Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27 Birthdays

* 1156 – Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
* 1401 – Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)
* 1466 – Erasmus, Dutch humanist and theologian (d. 1536)
* 1728 – James Cook, British naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
* 1744 – Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
* 1760 – August von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1831)
* 1782 – Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)
* 1811 – Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875)
* 1811 – Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
* 1814 – Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and politician (d. 1891)
* 1838 – John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
* 1842 – Giovanni Giolitti, Italian statesman (d. 1928)
* 1844 – Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1916)
* 1854 – Sir William Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)
* 1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)
* 1865 – Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
* 1869 – Viola Allen, actress, (d. 1948)
* 1873 – Emily Post, American etiquette author (d. 1960)
* 1877 – George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
* 1885 – Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
* 1894 – Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)
* 1896 – Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997)
* 1904 – Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
* 1906 – Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
* 1906 – Kazuo Ohno, Japanese dancer
* 1908 – Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
* 1910 – Jack Carson, Canadian actor (d. 1963)
* 1911 – Leif Erickson, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
* 1913 – Joe Medicine Crow, American tribal historian and anthropologist
* 1914 – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
* 1915 – Harry Saltzman, American film producer (d. 1994)
* 1917 – Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
* 1917 – Oliver Tambo, South African freedom fighter (d. 1993)
* 1918 – Teresa Wright, American actress (d. 2005)
* 1920 – Nanette Fabray, American actress
* 1920 – K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (d. 2005)
* 1921 – Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
* 1922 – Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (d. 1998)
* 1922 – Michel Galabru, French actor
* 1922 – Ralph Kiner, American baseball player
* 1924 – Ruby Dee, American actress
* 1925 – Warren Christopher, US diplomat (1993–1997)
* 1926 – H.R. Haldeman, American political personality (d. 1993)
* 1928 – Gilles Vigneault, Canadian poet, singer and songwriter
* 1929 – Maurice Robert Johnston, English Lieutenant-General
* 1931 – Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
* 1932 – Sylvia Plath, American poet (d. 1963)
* 1932 – Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (d. 2007)
* 1933 – Floyd Cramer, American popular pianist (d. 1997)
* 1934 – Giorgos Konstantinou, Greek actor and director
* 1935 – Frank Adonis, American actor
* 1937 – Lara Parker, American actress
* 1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer
* 1940 – John Gotti, American crime boss (d. 2002)
* 1940 – Maxine Hong Kingston, American writer
* 1941 – Dick Trickle, American auto racer
* 1942 – Lee Greenwood, American singer
* 1942 – Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Polish politician
* 1943 – Carmen Argenziano, American actor
* 1943 – Jerry Rook, American basketball player
* 1945 – Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
* 1945 – John Kane, actor/writer
* 1946 – Carrie Snodgress, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1946 – Ivan Reitman, Czechoslovakian-born Canadian film actor, producer and director
* 1949 – Garry Tallent, American bass player (E Street Band)
* 1949 – Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
* 1950 – Fran Lebowitz, American writer
* 1951 – K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
* 1951 – Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
* 1951 – Nancy Jacobs, American politician
* 1951 – Éric Morena, French singer
* 1952 – Hameed Haroon, Pakistani publisher
* 1952 – Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor
* 1952 – Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer
* 1953 – Peter Firth, British actor
* 1953 – Robert Picardo, American actor
* 1954 – Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
* 1955 – Debra Bowen, American politician
* 1956 – Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer
* 1956 – Veronica Hart, American porn actress
* 1957 – Jeff East, American actor
* 1957 – Glenn Hoddle, English footballer
* 1958 – Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)
* 1958 – Lee Carter, American jurist
* 1958 – Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer (d. 2009)
* 1959 – Rick Carlisle, American basketball coach
* 1960 – Tom Nieto, American baseball player
* 1963 – Marla Maples, American actress and model
* 1963 – Farin Urlaub, German singer and guitarist (Die Ärzte)
* 1964 – Mark Taylor, Australian test cricket captain (1994-1999)
* 1966 – Matt Drudge, American blogger
* 1966 – Hege Nerland, Norwegian politician (d. 2007)
* 1967 – Simone Moro, Italian mountaineer
* 1967 – Steve Almond, American author
* 1967 – Dejan Raičković, Montenegrin footballer
* 1967 – Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver)
* 1968 – Vinny Samways, English footballer
* 1969 – Peter O'Meara,Irish Actor
* 1970 – Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
* 1970 – Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
* 1970 – Alama Ieremia, New Zealand rugby union player
* 1971 – Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
* 1971 – Stefano Guidoni, Italian footballer
* 1971 – Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
* 1971 – Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
* 1972 – Lee Clark, English footballer
* 1972 – Elissa, Lebanese singer
* 1972 – Evan Coyne Maloney, American filmmaker
* 1972 – Brad Radke, American baseball player
* 1972 – Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
* 1972 – Maria de Lurdes Mutola, Mozambican athlete
* 1973 – Jason Johnson, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
* 1975 – Zadie Smith, British novelist
* 1975 – Nicola Mazzucato, Italian rugby union player and coach
* 1976 – Wilson Júnior, Brazilian footballer
* 1977 – Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
* 1977 – Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
* 1978 – Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1978 – Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
* 1978 – Stephanie Abrams, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel
* 1980 – Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
* 1981 – Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress
* 1981 – Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
* 1981 – Salem Al Fakir, Swedish musician and singer
* 1982 – Patrick Fugit, American actor
* 1982 – Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
* 1982 – Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
* 1983 – Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
* 1983 – Martín Prado, Venezuelan baseball player
* 1984 – Bam Doyne, American basketball player
* 1984 – Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
* 1984 – Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
* 1984 – Brady Quinn, American football player
* 1986 – Matty Pattison, English footballer
* 1986 – Jon Niese, American baseball player
* 1987 – Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
* 1987 – Guillaume Franke, French-born German rugby player
* 1987 – Victor Genev, Bulgarian footballer
* 1987 – Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (birth date disputed)
* 1988 – Evan Turner, American Basketball Player; Philadelphia 76ers
* 1989 – Erik Kloeker, American juggler
* 1994 – Eddie Alderson, American actor
* 1995 – Cooper Pillot, American actor
* 1997 – Eden Taylor-Draper, English actress

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