Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27 Birthdays

* 1443 – Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
* 1546 – Joachim Friedrich, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1608)
* 1585 – Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
* 1603 – Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
* 1621 – Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
* 1662 – Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (d. 1742)
* 1687 – Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect (d. 1753)
* 1701 – Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, German historian (d. 1790)
* 1708 – Anna Petrovna of Russia (d. 1728)
* 1720 – Samuel Foote, English dramatist (d. 1777)
* 1741 – Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
* 1756 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer (d. 1791)
* 1774 – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
* 1805 – Maria Anna of Bavaria, Queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
* 1805 – Sophie of Bavaria, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
* 1805 – Samuel Palmer, English artist (d. 1881)
* 1806 – Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
* 1807 – David Strauss, German theologian and writer (d. 1874)
* 1814 – Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
* 1821 – John Chivington, American officer (d. 1892)
* 1823 – Edouard Lalo, French composer (d. 1892)
* 1826 – Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian writer (d. 1889)
* 1826 – Richard Taylor, American confederate general (d. 1879)
* 1827 – Nakahama Manjirō, Japanese translator (d. 1898)
* 1832 – Lewis Carroll, English author (d. 1898)
* 1836 – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (d. 1895)
* 1841 – Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
* 1848 – Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)
* 1850 – John Collier, British writer and painter (d. 1934)
* 1850 – Samuel Gompers, American labor leader (d. 1924)
* 1850 – Edward J. Smith, English captain of the RMS Titanic (d. 1912)
* 1859 – Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
* 1875 – Elizabeth Israel, Purported world's oldest person (d. 2003)
* 1885 – Jerome Kern, American composer (d. 1945)
* 1885 – Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
* 1885 – Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
* 1886 – Radhabinod Pal, Indian jurist (d. 1967)
* 1891 – Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (d. 1967)
* 1893 – Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
* 1895 – Joseph Rosenstock, Polish conductor (d. 1985)
* 1895 – Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
* 1900 – Hyman Rickover, American admiral (d. 1986)
* 1901 – Willy Fritsch, German actor (d. 1973)
* 1901 – Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers founder and owner (d. 1988)
* 1903 – John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
* 1903 – Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
* 1904 – James J. Gibson, American ecological psychologist (d. 1973)
* 1905 – Howard McNear, American actor (d. 1969)
* 1908 – William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (d. 1993)
* 1908 – Oran Page, American musician (jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader) (d. 1954)
* 1910 – Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav Communist politician (d. 1979)
* 1912 – Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher (d. 2009)
* 1912 – Francis Rogallo, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2009)
* 1915 – Jules Archer, American historian (d. 2008)
* 1915 – Jacques Hnizdovsky, Ukrainian-born artist (d. 1985)
* 1918 – Skitch Henderson, American bandleader (d. 2005)
* 1918 – Elmore James, American blues musician (d. 1963)
* 1918 – William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
* 1919 – Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., American musician (d. 1972)
* 1920 – John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
* 1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
* 1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
* 1924 – Sabu Dastagir, Indian actor (d. 1963)
* 1926 – Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
* 1926 – Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
* 1927 – Jerry Haynes, American actor d. 2011
* 1928 – Michael Craig, British actor
* 1928 – Hans Modrow, German politician, premier of East Germany
* 1929 – Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
* 1930 – Bobby Blue Bland, American singer
* 1931 – Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (d. 2001)
* 1932 – Boris Shakhlin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2008)
* 1933 – Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman
* 1934 – George Follmer, American racecar driver
* 1936 – Troy Donahue, American actor (d. 2001)
* 1936 – Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist, Nobel laureate
* 1937 – John Ogdon, English pianist (d. 1989)
* 1937 – Fred Åkerström, Swedish singer
* 1940 – James Cromwell, American actor
* 1940 – Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1940 – Petru Lucinschi, second President of Moldova
* 1941 – Beatrice Tinsley, New Zealand astronomer and cosmologist (d. 1981)
* 1942 – Stewart Raffill, American film director
* 1942 – John Witherspoon, American actor
* 1942 – Kate Wolf, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 1986)
* 1944 – Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
* 1944 – Mairéad Corrigan, Irish activist, Nobel laureate
* 1944 – Nick Mason, English drummer (Pink Floyd)
* 1945 – Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
* 1946 – Nedra Talley, American singer (Ronettes)
* 1947 – Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
* 1947 – Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
* 1947 – Cal Schenkel, American artist
* 1948 –Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian ballet dancer
* 1948 – Valeri Brainin, Russian/German musicologist, music manager, composer, and poet
* 1948 – Jean-Philippe Collard, French pianist
* 1949 – Ethan Mordden, American author
* 1950 – Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
* 1950 – Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
* 1951 – Brian Downey, Irish musician (drummer) (Thin Lizzy)
* 1952 – "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
* 1954 – Peter Laird, American comic book artist
* 1954 – Ed Schultz, American radio talk show host
* 1954 – Jōkō Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
* 1955 – Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1955 – John G. Roberts, American jurist and the 17th Chief Justice of the United States
* 1955 – Alexander Stuart, British author
* 1955 – Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
* 1956 – Mimi Rogers, American actress
* 1957 – Janick Gers, British guitarist (Iron Maiden)
* 1957 – Frank Miller, American comic book author and film director
* 1957 – Frank Skinner, English writer and comedian
* 1958 – James Grippando, American novelist
* 1958 – Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
* 1958 – Susanna Thompson, American actress
* 1959 – Cris Collinsworth, American football player
* 1959 – Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
* 1959 – Keith Olbermann, American news anchor & political commentator
* 1960 – Bernd Stieler, German footballer
* 1961 – Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
* 1961 – Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order)
* 1961 – Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
* 1961 – Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
* 1961 – Karen Velez, American model
* 1962 – Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
* 1963 – Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
* 1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
* 1964 – Jack Haley, American basketball player
* 1965 – Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
* 1965 – Mike Newell, English football manager
* 1967 – Bobby Deol, Indian actor
* 1967 – Byron Mann, Hong Kong actor
* 1967 – Dave Manson, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1968 – Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
* 1968 – Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter (Faith No More)
* 1968 – Matt Stover, American football player
* 1968 – Deb Talan, American folk singer and songwriter (The Weepies)
* 1968 – Tricky, English rapper
* 1969 – Cornelius, Japanese musician and producer (Flipper's Guitar)
* 1969 – Marc Forster, German-Swiss filmmaker
* 1969 – Michael Kulas, Canadian singer (James)
* 1969 – Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer
* 1970 – Emmanuel Pahud, Swiss-born flautist
* 1971 – Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1971 – Lil Jon, American rapper
* 1971 – Fann Wong, Singaporean actress
* 1972 – Wynne Evans, Welsh operatic tenor
* 1972 – Janine Ilitch, Australian netballer
* 1972 – Mark Owen, English pop singer
* 1972 – Josh Randall, American actor
* 1972 – Keith Wood, Irish rugby player
* 1974 – Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Nordic biathlete
* 1974 – Andrei Pavel, Romanian tennis player
* 1974 – Chaminda Vaas, Sri Lankan cricketer
* 1976 –Clint Ford, American voice actor
* 1976 – Ahn Jung-Hwan, Korean football player
* 1976 – Ruby Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
* 1976 – Todd MacCulloch, American basketball player
* 1976 – Zoriah Miller, American photojournalist
* 1976 – Fred Taylor, American football player
* 1978 – Pete Laforest, Canadian baseball player
* 1978 – Jake Pavelka, American reality TV star (The Bachelor)
* 1979 – Mario Fatafehi, American football player
* 1979 – Rosamund Pike, British actress
* 1979 – Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
* 1979 – Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
* 1980 – Chanda Gunn, American ice hockey player
* 1980 – Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
* 1981 – Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
* 1981 – Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby union player
* 1983 – Deon Anderson, American football player
* 1983 – Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Paulo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1983 – Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
* 1983 – Tim Kasten, German rugby player
* 1983 – Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
* 1984 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress
* 1986 – Giorgi Loria, Georgian footballer
* 1987 – Lily Donaldson, British model
* 1987 – Katy Rose, American pop singer
* 1988 – Toni Gänge, German footballer
* 1988 – Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
* 1988 – Liu Wen, Chinese model
* 1989 – Daisy Lowe, British model
* 1989 – Carl Magnay, British footballer
* 1989 – Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Dutch footballer
* 1990 – Maria-Elena Papasotiriou, Greek-American figure skater
* 1992 – Stefano Pettinari, Italian professional footballer

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