Celebrity birthdays for Oct. 12

Celebrity Birthdays for Oct. 12:


Singer Sam Moore of Sam and Dave is 86.

Actress-singer Susan Anton is 71.

Donnie Dacus, guitarist with Chicago, is 70.

Pop/rock singer/songwriter Jane Siberry is 66.

Jazz musician Chris Botti is 59.

Rock singer Bob Schneider is 56.

Actor Hugh Jackman ("The X-Men") is 53.

Actor Adam Rich ("Eight is Enough") is 53.

Fiddler Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks and of Courtyard Hounds is 52.

Actor Kirk Cameron is 51.


Actor Josh Hutcherson ("The Hunger Games") is 29.


Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1860, Elmer Sperry, inventor of gyroscopic flying instruments. (June 16, 1930)

In 1880, Healey Willan, one of Canada's most influential composers and music educators. (Feb. 16, 1968)

In 1909, distinguished Canadian poet Dorothy Livesay. (Dec. 29, 1996)

In 1927, photographer William Claxton. (Oct. 11, 2008)

In 1927, actress Antonia Rey. (Feb. 21, 2019)

In 1932, comedian-human rights activist Dick Gregory. (Aug. 19, 2017)

In 1933, Canadian painter Guido Molinari. (Feb. 22, 2004)

In 1935, Italian opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. (Sept. 6, 2007)

In 1939, crime writer James Crumley. (Sept. 17, 2008)

In 1941, Greenpeace co-founder Bob Hunter. (May 2, 2005)

In 1942, singer Melvin Franklin of The Temptations. (Feb. 23, 1995)

In 1945, WWE wrestler Dusty Rhodes (born Virgil Runnels). (June 11, 2015)

In 1948, Rick Parfitt, guitarist and vocalist with Status Quo. (Dec. 24, 2016)

In 1955, singer-guitarist Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens. (Dec. 12, 2017)



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