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.
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 1 
Wilt Chamberlain
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players Who Played as a Center)
Wilt Chamberlain
53
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1999
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 2 
John Denver
(Best Know for His Songs 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', and 'Annie's Song')
John Denver
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roswell, New Mexico, United States
Died: 1997
 3 
Robert E. Lee
(Confederate General in the American Civil War)
Robert E. Lee
122
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stratford, Virginia, United States
Died: 1870
 4 
Conchata Ferrell
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Berta’ in the TV Series ‘Two and a Half Men’)
Conchata Ferrell
19
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
3
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
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States
Died: 2011
 7 
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
 8 
Tom Mix
(Actor)
Tom Mix
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mix Run, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 1940
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Gene Vincent
(Musician)
Gene Vincent
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Died: 1971
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Léo Major
(Canadian Soldier)
Léo Major
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Bedford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 2008
 11 
Sonja Henie
(Norwegian Figure Skater, Actress and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Sonja Henie
10
Birthdate: April 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: 1969
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 12 
René Lacoste
(French Tennis Player and Businessman)
René Lacoste
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1996
 13 
Alf Landon
(Governor of Kansas)
Alf Landon
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1887
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Died: 1987
 14 
Johnny Olson
(Actor, Radio personality)
Johnny Olson
1
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
1
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
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 11, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1971
 17 
Matthew Shepard
(Gay Hate Murder Victim)
Matthew Shepard
41
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Died: 1998
 18 
Anatole France
(One of the Best-Selling French Poet and Novelist)
Anatole France
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1924
 19 
Robert Stephenson
(Engineer, Civil engineer, Politician)
Robert Stephenson
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: October 16, 1803
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Willington Quay
Died: 1859
 20 
Bill Shoemaker
(American Professional Jockey)
Bill Shoemaker
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fabens, Texas, United States
Died: 2003
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 21 
Dylan Rieder
(American Professional Skateboarder and Model)
Dylan Rieder
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, California, United States
Died: 2016
 22 
Audrey Mestre
(Freediver)
Audrey Mestre
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Île-de-France, France
Died: 2002
 23 
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)
 24 
Edith Cavell
(British Nurse Who Saved the Lives of Soldiers from Both Sides During the First World War)
Edith Cavell
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Died: 1915
 25 
Arkady Strugatsky
(Author)
Arkady Strugatsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Batumi
Died: 1991
 26 
Ken Murray
(Comedian)
Ken Murray
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: 1988
 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 
C. Delores Tucker
(Politician)
C. Delores Tucker
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 2005
 29 
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
 30 
Max Wertheimer
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Max Wertheimer
0
Birthdate: April 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: 1943
 31 
Peter Wessel Zapffe
(Metaphysician, Mountaineer)
Peter Wessel Zapffe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway
Died: 1990
 32 
Hiroshige
(painter)
Hiroshige
0
Birthdate: 1797 AD
Birthplace: Edo
Died: 1858
 33 
Peter Aufschnaiter
(Austrian Agricultural Scientist Who was in Tibet for Seven Years as a Fugitive During Second World War)
Peter Aufschnaiter
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 2, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kitzbühel
Died: 1973
 34 
Gillo Pontecorvo
(Film Director)
Gillo Pontecorvo
0
Birthdate: November 19, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pisa, Italy
Died: 2006
 35 
Fahri Koruturk
(The 6th President of Turkey)
Fahri Koruturk
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul
Died: 1987
 36 
Bernarr MacFadden
(American Bodybuilder and Founder of Macfadden Publications)
Bernarr MacFadden
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mill Spring, Missouri, United States
Died: 1955
 37 
Frederick IV of Denmark
(King)
Frederick IV of Denmark
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1671
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Christiansborg Palace
Died: 1730
 38 
Frank Vandenbroucke
(Belgian Road Racing Cyclist)
Frank Vandenbroucke
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: 2009
 39 
Katharine Burr Blodgett
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schenectady
Died: 1979
 40 
Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)
Charles Rothschild
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: 1923
 41 
Nat Pendleton
(Olympic wrestler, film actor)
Nat Pendleton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
Died: 1967
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 42 
Ali Mazrui
(Academic)
Ali Mazrui
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mombasa, Kenya
Died: 2014
 43 
Franco Luambo
(Musician)
Franco Luambo
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: 1989
 44 
Celia Lovsky
(Actress)
Celia Lovsky
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1979
 45 
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
(French Sculptor and Painter During the Second Empire Under Napoleon III)
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux
0
Birthdate: May 11, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: 1875
 46 
John Corvinus
(King)
John Corvinus
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 2, 1473
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buda, Hungary
Died: 1504
 47 
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
 48 
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
 49 
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
 50 
George Mueller
(Engineer and physicist)
George Mueller
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 16, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: 2015