Died On October 12th

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Discover the most famous people who died on October 12. The list includes people like Matthew Shepard, John Denver, Robert E. Lee, Wilt Chamberlain, Anatole France. Famous personalities featured on this list, include novelists, military leaders, soldiers and nurses 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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 1 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players Who Played as a Center)
Wilt Chamberlain
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 2 
Robert E. Lee
(Confederate General in the American Civil War)
Robert E. Lee
91
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: 1870
 3 
John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: 1997
 4 
Conchata Ferrell
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Berta’ in the TV Series ‘Two and a Half Men’)
Conchata Ferrell
14
Birthdate: March 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Loudendale, West Virginia, United States
Died: 2020
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Thomas Mikal Ford
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Role as Tommy Strawn on the FOX Sitcom Martin)
Thomas Mikal Ford
2
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 6 
Dennis Ritchie
(American Computer Scientist Known for Creating the C Programming Language)
Dennis Ritchie
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 7 
Tom Mix
(Actor)
Tom Mix
0
Birthdate: January 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1940
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Gene Vincent
(Musician)
Gene Vincent
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: 1971
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
3
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 1969
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 10 
Léo Major
(Soldier)
Léo Major
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 2008
 11 
René Lacoste
(Tennis player)
René Lacoste
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996
 12 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: 1987
 13 
Edith Cavell
(British Nurse Who Saved the Lives of Soldiers from Both Sides During the First World War)
Edith Cavell
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: 1915
 14 
Johnny Olson
(Actor, Radio personality)
Johnny Olson
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 1985
 15 
Elizabeth Fry
(English Prison Reformer Who Played a Major Role in the' Gaol Ac't, Which Necessitated Sex-Segregation of Prisons)
Elizabeth Fry
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 21, 1780
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norwich
Died: 1845
 16 
Dean Acheson
(51st United States Secretary of State)
Dean Acheson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 11, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1971
 17 
Dylan Rieder
(Skateboarder)
Dylan Rieder
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, California, USA
Died: 2016
 18 
Matthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)
Matthew Shepard
37
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: 1998
 19 
Anatole France
(One of the Best-Selling French Poet and Novelist)
Anatole France
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1924
 20 
Robert Stephenson
(Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician)
Robert Stephenson
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: 1859
 21 
Bill Shoemaker
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 22 
Joan Kroc
(Businessperson)
Joan Kroc
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2003
 23 
Ram Manohar Lohia
(Indian Politician and Independence Movement Activist)
Ram Manohar Lohia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akbarpur, India
Died: 1967
 24 
Ken Murray
(Comedian)
Ken Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1988
 25 
Ernie Roth
(Wrestling manager)
Ernie Roth
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States
Died: 1983
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
C. Delores Tucker
(Politician)
C. Delores Tucker
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
 27 
Carel Fabritius
(Dutch Painter Known for His Works ‘A View of Delft’, ‘The Goldfinch’ and ‘The Sentry’)
Carel Fabritius
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1622
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middenbeemster, Dutch Republic
Died: 1654
 28 
Max Wertheimer
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Max Wertheimer
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1943
 29 
Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
2
Birthdate: July 31, 1527
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1576
 30 
Peter Wessel Zapffe
(Metaphysician, Mountaineer)
Peter Wessel Zapffe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway
Died: 1990
 31 
Hiroshige
(painter)
Hiroshige
0
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Edo
Died: 1858
 32 
Gillo Pontecorvo
(Film Director)
Gillo Pontecorvo
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: 2006
 33 
Margaret E. Knight
(Inventor, notably of a machine to produce flat-bottomed paper bags)
Margaret E. Knight
0
Birthdate: February 14, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: York, Maine, United States
Died: 1914
 34 
Arkady Strugatsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batumi
Died: 1991
 35 
Nat Pendleton
(Olympic wrestler, film actor)
Nat Pendleton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 1967
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Joseph Stilwell
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palatka, Florida, United States
Died: 1946
 37 
Pope Honorius I
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0585 AD
Birthplace: Campania, Italy
Died: 0638
 38 
Bernarr MacFadden
(Publisher, Bodybuilder)
Bernarr MacFadden
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mill Spring, Missouri, United States
Died: 1955
 39 
Frank Vandenbroucke
(Belgian Road Racing Cyclist)
Frank Vandenbroucke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: 2009
 40 
Katharine Burr Blodgett
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schenectady
Died: 1979
Frederick IV of Denmark
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: 1730
 42 
Piero della Francesca
(Painter of the Early Renaissance)
Piero della Francesca
1
Birthdate: 1415 AD
Birthplace: Sansepolcro, Italy
Died: 1492
 43 
Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)
Charles Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: 1923
 44 
Audrey Mestre
(Freediver)
Audrey Mestre
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Île-de-France, France
Died: 2002
 45 
Peter Aufschnaiter
(Austrian Agricultural Scientist Who was in Tibet for Seven Years as a Fugitive During Second World War)
Peter Aufschnaiter
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kitzbühel
Died: 1973
 46 
Fahri Koruturk
(The 6th President of Turkey)
Fahri Koruturk
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 1987
Cyril Vladimirovich, Grand Duke of Russia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1938
 48 
Simon Kimbangu
(Religious Leader)
Simon Kimbangu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 12, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: 1951
 49 
John Corvinus
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1473
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: 1504
 50 
Oscar Hijuelos
(Novelist known for his second novel, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
Oscar Hijuelos
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: 2013