Famous Deaths on June 12

  • 816 Leo III, Italian Pope (795-816), dies
  • 918 Ethelfleda, Lady of the Mercians
  • 1020 Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1036 Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo
  • 1231 Antonius van Padua, [Fernando M de Bulhom], Port minister, dies at 35
  • 1418 Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, Constable of France (b. 1360)
  • 1435 John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
  • 1490 Adriaan Vilain II of Rassegem, peace of Tours, murdered at about 39
  • 1560 Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • 1560 Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1565 Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1567 Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1616 Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
  • 1647 Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
  • 1675 Charles Emanuel II, Duke of Savoy (1638-75), dies at 40
  • 1687 Jurriaen van Streeck, Dutch still life painter, buried
  • 1758 Augustus William, Prince of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1759 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • 1761 Meinrad Spiess, composer, dies at 77
  • 1772 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1778 Philip Livingston, American merchant (signed Declaration of Independance), dies at 62
  • 1788 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65
  • 1789 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
  • 1816 Pierre Augereau, Marshal of France and duc de Castiglione (b. 1757)
  • 1818 Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
  • 1850 Jean V Constant de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader, dies at 77
  • 1853 John C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist, dies at 60
  • 1858 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder/ship owner, dies at 74
  • 1858 William Horsley, composer, dies at 83
  • 1878 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
  • 1878 William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1887 Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
  • 1888 Carel Vosmaer, art historian/poet/editor (Neth Spectator), dies at 62
  • 1904 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • 1912 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901), dies
  • 1917 Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63
  • 1922 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • 1928 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • 1930 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • 1932 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • 1932 Theodorus Heemskerk, lawyer/Dutch sec of state (1866..88), dies at 79
  • 1936 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • 1936 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • 1937 Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
  • 1942 Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36
  • 1946 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1947 Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
  • 1952 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • 1957 James F "Jimmy" Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
  • 1962 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1963 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • 1963 Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
  • 1966 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
  • 1966 Thomas Chalmers, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage), dies at 81
  • 1968 Fidelio Friedrich Finke, composer, dies at 76
  • 1969 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • 1972 Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • 1972 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
  • 1978 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
  • 1980 Milburn Stone, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke), dies at 75
  • 1980 Billy Butlin, Founder of the brand of holiday venues known as Butlins (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 1982 Sgt Ian McKay VC, Platoon Sergeant 4 Platoon, B Company, 3rd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
  • 1983 Norma Shearer, actress (Escape, Romeo & Juliet), dies at 82
  • 1985 Edmund Perry, 17 and newly graduated from N.H. prep. high school, shot and killed in Manhattan by NYPD undercover officer Lee Vanhouten, who claimed Perry tried to rob him
  • 1986 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
  • 1986 Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
  • 1988 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer, dies at 87
  • 1989 Peter Conrad Baden, composer, dies at 80
  • 1989 Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
  • 1990 Terence O'Neil, lord/PM of Ulster (1963-69), dies
  • 1992 Edward Fleming, Danish director (Lille Spejl), dies
  • 1992 Gerda Nicolson, actress (Next of Kin, Clinic), dies
  • 1994 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Lubavitcher leader (1950-94), dies at 92
  • 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, murdered at 35
  • 1994 Otto Roesch, paleontologist, dies at 93
  • 1994 Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27
  • 1995 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1996 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • 1996 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • 1997 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 2000 P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • 2002 Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79

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2003 Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)

  • 2005 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2006 György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
  • 2006 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2007 Don Herbert aka "Mr. Wizard", American television host (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)

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2012 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 2015 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • 2016 George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, dies at 79