Died On October 12th

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players)

Wilt Chamberlain
26
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
86
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
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: 1997

 4 

Conchata Ferrell
12
Birthdate: March 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
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
0
Birthdate: September 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2016
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 
Dennis Ritchie
(Computer Scientist)

Dennis Ritchie
3
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)
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 8 
Gene Vincent
(Musician)

Gene Vincent
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: 1971
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 
Joan Kroc
(Businessperson)

Joan Kroc
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: West Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2003

 10 
Léo Major
(Soldier)

Léo Major
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 2008

 11 
Sonja Henie
(Figure Skater)

Sonja Henie
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 1969
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 12 

Edith Cavell
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: 1915

 13 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)

Alf Landon
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: 1987

 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
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 
Mary Pinchot Meyer
(Painter & Journalist)

Mary Pinchot Meyer
0
Birthdate: October 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1964

 18 
René Lacoste
(Tennis player)

René Lacoste
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996

 19 
Dylan Rieder
(Skateboarder)

Dylan Rieder
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, California, USA
Died: 2016

 20 

Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
1
Birthdate: July 31, 1527
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: 1576

 21 
Robert Stephenson
(Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician)

Robert Stephenson
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: 1859

 22 

Bill Shoemaker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)

 23 
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

 24 

Carel Fabritius
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1622
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Middenbeemster, Netherlands
Died: 1654

 25 
Hiroshige
(painter)

Hiroshige
0
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Edo
Died: 1858

 26 
C. Delores Tucker
(Politician)

C. Delores Tucker
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005

 27 
Ram Manohar Lohia
(Politician)

Ram Manohar Lohia
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Akbarpur, India
Died: 1967

 28 

Arkady Strugatsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batumi
Died: 1991

 29 
Matthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)

Matthew Shepard
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: 1998

 30 
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)

 31 
Gillo Pontecorvo
(Film Director)

Gillo Pontecorvo
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: 2006

 32 
Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)

Charles Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: 1923

 33 
Max Wertheimer
(Psychologist, University teacher)

Max Wertheimer
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague
Died: 1943

 34 
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

 35 

Katharine Burr Blodgett
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schenectady
Died: 1979

 36 
Ken Murray
(Comedian)

Ken Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1988

 37 
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

 38 
Fahri Koruturk
(Former President of Turkey)

Fahri Koruturk
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 1987

 39 
Edwin Abbott Abbott
(Theologian, Science fiction writer, Teacher, Writer, Novelist)

Edwin Abbott Abbott
0
Birthdate: December 20, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Died: 1926

 40 
Peter Wessel Zapffe
(Metaphysician, Mountaineer)

Peter Wessel Zapffe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway
Died: 1990

 41 

Paul Hermann Müller
0
Birthdate: January 12, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Olten, Solothurn, Switzerland
Died: 1965

 42 

John Corvinus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1473
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: 1504

 43 

Frank Vandenbroucke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: 2009

 44 

Josephine Shaw Lowell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1843
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1905

 45 
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

 46 

Cecil Frances Alexander
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1951, 1818
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: 1895

 47 

Maria Valtorta
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 14, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caserta, Italy
Died: 1961

 48 
Sara Danius
(Literary Critic)

Sara Danius
0
Birthdate: April 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Täby, Sweden
Died: 2019

 49 

David McLean
0
Birthdate: May 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: 1995
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

Sir Harry Smith, 1st Baronet
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 28, 1787
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Whittlesey, England
Died: 1860