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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Abdnor
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-May-2012 US Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87
Ian Abercrombie
Actor
11-Sep-1934 26-Jan-2012 Alfred Pennyworth on Birds of Prey
Richard Adler
Songwriter
3-Aug-1921 21-Jun-2012 Damn Yankees
Iajuddin Ahmed
Head of State
1-Feb-1931 10-Dec-2012 President of Bangladesh. 2002-09
Norman Alden
Actor
13-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2012 Character actor
Cris Alexander
Photographer
14-Jan-1920 7-Mar-2012 Portrait photographer, Broadway actor
Joe L. Allbritton
Business
29-Dec-1924 12-Dec-2012 Well-connected Washington billionaire
Theo Angelopoulos
Film Director
17-Apr-1935 24-Jan-2012 Ulysses' Gaze
Steven R. Appleton
Business
11-Mar-1960 3-Feb-2012 CEO of Micron Technology
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930 25-Aug-2012 First man on the Moon
R. G. Armstrong
Actor
7-Apr-1917 27-Jul-2012 Pruneface in Dick Tracy
William Asher
Film Director
8-Aug-1921 16-Jul-2012 Beach Blanket Bingo
Luke Askew
Actor
26-Mar-1932 29-Mar-2012 Easy Rider
Hugh C. Bailey
Educator
2-Jul-1929 5-Oct-2012 President of Valdosta State University, 1978-2001
Letitia Baldrige
Author
9-Feb-1926 29-Oct-2012 Etiquette columnist
Harry Barnes
Diplomat
5-Jun-1926 9-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Chile, 1985-88
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907 25-Oct-2012 From Dawn to Decadence
Nina Bawden
Novelist
19-Jan-1925 22-Aug-2012 Carrie's War
Robert R. Beezer
Judge
21-Jul-1928 30-Mar-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-96
Ahmed Ben Bella
Head of State
25-Dec-1918 11-Apr-2012 President of Algeria, 1963-65
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer
29-Mar-1936 24-Dec-2012 The Mines of Sulphur
Zina Bethune
Actor
17-Feb-1945 11-Feb-2012 Gail Lucas on The Nurses
Doris Betts
Author
4-Jun-1932 21-Apr-2012 Souls Raised from the Dead
Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua
Religion
17-Jun-1923 31-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1987-2003
Turhan Bey
Actor
30-Mar-1922 30-Sep-2012 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Anita Björk
Actor
25-Apr-1923 24-Oct-2012 Miss Julie
Tony Blankley
Pundit
21-Jan-1948 7-Jan-2012 McLaughlin Group pundit
Fred Bodsworth
Novelist
11-Oct-1918 15-Sep-2012 Last of the Curlews
Paul Bogart
Film Director
13-Nov-1919 15-Apr-2012 Prolific TV and film director
Ernest Borgnine
Actor
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927 19-Dec-2012 Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
Ray Bradbury
Author
22-Aug-1920 5-Jun-2012 Fahrenheit 451
Peter Breck
Actor
13-Mar-1929 6-Feb-2012 Shock Corridor
Andrew Breitbart
Columnist
1-Feb-1969 1-Mar-2012 Washington Times columnist
Lester Breslow
Doctor
17-Mar-1915 9-Apr-2012 Dean, UCLA School of Public Health, 1972-80
Andrew Brimmer
Economist
13-Sep-1926 7-Oct-2012 Federal Reserve Governor, 1966-74
Christine Brooke-Rose
Novelist
16-Jan-1923 21-Mar-2012 Out
Jack Brooks
Politician
18-Dec-1922 4-Dec-2012 Congressman from Texas, 1953-95
Helen Gurley Brown
Author
18-Feb-1922 13-Aug-2012 Editor of Cosmopolitan, 1965-97
James R. Browning
Judge
1-Oct-1918 5-May-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1961-2000
Dave Brubeck
Jazz Musician
6-Dec-1920 5-Dec-2012 Take Five
Phil Bruns
Actor
2-May-1931 8-Feb-2012 George Shumway on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
William B. Buffum
Diplomat
10-Sep-1921 13-Apr-2012 US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1970-74
Frank R. Burns
Football
16-Mar-1928 14-Jul-2012 Rutgers Head Coach, 1973-83
Willard C. Butcher
Business
25-Oct-1926 25-Aug-2012 CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1980-91
Frank Cady
Actor
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Ernest Callenbach
Author
3-Apr-1929 16-Apr-2012 Ecotopia
Milt Campbell
Track and Field
9-Dec-1933 2-Nov-2012 Olympic decathlete
Harry Carey, Jr.
Actor
16-May-1921 27-Dec-2012 The Whales of August
Roger Caron
Criminal
12-Apr-1938 11-Apr-2012 Go-Boy! Memoirs of a Life Behind Bars
Robert Carr
Politician
11-Nov-1916 17-Feb-2012 UK Home Secretary, 1972-74
Janet Carroll
Actor
24-Dec-1940 22-May-2012 Risky Business
Frank Carson
Comic
11-Jun-1926 22-Feb-2012 Irish comedian
Peter Carsten
Actor
30-Apr-1928 20-Apr-2012 Dark of the Sun
Elliott Carter
Composer
11-Dec-1908 5-Nov-2012 The Defence of Corinth
Gary Carter
Baseball
8-Apr-1954 16-Feb-2012 MLB catcher, Hall-of-Famer
Jimmy Castor
Musician
23-Jun-1947 16-Jan-2012 Troglodyte
Leonardo Cimino
Actor
4-Mar-1917 3-Mar-2012 Dune
Dick Clark
TV Personality
30-Nov-1929 18-Apr-2012 American Bandstand
Alexander Cockburn
Columnist
6-Jun-1941 20-Jul-2012 The Nation, CounterPunch
Gary Collins
Actor
30-Apr-1938 13-Oct-2012 Host of The Home Show
Chuck Colson
Government
16-Oct-1931 21-Apr-2012 Minister, former Watergate figure
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
Don Cornelius
TV Personality
27-Sep-1936 1-Feb-2012 Soul Train
Alan Cottrell
Scientist
17-Jul-1919 15-Feb-2012 Metallurgist at Cambridge
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
Harry Crews
Novelist
7-Jun-1935 28-Mar-2012 The Gospel Singer
Judith Crist
Critic
22-May-1922 7-Aug-2012 Ascerbic film critic
Richard N. Current
Historian
5-Oct-1912 26-Oct-2012 The Lincoln Nobody Knows
Ann Curtis
Swimmer
6-Mar-1926 26-Jun-2012 Olympic swimmer
Hal David
Songwriter
25-May-1921 1-Sep-2012 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
F. Elwood Davis
Attorney
15-Dec-1915 17-Jan-2012 Prominent Washington lawyer
Richard Dawson
Game Show Host
20-Nov-1932 2-Jun-2012 Host of Family Feud, 1976-85
Howard M. Dean
Business
27-Jun-1937 25-Mar-2012 CEO of Dean Foods, 1987-2001
John Demjanjuk
Criminal
3-Apr-1920 17-Mar-2012 Retired auto worker convicted for Nazi past
Edward J. Derwinski
Politician
15-Sep-1926 15-Jan-2012 US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1989-92
Phyllis Diller
Comic
17-Jul-1917 20-Aug-2012 The original female stand-up comic
Michel Duchaussoy
Actor
29-Nov-1938 13-Mar-2012 French character actor
Renato Dulbecco
Scientist
22-Feb-1914 20-Feb-2012 Tumor viruses and host genetics
Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor
10-Dec-1957 3-Sep-2012 The Green Mile
Angelo Dundee
Boxing
30-Aug-1921 1-Feb-2012 Always in Muhammad Ali's corner
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Bassist
24-Nov-1941 13-May-2012 Booker T & the M.G.'s
John A. Durkin
Politician
29-Mar-1936 16-Oct-2012 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1975-80
Charles Durning
Actor
28-Feb-1923 24-Dec-2012 The Muppet Movie
Mervyn M. Dymally
Politician
12-May-1926 7-Oct-2012 Congressman from California, 1981-93
Joseph D. Early
Politician
31-Jan-1933 9-Nov-2012 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1975-93
Nora Ephron
Author
19-May-1941 26-Jun-2012 When Harry Met Sally
Dennis Erectus
Radio Personality
1949 13-Jun-2012 Early KOME shock jock
Chad Everett
Actor
11-Jun-1936 24-Jul-2012 Dr. Joe Gannon on Medical Center
James Farentino
Actor
24-Feb-1938 24-Jan-2012 The Final Countdown
Martin Fleischmann
Chemist
29-Mar-1927 3-Aug-2012 Cold fusion crank
Betty B. Fletcher
Judge
29-Mar-1923 22-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-98
Harry Fowler
Actor
10-Dec-1926 4-Jan-2012 Cpl. Hoskins on The Army Game
Steve Franken
Actor
27-May-1932 24-Aug-2012 Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. on Dobie Gillis
Al Freeman, Jr.
Actor
21-Mar-1934 10-Aug-2012 Malcolm X
Jonathan Frid
Actor
2-Dec-1924 14-Apr-2012 Dark Shadows
Carlos Fuentes
Novelist
11-Nov-1928 15-May-2012 La muerte de Artemio Cruz
Paul Fussell
Historian
22-Mar-1924 23-May-2012 The Great War and Modern Memory
J. Joseph Garrahy
Politician
26-Nov-1930 24-Jan-2012 Governor of Rhode Island, 1977-85
Ben Gazzara
Actor
28-Aug-1930 3-Feb-2012 The Thomas Crown Affair
Robin Gibb
Singer
22-Dec-1949 20-May-2012 Vocalist for the Bee Gees
Sam M. Gibbons
Politician
20-Jan-1920 9-Oct-2012 Congressman from Florida, 1963-97
Vince Gibson
Football
27-Mar-1933 10-Jan-2012 Former NCAA coach
John Golding
Critic
10-Sep-1929 9-Apr-2012 Cubism: A History and an Analysis
Don Grady
Actor
8-Jun-1944 27-Jun-2012 Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons
Andy Griffith
Actor
1-Jun-1926 3-Jul-2012 Laconic sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show
Ulu Grosbard
Film Director
9-Jan-1929 19-Mar-2012 The Subject Was Roses
Inder Kumar Gujral
Head of State
4-Dec-1919 30-Nov-2012 Prime Minister of India, 1997-98
Larry Hagman
Actor
21-Sep-1931 23-Nov-2012 J.R. Ewing on Dallas
Katie Hall
Politician
3-Apr-1938 20-Feb-2012 Congresswoman from Indiana, 1982-85
Greg Ham
Musician
27-Sep-1953 19-Apr-2012 Wind and keyboards for Men at Work
Marvin Hamlisch
Composer
2-Jun-1944 6-Aug-2012 The Way We Were
William Hanley
Playwright
22-Oct-1931 25-May-2012 Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
Harry Harrison
Novelist
12-Mar-1925 15-Aug-2012 Stainless Steel Rat series
Ray L. Heffner
Educator
7-May-1925 28-Nov-2012 President of Brown University, 1966-69
Robert Hegyes
Actor
7-May-1951 26-Jan-2012 Epstein on Welcome Back, Kotter
Levon Helm
Drummer
26-May-1940 19-Apr-2012 Drummer for The Band
Sherman Hemsley
Actor
1-Feb-1938 24-Jul-2012 George Jefferson on The Jeffersons
Hans Werner Henze
Composer
1-Jul-1926 27-Oct-2012 Boulevard Solitude
Henry Hill
Criminal
11-Jun-1943 12-Jun-2012 Mobster inspired Goodfellas
Eric Hobsbawm
Historian
9-Jun-1917 1-Oct-2012 The Age of Revolution
James D. Hodgson
Government
3-Dec-1915 28-Nov-2012 US Secretary of Labor, 1970-73
Celeste Holm
Actor
29-Apr-1917 15-Jul-2012 Gentleman's Agreement
Whitney Houston
Singer
9-Aug-1963 11-Feb-2012 Diva and cautionary tale
Geoffrey Hughes
Actor
2-Feb-1944 27-Jul-2012 Vernon Scripps on Heartbeat
Andrew F. Huxley
Scientist
22-Nov-1917 30-May-2012 Electrical impulses in nerves
Jack Idema
Military
30-May-1956 21-Jan-2012 Green Beret wannabe
Daniel Inouye
Politician
7-Sep-1924 17-Dec-2012 US Senator from Hawaii, 1963-2012
Etta James
Singer
25-Jan-1938 20-Jan-2012 Soul Diva
Bill Janklow
Politician
13-Sep-1939 12-Jan-2012 Congressman and Governor of South Dakota
Ed Jenkins
Politician
4-Jan-1933 1-Jan-2012 Congressman from Georgia, 1977-93
Davy Jones
Singer
30-Dec-1945 29-Feb-2012 Frontman for The Monkees
Theodore T. Jones
Judge
10-Mar-1944 6-Nov-2012 Judge, NY Court of Appeals, 2007-12
Kathryn Joosten
Actor
20-Dec-1939 2-Jun-2012 Karen McCluskey on Desperate Housewives
Erland Josephson
Actor
15-Jun-1923 25-Feb-2012 The Sacrifice
Alex Karras
Actor
15-Jul-1935 10-Oct-2012 Mongo, dad on Webster
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
John Keegan
Historian
15-May-1934 2-Aug-2012 The Face of Battle
David Kelly
Actor
11-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2012 Waking Ned
Mary Richardson Kennedy
Relative
4-Oct-1959 16-May-2012 Estranged wife of RFK, Jr.
Rajesh Khanna
Actor
29-Dec-1942 18-Jul-2012 Anand
Rushworth M. Kidder
Author
8-May-1944 5-Mar-2012 Founder, Institute for Global Ethics
Rodney King
Victim
2-Apr-1965 17-Jun-2012 Subject of filmed LAPD beatdown
Zalman King
Film Director
23-May-1942 3-Feb-2012 9 1/2 Weeks
Thomas Kinkade
Painter
19-Jan-1958 6-Apr-2012 Self-proclaimed "Painter of Light"
Jack Klugman
Actor
27-Apr-1922 24-Dec-2012 The Odd Couple
William S. Knowles
Chemist
1-Jun-1917 13-Jun-2012 Chiral catalysts
Elyse Knox
Actor
14-Dec-1917 16-Feb-2012 The Mummy's Tomb
Allen E. Koenig
Educator
11-Feb-1939 28-Aug-2012 President of Emerson College, 1979-89
Hilton Kramer
Critic
25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 The New Criterion
Sylvia Kristel
Actor
28-Sep-1952 17-Oct-2012 Emmanuelle
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925 20-Oct-2012 Pro-skeptic activist
Adam Lanza
Criminal
22-Apr-1992 14-Dec-2012 School shooter
Norman F. Lent
Politician
23-Mar-1931 11-Jun-2012 Congressman from New York, 1971-93
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Scientist
22-Apr-1909 30-Dec-2012 Nerve and skin cell growth factors
George Lindsey
Actor
17-Dec-1928 6-May-2012 Goober
Herbert Lom
Actor
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Jon Lord
Musician
9-Jun-1941 16-Jul-2012 Founder of Deep Purple
Susanne Lothar
Actor
15-Nov-1960 25-Jul-2012 The Reader
Bernard Lovell
Astronomer
31-Aug-1913 6-Aug-2012 Radio astronomer at Jodrell Bank
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Richard Lynch
Actor
12-Feb-1936 19-Jun-2012 The Sword and the Sorcerer
Lee MacPhail
Baseball
25-Oct-1917 8-Nov-2012 President of the American League, 1974-83
Miguel de la Madrid
Head of State
12-Dec-1934 1-Apr-2012 President of Mexico, 1982-88
Rick Majerus
Basketball
17-Feb-1948 1-Dec-2012 NCAA Basketball Coach
Chris Marker
Film Director
29-Jul-1921 29-Jul-2012 La jetée
Slater Martin
Basketball
22-Oct-1925 18-Oct-2012 NBA Hall of Famer, coach
Tony Martin
Singer
25-Dec-1913 27-Jul-2012 There's No Tomorrow
Trayvon Martin
Victim
5-Feb-1995 26-Feb-2012 Shot and killed by George Zimmerman
MCA
Rapper
5-Aug-1967 4-May-2012 Beastie Boys
Paul W. McCracken
Economist
29-Dec-1915 3-Aug-2012 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
George McGovern
Politician
19-Jul-1922 21-Oct-2012 US Senator from South Dakota, 1963-81
Scott McKenzie
Singer
10-Jan-1939 18-Aug-2012 San Francisco
Harry C. McPherson
Attorney
22-Aug-1929 16-Feb-2012 White House Counsel to Johnson
Russell Means
Activist
10-Nov-1939 22-Oct-2012 American Indian Movement
Patricia Medina
Actor
19-Jul-1920 28-Apr-2012 Botany Bay
John G. Medlin, Jr.
Business
23-Nov-1933 7-Jun-2012 CEO of Wachovia, 1977-93
Joseph B. Meyer
Politician
22-Apr-1941 6-Oct-2012 Treasurer of Wyoming, 2007-12
Marvin Miller
Labor Leader
14-Apr-1917 27-Nov-2012 MLB Player Association, 1966-82
John Atta Mills
Head of State
21-Jul-1944 24-Jul-2012 President of Ghana, 2009-12
Ilhan Mimaroglu
Electronic Musician
11-Mar-1926 17-Jul-2012 Sing Me A Song of Songmy
Roger J. Miner
Judge
14-Apr-1934 18-Feb-2012 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-97
Art Modell
Football
23-Jun-1925 6-Sep-2012 Owner: Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens
Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller
Business
13-Jul-1913 16-Apr-2012 Shipbuilding tycoon, philanthropist
Ronnie Montrose
Guitarist
29-Nov-1947 3-Mar-2012 Montrose and Gamma
Sun Myung Moon
Religion
6-Jan-1920 3-Sep-2012 Head Moonie
Patrick Moore
TV Personality
4-Mar-1923 9-Dec-2012 BBC's The Sky At Night
Joseph E. Murray
Doctor
1-Apr-1919 26-Nov-2012 Kidney transplants
Bingu wa Mutharika
Head of State
24-Feb-1934 5-Apr-2012 President of Malawi, 2004-12
LeRoy Neiman
Painter
8-Jun-1921 20-Jun-2012 Painter of sports scenes
Jerry Nelson
Performance Artist
10-Jul-1934 23-Aug-2012 Count von Count
Oscar Niemeyer
Architect
15-Dec-1907 5-Dec-2012 Architect of Brasilia
William C. Nolan, Jr.
Business
c. 1939 12-Mar-2012 Partner, Nolan and Alderson
Michael O'Hare
Actor
6-May-1952 28-Sep-2012 Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5
Lupe Ontiveros
Actor
17-Sep-1942 26-Jul-2012 Frequently portrayed maids
Burl Osborne
Publisher
25-Jun-1937 15-Aug-2012 Dallas Morning News
Elinor Ostrom
Sociologist
7-Aug-1933 12-Jun-2012 Common-pool resources
Johnny Otis
Musician
28-Dec-1921 17-Jan-2012 Harlem Nocturne
Ron Palillo
Actor
2-Apr-1949 14-Aug-2012 Horshack on Welcome Back, Kotter
Joe Paterno
Football
21-Dec-1926 22-Jan-2012 Penn State Head Coach, 1966-2011
Morgan Paull
Actor
15-Dec-1944 17-Jul-2012 Blade Runner
Donald Payne
Politician
16-Jul-1934 6-Mar-2012 Congressman from New Jersey, 1989-2012
Frank H. Pearl
Business
27-May-1943 4-May-2012 CEO of Perseus LLC
David Peaston
Singer
13-Mar-1957 1-Feb-2012 Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right
Johnny Pesky
Baseball
27-Sep-1919 13-Aug-2012 Boston Red Sox
John J. Phelan, Jr.
Business
7-May-1931 4-Aug-2012 CEO of the NYSE, 1984-91
Charles H. Price II
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931 12-Jan-2012 US Ambassador to the UK, 1983-89
Deborah Raffin
Actor
13-Mar-1953 21-Nov-2012 Windmills of the Gods
David Rakoff
Author
27-Nov-1964 9-Aug-2012 Don't Get Too Comfortable
William Raspberry
Columnist
12-Oct-1935 17-Jul-2012 The Washington Post
Joyce Redman
Actor
9-Dec-1915 10-May-2012 Tom Jones
John H. Reed
Politician
5-Jan-1921 31-Oct-2012 Governor of Maine, 1959-67
Stanley R. Resor
Government
5-Dec-1917 17-Apr-2012 Secretary of the Army, 1965-71
Adrienne Rich
Poet
16-May-1929 27-Mar-2012 An Atlas of the Difficult World
Sally Ride
Astronaut
26-May-1951 23-Jul-2012 First American woman in space
Charles G. Rose
Politician
10-Aug-1939 3-Sep-2012 Congressman from North Carolina, 1973-97
Evans Rose
Attorney
10-Mar-1932 20-Jul-2012 Cohen & Grigsby
F. Sherwood Rowland
Chemist
28-Jun-1927 10-Mar-2012 Ozone depletion
Darrell Royal
Football
6-Jul-1924 7-Nov-2012 UT-Austin Head Coach, 1957-76
Warren Rudman
Politician
18-May-1930 19-Nov-2012 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1980-93
Ann Rutherford
Actor
2-Nov-1917 11-Jun-2012 Andy Hardy's girlfriend Polly
Robert Fortune Sanchez
Religion
20-Mar-1934 20-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe, 1974-93
Marion O. Sandler
Philanthropist
17-Oct-1930 1-Jun-2012 Golden West Financial
Andrew Sarris
Critic
31-Oct-1928 20-Jun-2012 The American Cinema
Vidal Sassoon
Business
17-Jan-1928 9-May-2012 Celebrity hairstylist
Pierre Schoendoerffer
Film Director
5-May-1928 14-Mar-2012 The Anderson Platoon
Anna J. Schwartz
Economist
11-Nov-1915 21-Jun-2012 A Monetary History of the United States
Norman Schwarzkopf
Military
22-Aug-1934 27-Dec-2012 Leader in Persian Gulf War
Tony Scott
Film Director
21-Jul-1944 19-Aug-2012 Top Gun
Earl Scruggs
Musician
6-Jan-1924 28-Mar-2012 Bluegrass banjo pioneer
Richard B. Scudder
Publisher
13-May-1913 11-Jul-2012 Co-Founder, MediaNews Group
Junior Seau
Football
19-Jan-1969 2-May-2012 NFL Linebacker, committed suicide
Maurice Sendak
Author
10-Jun-1928 8-May-2012 Where The Wild Things Are
Yitzhak Shamir
Head of State
15-Oct-1915 30-Jun-2012 Twice Israeli Prime Minister
Ravi Shankar
Musician
7-Apr-1920 11-Dec-2012 World-renowned composer, performer
Carroll Shelby
Auto Racing
11-Jan-1923 10-May-2012 Racecar designer
Dinah Sheridan
Actor
17-Sep-1920 25-Nov-2012 Genevieve
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
19-Dec-1925 5-Mar-2012 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Edward Short
Politician
17-Dec-1912 4-May-2012 Leader, House of Commons, 1974-76
Norodom Sihanouk
Royalty
31-Oct-1922 15-Oct-2012 King of Cambodia
John Silber
Educator
15-Aug-1926 27-Sep-2012 President of Boston University, 1971-96
Louis Simpson
Poet
27-Mar-1923 14-Sep-2012 At The End of the Open Road
Dara Singh
Actor
19-Nov-1928 12-Jul-2012 Indian strongman, Bollywood star
Doris Singleton
Actor
28-Sep-1919 26-Jun-2012 Caroline Appleby on I Love Lucy
Otto R. Skopil, Jr.
Judge
3-Jun-1919 18-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-86
Hulett C. Smith
Politician
21-Oct-1918 15-Jan-2012 Governor of West Virginia, 1965-69
Joe South
Musician
28-Feb-1940 5-Sep-2012 Southern singer/songwriter and session guitarist
Arlen Specter
Politician
12-Feb-1930 14-Oct-2012 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1981-2011
David B. Speer
Business
6-Apr-1951 17-Nov-2012 CEO of Illinois Tool Works, 2005-12
Victor Spinetti
Actor
2-Sep-1933 19-Jun-2012 Oh! What A Lovely War
Sage Stallone
Actor
5-May-1976 13-Jul-2012 Son of Sylvester Stallone
Elan Steinberg
Activist
2-Jun-1952 6-Apr-2012 World Jewish Congress
Christopher Stevens
Diplomat
Apr-1960 11-Sep-2012 US Ambassador to Libya, killed in raid
Warren Stevens
Actor
2-Nov-1919 27-Mar-2012 Forbidden Planet
Martha Stewart
Actor
7-Oct-1922 25-Feb-2012 In a Lonely Place
Peter Struck
Government
24-Jan-1943 19-Dec-2012 German Defense Minister, 2002-05
Mel Stuart
Film Director
2-Sep-1928 9-Aug-2012 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Punch Sulzberger
Publisher
5-Feb-1926 29-Sep-2012 New York Times Publisher, 1963-91
Donna Summer
Singer
31-Dec-1948 17-May-2012 Hot Stuff
Eric Sykes
Actor
4-May-1923 4-Jul-2012 The Plank
Thomas Szasz
Psychiatrist
15-Apr-1920 8-Sep-2012 Libertarian psychiatrist
Wislawa Szymborska
Poet
2-Jul-1923 1-Feb-2012 Polish poet
Censu Tabone
Head of State
30-Mar-1913 14-Mar-2012 President of Malta, 1989-94
Antonio Tabucchi
Novelist
24-Sep-1943 25-Mar-2012 The Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa
Mary Tamm
Actor
22-Mar-1950 26-Jul-2012 Romana #1 from Doctor Who
Phyllis Thaxter
Actor
20-Nov-1921 14-Aug-2012 The World of Henry Orient
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
Richard Threlkeld
Journalist
30-Nov-1937 13-Jan-2012 CBS and ABC News Correspondent, 1965-98
Norbert T. Tiemann
Politician
18-Jul-1924 19-Jun-2012 Governor of Nebraska, 1967-71
Jack Tramiel
Business
13-Dec-1928 8-Apr-2012 Commodore Business Machines
Marvin S. Traub
Business
14-Apr-1925 11-Jul-2012 CEO of Bloomingdale's, 1978-92
Jack Twyman
Basketball
11-May-1934 30-May-2012 Cincinnati Royals forward, NBA Hall-of-Famer
Ginny Tyler
Actor
8-Aug-1925 13-Jul-2012 Head Mouseketeer
Susan Tyrrell
Actor
18-Mar-1945 16-Jun-2012 Fat City
Albert Ueltschi
Aviator
15-May-1917 18-Oct-2012 Founder, FlightSafety International
Jim Unger
Cartoonist
21-Jan-1937 29-May-2012 Herman
Barry Unsworth
Novelist
10-Aug-1930 5-Jun-2012 Sacred Hunger
Wylie Vale, Jr.
Doctor
3-Jul-1941 3-Jan-2012 Endocrinologist at Salk Institute
Steve Van Buren
Football
28-Sep-1920 23-Aug-2012 Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Hall-of-Famer
Chavela Vargas
Singer
17-Apr-1919 5-Aug-2012 Ranchera singer
Gore Vidal
Author
3-Oct-1925 31-Jul-2012 Visit to a Small Planet
Garry Walberg
Actor
10-Jun-1921 27-Mar-2012 Lt. Frank Monahan on Quincy
Mike Wallace
Journalist
9-May-1918 7-Apr-2012 Veteran 60 Minutes correspondent
Simon Ward
Actor
19-Oct-1941 20-Jul-2012 Sir Monty Everard on Judge John Deed
James Watkins
Government
7-Mar-1927 26-Jul-2012 US Secretary of Energy, 1989-93
Doc Watson
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