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People, Died on October 12 (13 found)

Taz DiGregorio

Real/Birth Name:
William Joel DiGregorio
Also Known As:
Joel "Taz" DiGregorio
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Keyboardist. Band The Charlie Daniels Band over 40 years. Co-composer of song The Devil Went Down in Georgia. Died in a single-car crash.

Belva Plain

Real/Birth Name:
Belva Offenberg
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 3 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Author of women's stories and novels. Book Evergreen

Michael Henry

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Myron Henry
Nickname(s):
Mickey
Mick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Penny Marshall by 1 year.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Was executive director of the Special Olympics in New Mexico. Football, defensive end, team University of New Mexico

Willie Shoemaker

Real/Birth Name:
William Lee Shoemaker
Also Known As:
Bill Shoemaker
Nickname(s):
The Shoe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

Jockey. Height 4' 11", weight 95 pounds. Won 11 Triple Crown races during his career. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 1958. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Ray Coniff

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Raymond Coniff
Also Known As:
Engberg
Jay Raye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 25 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranger for Mitch Miller. Group Ray Coniff Singers. Song Somewhere My Love based on the song Lara's Theme. Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. Died from a fall in his bathtub.

Matthew Shepard

Real/Birth Name:
Matthew Wayne Shepard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
21
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gay student murdered outside Laramie, Wyoming. Subject of TV special and play The Laramie Project

John Denver

Real/Birth Name:
Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in plane crash. Songs Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Thank God I'm a Country Boy, Grandma's Feather Bed, Annie's Song. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1996. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 24 October 2014.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Gary Bond

Real/Birth Name:
Gary James Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the role of Joseph. Also musical Evita

Regis Toomey

Real/Birth Name:
John Regis Toomey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in a policeman role. Movies A Shot in the Dark (1941), Mighty Joe Young (1949) Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jay Ward

Real/Birth Name:
J Troplong Ward
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Produced cartoon series Rocky and His Friends, George of the Jungle Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 21 June 2000.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ricky Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
Ricky Helton Wilson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Cindy Wilson by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Founding member of band The B-52's as guitarist. Movie One Trick Pony. Died of AIDS/HIV.

Gene Vincent

Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Eugene Craddock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed the tune for song Be-Bop-A-LuLa. Group The Blue Caps. Songs Lotta Lovin', Roll Over Beethoven. Movie The Girl Can't Help It. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Blue Caps.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1749 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tom Mix

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hezikiah Mix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Hall of Great Western Performers 1958. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Trail of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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