Famous Birthdays on October 12

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 1008 Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan, 68th Emperor of Japan (1016-36), born in Heian-kyō, Japan (d. 1036)
  • 1350 Dmitry Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscow (1359-89), born in Moscow (d. 1389)
  • 1490 Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1548)
  • 1537 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53), born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, England (d. 1553)
  • 1558 Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria (1612-18), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1618)
  • 1558 Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit, born in Riom, France (d. 1651)
  • 1576 Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1653)
  • 1602 William Chillingworth, English religious leader, born in Oxford, England (d. 1644)
  • 1686 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, born in Grodków, Poland (d. 1750)
  • 1710 Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • 1712 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1801)
  • 1725 Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist, born in Paris (d. 1810)
  • 1742 Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, born in Lindorf, Germany (d. 1825)
  • 1762 Jan Willem Janssens, Dutch Governor-General of Cape colony and Dutch-Indies, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1838)
  • 1763 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • 1792 Christian Gmelin, German chemist, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1860)
  • 1798 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), born in Queluz Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1834)
  • 1801 Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss politician, born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1873)
  • 1808 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)
  • 1813 Lyman Trumbull, U.S. Senator from Illinois (1855-73), born in Colchester, Connecticut (d. 1896)
  • 1815 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), born in Camden County, Georgia (d. 1873)
  • 1822 Joseph Haydn Potter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Concord, New Hampshire (d. 1892)
  • 1832 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • 1840 Helena Modjeska [Modrzejewska], Polish Shakespearian actress (Hamlet), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1909)
  • 1844 George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1925)
  • 1845 Amintore Galli, Italian composer, born in Perticara, Italy (d. 1919)
  • 1855 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Mosonszentmiklós, Hungary (d. 1922)
  • 1855 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1926)
  • 1860 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), born in Cincinnatus, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1865 Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)
  • 1866 Antonie Waldrop, painter/lithographer

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1866 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • 1874 Jimmy Burke, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • 1875 Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England (d. 1947)
  • 1878 Karl Buresch, Austrian lawyer and politician, born in Groß-Enzersdorf, Austria (d. 1936)
  • 1880 Healey Willan, Anglo-Canadian composer, born in Balham, London (d. 1968)
  • 1880 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), born in Brest, France (d. 1913)
  • 1881 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1948)
  • 1881 William Nigh, American director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong), born in Berlin, Wisconsin (d. 1955)
  • 1882 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1884 Godfrey Tearle, English-American actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1886 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (Son of the Sheik), born in Copenhagen (d. 1934)
  • 1887 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-Austrian poet and writer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Luis de Freitas Branco, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1955)
  • 1891 Edith Stein, German philosopher and Discalced Carmelite nun (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), born in Breslau (Silesia), Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1892 Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1893 Pall Isolfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Stokkseyri, Iceland (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • 1894 Charles Hodge, California, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
  • 1894 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid of Dutch queen

  • 1896 Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1981)
  • 1902 Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Grayson L. Kirk, 14th President of Columbia University (1953-68), born in Jeffersonville, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1903 Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (Story of Louis Pasteur), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Ding Ling, Chinese writer (The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River), born in Linli, Hunan, China (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • 1905 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Wolfgang Fortner, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Paul Engle, American poet and writer (Worm Earth, American Song), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1991)
  • 1910 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1910 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1911 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), born in Limoges, France (d. 1982)
  • 1911 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), born in Bombay, India (d. 1987)
  • 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 playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Hans Bentz van den Berg, Dutch actor (Last Train), born in Blaricum, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1918 Emil Cossetto, Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1919 Gilles Beaudoin, Quebec politician (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Christy Ring, Irish hurler, born in Cloyne, Ireland (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, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Doris Grau, American actress and voice artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1925 Gilbert Parkhouse, Welsh cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • 1925 Guitar Gabriel [Robert Lewis Jones], American blues singer and guitarist, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1996)
  • 1925 William Steinkraus, American equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • 1926 Hans Liebold, German auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • 1927 Antonia Rey, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1928 Thomas Burnett Swann, American sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1976)
  • 1928 Al Held, American painter and sculptor (hard edge-style), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929 Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, born in Brighton, East Sussex, England (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1931 Raoul Pleskow, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1932 Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1932 Dusan Makavejev, Serbian film director (Man is Not a Bird), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1932 Jake Edwin Garn, American politician (Sen-R-Utah, 1974-93) and astronaut (STS 51D), born in Richfield, Utah
  • 1932 Mayer Joel Mandelbaum, composer
  • 1932 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1933 Guido Molinari, Canadian painter, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia

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1935 Luciano Pavarotti, Italian operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio, 3 Tenors), born in Modena, Italy (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, American columnist (Pulitzer 1994), born in Okolona, Mississippi (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1937 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist, born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • 1938 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939 Carolee Schneemann, American performance artist, born in Fox Chase, Philadelphia
  • 1941 Craig Washington, American politician (Rep-D-Texas), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1941 Michael Mansfield, English barrister, born in London
  • 1942 Daliah Lavi [Levinbuck], Israeli actress (Casino Royale, Lord Jim), born in Haifa, British Palestine (d. 2017)
  • 1942 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Jeffrey MacDonald, American medical doctor convicted of murdering his wife and two daughters, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1944 Angela Rippon, British television personality, born in Plymouth, Devon, England
  • 1945 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • 1945 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • 1947 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947 George Lam, Hong Kong veteran Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1948 Rick Parfitt, English pop guitarist and singer (Status Quo-Wanderer), born in Surrey, England
  • 1949 Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, Venezuelan international terrorist, born in Michelena, Venezuela
  • 1949 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • 1950 Susan Anton, American actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever), born in Oak Glen, California
  • 1950 Robin Askwith, English actor (Confessions Sex Comedies), born in Southport, Lancashire, England
  • 1950 Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician (31st Governor of Wyoming), born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • 1950 Kaga Takeshi [Shigekatsu Katsuta], Japanese actor, born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • 1951 Bernie Ruoff, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton), born in West Germany
  • 1951 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Sally Little, LPGA golfer (1982 Dinah Shore), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • 1952 Danielle Proulx, French Canadian actress, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1953 Serge Lepeltier, French politician, born in Le Veurdre, Allier, France
  • 1954 Tom Blomberg, Dutch radio host and producer (Evening Rush Hour), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • 1955 Pat DiNizio, rock vocalist (The Smithereens), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey
  • 1955 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, born in Tkon, Croatia
  • 1955 Jane Siberry, Canadian musician (Mimi on the beach), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1956 David Vanian, British singer (The Damned), born in Hemel Hempstead, England
  • 1958 Jeff Keith, rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • 1958 Bryn Merrick, British musician, (The Damned)
  • 1959 Abigail Kingsley Alling, American executive (Biosphere 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 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, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton
  • 1963 Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, born in La Junta, Otero County Colorado (d. 1989)
  • 1963 Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director
  • 1963 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1964 Darrick Heath, team handball left back (Olympics-1996), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 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 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, American 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), born in Sydney, Australia

  • 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 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, Miss America (Kansas-Top 10-1996), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • 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 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)
  • 1972 Irina Pantaeva, Russian supermodel and actress
  • 1972 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver
  • 1972 Tom Van Mol, Belgian football player
  • 1973 Rodney Mack, professional wrestler
  • 1974 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1974 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Edmonton)
  • 1974 Rachyl Hoskins, Miss USA-Kentucky (1997)
  • 1974 Stephen Lee, English snooker player
  • 1974 Marie Wilson, Canadian actress