The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies

Famous people who died on June 12th

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers (1925 - 1963)

African-American civil rights activist
Jiroemon Kimura

Jiroemon Kimura (1897 - 2013)

Japanese super-centenarian
Henry Hill

Henry Hill (1943 - 2012)

American mobster
Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown Simpson (1959 - 1994)

American murder victim, wife of O. J. Simpson
Peter Maivia

Peter Maivia (1937 - 1982)

Samoan wrestler
Norma Shearer

Norma Shearer (1902 - 1983)

Canadian actress
Sailor Jerry

Sailor Jerry (1911 - 1973)

American tattoo artist
György Ligeti

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)

Hungarian composer
Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902 - 1994)

Russian-French rabbi and Hasidic Judaism leader
Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia (1924 - 1998)

American author
Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey (1904 - 1957)

Bandleader, musician, composer
Karl Kraus

Karl Kraus (1874 - 1936)

Austrian journalist and author
Laura Ziskin

Laura Ziskin (1950 - 2011)

American film and television producer
Kathryn Tucker Windham

Kathryn Tucker Windham (1918 - 2011)

American storyteller, writer, and photographer
Johnny Bond

Johnny Bond (1915 - 1978)

American singer