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January 12 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 12th:
January 12 - Deaths:
690 – Benedict Biscop - saint (b. 628)
1167 – Ailred of Rievaulx - saint (b. 1110)
1321 – Maria of Brabant - wife of Philip III of France (b. 1256)
1519 – Maximilian I - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1459)
1665 – Pierre de Fermat - French mathematician & lawyer (b. 1601)
1674 – Giacomo Carissimi - Italian composer (b. 1605)
1700 – Marguerite Bourgeoys - saint (b. 1620)
1705 – Luca Giordano - Italian artist (b. 1634)
1732 – John Horsley - British archaeologist (b. 1685)
1735 – John Eccles - English composer (b. 1668)
1759 – Anne - Princess Royal & Princess of Orange (b. 1709)
1765 – Johann Melchior Molter - German composer (b. 1696)
1777 – Hugh Mercer - American Revolutionary War officer (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1726)
1781 – Richard Challoner - English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
1817 – Juan Andres - Spanish Jesuit (b. 1740)
1829 – Friedrich von Schlegel - German poet (b. 1772)
1833 – Marie-Antoine Carême - French chef (b. 1784)
1834 – William Wyndham Grenville - 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)
1856 – Ľudovít Štúr - Slovak politician, author of Slovak language - (b. 1815)
1892 – William Reeves - bishop, antiquarian (b. 1815)
1897 – Isaac Pitman - British inventor (Pitman Shorthand) (b. 1813)
1899 – Hiram Walker - American distiller (b. 1816)
1909 – Hermann Minkowski - German mathematician (b. 1864)
1921 – Gervase Elwes - English tenor (b. 1866)
1926 – Sir Austin Chapman - Australian politician (b. 1864)
1934 – Pawel Kochanski - Polish violinist, composer & arranger (b. 1887)
1938 – Gösta Ekman - Swedish actor (b. 1890)
1940 – Edward Smith - English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1899)
1943 – Jan Campert - Dutch journalist & writer (b. 1902)
1944 – Lance C. Wade - American pilot (b. 1915)
1956 – Norman Kerry - American actor (b. 1894)
1958 – Charles Mallory Hatfield - U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
1960 – Nevil Shute - English writer (b. 1899)
1962 – Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams - Russian writer & feminist (b. 1869)
1965 – Lorraine Hansberry - American writer (b. 1936)
1974 – Princess Patricia of Connaught (b. 1886)
1976 – Agatha Christie - English writer (b. 1890)
1977 – Henri-Georges Clouzot - French film director & screenwriter (b. 1907)
1983 – Rebop Kwaku Baah - Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
1983 – Nikolai Podgorny - President of the USSR (b. 1903)
1988 – Connie Mulder - South African politician (b. 1925)
1990 – Laurence J. Peter - Canadian-born educator et writer (b. 1919)
1991 – Keye Luke - Chinese-American actor (b. 1904)
1996 – Joachim Nitsche - German mathematician (b. 1926)
1997 – Jean-Edern Hallier - French author (b. 1936)
1997 – Charles B. Huggins - Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1901)
1999 – Betty Lou Gerson - American voice actress (b. 1914)
1999 – Doug Wickenheiser - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
2000 – Marc Davis - American animator (b. 1913)
2000 – Bobby Phills - American basketball player (b. 1969)
2001 – Affirmed - American racehorse (b. 1975)
2001 – Luiz Bonfá - Brazilian guitarist & composer (b. 1922)
2001 – William Hewlett - American engineer & businessman (b. 1913)
2002 – Stanley Unwin - South African comedian (b. 1911)
2002 – Cyrus Vance - 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
2003 – Dean Amadon - American ornithologist (b. 1912)
2003 – Kinji Fukasaku - Japanese director (b. 1930)
2003 – Brandon Vedas (b. 1981)
2003 – Leopoldo Galtieri - dictator of Argentina (b. 1926)
2003 – Maurice Gibb - British singer, songwriter, & musician (Bee Gees) (b. 1949)
2003 – Alan Nunn May - English physicist & Soviet spy (b. 1911)
2004 – Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya - Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
2004 – Randy VanWarmer - American singer & songwriter (b. 1955)
2005 – Alessia di Matteo - first survivor of 8 transplants in one operation (b. 2003)
2005 – Amrish Puri - Indian actor (b. 1932)
2005 – Edmund S. Valtman - Estonian-born cartoonist (b. 1914)
2007 – Sir James Killen - Australian politician (b. 1925)
2007 – Alice Coltrane - American jazz musician (b. 1937)
2009 – Claude Berri - French movie director (b. 1934)
2009 – Arne Næss - Norwegian philosopher (b. 1912)


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January 12 - Births

Calendar Date January 12th:
January 12th - Births:
1483 – Henry III of Nassau-Breda - German nobleman (d. 1538)
1562 – Charles Emmanuel I - Duke of Savoy (d. 1630)
1576 – Petrus Scriverius - Dutch writer (d. 1660)
1577 – Jan Baptist van Helmont - Flemish chemist (d. 1644)
1580 – Lord Alexander Ruthven - Scottish nobleman (d. 1600)
1591 – José Ribera - Spanish painter (d. 1652)
1597 – François Duquesnoy - French sculptor (d. 1643)
1628 – Charles Perrault - French folklorist (d. 1703)
1715 – Jacques Duphly - French composer (d. 1789)
1716 – Antonio de Ulloa - Spanish general (d. 1795)
1721 – Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick - Prussian general (d. 1792)
1723 – Samuel Langdon - American college educator (d. 1797)
1729 – Edmund Burke - Irish statesman (d. 1797)
1737 – John Hancock - American statesman (d. 1793)
1746 – Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi - Swiss pedagogue (d. 1827)
1751 – Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1825)
1772 – Count Mikhail Speransky - Russian reformer (d. 1839)
1786 – Sir Robert Inglis - Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
1792 – Johan August Arfwedson - Swedish chemist (d. 1841)
1797 – Gideon Brecher - Austrian physician (d. 1873)
1810 – King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1859)
1822 – Étienne Lenoir - French engineer (d. 1900)
1849 – Jean Béraud - French painter (d. 1935)
1856 – John Singer Sargent - American artist (d. 1925)
1863 – Swami Vivekananda - Indian philosopher (d. 1902)
1873 – Spiridon Louis - Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)
1876 – Jack London - American author (d. 1916)
1876 – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari - Italian composer (d. 1948)
1877 – Frank J. Corr - American politician (d. 1934)
1878 – Ferenc Molnár - Hungarian writer (d. 1952)
1879 – Ray Harroun - American race car driver (d. 1968)
1882 – Milton Sills - American actor (d. 1930)
1884 – Texas Guinan - American actress (d. 1933)
1892 – Mikhail Gurevich - Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
1893 – Hermann Göring - German Nazi official (d. 1946)
1893 – Alfred Rosenberg - German Nazi official (d. 1946)
1894 – Georges Carpentier - French boxer (d. 1975)
1896 – David Wechsler - American psychologist (d. 1981)
1899 – Pierre Bernac - French baritone (d. 1979)
1899 – Paul Hermann Müller - Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)
1903 – Igor Kurchatov - Russian physicist (d. 1960)
1904 – Fred McDowell - American blues musician (d. 1972)
1905 – James Bennett Griffin - American archaeologist (d. 1997)
1905 – Tex Ritter - American country singer & actor (d. 1974)
1906 – Daniil Kharms - Russian playwright (d. 1942)
1906 – Emmanuel Levinas - French philosopher (d. 1995)
1907 – Patsy Kelly - American actress (d. 1981)
1907 – Sergei Korolev - Russian rocket scientist (d. 1966)
1908 – Jean Delannoy - French film director (d. 2008)
1908 – Clement Hurd - American illustrator (d. 1988)
1910 – Luise Rainer, German actress
1915 – Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)
1915 – Joseph-Aurèle Plourde, Catholic archbishop of Ottawa
1916 – Pieter Willem Botha, South African politician (d. 2006)
1916 – Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
1916 – William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
1917 – Walter Hendl, American conductor (d. 2007)
1917 – Jimmy Skinner, Canadian hockey coach (d. 2007)
1917 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritualist (d. 2008)
1920 – James L. Farmer, Jr., American activist (d. 1999)
1920 – Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki - Polish-born Australian sociologist (d. 2009)
1922 – Tadeusz Żychiewicz - Polish journalist & art historian (d. 1994)
1923 – Ira Hayes - US Marine (d. 1955)
1924 – Olivier Gendebien - Belgian racing driver (d. 1998)
1924 – Grethe Holmer - Danish actress (d. 2004)
1925 – Bill Burrud - American television host (d. 1990)
1925 – Scottie MacGregor - American actress
1925 – Bodil Udsen - Danish actress (d. 2008)
1926 – Morton Feldman - American composer (d. 1987)
1926 – Ray Price - American singer
1928 – Ruth Brown - American singer (d. 2006)
1928 – Lloyd Ruby - American race car driver (d. 2009)
1929 – Alasdair MacIntyre - Scottish-born American philosopher
1930 – Tim Horton - Canadian hockey player (d. 1974)
1930 – Glenn Yarborough - American singer
1932 – Des O'Connor - British television presenter
1933 – Michael Aspel - English broadcaster
1934 – Mick Sullivan - English rugby league footballer
1935 – Kreskin - American mentalist
1935 – Tomiko Ishii - Japanese actress
1936 – Raimonds Pauls - Latvian Composer
1937 – Marie Dubois - French actress
1937 – Shirley Eaton - British actress
1937 – Vicente Sardinero - Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
1938 – Lewis Fiander - Australian actor
1941 – Long John Baldry - British blues singer (d. 2005)
1942 – Bernardine Dohrn - former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
1944 – Joe Frazier - American boxer
1944 – Hans Henning Atrott - Prussian euthanasia advocate
1944 – Vlastimil Hort - Czechoslovakian chess player
1944 – Viktoria Postnikova - Russian pianist
1944 – Carlos Villagrán - Mexican actor
1945 – Maggie Bell - Scottish singer (Stone the Crows)
1946 – Lady Cosgrove - Scottish judiciary figure
1946 – George Duke - American musician
1946 – Cynthia Robinson - American musician (Sly & the Family Stone)
1947 – Tom Dempsey - American football player
1948 – Kenny Allen - English footballer
1948 – Anthony Andrews - English actor
1948 – Gordon Campbell - Premier of British Columbia
1948 – Khalid Abdul Muhammed - American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
1948 – William Nicholson - English writer
1949 – Kentarō Haneda - Japanese composer (d. 2007)
1949 – Ottmar Hitzfeld - German football manager
1949 – Haruki Murakami - Japanese novelist
1949 – Michael W. Vannier - American radiologist
1949 – Wayne Wang - Hong Kong-born American film director
1950 – Sheila Jackson Lee - American politician
1950 – Göran Lindblad - Swedish politician
1950 – Bob McEwen - American politician
1950 – Dorrit Moussaieff - First Lady of Iceland
1950 – Ricky Ray Rector - American murderer (d. 1992)
1951 – Kirstie Alley - American actress
1951 – Ann Althouse - American law professor
1951 – Rush Limbaugh - American radio personality & political commentator
1951 – Drew Pearson - American football player
1952 – Charles Faulkner - American motivational speaker & author
1952 – Walter Mosley - American author
1952 – John Walker - New Zealand middle distance runner
1954 – Howard Stern - American radio personality
1955 – Rockne S. O'Bannon - American screenwriter
1957 – John Lasseter - American animation director
1958 – Curt Fraser - American ice hockey coach
1959 – Blixa Bargeld - German singer & musician (Einstürzende Neubauten, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)
1959 – Per Gessle - Swedish songwriter & musician (Roxette)
1959 – Nick Nairn - British celebrity chef
1960 – Oliver Platt - Canadian actor
1960 – Dominique Wilkins - American basketball player
1962 – Luna Vachon - Canadian professional wrestler
1963 – François Girard - French-Canadian film director & screenwriter
1964 – Jeff Bezos - American entrepreneur
1964 – Laura Gildemeister - Argentine tennis player
1965 – Mark Moore - British record producer
1965 – Rob Zombie - American musician & film director (White Zombie, Solo)
1966 – Olivier Martinez - French actor
1967 – Subir Chowdhury - Six Sigma Quality Consultant, Author
1967 – Vendela Kirsebom - Swedish supermodel
1968 – Keith Anderson - American country music singer-songwriter
1968 – Rachael Harris - American actress
1968 – Junichi Masuda - Japanese composer
1968 – Heather Mills - British activist & model
1968 – Mauro Silva - Brazilian footballer
1969 – Margaret Nagle - American screenwriter & TV producer
1969 – Robert Prosinečki - Croatian footballer
1970 – Raekwon - American rapper
1970 – Zack de la Rocha - American musician (Rage Against the Machine)
1970 – Mig Ayesa - Australian musician
1971 – Scott Burrell - American basketball player
1972 – Priyanka Gandhi - daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
1972 – Espen Knutsen - Norwegian ice hockey player
1972 – Jason Sklar - American comedian
1972 – Randy Sklar - American comedian
1973 – Dan Haseltine - American singer (Jars of Clay)
1973 – Matt Wong - American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1973 – Hande Yener - Turkish singer
1974 – Melanie Chisholm - British singer (Spice Girls)
1974 – Tor Arne Hetland - Norwegian cross-country skier
1975 – Jason Freese - American musician
1975 – Jocelyn Thibault - Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Miki Nakatani - Japanese actress & singer
1977 – Yoandy Garlobo - Cuban baseball player
1977 – Cade McNown - American football player
1977 – Piolo Pascual - Filipino actor
1978 – Amerie - American singer & songwriter
1978 – Luis Ayala - Mexican baseball pitcher
1978 – Jeremy Camp - American musician
1978 – Bonaventure Kalou - Ivorian footballer
1978 – Kim Sa Rang - Korean actress
1978 – Kris Roe - American musician (The Ataris)
1979 – Marián Hossa - Slovak ice hockey player
1979 – Lee Bo-young - South Korean actress & model
1979 – Grzegorz Rasiak - Polish footballer
1980 – Bobby Crosby - American baseball player
1981 – Dan Klecko - American football player
1982 – Sherzod Abdurahmonov - Uzbekistanian boxer
1982 – Paul-Henri Mathieu - French tennis player
1982 – Chris Ray - American baseball player
1982 – Dimitrios Tsiamis - Greek triple jumper
1982 – Hans Van Alphen - Belgian decathlete
1982 – Dontrelle Willis - American baseball player
1984 – Scott Olsen - American baseball player
1985 – Yohana Cobo - Spanish actress
1985 – Artem Milevskiy - Ukrainian footballer
1986 – Miguel Ángel Nieto - Spanish footballer
1986 – Kieron Richardson - English actor
1987 – Will Rothhaar - American actor
1987 – Salvatore Sirigu - Italian footballer
1987 – Naya Rivera - American actress
1988 – Chris Casement - Irish footballer
1988 – Andrew Lawrence - American actor
1990 – Sergey Karjakin - Ukrainian chess player
1991 – Pixie Lott - English singer
1992 – Mao Kobayashi - Japanese gravure idol
1993 – Aika Mitsui - Japanese singer
1995 – Laurel McGoff - American singer
1998 – Nathan Gamble - American actor


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January 12 - General (Calendar Date)


January 12th - Basic Facts:
  • January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year (354 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 11.
  • Next day is January 13.
January 12th Births (Here)

January 12th Deaths (Here)

January 12th Events:

475 – Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor - coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople.
1528 – Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.
1539 – Treaty of Toledo signed by King Francis I of France & Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
1773 – First public Colonial American museum opens (Charleston, South Carolina).
1777 – Mission Santa Clara de Asís founded - located in modern Santa Clara, California.
1808 – Meeting leading to creation of the Wernerian Natural History Society (former Scottish learned society) is held in Edinburgh.
1848 – The Palermo rising takes place in Sicily against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.
1872 – Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum.
1875 – Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
1895 – National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.
1898 – Ito Hirobumi begins his 3rd term as Prime Minister of Japan.
1906 – Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet produces sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide at British general election.
1908 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
1911 – University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established - 3 future Philippine presidents were present in first enrollees.
1915 – Rocky Mountain National Park - formed by an act of U.S. Congress.
1915 – United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal giving women the right to vote.
1918 – Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
1942 – President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board (World War II).
1964 – Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution & proclaim a republic.
1966 – Lyndon B. Johnson states the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.
1967 – Dr. James Bedford is first person to be cryonically preserved.
1970 – Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.
1971 – The Harrisburg Seven: The Reverend Philip Berrigan & 5 others indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
1991 – Gulf War - Act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
1992 – A new constitution is approved by a referendum in Mali.
1995 – Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan.
1998 – 19 European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
2004 – RMS Queen Mary 2 (world's largest ocean liner) makes its maiden voyage.
2005 – Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta 2 rocket.
2006 – Stampede occurs during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia (killing at least 362 Muslim pilgrims).
2006 – Mehmet Ali Ağca is released from a Turkish jail after serving 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
2006 – The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt & is barred access to the Suez Canal.
2007 – Comet McNaught reaches perihelion - the brightest comet in > 40 years.


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Raymond Babbitt (Savant Character In Film Rain Man) 1988


Raymond Babbitt Facts:
  • Is the fictional character in the 1988 film, Rain Man, played by actor Dustin Hoffman.
  • The inspiration for the Raymond Babbitt character was Kim Peek (1951-2009).
  • Barry Morrow, the script writer for the Rain Man film, first met Kim Peek in 1984 at Arlington, Texas.
Raymond Babbitt & Rain Man (Film):
  • Raymond's early life was difficult as he was wrongly diagnosed with autism - the doctor was late for a golf game & so made a hurried diagnosis.
  • Raymond is portrayed as in his early forties, with vague anxious features.
  • Raymond pursues order wherever he is.
  • His bedtime is at 11 pm sharp & he insists on having his bed by the window.
  • Raymond also withdraws into his "Who on First" routine (a vaudeville comedy routine made most famous by Abbott & Costello) when someone invades his personal space, or when he is put in a new environment.
  • Raymond's obsessive peeves include:
    • Pancakes being placed on the table before the maple syrup.
    • Dinner later than 4:00 pm.
    • Not having his tablets.
Raymond & Brother Charles Babbitt in Rain Man (Film):
  • Raymond is the older autistic-savant brother of character Charlie Babbitt.
  • Charlie Babbitt learns he has an autistic older brother, Raymond Babbitt.
  • Raymond has been in the Walbrook psychiatric institution for 20 years.
  • It was Raymond who sang to Charlie, but when Raymond accidentally burnt the infant Charlie with hot bath water, their father sent Raymond away to Walbrook.
  • When he was younger, Charlie couldn't pronounce Raymond, & called him Rain Man instead.
  • Raymond receives a 3 million USD inheritance when their father (Sanford Babbitt) dies.
  • Charles Babbitt, in an attempt to claim the inheritance, liberates Raymond from the psychiatric institution & takes him 'on the road'.
Quote about Raymond Babbitt:
"Raymond has a problem communicating and learning. He can't even express himself or probably even understand his own emotions in a traditional way. There are dangers everywhere for Raymond. Routines, rituals are all he has to protect himself. [...] Well, it's the way he acts, sleeps, eats, uses the bathroom, walks, talks, everything. Any break from that routine is terrifying. [...] He doesn't understand the concept of money." ~ Dr Bruner, Walbrook Psychiatrist [Rain Man]

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