The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died on August 12th

William Blake

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

English poet and painter
Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964)

English author
Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall (1924 - 2014)

American actress
Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 - 1988)

American painter and poet
Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982)

American actor
Les Paul

Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

American guitarist, songwriter, and inventor
John Cage

John Cage (1912 - 1992)

American composer
Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)

American singer and television game show producer
William Shockley

William Shockley (1910 - 1989)

English-American physicist
Yongle Emperor

Yongle Emperor (1360 - 1424)

Ming Emperor of China
Loretta Young

Loretta Young (1913 - 2000)

American actress
Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter (1916 - 2002)

American baseball player and coach
Joe Kubert

Joe Kubert (1926 - 2012)

Polish-American artist
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau (1968 - 2013)

Ex-Dutch royal family member
James E. Keeler

James E. Keeler (1857 - 1900)

American astronomer
Bill Stulla

Bill Stulla (1911 - 2008)

American television presenter