Famous Birthdays on 12th October

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 231

  • 1008 Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)
  • 1350 Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscovy (d. 1389)
  • 1490 Bernardo Pisano, composer
  • 1537 Edward VI, Tudor, King of England (1547-53)
  • 1558 Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)
  • 1558 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit (d. 1651)
  • 1576 Thomas Dudley, English-born American colonial magistrate (d. 1653)
  • 1602 William Chillingworth, English religious leader (d. 1644)
  • 1686 Silvius Leopold Weiss, composer
  • 1710 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)
  • 1712 William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)
  • 1725 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)
  • 1742 Johan Peter Melchior, German sculptor
  • 1759 Frantisek Vaclav Tomes, composer
  • 1762 John W Janssens, gov-gen of Cape colony/Dutch-Indies 1811
  • 1763 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • 1792 Christian Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1860)
  • 1798 A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal
  • 1798 Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49)
  • 1801 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss statesman (d. 1873)
  • 1807 John Tideman, Dutch Remonstrant theologist
  • 1808 John Liptrot Hatton, composer
  • 1813 Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) (d. 1896)
  • 1815 William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1873)
  • 1822 Joseph Haydn Potter, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1832 Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
  • 1840 Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian
  • 1844 George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)
  • 1845 Amintore Galli, composer
  • 1855 Arthur Nikisch, Szent-Miklos Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1855 August Sauer, Austria literature historian (Euphorion)
  • 1855 Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]
  • 1860 Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)
  • 1865 Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1866 Antonie Waldrop, painter/lithographer
  • 1866 James Ramsay MacDonald, (L) British PM (1924, 1929-35)
  • 1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down Amp England, composer (Hugh the Drover)
  • 1874 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (d. 1942)
  • 1875 Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist
  • 1878 Karl Buresch, Austria politician
  • 1880 Healey Willan, composer
  • 1880 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • 1881 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer
  • 1881 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), born in Berlin Wisconsin (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer
  • 1884 Godfrey Tearle, English/US actor (39 Steps)
  • 1886 Karl Dane, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Son of the Sheik)
  • 1887 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Luis de Freitas Branco, composer
  • 1891 Edith Stein, German philosopher
  • 1892 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Pall Isolfsson, composer
  • 1893 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
  • 1894 Charles Hodge, California, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
  • 1894 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid of Dutch queen
  • 1896 Eugenio Montale, Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
  • 1902 Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)
  • 1903 Grayson Kirk, Jeffersonville Ohio, educator
  • 1904 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Rick Ferrell, baseball Hall of Fame catcher
  • 1906 Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer
  • 1906 Joe Cronin, baseball (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres)
  • 1906 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar
  • 1907 Wolfgang Fortner, composer
  • 1908 Ann Lane Petry, US journalist/author (Street)
  • 1908 Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
  • 1909 Josephine Hutchinson, actress (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1909 Zellig S Harris, US linguist
  • 1910 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1910 Bob Sheppard, American baseball announcer
  • 1911 Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)
  • 1911 Vijay Merchant, cricketer (all-time great Indian batsman)
  • 1911 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1913 William James Moyce, armaments scientist
  • 1916 Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train)
  • 1918 Emil Cossetto, composer
  • 1919 Andre Casanova, composer
  • 1919 Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Christy Ring, Irish hurler (d. 1979)
  • 1921 Jaroslav Drobny, Czech, hockey (Oly-gold-1948), tennis (Wimb-1954)
  • 1923 Jean Nidetch, businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1923 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
  • 1924 Doris Grau, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Bill Parkhouse, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59)
  • 1925 Fons Jansen, news reader/Dutch cabaretier (court jester of beliefs)
  • 1925 Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
  • 1925 William Steinkraus, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72)
  • 1925 Denis Lazure, Quebec politician (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1927 Antonia Rey, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1928 Thomas Burnett Swann, US, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur)
  • 1928 Al Held, US, painter/sculptor (hard edge-style)
  • 1929 Robert Coles, Milton Mass, author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973)
  • 1929 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Jack S Gottlieb, composer
  • 1931 Raoul Pleskow, composer
  • 1932 Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
  • 1932 Dusan Makavejev, Belgrade Yugoslavia, director (Man is Not a Bird)
  • 1932 Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)
  • 1932 Mayer Joel Mandelbaum, composer
  • 1932 Ned Jarrett, Conover, North Carolina, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories)
  • 1933 Broos van Erp, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1933 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Richard Meier, American architect
  • 1934 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician

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1935 Luciano Pavarotti, Modena Italy, operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), (d. 2007)

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • 1935 Sam Moore, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1935 William Raspberry, Okolona, Mississippi, columnist (Pulitzer 1994), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden)
  • 1937 Robert Mangold, American artist
  • 1938 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
  • 1939 Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist
  • 1941 Craig A Washington, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • 1941 Michael Mansfield, English barrister
  • 1942 Daliah Lavi, Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim)
  • 1942 Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, musician (The Temptations)
  • 1944 Angela Rippon, British television personality
  • 1945 Aurore Clément, French actress
  • 1945 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Ashok Mankad, cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78)
  • 1947 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 George Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1948 Rick Parfitt, Surrey England, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)
  • 1949 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist
  • 1949 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler
  • 1950 Susan Anton, Oak Glen California, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)
  • 1950 Robin Askwith, English actor
  • 1950 Dave Freudenthal, American politician
  • 1950 Kaga Takeshi, Japanese actor
  • 1951 Bernie Ruoff, West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)
  • 1951 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California)
  • 1951 Sally Little, Cape Town South Africa, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore)
  • 1952 Danielle Proulx, Quebec actress
  • 1953 Serge Lepeltier, French politician
  • 1954 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
  • 1955 Pat Dinizio, rock vocalist (Smithereens)
  • 1955 Ante Gotovina, Croatian general
  • 1955 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician
  • 1956 David Vanian, British singer, (The Damned)
  • 1957 Kristen Bjorn, British film director
  • 1958 Jeff Keith, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1958 Bryn Merrick, British musician, (The Damned)
  • 1959 Abigail Kingsley Alling, executive (Biosphere 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 1960 Lionel Washington, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1960 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1962 Dhammika Ranatunga, cricketer (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan batsman 1990)
  • 1962 Sid Fernandez, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1962 Carlos Bernard, American actor
  • 1962 Chris Botti, American jazz musician
  • 1962 Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian President
  • 1963 Michael Zordich, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1963 Randy Wood, Princeton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • 1963 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)
  • 1963 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • 1963 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Darrick Heath, Hempstead NY, team handball left back (Olympics-1996)
  • 1964 Fanie De Villers, cricketer (great South African pace bowler 1993- )
  • 1964 Jo Ann Willette, actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius)
  • 1965 Chris Chandler, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1965 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1965 Larry Silveira, Walnut Creek CA, Nike golfer (NIKE Knoxville Open-2nd)
  • 1965 Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington)
  • 1965 Scott O'Grady, American military officer
  • 1966 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • 1966 Wim Jonk, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • 1966 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
  • 1966 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
  • 1967 Becky Iverson, Escanaba MI, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic)
  • 1968 Adam Rich, actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Charles Anthony, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1968 Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968 Mike Trombley, Springfield MA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1968 Bill Auberlen, American race car driver

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1968 Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel)

  • 1969 Alison Peek, Australia, field hockey halfback/midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 1969 David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
  • 1969 Jose Valentin, Manati Puerto Rico, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1969 Kimberly Ann Grimm, Mt Lake Park Md, Miss Maryland-America (1991)
  • 1969 Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1994)
  • 1969 Terry Ray, NFL strong safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Martie Maguire, American musician (Dixie Chicks)
  • 1970 Amy Beth Keller, Great Bend Kansas, Miss America (Kansas-Top 10-1996)
  • 1970 Charlie Ward, NBA guard (NY Knicks)/Heisman Trophy winner (1993)
  • 1970 Herman Arvie, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1970 Karen Courtland, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1970 Kimberly Hoskins, Yuma Arizona, Miss Arizona-America (1991)
  • 1970 Kirk Cameron, Panorama City California, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)
  • 1970 Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
  • 1971 Bronzel Miller, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Pavol Rybar, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1971 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer
  • 1971 Tony Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1972 Jeroen Egge, WLAF offensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1972 Neriah Davis, playmate (Mar, 1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Singor Mobley, safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972 Tom van Mol, soccer player (PSV)