October 12 Holidays, Events & Observances

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October 12 holidays, events, remembrance around the world. These are October 12 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; October 12 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on October 12.

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October 12 Holidays and Observances
Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in October, international holidays in October 12, national days in October 12. Some major October 12 national day and International holidays list in October calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Therefore, there’s a myriad of holidays and observances to explore from worldwide celebrations, national holidays, remembrance days, minor holidays, lesser known festivals, and special ancient celebrations.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering. from our comprehensive list of October 12 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have accumulated the long list of observances in October 12, notable events, national days in October 12, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on October 12 annually.

Here we go:

Month of October

In October, autumn comes into full swing. Let’s get in the fall mood! This month’s name stems from Latin octo, “eight,” because this was the eighth month of the early Roman calendar. When the Romans converted to a 12-month calendar, the name October stuck despite that fact that it’s now the 10th month!

October is the second month of fall in the northern half of the world. In the southern half, it is the second month of spring.

The Saxons called the month Wintirfyllith because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

Holidays in October

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in October are: October 9 is Leif Eriksson Day.
October 12 is a busy day, with three holidays packed into it: 1) Canadian Thanksgiving. (2) Columbus Day (U.S.), a federal holiday, is observed on the second Monday in October. It was on October 122, 1492, that Christopher Columbus landed on a small island in the Bahamas, convinced that he had reached Asia. Read more about Columbus Day. (3) Indigenous Peoples’ Day (U.S.)—a holiday that celebrates the history and cultures of indigenous peoples native to what is today the United States. More special days like Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National Noodle Day, World Cerebral Palsy Day, etc See All Holidays in October here

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October 12 National and Special Days

Major October 12 Holidays / National Day

October 12 is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 80 days remain until the end of the year.

October 12 events

  • 539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon, ending the Babylonian empire. (Julian calendar)
  • 633 – Battle of Hatfield Chase: King Edwin of Northumbria is defeated and killed by an alliance under Penda of Mercia and Cadwallon of Gwynedd.
  • 1279 – The Nichiren Shōshū branch of Buddhism is founded in Japan.
  • 1398 – In the Treaty of Salynas, Lithuania cedes Samogitia to the Teutonic Knights.
  • 1406 – Chen Yanxiang, the only person from Indonesia known to have visited dynastic Korea, reaches Seoul after having set out from Java four months before.
  • 1492 – Christopher Columbus’s first expion makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas.
  • 1654 – The Delft Explosion devastates the city in the Netherlands, killing more than 100 people.
  • 1692 – The Salem witch trials are ended by a letter from Province of Massachusetts Bay Governor William Phips.
  • 1748 – War of Jenkins’ Ear: A British squadron wins a tactical victory over a Spanish squadron off Havana.
  • 1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens.
  • 1792 – The first celebration of Columbus Day is held in New York City.
  • 1793 – The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United States, is laid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • 1798 – Flemish and Luxembourgish peasants launch the rebellion against French rule known as the Peasants’ War.
  • 1799 – Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse becomes the first woman to jump from a balloon with a parachute.
  • 1810 – The citizens of Munich hold the first Oktoberfest.
  • 1822 – Pedro I of Brazil is proclaimed the emperor.
  • 1849 – The city of Manizales, Colombia, is founded by ‘The Expion of the 20’.
  • 1856 – An M 7.7–8.3 earthquake off the Greek island of Crete cause major damage as far as Egypt and Malta.
  • 1871 – The British in India enact the Criminal Tribes Act, naming many local communities “Criminal Tribes”.
  • 1890 – Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formed.
  • 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools.
  • 1901 – President Theodore Roosevelt officially renames the “Executive Mansion” to the White House.
  • 1915 – World War I: British nurse Edith Cavell is executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from Belgium
  • 1917 – World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single-day loss of life in New Zealand history.
  • 1918 – A massive forest fire kills 453 people in Minnesota.
  • 1928 – An iron lung respirator is used for the first time at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • 1933 – The military Alcatraz Citadel becomes the civilian Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Axis occupation of Athens comes to an end.
  • 1945 – World War II: Desmond Doss is the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor.
  • 1945 – The Lao Issara took control of Laos’ government and reaffirmed the country’s independence.
  • 1959 – At the national congress of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance in Peru, a group of leftist radicals are expelled from the party who later form APRA Rebelde.
  • 1960 – Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe on a desk at the United Nations to protest a Philippine assertion.
  • 1960 – Japan Socialist Party leader Inejiro Asanuma is stabbed to death during a live Television broadcast.
  • 1962 – The Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities. There was at least U.S. $230 million in damages and 46 people died.
  • 1963 – After nearly 23 years of imprisonment, Reverend Walter Ciszek, a Jesuit missionary, was released from the Soviet Union.
  • 1964 – The Soviet Union launches the Voskhod 1 into Earth orbit as the first spacecraft with a multi-person crew, and the first flight without pressure suits.
  • 1968 – Equatorial Guinea becomes independent from Spain.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: Vietnamization continues as President Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas.
  • 1971 – The 2,500 year celebration of the Persian Empire begins.
  • 1979 – Typhoon Tip becomes the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.
  • 1983 – Japan’s former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from the Lockheed Corporation, and is sentenced to four years in jail.
  • 1984 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army fail to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The bomb kills five people and wounds 31.
  • 1988 – Two officers of the Victoria Police are gunned down execution-style in the Walsh Street police shootings, Australia.
  • 1992 – A 5.8 earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt. At least 510 died.
  • 1994 – The Magellan spacecraft burns up in the atmosphere of Venus.
  • 1997 – The Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria kills 43 people at a fake roadblock.
  • 1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at University of Wyoming, dies five days after he was beaten outside of Laramie.
  • 1999 – Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.
  • 1999 – The former Autonomous Soviet Republic of Abkhazia declares its independence from Georgia.
  • 2000 – The USS Cole, a US Navy destroyer, is badly damaged by two suicide bombers, killing 17 crew members and wounding at least 39.
  • 2002 – Terrorists detonate bombs in the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 and wounding over 300.
  • 2005 – The second Chinese human spaceflight, Shenzhou 6, is launched, carrying two cosmonauts in orbit for five days.
  • 2013 – Fifty-one people are killed after a truck veers off a cliff in Peru.
  • 2017 – The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO. and is immediately followed by Israel.
  • 2018 – Princess Eugenie marries Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  • 2019 – Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall in Japan, killing 10 and forcing the evacuation of 1,000,000 people.
  • 2019 – Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya becomes the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours with a time of 1:59:40 in Vienna.
  • 2019 – The Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which is under construction, collapses, killing two and injuring 20.
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October 12 birthdays

  • 1008 – Go-Ichijō, emperor of Japan (d. 1036)
  • 1240 – Trần Thánh Tông, emperor of Vietnam (then Đại Việt) (d. 1290)
  • 1350 – Dmitri Donskoi, Grand Duke of Moscow (d. 1389)
  • 1490 – Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer and priest (d. 1548)
  • 1533 – Asakura Yoshikage, Japanese ruler (d. 1573)
  • 1537 – Edward VI, king of England (d. 1553)
  • 1555 – Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, English diplomat (d. 1601)
  • 1558 – Maximilian III, archduke of Austria (d. 1618)
  • 1576 – Thomas Dudley, English-American soldier and politician, 3rd Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (d. 1653)
  • 1602 – William Chillingworth, English scholar and theologian (d. 1644)
  • 1614 – Henry More, English philosopher (d. 1687)
  • 1687 – Sylvius Leopold Weiss, German lute player and composer (d. 1750)
  • 1710 – Jonathan Trumbull, American colonel and politician, 16th Governor of Connecticut (d. 1785)
  • 1725 – Étienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (d. 1810)
  • 1792 – Christian Gmelin, German chemist and pharmacist (d. 1860)
  • 1798 – Pedro I, emperor of Brazil (d. 1834)
  • 1801 – Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss lawyer and politician, 5th President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 1873)
  • 1815 – William J. Hardee, American general (d. 1873)
  • 1838 – George Thorn, Australian politician, 6th Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
  • 1840 – Helena Modjeska, Polish-American actress (d. 1909)
  • 1855 – Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor and academic (d. 1922)
  • 1860 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American engineer and businessman, co-invented the gyrocompass (d. 1930)
  • 1864 – Kamini Roy, British India’s first female graduate, Bengali poet, social activist, and feminist writer (d. 1933)
  • 1865 – Arthur Harden, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1866 – Ramsay MacDonald, Scottish journalist and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1937)
  • 1868 – August Horch, German engineer and businessman, founded Audi (d. 1951)
  • 1868 – Mariano Trías, Filipino general and politician, 1st Vice President of the Philippines (d. 1914)
  • 1872 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer and educator (d. 1958)
  • 1874 – Jimmy Burke, American baseball player and manager (d. 1942)
  • 1875 – Aleister Crowley, English magician and author (d. 1947)
  • 1878 – Truxtun Hare, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1956)
  • 1880 – Louis Hémon, French-Canadian author (d. 1913)
  • 1880 – Kullervo Manner, Finnish Speaker of the Parliament, the Prime Minister of the FSWR and the Supreme Commander of the Red Guards (d. 1939)
  • 1891 – Edith Stein, Polish nun and martyr; later canonized (d. 1942)
  • 1891 – Fumimaro Konoe, Japanese soldier and politician, 39th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1945)
  • 1892 – Gilda dalla Rizza, Italian soprano and actress (d. 1975)
  • 1893 – Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
  • 1894 – Elisabeth of Romania, queen consort of Greece (d. 1956)
  • 1896 – Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and translator, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1903 – Josephine Hutchinson, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1904 – Lester Dent, American journalist and author (d. 1959)
  • 1904 – Ding Ling, Chinese author and educator (d. 1986)
  • 1906 – Joe Cronin, American baseball player and manager (d. 1984)
  • 1906 – John Murray, American playwright and producer (d. 1984)
  • 1906 – Piero Taruffi, Italian race car driver and motorcycle racer (d. 1988)
  • 1908 – Paul Engle, American novelist, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Ann Petry, American novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1910 – Robert Fitzgerald, American poet, critic, and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1910 – Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1911 – Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1913 – Alice Chetwynd Ley, English author and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1914 – John E. Hodge, African-American chemist (d. 1996)
  • 1916 – Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)
  • 1916 – Lock Martin, American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1917 – Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1919 – Gilles Beaudoin, Canadian politician, 34th Mayor of Trois-Rivières (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Doris Miller, American chef and soldier (d. 1943)
  • 1920 – Christopher Soames, English politician and diplomat, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (d. 1987)
  • 1921 – Art Clokey, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and voice actor, created Gumby (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Jaroslav Drobný, Czech-English tennis player and ice hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Logie Bruce Lockhart, Scottish rugby player and journalist (d. 2020)
  • 1922 – William H. Sullivan, American soldier and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman, co-founded Weight Watchers (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Goody Petronelli, American boxer, trainer, and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Leonidas Kyrkos, Greek politician (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Denis Lazure, Canadian psychiatrist and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1928 – Al Held, American painter and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Domna Samiou, Greek singer and musicologist (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Nappy Brown, American R&B singer-songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1929 – Robert Coles, American psychologist, author, and academic
  • 1929 – Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic journalist and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1930 – Denis Brodeur, Canadian ice hockey player and photographer (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Milica Kacin Wohinz, Slovenian historian and author
  • 1931 – Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist and academic, co-developed Simula (d. 2002)
  • 1932 – Dick Gregory, American comedian, actor, and author (d. 2017)
  • 1932 – Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1932 – John Moffat, Danish physicist and academic
  • 1933 – Guido Molinari, Canadian painter and art collector (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – James “Sugar Boy” Crawford, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – Richard Meier, American architect, designed the Getty Center and City Tower
  • 1934 – Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician and academic
  • 1934 – Oğuz Atay, Turkish engineer and author (d. 1977)
  • 1935 – Don Howe, English footballer and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Tony Kubek, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1935 – Sam Moore, American soul singer-songwriter
  • 1935 – Shivraj Patil, Indian lawyer and politician, Indian Minister of Defence
  • 1935 – Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1937 – Paul Hawkins, Australian race car driver (d. 1969)
  • 1937 – Robert Mangold, American painter
  • 1941 – Michael Mansfield, English lawyer, academic, and republican
  • 1942 – Melvin Franklin, American soul bass singer (d. 1995)
  • 1943 – Kostas Tsakonas, Greek actor (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – Angela Rippon, English journalist and author
  • 1945 – Aurore Clément, French actress
  • 1946 – Drew Edmondson, American politician
  • 1946 – Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (d. 2008)
  • 1946 – Daryl Runswick, English bassist and composer
  • 1947 – Chris Wallace, American journalist
  • 1948 – John Engler, American businessman and politician, 46th Governor of Michigan
  • 1948 – Rick Parfitt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2016)
  • 1949 – Dave Lloyd, English cyclist and coach
  • 1949 – Carlos the Jackal, Venezuelan convicted of terrorism and murderer
  • 1949 – Paul Went, English footballer and manager (d. 2017)
  • 1950 – Susan Anton, American actress and model
  • 1950 – Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician, 31st Governor of Wyoming
  • 1951 – Sally Little, South African-American golfer
  • 1951 – Ed Royce, American businessman and politician
  • 1951 – Norio Suzuki, Japanese golfer
  • 1952 – Trevor Chappell, Australian cricketer and coach
  • 1952 – Béla Csécsei, Hungarian educator and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Roger Heath-Brown, English mathematician and theorist
  • 1953 – Les Dennis, English comedian and actor
  • 1953 – David Threlfall, English actor and director
  • 1954 – Evalie A. Bradley, Anguillian politician and member of the House of Assembly of Anguilla.
  • 1954 – Massimo Ghini, Italian actor
  • 1954 – Michael Roe, American singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • 1954 – Linval Thompson, Jamaican singer and producer
  • 1955 – Einar Jan Aas, Norwegian footballer
  • 1955 – Pat DiNizio, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2017)
  • 1955 – Ante Gotovina, Croatian general
  • 1955 – Jane Siberry, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1956 – Rafael Ábalos, Spanish author
  • 1956 – Allan Evans, Scottish footballer
  • 1956 – Lutz Haueisen, German cyclist
  • 1956 – Catherine Holmes, Australian judge
  • 1956 – Gerti Schanderl, German figure skater
  • 1956 – David Vanian, English singer-songwriter
  • 1957 – Clémentine Célarié, French actress, singer, and director
  • 1957 – Serge Clerc, French comic book artist and illustrator
  • 1957 – Mike Dowler, Welsh football goalkeeper
  • 1957 – Annik Honoré, Belgian journalist and music promoter (d. 2014)
  • 1957 – William F. Laurance, Australian biologist
  • 1958 – Steve Austria, American lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Maria de Fátima Silva de Sequeira Dias, Portuguese historian, author, and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1958 – Jeff Keith, American rock singer-songwriter
  • 1958 – Bryn Merrick, Welsh bass player (d. 2015)
  • 1959 – Anna Escobedo Cabral, American lawyer and politician, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 1960 – Steve Lowery, American golfer
  • 1960 – Carlo Perrone, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Dorothee Vieth, German Paralympic cyclist
  • 1961 – Chendo, Spanish footballer
  • 1962 – Carlos Bernard, American actor and director
  • 1962 – Chris Botti, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1962 – John Coleman, English footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Branko Crvenkovski, Macedonian engineer and politician, 3rd President of the Republic of Macedonia
  • 1962 – Deborah Foreman, American actress and photographer
  • 1962 – Mads Eriksen, Norwegian guitarist and composer
  • 1963 – Raimond Aumann, German footballer
  • 1963 – Hideki Fujisawa, Japanese composer
  • 1963 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese animator and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1963 – Dave Legeno, English actor and mixed martial artist (d. 2014)
  • 1963 – Alan McDonald, Irish footballer and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1963 – Luis Polonia, Dominican baseball player
  • 1965 – Dan Abnett, English author
  • 1965 – J. J. Daigneault, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1965 – Scott O’Grady, American captain and pilot
  • 1966 – Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor and voice over artist (d. 2015)
  • 1966 – Wim Jonk, Dutch footballer
  • 1966 – Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Brenda Romero, American game designer
  • 1967 – Becky Iverson, American golfer
  • 1968 – Bill Auberlen, American race car driver
  • 1968 – Paul Harragon, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor, singer, and producer
  • 1968 – Leon Lett, American football player
  • 1969 – Martie Maguire, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and producer
  • 1969 – Željko Milinovič, Slovenian footballer
  • 1969 – Dwayne Roloson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1969 – José Valentín, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1970 – Kirk Cameron, American actor, screenwriter, and Christian evangelical/anti-evolution activist
  • 1970 – Patrick Musimu, Belgian diver and physiotherapist (d. 2011)
  • 1970 – Tanyon Sturtze, American baseball player
  • 1970 – Charlie Ward, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Tony Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Steve Johnston, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1971 – Bronzell Miller, American football player and actor (d. 2013)
  • 1972 – Neriah Davis, American model and actress
  • 1972 – Juan Manuel Silva, Argentinian race car driver
  • 1972 – Tom Van Mol, Belgian footballer
  • 1973 – Lesli Brea, Dominican baseball player
  • 1973 – Martin Corry, English rugby player
  • 1974 – Stephen Lee, English snooker player
  • 1975 – Susana Félix, Portuguese singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1975 – Marion Jones, American basketball player and runner
  • 1976 – Simon Bridges, New Zealand politician
  • 1977 – Cristie Kerr, American golfer
  • 1977 – Bode Miller, American skier
  • 1977 – Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
  • 1978 – Stefan Binder, German footballer
  • 1978 – Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist
  • 1979 – Steven Agnew, Northern Irish politician
  • 1979 – Steve Borthwick, English rugby player
  • 1979 – Jordan Pundik, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Ledley King, English footballer
  • 1981 – Tom Guiry, American actor
  • 1981 – Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1981 – Giuseppe Lanzone, American rower
  • 1981 – Conrad Smith, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1981 – Sun Tiantian, Chinese tennis player
  • 1983 – Alex Brosque, Australian footballer
  • 1983 – Carlton Cole, English footballer
  • 1983 – Katie Piper, English philanthropist, broadcaster, and acid violence survivor
  • 1983 – Mariko Yamamoto, Japanese cricketer
  • 1985 – Michelle Carter, American shot putter
  • 1985 – Mike Green, Canadian hockey player
  • 1985 – Anna Iljuštšenko, Estonian high jumper
  • 1985 – Greig Laidlaw, Scottish rugby player
  • 1986 – Ioannis Maniatis, Greek footballer
  • 1986 – Sergio Peter, German footballer
  • 1986 – Tyler Blackburn, American actor
  • 1987 – Marvin Ogunjimi, Belgian footballer
  • 1988 – Sam Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1988 – Calum Scott, British singer
  • 1989 – Anna Ohmiya, Japanese curler
  • 1990 – Henri Lansbury, English footballer
  • 1991 – Nicolao Dumitru, Italian footballer
  • 1992 – Josh Hutcherson, American actor and producer
  • 1994 – Alex Katz, American baseball player
  • 1994 – Sean Monahan, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1994 – Olivia Smoliga, American swimmer
  • 1995 – Jessica Hogg, Welsh artistic gymnast
  • 1996 – James Graham, British singer
  • 1996 – Owen Watkin, Welsh rugby player
  • 1997 – Curtis Scott, Australian rugby league player
  • 2004 – Darci Lynne, American ventriloquist
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October 12 deaths

  • 322 BCsthenes, Athenian statesman, (b. 384 BC)
  • 638 – Honorius I, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 642 – John IV, pope of the Catholic Church
  • 884 – Tsunesada, Japanese prince (b. 825)
  • 1095 – Leopold II, margrave of Austria (b. 1050)
  • 1152 – Adolf III of Berg, German nobleman (b. 1080)
  • 1176 – William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician (b. 1109)
  • 1320 – Michael IX Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. 1277)
  • 1328 – Clementia of Hungary, queen consort of France and Navarre (b. 1293)
  • 1448 – Zhu Quan, Chinese prince, historian and playwright (b. 1378)
  • 1491 – Fritz Herlen, German painter (b. 1449)
  • 1492 – Piero della Francesca, Italian mathematician and painter (b. 1415)
  • 1565 – Jean Ribault, French-American lieutenant and navigator (b. 1520)
  • 1576 – Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1527)
  • 1590 – Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1543)
  • 1600 – Luis de Molina, Spanish priest and philosopher (b. 1535)
  • 1601 – Nicholas Brend, English landowner (b. 1560)
  • 1632 – Kutsuki Mototsuna, Japanese commander (b. 1549)
  • 1646 – François de Bassompierre, French general and courtier (b. 1579)
  • 1654 – Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter (b. 1622)
  • 1678 – Edmund Berry Godfrey, English lawyer and judge (b. 1621)
  • 1679 – William Gurnall, English minister, theologian, and author (b. 1617)
  • 1685 – Christoph Ignaz Abele, Austrian lawyer and jurist (b. 1628)
  • 1730 – Frederick IV, king of Denmark and Norway (b. 1671)
  • 1758 – Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, Irish field marshal and politician (b. 1680)
  • 1812 – Juan José Castelli, Argentinian lawyer and politician (b. 1764)
  • 1845 – Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, Quaker and philanthropist (b. 1780)
  • 1858 – Hiroshige, Japanese painter (b. 1797)
  • 1870 – Robert E. Lee, American general (b. 1807)
  • 1875 – Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, French sculptor and painter (b. 1827)
  • 1896 – Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish lawyer and politician, 9th Council President of Denmark (b. 1817)
  • 1898 – Calvin Fairbank, American minister and activist (b. 1816)
  • 1914 – Margaret E. Knight, American inventor (b. 1838)
  • 1915 – Edith Cavell, English nurse (b. 1865)
  • 1923 – Bunny Lucas, English cricketer (b. 1857)
  • 1924 – Anatole France, French journalist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1844)
  • 1926 – Edwin Abbott Abbott, English theologian and author (b. 1838)
  • 1933 – John Lister, English philanthropist and politician (b. 1847)
  • 1940 – Tom Mix, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • 1946 – Joseph Stilwell, American general (b. 1883)
  • 1948 – Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1885)
  • 1954 – George Welch, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 1956 – Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer and painter (b. 1872)
  • 1957 – Arie de Jong, Indonesian-Dutch linguist and physician (b. 1865)
  • 1958 – Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1960 – Inejiro Asanuma, Japanese lawyer and politician (b. 1898)
  • 1965 – Paul Hermann Müller, Swiss chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1967 – Ram Manohar Lohia, Indian activist and politician (b. 1910)
  • 1969 – Sonja Henie, Norwegian figure skater and actress (b. 1912)
  • 1969 – Serge Poliakoff, Russian-French painter and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1969 – Julius Saaristo, Finnish javelin thrower and soldier (b. 1891)
  • 1970 – Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky, Russian-American illustrator and painter (b. 1891)
  • 1970 – Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet and academic (b. 1930)
  • 1971 – Dean Acheson, American lawyer and politician, 51st United States Secretary of State (b. 1893)
  • 1971 – Gene Vincent, American musician (b. 1935)
  • 1972 – Robert Le Vigan, French-Argentinian actor and politician (b. 1900)
  • 1973 – Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer, geographer, and cartographer (b. 1899)
  • 1978 – Nancy Spungen, American figure of the 1970s punk rock scene (b. 1958)
  • 1984 – Anthony Berry, English politician (b. 1925)
  • 1985 – Johnny Olson, American radio host and game show announcer (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Ricky Wilson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1953)
  • 1987 – Alf Landon, American lieutenant and politician, 26th Governor of Kansas (b. 1887)
  • 1987 – Fahri Korutürk, Turkish commander and politician, 6th President of Turkey (b. 1903)
  • 1988 – Ruth Manning-Sanders, Welsh-English poet and author (b. 1886)
  • 1988 – Coby Whitmore, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 1989 – Jay Ward, American animator, producer, and screenwriter, founded Jay Ward Productions (b. 1920)
  • 1990 – Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1990 – Peter Wessel Zapffe, Norwegian physician, mountaineer, and author (b. 1899)
  • 1991 – Sheila Florance, Australian actress (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Arkady Strugatsky, Russian author and translator (b. 1925)
  • 1991 – Regis Toomey, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1993 – Leon Ames, American actor (b. 1902)
  • 1994 – Gérald Godin, Canadian journalist and politician (b. 1938)
  • 1996 – René Lacoste, French tennis player and fashion designer, co-founded Lacoste (b. 1904)
  • 1996 – Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (b. 1911)
  • 1997 – John Denver, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1943)
  • 1998 – Mario Beaulieu, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1930)
  • 1998 – Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 1999 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player and coach (b. 1936)
  • 1999 – Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Quintin Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, English academic and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1907)
  • 2001 – Hikmet Şimşek, Turkish conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2001 – Richard Buckle, Ballet critic and writer (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Ray Conniff, American bandleader and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002 – Audrey Mestre, French biologist and diver (b. 1974)
  • 2003 – Jim Cairns, Australian economist and politician, 4th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1914)
  • 2003 – Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2003 – Bill Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
  • 2005 – C. Delores Tucker, American activist and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Angelika Machinek, German glider pilot (b. 1956)
  • 2006. – Eugène Martin, French race car driver (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Gillo Pontecorvo, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect, designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower (b. 1934)
  • 2008 – Karl Chircop, Maltese physician and politician (b. 1965)
  • 2009 – Dickie Peterson American singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1948)
  • 2009 – Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (b. 1974)
  • 2010 – Austin Ardill, Northern Irish soldier and politician (b. 1917)
  • 2010 – Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Belva Plain, American author (b. 1919)
  • 2011 – Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist, created the C programming language (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – James Coyne, Canadian lawyer and banker, 2nd Governor of the Bank of Canada (b. 1910)
  • 2012 – Norm Grabowski, American hot rod builder and actor (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Sukhdev Singh Kang, Indian judge and politician, 14th Governor of Kerala (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Torkom Manoogian, Iraqi-Armenian patriarch (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Erik Moseholm, Danish bassist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Břetislav Pojar, Czech animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – George Herbig, American astronomer and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Oscar Hijuelos, American author and academic (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Hans Wilhelm Longva, Norwegian diplomat (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Malcolm Renfrew, American chemist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2014 – Ali Mazrui, Kenyan-American political scientist, philosopher, and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Graham Miles, English snooker player (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Roberto Telch, Argentinian footballer and coach (b. 1943)
  • 2015 – Abdallah Kigoda, Tanzanian politician, 8th Tanzanian Minister of Industry and Trade (b. 1953)
  • 2015 – Joan Leslie, American actress, dancer, and vaudevillian (b. 1925)
  • 2017 – Margarita D’Amico, Venezuelan journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2020 – Conchata Ferrell, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2020 – Roberta McCain, American socialite and oil heiress (b.1912)
Dont Miss!   October 30 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Louis Brisson
    • Edith Cavell and Elizabeth Fry (Church of England)
    • Fiacc
    • Our Lady of the Pillar (Fiestas del Pilar)
    • Our Lady of Aparecida
    • Radim Gaudentius (Czech Republic)
    • Seraphin of Montegranaro
    • Wilfrid of Ripon
    • Carlo Acutis
    • October 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Children’s Day (Brazil)
  • Discovery of America by Columbus-related observances (see also October 8):
    • Columbus Day (Honduras)
    • Día de la Hispanidad or Fiesta Nacional de España, also Armed Forces Day (Spain)
    • Día de la Raza (El Salvador, Uruguay)
    • Día de la Resistencia Indígena, “Day of Indigenous Resistance” (Venezuela)
    • Día de las Américas (Belize)
    • Día de las Culturas, “Day of the Cultures” (Costa Rica)
    • Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural, “Day of respect for cultural diversity” (Argentina)
  • Discovery Day (The Bahamas, Colombia)
  • Feast for Life of Aleister Crowley, celebrated as “Crowleymas” (Thelema)
  • Fiesta Nacional de España (Spain)
  • Freethought Day
  • Independence Day (Equatorial Guinea), celebrates the independence of Equatorial Guinea from Spain in 1968.
  • International Day Against DRM

October 12 Day, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of October (October 12 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic October 12 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

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