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1997George Wald, scientist, (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90

1912Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90

1981Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

1945Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63

1704Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77

1989Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

April 12th Deaths
Date Event
45
Gnaeus Pompeius, the Younger, Roman general 
BC
AD
65
Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist 
238
Gordian II, Roman co-Emperor with his father Gordian I, killed in battle at Carthage 
238
Gordian I, Roman Emperor, suicide, after losing battle at Carthage and death of son Gordian I 
352
Julius I, pope (337-52), dies 
434
Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople 
1125
Vladislaus I of Bohemia 
1443
Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury 
1550
Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 
1555
Joanna of Castile (Joanna the mad), wife of Philip I of Castile dies at 75 
1675
Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609) 
1687
Ambrose Dixon, Virginia Colony pioneer 
1690
Miguel Gomez Camargo, composer, dies at 71 
1704
John Hudde, 21x mayor of Amsterdam, dies at 76 
1704
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77 
1748
William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies 
1760
Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer, dies at 64 
1782
Metastasio, Italian poet and librettist (b. 1698) 
1782
Pietro Metastasio, La clemenza di Tito 
1788
Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer, dies at 56 
1788
Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer, dies at 67 
1795
Rainieri de Calzabigi, Italian librettist and poet, dies at 80 
1795
Johann Kaspar Basselet von La Rosée, Bavarian general (b. 1710) 
1797
Josef Antonin Stepan, composer, dies at 71 
1814
Charles Burney, English music historian (b. 1726) 
1817
Charles Messier, "comet ferret" & catalogs famous "M objects,", dies 
1828
Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60 
1845
Henry M baron the Kock, officer/politician, dies at 65 
1850
Adoniram Judson, American Baptist missionary (b. 1788) 
1859
John Emde, German evangelist, dies at about 84 
1864
Thomas Green, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 50 
1872
Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795) 
1878
William M "Boss" Tweed, NY politician, dies 
1896
Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 
1898
Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820) 
1902
Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842) 
1909
Hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79 
1910
William G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69 
1912
Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 
1912
Clara Barton, The Flag of Humanity 
1914
Josef Nesvera, composer, dies at 71 
1920
Walter Edwards, A Pair of Silk Stockings 
1922
Frantisek Ondricek, composer, dies at 64 
1927
Sam Sihvo, Soldier's Bride 
1931
Arthur Hunter, Traffic in Souls 
1931
Fausto Maria Martini, Satan's Rhapsody 
1933
Niels Th. Thomsen, The Folly of Sin 
1934
Marie-Louise Iribe, Hara-Kiri 
1936
Madeleine Guitty, Bric à Brac et compagnie 
1937
Filoteo Alberini, Buffalo Bill's Wild West 
1938
Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65 
1938
Serafín Álvarez Quintero, El genio alegre 
1938
Wilson Reynolds, The Inevitable 
1938
Feodor Chaliapin Sr., Don Quixote 
1940
John Bragdon, Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages 
1940
Honore Morrow, Seven Alone 
1942
Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80 
1942
Wilhelm Högstedt, Ingmarssönerna 
1944
Adolf Wagner, Triumph of the Will 
1945
Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (D) (1933-1945), dies at 63 
1945
Franklin D. Roosevelt, United We Stand 
1945
Emil Stepanek, Masquerade in Vienna 
1945
Peggy O'Neill, Song of the Open Road 
1946
August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67 
1946
F Guicciardi, writer, dies 
1947
Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies 
1950
Jack Sweeney, Smilin' Through 
1950
Rollin B. Berry, Sweethearts 
1950
Axel Strøm, Kærlighedens Styrke 
1951
Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62 
1951
Fred Burnworth, The Left Hand Brand 
1951
Henry De Vere Stacpoole, The Blue Lagoon 
1952
Ivan Bobrov, Battleship Potemkin 
1952
Julia Cuypers, Koningin Elisabeth's dochter 
1953
Maidel Turner, The Raven 
1954
Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89 
1954
Hans Sanden, Midnight Taxi 
1956
Samuel J. Seymour, Episode dated 9 February 1956 
1956
Daisy Lee, Little Tokyo, U.S.A. 
1956
Jack Grey, Ups and Downs 
1956
Louise Marquet, L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur 
1957
Fritz Nussbaum, Oberstadtgass 
1958
Nicole Ladmiral, Diary of a Country Priest 
1959
Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60 
1959
James Gleason, dies at 76 
1959
James Gleason, The Night of the Hunter 
1959
Ralph Peters, Ball of Fire 
1960
Bob Reeves, A Desperate Chance 
1961
Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50 
1961
Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress, dies at 93 
1961
Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Countess for a Night 
1962
Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861) 
1962
Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923) 
1962
Brian Reece, Orders Are Orders 
1962
Frank Stravenger, Guns and Guitars 
1962
Urho Somersalmi, The Day the Earth Froze 
1962
Georgi Antonow, Izpitanie 
1963
Wolle Weiner, Kesäyön unelma 
1963
Mark Hamilton, Smoke Bellew 
1965
Linda Darnell, US actress (Dakota Incident), dies at 43 
1966
Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed 
1968
Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer and Volkswagen director (b. 1899) 
1971
Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871) 
1971
Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931) 
1972
C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57 
1972
Henri Potiron, composer, dies at 89 
1972
C.W. Ceram, Valley of the Kings 
1974
Carl Jaffe, dies at 72 
1974
Carl Jaffe, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 
1975
Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68 
1976
Paul Ford, actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74 
1977
Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82 
1978
Isaak Menaker, Devochka i krokodil 
1978
Paul White, Sing, You Sinners 
1980
Stanley De Silva, cricketer (motor bike Sri Lanka '79 World Cup), dies 
1980
William R Tolbert Jr, Liberian President & 27 others killed in coup 
1980
Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards and snooker player (b. 1895) 
1980
Abel Ferreira, A Carne É o Diabo 
1980
Sonja Wigert, Ombyte av tåg 
1981
Hans Chemin-Petit, composer, dies at 78 
1981
Hendrik F Andriessen, Dutch organist/composer (Te Deum), dies at 88 
1981
Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66 
1982
Huguette Duflos, La princesse aux clowns 
1982
Max de Vaucorbeil, Mélodie haïtienne 
1982
Lenny Baker, Next Stop, Greenwich Village 
1982
Sixten Andersson, Munkbrogreven 
1982
Sofiya Giatsintova, Zhukovsky 
1983
Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944) 
1983
Carroll Kemp, Cry Blood, Apache 
1983
Maurice Davidson, The Maze 
1983
Gene Lukowski, An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe 
1983
Gerard Fairlie, Charlie Chan in Shanghai 
1984
Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76 
1984
Oleg Komarov, Adventures of Mowgli 
1984
Daniele D'Anza, Episode #1.1 
1984
Ruth Taylor, Dangerous Curves Behind 
1984
Leonard Kantor, Search for Tomorrow 
1984
Edwin Layton, Big Jim McLain 
1985
Morrie Roizman, Is Everybody Listening? 
1985
Seiji Miyaguchi, Seven Samurai 
1986
Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897) 
1986
Valentin Kataev, Vremya, vperyod! 
1986
Marguerite Gance, The Fall of the House of Usher 
1987
Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90 
1987
Mike Von Erich, American wrestler 
1987
René Hardy, Bitter Victory 
1987
Hertha von Walther, M 
1987
Russ Burton, A Slip of the Gun 
1987
Mike Von Erich, World Pro Wrestling TV 
1988
Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies 
1988
Rem Lebedev, 12 stulyev 
1988
Al Kaye, The Great Dictator 
1988
Colette Deréal, Le manège de Port-Barcarès 
1988
George Rock, Million Selling Records 
1988
Sheridan Gibney, Once Upon a Honeymoon 
1988
Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country 
1988
Ernest Léardée, L'usine Castel 
1988
Jorge Salcedo, Hardly a Criminal 
1988
Luke Andreas, The Rose 
1989
Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52 
1989
Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer 
1989
Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927) 
1989
Abbie Hoffman, Heavy Petting 
1989
Edi Finger, Solang' die Sterne glüh'n 
1989
Lee McDonald, Blue Collar 
1989
Gerald Flood, Patton 
1989
Tamás Csurja, Johann Strauss: A denevér 
1989
Georges Sebastian, Maria Callas: Débuts à Paris 
1989
Tilda Thamar, La femme à l'orchidée 
1989
Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Randolph Turpin 
1989
Herbert Mills, Jack Goes to Las Vegas 
1990
Henry Kendrick, dies 
1990
Jessica Dunning, Burn, Witch, Burn 
1990
Emile LaVigne, Some Like It Hot 
1990
Rosemary Dean, The Broken Spur 
1990
Claus Hammel, Reise ins Ehebett 
1991
James Schuyler, US poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies 
1991
Henry 'Hank' Coffin, The Cyclops 
1991
Zofia Koreywo, Ponad snieg 
1991
Dead,  
1991
Marcia Manners, Caught 
1991
Tom Rosqui, The Godfather: Part II 
1992
Joe Medwick, vocalist, dies at 61 
1992
Georg Haentzschel, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen 
1992
Howard Masters, Secret Evidence 
1992
Klaus Viana, Pedro Diabo Ama Rosa Meia Noite 
1992
Joachim Cadenbach, Das Paradies von Pont L'Eveque 
1992
Vlastimil Hasek, The Girl on the Broomstick 
1993
Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies 
1993
Patience Jarvis, dies of melanoma at 56 
1993
Roger Unice, Major League 
1993
Alena Kreuzmannová, When the Cat Comes 
1994
Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81 
1994
Jean Carmet, dies at 72 
1994
Q T Macon, blues vocal/guitar, dies at 60 
1994
Lidia Wyrobiec-Bank, Schindler's List 
1994
Joseph Darling, No Small Affair 
1994
Frank V. Phillips, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 
1994
Bob Cryer, The Railway Children 
1995
Chris Pyne, trombonist, dies at 56 
1995
Philip H. Lathrop, The Pink Panther 
1995
Raan Lewis, The Outing 
1995
Elli Rex, The Achilles Heel Is My Weapon 
1995
Lydia Polak, Zwaarmoedige verhalen voor bij de centrale verwarming 
1995
Juraj Cervik, The Sun in a Net 
1996
Marthe Robert, essayist/translator, dies at 82 
1996
Nancy Sheehan, writer, dies at 69 
1996
William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist, dies at 63 
1996
Michele Calvert, Return of Callisto 
1996
Gábor Goda, Volt egyszer egy család 
1997
George Wald, scientist, (Nobel Prize, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90 
1997
George Wald, The Force Beyond 
1997
Eric Pearce, Episode dated 21 July 1957 
1998
Joan Heal, A Perfect Woman 
1998
Gregory McKinney, Mortal Kombat 
1998
Ljubica Otasevic, Il gobbo 
1999
Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931) 
1999
Cecil Brock, Ragan's Forge 
1999
Lieve Cools, Zware jongens 
1999
Jos Simons, The Enemies 
1999
Rolf Schnabel, Das große Bündnis 
1999
Rica Owen Moore, Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! 
1999
Ricardo Barreiro, H.G.O. 
1999
Boxcar Willie, Sweet Dreams 
2000
Ricardo Lizama, Episode #1.1 
2000
Carmen Dillon, The Omen 
2000
Vanne Goodall, Chimps: So Like Us 
2000
Tatsuyuki Jinnai, Ranma ½: Nettô-hen 
2000
Christopher Pettiet, Point Break 
2000
Ronald Lockley, The Private Life of the Gannets 
2001
Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921) 
2001
Ljiljana Krstic, Savior 
2001
Noah Harrison, All the Wrong Places 
2001
Normand Houle, Evel Knievel 
2001
Richard Shores, The Paper Chase 
2001
Alberto Erede, New York Stories 
2001
'By' Dunham, McLintock! 
2002
Karen Ohland, Pie in the Sky 
2002
Jirina Sedlácková, Bílá jachta ve Splitu 
2002
Howard Pays, A Night to Remember 
2002
Robert Chazal, Le jeu de la vérité 
2003
Cecil H. Green, American manufacturer (b. 1900) 
2003
Raúl Shaw Moreno, Mi mujer necesita marido 
2003
Richard Grosse, Silent Hill 3 
2003
Sydney Lassick, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 
2003
Bohdan Kosinski, Na torach 
2003
Zdenek Jirotka, The Fortune-Teller 
2003
Anna Nikolayeva, Gulyashchaya 
2004
Juanito Valderrama, El emigrante 
2004
Jean-Marie Robain, The Army of Shadows 
2004
Larisa Vikkel, Kazhdyy vecher v odinnadtsat 
2004
Yvette Jacobs, The Still Life 
2004
Norman Campbell, Once Upon a Brothers Grimm 
2004
Joyce Worsley, Signpost to Murder 
2005
Estelita Bell, Tem Folga na Direção 
2005
Corky Gonzales, I Am Joaquin 
2005
Joe Barone, The Day It Came to Earth 
2005
Fred Valis, Fox News 
2005
Ehud Manor, Yossi 
2005
Samantha Grismore, Kings 
2006
Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929) 
2006
Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929) 
2006
Puggy Pearson, No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail 
2006
Rajkumar, Bangarada Manushya 
2006
Christiane Maybach, Fox and His Friends 
2006
Richard Bebb, Cold Comfort Farm 
2006
Kazuo Kuroki, Tomorrow 
2006
Dick D'Arcy, Sampter Clayton Ballet/Selling Tickets 
2006
Günther Schwab, Echo der Berge 
2006
Sarajane Avidon, Opportunity Knocks 
2006
Louis L. Edemann, Schindler's List 
2006
William Sloane Coffin, Splendor and Wisdom 
2007
Kevin Crease, Australian TV anchor (b. 1936) 
2007
Sandu Popa, Das Land der kleinen Zweige 
2007
Bob Miles, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 
2007
James Lyons, The Virgin Suicides 
2008
Patrick 'Paddy' Hillery, 6th President of Ireland, EEC Commissioner and Irish Minister (b. 1923) 
2008
Cecilia Colledge, British ice skater and Olympian (b. 1920) 
2008
Jerry Zucker, Israeli-born American businessman (b. 1949) 
2008
Annette De Kirby, Mother Knows Best 
2008
Bülent Ufuk, Çakircali Mehmet Efe 
2008
Buzz Nutter, 1959 NFL Championship Game 
2008
Dieter Eppler, Jonas 
2009
John Maddox, Homeopathy: The Test 
2009
Huaili Yan, Journey to the West 
2009
Norris Domingue, The Hotel New Hampshire 
2009
Fumio Tanaka, Godzilla 1985 
2009
Hélène Vercors, La vena d'oro 
2009
Benny S. Cannon, Trial and Error 
2009
Miroslav Dolezal, Vlcí jáma 
2009
Tom Kennedy, Automorphosis 
2009
Jerzy Wunderlich, Ocalenie 
2010
Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934) 
2010
Carlo Alberto Rossi, The Last Kiss 
2010
Robin Shlien, Haunted Honeymoon 
2010
Catherine Carson, Twin Brides 
2010
Michel Chartrand, 24 heures ou plus... 
2010
María Aurelia Bisutti, Con alma y vida 
2010
Peter Haskell, Child's Play 2 
2010
Evrim Alatas, Before Your Eyes 
2010
Werner Schroeter, Palermo or Wolfsburg 
2010
Palito, No Blood No Surrender 
2011
Shirley Barclay, Look Who's Talking 
2011
Peter Ruehl, Gillies and Company 
2011
Karel Janský, Hedvika 
2011
Jean-Claude Darnal, The Punishment 
2011
Yakov Kostyukovskiy, Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures 
2011
Sachin Bhowmick, Koi... Mil Gaya 
2011
Hunter Bryce, Fallen 
2011
Alicja Kluba, The Hourglass Sanatorium 
2011
Eddie Joost, 1949 MLB All-Star Game 
2012
Stefánia Moldován, Denevér 
2012
Andrew Love, A Family Thing 
2012
Ronan O'Casey, Bitter Victory 
2012
Nico Tirone, Episode #1.2074 
2012
Hedy Fassler, Der Herr Kanzleirat 
2012
Vladimir Ukhin, Bolshoe kosmicheskoe puteshestvie 
2012
Marly Bueno, Oriundi 
2012
Vappu Jurkka, Fire-Eater 
2012
Linda Cook, Guiding Light 
2012
Richard Debuisne, Special Delivery 
2013
Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84 
2013
Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51 
2013
Antoine Veil, Episode dated 29 November 2010 
2013
Leon Feder, Skygger 
2013
Nodar Shashigoglu, Uzaq sahillarda 
2013
Carola Merrild, Panserbasse 
2013
John Burgh, Episode dated 11 May 1989 
2013
Helen Doss, The Family Nobody Wanted 
2013
Toni Reid, The Stepford Wives 
2013
Alfred Shelly, Not with My Wife, You Don't! 
2013
Forrest Westering, Deniece Williams 
2013
Michael France, Cliffhanger 
2013
David Slaight, Zodiac 
2014
Brita Koivunen, Naisellista 
2014
Boris Karadimchev, A Nameless Band 
2014
Don Borisenko, Night of Passion 
2014
Fred Ho, Fred Ho's Last Year 
2014
Ole Aaby, Louises hus 
2014
Dorothy Mitchum, The Big Steal 
2015
Jochen Neupert, Ein Mann für gewisse Sekunden 
2015
Gary Terry, The Invasion 
2015
Doug Gregory, Flyboys 
2015
Patrice Dominguez, Episode dated 14 June 2008 
2016
Sir Tom Jones's wife dies of cancer, aged 75 
2017
MTV star Clay Adler dead at 27 from apparent suicide 
2017
J Geils - founder and guitarist of The J Geils Band - dies aged 71 
2017
South Korean LGBTI pioneer Justin Lim dies aged 32 
2018
WeHo Comedy Store Founder Mitzi Shore Dies At 87 
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