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Notable Birthdays for October 12

Those born on this date include:

- Elmer Sperry, who devised practical uses for the gyroscope, in 1860
- English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1872
- Baseball Hall of Fame member Joe Cronin in 1906
- Comedian and activist Dick Gregory in 1932 (age 80)
- Opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti and R&B singer Sam Moore (age 77), both in 1935
- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame member and Temptations singing group member Melvin Franklin in 1942
- TV correspondent Chris Wallace in 1947 (age 65)
- Singer/actor Susan Anton in 1950 (age 62)
- Actors Hugh Jackman and Adam Rich, both in 1968 (age 44) and Kirk Cameron in 1970 (age 42)
- Country music musician Martie Maguire (the Dixie Chicks) in 1969 (age 43)
- Track star Marion Jones in 1975 (age 37)
- And Olympic gold medal winning skier Bode Miller in 1977 (age 35).

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