)
Karl Kraus
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jicin, Czechia
Died: 1936

Initially aspiring to be a lawyer, Austrian writer Karl Kraus later deviated to philosophy and German literature before quitting studies altogether. He had also been a stage performer but later made his mark as one of the finest aphorists and playwrights in German history, with works such as Nights.

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Æthelflæd
(Lady of the Mercians (911–918 AD))
Æthelflæd
1
Birthdate: 0870 AD
Birthplace: Wessex
Died: 0918
 35 
Wally Herbert
(Explorer)
Wally Herbert
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: York, England
Died: 2007
 36 
Marie Rambert
(Polish-Born English Ballet Dancer)
Marie Rambert
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 20, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 1982

Best known for her pioneering contribution to contemporary ballet, Polish-born dancer Marie Rambert was the founder of one of England’s oldest ballet groups, the Rambert Dance Company. Apart from being a fine ballerina, she was also a great ballet teacher and was awarded with the Order of the British Empire.

 37 
Bertrada of Laon
(Queen)
Bertrada of Laon
0
Birthplace: Laon
Died: 0783
 38 
Al Williamson
(American Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Comic Book Artist)
Al Williamson
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Birthdate: March 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: 2010

Al Williamson was an American cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book artist. Williamson specialized in sketching characters for science fiction, adventure, fantasy, and Western genres. Al Williamson has been an influence on numerous younger artists like Tom Yeates, Frank Cho, and Steve Epting among others. In 2000, he was made an inductee of the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

 39 
Ray Mentzer
(American Professional Bodybuilder)
Ray Mentzer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2001
 40 
Carl Gardner
(American singer)
Carl Gardner
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 29, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tyler, Texas, United States
Died: 2011
 41 
Guy de Rothschild
(Banker)
Guy de Rothschild
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 2007
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Prince Augustus William of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Augustus William of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1722
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1758
 43 
Hermann Scherchen
(Conductor)
Hermann Scherchen
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 21, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1966
 44 
Jon Hiseman
(Drummer, Engineer)
Jon Hiseman
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woolwich, London, England
Died: 2018
 45 
Nek Chand
(Self-Taught Indian Artist Known for Building the 'Rock Garden of Chandigarh')
Nek Chand
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Birthdate: December 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shakargarh Tehsil, Pakistan
Died: 2015

Nek Chand was an Indian artist, architect, and sculptor. He is best remembered for building an 18-acre sculpture garden named the Rock Garden of Chandigarh which is visited by millions of people annually. In 1984, Nek Chand was honored with India's fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.

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Fleeming Jenkin
(Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the 'Cable Car' or 'Telpherage')
Fleeming Jenkin
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Birthdate: March 25, 1833
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dungeness, England
Died: 1885

After a 10-year stint as an engineer working to construct and install submarine telegraph cables, Fleeming Jenkin published reports establishing the ohm as the unit of electrical resistance. He is also remembered as the inventor of the cable car and taught at institutes such as the University of Edinburgh.

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Henry McDonald
(American Football Player)
Henry McDonald
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Died: 1976
 48 
Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Prussia
(Prince)
Prince Alexander Ferdinand of Prussia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1985
 49 
Saul Alinsky
(Community Activist and Political Theorist)
Saul Alinsky
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: 1972
 50 
John Ireland
(composer, music educator, film score composer)
John Ireland
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 13, 1879
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bowdon
Died: 1962