date of birth , 2 July 1932, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Dave Thomas was born into a poor family during the great depression. Dave moved out at 15 and later became a millionaire at age 35 working for KFC. He then struck out on his own later and made his own fast food place called wendy's,named after hes daughters nick name. everyone said he was a friendly man in his commercials and in real life.His education was dropping out of high school in the 10th grade. His date of death was 1/8/2002 in Fort Lauder dale ,Florida,USA (liver cancer).