On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 2011

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), dies at 70
  • Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent's Egg), dies at 90
  • Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
  • Peter Hammond, British actor and director (The Buccaneers, King of the Castle), dies at 87