Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27 Birthdays

* 272 – Constantine the Great, Roman emperor (d. 337)
* 1689 – Pietro Gnocchi, Italian composer, choir director, historian, and geographer (d. 1775)
* 1691 – Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
* 1711 – Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
* 1779 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
* 1789 – Manuel Rodríguez, Chilean lawyer and guerrilla leader, considered one of the founders of independent Chile (d. 1818)
* 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
* 1831 – Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
* 1847 – Ellen Terry, English actress (d.1928)
* 1848 – Hubert Parry, English composer (d. 1918)
* 1867 – Irving Fisher, American economist (d. 1947)
* 1862 – Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
* 1875 – George Rodocanachi, Greek-British physician (d. 1944)
* 1877 – Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
* 1877 – Adela Verne, English pianist (d. 1952)
* 1878 – Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
* 1879 – René Lefebvre, martyr of the French Resistance (d. 1944)
* 1886 – Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1971)
* 1888 – Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
* 1888 – Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
* 1888 – Lotte Lehmann, German singer (d. 1976)
* 1890 – Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
* 1891 – Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
* 1891 – David Sarnoff, Russian-born broadcast pioneer (d. 1971)
* 1892 – William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
* 1895 – Miyagiyama Fukumatsu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 29th Yokozuna (d. 1943)
* 1897 – Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
* 1899 – Charles Best, Canadian medical scientist (d. 1978)
* 1902 – Gene Sarazen, American golfer (d. 1999)
* 1902 – John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
* 1903 – Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
* 1904 – James T. Farrell, American writer (d. 1979)
* 1904 – Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
* 1904 – Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
* 1904 – André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
* 1905 – Franchot Tone, American actor (d. 1968)
* 1907 – Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
* 1907 – Walter Wolf, German politician (d. 1977)
* 1910 – Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)
* 1910 – Peter De Vries, American writer (d. 1993)
* 1910 – Genrikh Gasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)
* 1910 – Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
* 1910 – Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works) (d. 1990)
* 1911 – Oscar Heidenstam, British bodybuilding champion (d. 1991)
* 1912 – Lawrence Durrell, British writer (d. 1990)
* 1912 – Kusumagraj,Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar, Indian writer (d. 1999)
* 1913 – Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (d. 2005)
* 1913 – Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
* 1913 – Irwin Shaw, American writer (d. 1984)
* 1917 – John Connally, American politician, 55th United States Secretary of the Navy, 39th Governor of Texas, and 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)
* 1921 – Theodore Van Kirk, American navigator of the Enola Gay
* 1922 – Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
* 1923 – Dexter Gordon, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1990)
* 1925 – Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
* 1926 – David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1927 – Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
* 1927 – Guy Mitchell, American singer (d. 1999)
* 1929 – Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
* 1929 – Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer
* 1930 – Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
* 1930 – Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
* 1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress
* 1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)
* 1933 – Raymond Berry, American football player
* 1934 – Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
* 1934 – N. Scott Momaday, American writer
* 1934 – Ralph Nader, American author, activist and political figure
* 1934 – Van Williams, American actor
* 1935 – Mirella Freni, Italian soprano
* 1954 – Uri Shulevitz, American author and illustrator
* 1936 – Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
* 1936 – Roger Mahony, fourth Archbishop of Los Angeles
* 1937 – David Ackles, American singer songwriter (d. 1999)
* 1937 – Barbara Babcock, American actress
* 1938 – Jake Thackray, Engish singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
* 1939 – Peter Revson, American racecar driver (d. 1974)
* 1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor
* 1940 – Bill Hunter, Australian actor
* 1941 – Paddy Ashdown, British politician
* 1942 – Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
* 1942 – Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist
* 1942 – Michel Forget, Canadian actor
* 1943 – Mary Frann, American actress (d. 1998)
* 1943 – Morten Lauridsen, American composer
* 1944 – Ken Grimwood, American writer (d. 2003)
* 1944 – Graeme Pollock, South African cricketer
* 1944 – Roger Scruton, British philosopher
* 1945 – Carl Anderson, American singer and actor (d. 2004)
* 1947 – Alan Guth, American theoretical physicist and cosmologist
* 1947 – Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist
* 1949 – Rosalinda Galli, Italian voice actress
* 1950 – Julia Neuberger, British rabbi and politician
* 1951 – Lee Atwater, American political figure (d. 1991)
* 1951 – Steve Harley, British rock musician (Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel)
* 1952 – Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
* 1953 – Gabriela Svobodová, Czech cross country skier
* 1954 – Neal Schon, American musician (Journey)
* 1955 – Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
* 1957 – Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
* 1957 – Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
* 1957 – Adrian Smith, English musician (Iron Maiden)
* 1957 – Timothy Spall, English actor
* 1958 – Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
* 1958 – Nancy Spungen, American murder victim (d. 1978)
* 1959 – Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
* 1960 – Andrés Gómez, Ecuadorian tennis player
* 1961 – James Worthy, American basketball player
* 1962 – Adam Baldwin, American actor
* 1962 – Grant Show, American actor
* 1963 – Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
* 1964 – Todd Bodine, American race car driver
* 1965 – Noah Emmerich, American actor
* 1965 – Joakim Sundström, Swedish sound editor and sound designer
* 1965 – Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
* 1966 – Donal Logue, Canadian actor
* 1968 – Matt Stairs, Canadian baseball player
* 1969 – Brad Vander Ark, American musician
* 1970 – Michael A. Burstein, American writer
* 1970 – Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
* 1970 – Matthias Lechner, German art director
* 1970 – Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
* 1971 – Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
* 1971 – Paul Hudson, BBC Look North Weatherman.
* 1971 – "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
* 1972 – Jennifer Lyon, American reality television personality (Survivor: Palau) (d. 2010)
* 1973 – Peter André, Australian singer
* 1973 – Ali Tabatabaee, American Iranian rapper (Zebrahead)
* 1973 – Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
* 1974 – Colin Edwards, American motorcycle racer
* 1974 – Carte Goodwin, American politician, junior senator of West Virginia
* 1975 – Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
* 1975 – Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
* 1976 – Tony Gonzalez, American football player
* 1977 – Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
* 1977 – Ji Sung, South Korean actor
* 1977 – James Wan, Australian film director
* 1978 – James Beattie, English footballer
* 1980 – Bobby V, American singer
* 1980 – Brandon Beemer, American actor
* 1980 – Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
* 1980 – Scott Prince, Australian Rugby League Player
* 1981 – Josh Groban, American singer
* 1981 – Cameron Ling, Australian Rules footballer
* 1981 – Élodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete
* 1983 – Duje Draganja, Croatian swimmer
* 1983 – Devin Harris, American basketball player
* 1983 – Kate Mara, American actress
* 1983 – Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress
* 1984 – David Noel, American basketball player
* 1984 – Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer
* 1984 – Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer
* 1985 – Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian footballer
* 1985 – Braydon Coburn, Canadian hockey player
* 1986 – Yovani Gallardo, American baseball player
* 1986 – Jonathan Moreira, Brazilian footballer
* 1988 – Dustin Jeffrey, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1989 – Shota Shimizu, Japanese musician
* 1989 – Stefano Langone, American Idol season 10 contestant
* 1989 – David Button, English footballer
* 1991 – Azeem Rafiq, Pakistani cricketer
* 1992 – Jonjo Shelvey, English footballer
* 1994 – Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player

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