Famous People Who Died on April 12th in History

Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

See You In Heaven

What Happened on this Day in History?
1861 – American Civil War: The war begins with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina
1865 – American Civil War: Mobile, Alabama, falls to the Union Army
1934 – The U.S. Auto-Lite Strike begins, culminating in a five-day melee between Ohio National Guard troops and 6,000 strikers and picketers
1999 – US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving “intentionally false statements” in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit


1609-1675 – Richard Bennett, British Colonial Governor of Virginia

1596-1684 – Nicolò Amati, Italian luthier and member of the Amati family

1821-1912 – Clara Barton, American nurse and Red Cross advocate

1882-1945 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

1899-1968 – Heinrich Nordhoff was a German engineer famous for his leadership of the Volkswagen Company as it was rebuilt after World War II.

1894-1977 – Phil Wrigley, American manufacturer and baseball executive who owned the Wrigley Chewing Gum Company

1914-1981 – Joe Louis, American boxer who was the World Heavyweight boxing champion and one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions of all time

1964-1987 – Mike Von Erich, American wrestler who committed suicide, member of the famous Von Erich Family

1921-1989 – Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer who considered the greatest boxer of all time

1931-1999 – Boxcar Willie, American singer

1949-1999 – Marion Pruett, American spree killer

1952-2009 – Marilyn Chambers, American pornographic actress Chambers died of a cerebral hemorrhage and an aneurysm related to heart disease

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing