Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27 Birthdays

* 972 – King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
* 1416 – Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer (d. 1480)
* 1627 – Stephen Fox, English politician (d. 1716)
* 1676 – Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nationalist (d. 1735)
* 1696 – Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)
* 1702 – Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer (d. 1762)
* 1709 – William Flackton, English bookseller, publisher, amateur organist, viola player and composer (d. 1798)
* 1710 – Joseph Abaco, Belgian violoncellist and composer (d. 1805)
* 1712 – Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon (d. 1779)
* 1714 – Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian (d. 1795)
* 1730 – Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
* 1746 – Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
* 1760 – Ishmail Spicer, American composer (d. 1832)
* 1765 – Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologian (d. 1841)
* 1784 – Alexander Csoma de Kőrös, Hungarian philologist (d. 1842)
* 1785 – King Louis XVII of France (d. 1795)
* 1797 – Alfred de Vigny, French author (d. 1863)
* 1809 – Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, French civic planner (d. 1891)
* 1810 – William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
* 1813 – Nathaniel Currier, American illustrator (d. 1888)
* 1817 – Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss biologist (d. 1891)
* 1845 – Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1923)
* 1847 – Otto Wallach, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1931)
* 1851 – Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher (d. 1931)
* 1857 – Karl Pearson, English statistician (d. 1936)
* 1859 – George Giffen, Australian cricketer (d. 1927)
* 1860 – Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)
* 1863 – Sir Henry Royce, English automobile pioneer (d. 1933)
* 1868 – Patty Smith Hill, American educator (d. 1946)
* 1869 – James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)
* 1871 – Piet Aalberse, Dutch politician (d. 1948)
* 1871 – Heinrich Mann, German writer (d. 1950)
* 1879 – Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)
* 1883 – Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)
* 1886 – Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
* 1886 – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German architect (d. 1969)
* 1888 – Bouke Benenga, Dutch freestyle swimmer and water polo player (d. 1968)
* 1892 – Ferde Grofé, American composer (d. 1972)
* 1892 – Dorrit Weixler, German actress (d. 1916)
* 1893 – Karl Mannheim, Hungarian sociologist (d. 1947)
* 1895 – Betty Schade, German-born American film actress (d. 1982)
* 1898 – Alma Tell, American stage and film actress (d. 1937)
* 1899 – Gloria Swanson, American actress (d. 1983)
* 1897 – Douglas Hartree, English mathematical physicist (d. 1958)
* 1901 – Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
* 1901 – Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (d. 1963)
* 1901 – Eisaku Sato, Japanese statesman, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1975)
* 1901 – Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (d. 1971)
* 1902 – Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
* 1905 – Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (d. 1980)
* 1906 – Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
* 1909 – Golo Mann, German historian (d. 1994)
* 1909 – Ben Webster, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1973)
* 1912 – James Callaghan, British politician (d. 2005)
* 1913 – Theodor Dannecker, German SS officer (d. 1945)
* 1914 – Richard Denning, American actor (d. 1998)
* 1914 – Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (d. 2009)
* 1915 – Robert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (d. 2006)
* 1917 – Cyrus Vance, American politician (d. 2002)
* 1920 – Robin Jacques, British illustrator (d. 1995)
* 1921 – Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
* 1921 – Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (d. 2010)
* 1922 – Dick King-Smith English author (d. 2011)
* 1922 – Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
* 1923 – Endo Shusaku, Japanese author (d. 1996)
* 1923 – Louis Simpson, Jamaican-born poet
* 1924 – Sarah Vaughan, American singer (d. 1990)
* 1926 – Frank O'Hara, American Poet (d.1966)
* 1927 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (d. 2007)
* 1927 – Anthony Lewis, American journalist and writer
* 1930 – Bob den Uyl, Dutch writer (d. 1992)
* 1931 – David Janssen, American actor (d. 1980)
* 1935 – Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer
* 1935 – Julian Glover, British actor
* 1935 – Stanley Rother, American Catholic priest and missionary (d. 1981)
* 1937 – Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
* 1939 – Cale Yarborough, American race car driver
* 1940 – Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
* 1940 – Austin Pendleton, American actor
* 1941 – Ivan Gašparovič, Slovakian politician
* 1942 – John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 1942 – Michael York, English actor
* 1942 – Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
* 1944 – Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (d. 2008)
* 1946 – Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers)
* 1947 – Brian Jones, British balloonist
* 1947 – Aad de Mos, Dutch football coach
* 1947 – Walt Mossberg, American journalist
* 1950 – Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis)
* 1950 – Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician
* 1950 – Lynn McGlothen, American baseball player (d. 1984)
* 1952 – Jan Albers, Dutch field hockey player
* 1952 – Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
* 1952 – Richard Séguin, Quebec singer and songwriter
* 1952 – Dana Stabenow, American author
* 1953 – Herman Ponsteen, Dutch track cyclist
* 1955 – Lefteris Pantazis, Greek singer
* 1956 – Leung Kwok Hung, Hong Kong activist
* 1956 – Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross-country skier
* 1957 – Nick Hawkins, British politician
* 1957 – Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (d. 1997)
* 1957 – Kostas Vasilakakis, Greek footballer and football manager
* 1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian musician (INXS)
* 1960 – Hans Pflügler, German footballer
* 1960 – Renato Russo, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
* 1961 – Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
* 1961 – Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist
* 1962 – Jann Arden, Canadian musician
* 1962 – Rob Hollink, Dutch professional poker player
* 1962 – John O'Farrell, British author and satirist
* 1963 – Charly Alberti, Argentinian musician
* 1963 – Randall Cunningham, American football player
* 1963 – Dave Koz, American saxophonist
* 1963 – Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and producer
* 1963 – Xuxa, Brazilian television personality
* 1964 – Glenn Carter, English actor and singer-songwriter
* 1966 – Paula Trickey, American actress
* 1966 – Haruto Umezawa, Japanese manga artist
* 1967 – David Bavaro, American football player
* 1967 – Talisa Soto, American actress
* 1967 – Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
* 1968 – Sandra Hess, Swiss-born actress and model
* 1969 – Mariah Carey, American pop singer
* 1969 – Kevin Corrigan, American actor
* 1969 – Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
* 1969 – Victoria O'Keefe, British actress (d. 1990)
* 1970 – Kathalijne Buitenweg, Dutch politician
* 1970 – Brent Fitz, Canadian musician (Theory of a Deadman)
* 1970 – Brendan Hill, British drummer (Blues Traveler)
* 1970 – Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
* 1970 – Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress
* 1970 – Uwe Rosenberg, German board game designer (Agricola, Bohnanza)
* 1971 – David Coulthard, Scottish Formula One driver
* 1971 – Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
* 1972 – Charlie Haas, American professional wrestler
* 1972 – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer
* 1974 – Russ Haas, wrestler (d. 2001)
* 1974 – George Koumantarakis, Greek-South African footballer
* 1974 – Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer
* 1975 – Fergie, American pop singer (The Black Eyed Peas)
* 1975 – Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
* 1975 – Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor
* 1976 – Djamel Belmadi, Algerian footballer
* 1976 – Danny Fortson, American basketball player
* 1976 – Carl Ng, Hong Kong/British actor and model
* 1977 – Adrian Anca, Romanian footballer
* 1977 – Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver
* 1979 – Michael Cuddyer, American baseball player
* 1980 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian singer and songwriter
* 1981 – Carey Davis, American pro football player
* 1981 – Lin Jun Jie, Chinese singer
* 1981 – Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
* 1982 – Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty pageant contestant
* 1982 – Iman Crosson, American actor, impressionist, and dancer
* 1983 – Yunus İçuz, Turkish footballer
* 1984 – Michaël Cordier, Belgian footballer
* 1984 – Laura Critchley, British singer/song writer
* 1984 – Ben Franks, New Zealander rugby player
* 1985 – Dario Baldauf, Austrian footballer
* 1985 – Stijn De Smet, Belgian footballer
* 1985 – Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel
* 1986 – Melissa Stern (Baby M), American custody case figure
* 1986 – SoCal Val, American professional wrestling valet
* 1986 – Manuel Neuer, German professional footballer
* 1986 – George Whitelock, New Zealand rugby player
* 1987 – Cláudio, Brazilian footballer
* 1987 – Chad Denny, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1987 – Buster Posey, American baseball player
* 1987 – Victor Vito, New Zealand rugby player
* 1988 – Brenda Song, American actress
* 1988 – Jessie J, British singer
* 1990 – Alessio Bugno, Italian footballer
* 1990 – Nicolas N'Koulou, Cameroonian footballer
* 1990 – Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer
* 1992 – Pedro Obiang, Spanish-born Equatoguinean footballer
* 1995 – Taylor Atelian, American actress

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