Sunday, January 27, 2013

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)
1775 – Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, German philosopher (d. 1854)
1795 – Eli Whitney Blake, American inventor (d. 1886)
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)
1858 – Neel Doff, Dutch author(d. 1942)
1859 – Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany (d. 1941)
1862 – Eustaquio de Escandón, Mexican polo player (d. 1933)
1869 – Will Marion Cook (d. 1944)
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)
1886 – Balthasar van der Pol, Dutch physicist (d. 1959)
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)
1902 – Carl Berner, German-American super-centenarian (d. 2013)
1903 – John Carew Eccles, Australian neuropsychologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
1903 – Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
1904 – James J. Gibson, American psychologist (d. 1979)
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)
1924 – Rauf Denktaş, Turkish politician (d. 2012)
1924 – Harvey Shapiro, American poet (d. 2013)
1926 – Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
1926 – Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
1927 – Billy Barnes, American composer (d. 2012)
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, screenwriter and essayist (d. 2001)
1932 – Boris Shakhlin, Soviet gymnast (d. 2008)
1933 – Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman
1934 – George Follmer, American racecar driver
1934 – Jerry Buss, Majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers
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 (d. 1985)
1940 – James Cromwell, American actor
1940 – Terry Harper, Canadian ice hockey player
1940 – Petru Lucinschi, 2nd 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 (Hoola Bandoola Band)(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
1950 – Alex Norton, Scottish actor
1951 – Brian Downey, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy)
1951 – Cees van der Knaap, Dutch politician
1952 – "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
1954 – Peter Laird, American comic book artist
1954 – Stelios Papafloratos, Greek footballer
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 and White Spirit)
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, Filipina actress
1961 – Gillian Gilbert, British musician (New Order and The Other Two)
1961 – Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
1961 – Margo Timmins, Canadian singer (Cowboy Junkies)
1961 – Karen Velez, American model
1961 – Zarganar, Burmese comedian and dissident
1962 – Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
1963 – Mark Moraghan, British actor and singer
1964 – Patrick van Deurzen, Dutch composer
1964 – Bridget Fonda, American actress
1964 – Jack Haley, American basketball player
1965 – Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
1965 – Mike Newell, English football manager
1965 – Ignacio Noe, Argentinan artist
1966 – Tamlyn Tomita, Japanese actress
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 (The Wild Bunch and Massive Attack)
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 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 (Take That)
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 footballer
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
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 – Yaniv Katan, Israeli Footballer
1981 – Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
1981 – Tony Woodcock, New Zealand rugby union player
1982 – Danko Bošković, German footballer
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
1983 – Young Soft, Actress
1983 – Girl Breasts, American Actress
1984 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress
1985 – Gerard Aafjes, Dutch footballer
1985 – Dustley Mulder, Dutch footballer
1986 – Giorgi Loria, Georgian footballer
1987 – Lily Donaldson, British model
1987 – Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter
1987 – Anton Shunin, Russian footballer
1988 – Toni Gänge, German footballer
1988 – Kerlon, Brazilian footballer
1988 – Liu Wen, Chinese model
1989 – Daisy Lowe, British model
1989 – Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Dutch footballer
1989 – Alberto Botía, Spanish footballer
1990 – Maria-Elena Papasotiriou, American-Greek figure skater
1991 – Christian Bickel, German footballer
1992 – Stefano Pettinari, Italian footballer
1994 – Rani Khedira, German footballer
1996 – Braeden Lemasters, American actor

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