Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27 Birthdays

1650 – Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714)
1701 – Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773)
1718 – Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)
1737 – Edward Gibbon, English historian and politician (d. 1794)
1748 – Adamantios Korais, Greek scholar (d. 1833)
1755 – Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
1759 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and philosopher (d. 1797)
1791 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code (d. 1872)
1806 – Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1878)
1812 – William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
1812 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883)
1820 – Herbert Spencer, English biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and philosopher (d. 1903)
1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
1840 – Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (d. 1911)
1848 – Otto of Bavaria (d. 1916)
1850 – Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921)
1853 – Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (d. 1914)
1857 – Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter (d. 1914)
1862 – Rudolph Schildkraut, Turkish-American actor (d. 1930)
1866 – Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (d. 1916)
1876 – Con Leahy, Irish jumper (d. 1921)
1878 – Frank Gotch, American wrestler (d. 1917)
1878 – John Rimmer, English runner (d. 1962)
1880 – Mihkel Lüdig, Estonian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1958)
1882 – Jessie Redmon Fauset, American author and poet (d. 1961)
1887 – Warren Wood, American golfer (d. 1926)
1888 – Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
1893 – Draža Mihailović, Serbian general (d. 1946)
1893 – Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1939)
1894 – George Petty, American painter (d. 1975)
1894 – Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1995)
1896 – Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1963)
1896 – William Hudson, New Zealand-Australian engineer (d. 1978)
1898 – Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1962)
1899 – Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994)
1900 – August Koern, Estonian politician and diplomat, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (d. 1989)
1902 – Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté, Malian educator and activist (d. 1942)
1903 – Horace Stoneham, American businessman (d. 1990)
1904 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Anglo-Irish poet and author (d. 1972)
1904 – Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician (d. 1973)
1905 – John Kuck, American hammer thrower and shot putter (d. 1986)
1906 – Yórgos Theotokás, Greek author (d. 1966)
1910 – Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (d. 1988)
1911 – Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009)
1911 – Chris Berger, Dutch sprinter (d. 1965)
1912 – Jacques de Bourbon-Busset, French author and politician (d. 2001)
1912 – Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
1913 – Philip Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
1913 – Irving Adler, American mathematician and author (d. 2012)
1913 – Luz Long, German long jumper (d. 1943)
1916 – Robert Hugh McWilliams, Jr., American judge (d. 2013)
1916 – Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1917 – Roman Matsov, Estonian conductor (d. 2001)
1918 – Sten Rudholm, Swedish lawyer and jurist (d. 2008)
1920 – Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
1920 – Mark Krasnosel'skii, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
1920 – James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
1920 – Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (d. 2010)
1921 – Robert Dhéry, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004)
1921 – John Stott, English clergyman and theologian (d. 2011)
1922 – Martin Gray, Polish-French Holocaust survivor and author
1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)
1924 – Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (d. 2013)
1925 – Derek Chinnery, English broadcaster (d. 2015)
1926 – Tim LaHaye, American minister and author
1926 – Basil Paterson, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
1926 – Alan Reynolds, English painter
1927 – Tato Bores, Argentinian actor (d. 1996)
1927 – Charlie Fonville, American shot putter (d. 1994)
1927 – Connie Kay, American drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet) (d. 1994)
1927 – Coretta Scott King, American activist and author (d. 2006)
1927 – Joe Moakley, American politician (d. 2001)
1927 – Sheila Scott, English pilot (d. 1988)
1929 – Nina Ponomaryova, Russian discus thrower
1931 – Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist
1932 – Anouk Aimée, French actress
1932 – Pik Botha, South African politician
1932 – Maxine Brown, American singer (The Browns)
1932 – Casey Kasem, American radio host, producer, and actor, co-created American Top 40 (d. 2014)
1932 – Derek Minter, English motorcycle racer (d. 2015)
1932 – Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
1933 – Peter Imbert, Baron Imbert, English police officer and politician, Lord Lieutenant for Greater London
1934 – Brennan Manning, American priest and author (d. 2013)
1934 – Jean Valentine, American poet
1935 – Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1935 – Ron Morris, American pole vaulter
1936 – Geoffrey Shovelton, English singer and illustrator
1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
1937 – Robin Eames, Irish archbishop
1937 – Richard Perham, English biologist and academic
1938 – Earl Anthony, American bowler (d. 2001)
1938 – Alain Caron, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1939 – Judy Carne, English actress
1939 – Stanisław Dziwisz, Polish cardinal
1939 – Jerry Mercer, Canadian drummer (Mashmakhan and April Wine)
1941 – Jennings Michael Burch, American author (d. 2013)
1941 – Pat Choate, American economist
1941 – Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
1942 – Ruth Glick, American author
1942 – Jim Keltner, American drummer (Traveling Wilburys, Plastic Ono Band, and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends)
1943 – Helmut Marko, Austrian race car driver
1944 – Stoker Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, English academic and politician
1944 – Michael Fish, English meteorologist
1944 – Cuba Gooding, Sr., American singer and actor (The Main Ingredient)
1944 – Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Desert Rose Band)
1945 – Martin Chivers, English footballer
1945 – Jack Deverell, English general
1945 – Helen Hodgman, Australian author
1945 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 2005)
1946 – Franz Roth, German footballer
1946 – Nicholas Serota, English curator
1947 – G. K. Butterfield, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
1947 – Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (Badfinger) (d. 1975)
1947 – Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2003)
1947 – Ann Peebles, American singer-songwriter
1948 – Frank Abagnale, American businessman
1948 – Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician
1948 – Josef Hickersberger, Austrian footballer, coach, and manager
1948 – Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The B-52's and NiNa)
1948 – Si Robertson, American soldier and hunter
1949 – Grant Chapman, Australian politician
1950 – Paul Lockyer, Australian journalist (d. 2011)
1951 – Ace Frehley, American guitarist and songwriter (Kiss, Wicked Lester, and Frehley's Comet)
1952 – Larry Elder, American talk show host
1952 – George Gervin, American basketball player
1952 – Ari Vatanen, Finnish race car driver and politician
1953 – Arielle Dombasle, French-American singer, actress, and director
1954 – Frank Bainimarama, Fijian politician, 8th Prime Minister of Fiji
1954 – Herman Edwards, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
1955 – Gudrun Berend, German hurdler (d. 2011)
1955 – Eric Schmidt, American engineer and businessman
1956 – Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (House of Freaks) (d. 2006)
1956 – Bridget Kendall, English journalist
1956 – Kevin McNally, English actor
1956 – Douglas P., English-Australian singer, producer, and actor (Death in June and Crisis)
1956 – Jeff Probyn, English rugby player
1957 – Willie Upshaw, American baseball player
1959 – Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1959 – Louis Lortie, Canadian-German pianist
1959 – Marco Pirroni, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Adam and the Ants, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Wolfmen, Rema Rema and Spear of Destiny)
1959 – Neil Pearson, English actor
1960 – Mike Krushelnyski, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
1961 – Moana Pozzi, Italian pornographic actress, actress, television personality, model, politician and writer (d. 1994)
1961 – Andrew Schlafly, American lawyer and activist, founded Conservapedia
1962 – Ángel Comizzo, Argentinian footballer and manager
1962 – James LeGros, American actor
1962 – Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
1962 – Seppo Räty, Finnish javelin thrower
1962 – Im Sang-soo, South Korean director and screenwriter
1962 – Andrew Selous, English soldier and politician
1963 – Russell T Davies, Welsh screenwriter and producer
1963 – Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
1964 – Michael Mahonen, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter
1964 – Lisa Wilcox, American actress
1965 – Anna Chancellor, English actress
1966 – Vyacheslav Oliynyk, Ukrainian wrestler
1966 – Matt Reeves, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Yoshihiro Togashi, Japanese illustrator
1967 – Aki Avni, Israeli actor
1967 – Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands
1967 – Tommy Smith, Scottish saxophonist, composer, and educator
1967 – Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor
1967 – Jason Whitlock, American journalist
1968 – Dana Milbank, American journalist
1969 – Cory Booker, American lawyer and politician
1969 – Darcey Bussell, English ballerina
1969 – Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer
1969 – Tess Daly, English model and television host
1969 – Vladimir Kozlov, Ukrainian-American wrestler and actor
1969 – Mica Paris, English singer and actress
1970 – Kylie Travis, English-Australian actress
1971 – Olari Elts, Estonian conductor
1971 – Shaan Shahid, Pakistani actor
1972 – Nigel Barker, English photographer and author
1972 – Almedin Civa, Bosnian footballer and coach
1972 – Mehmet Kurtuluş, Turkish-German actor
1972 – David Lascher, American actor
1972 – Maura West, American actress
1973 – Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer
1973 – Sharlee D'Angelo, Swedish bass player (Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, King Diamond, Witchery, Sinergy, and Mercyful Fate)
1973 – Andre Gower, American actor
1973 – Sébastien Lareau, Canadian tennis player
1974 – Frank Catalanotto, American baseball player
1974 – Johnny Devine, Canadian wrestler
1974 – Richard Johnson, Australian footballer
1975 – Rabih Abdullah, American football player
1975 – Chris Carpenter, American baseball player
1975 – Pedro Feliz, Dominican baseball player
1976 – Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter and cellist (Belle & Sebastian)
1976 – Sally Hawkins, English actress
1976 – Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
1976 – Faisal Saif, Indian director, screenwriter, and critic
1976 – Olaf Tufte, Norwegian rower
1977 – Khalid Zoubaa, French runner
1979 – Will Boyd, American bass player (Evanescence, American Princes, and The Visitors)
1979 – Natasha Chokljat, Australian netball player
1980 – Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player
1980 – Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist
1980 – Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer
1980 – Ananda Mikola, Indonesian race car driver
1980 – Jason Gainza, Filipino actor
1981 – Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer-songwriter
1981 – Joey Gathright, American baseball player
1981 – Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer
1982 – Katrina Johnson, American actress
1982 – François Parisien, Canadian cyclist
1982 – Alexander Widiker, German rugby player
1983 – Ari Graynor, American actress
1983 – Martin Viiask, Estonian basketball player
1984 – Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Daniel Holdsworth, Australian rugby player
1984 – Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Fall Out Boy and Arma Angelus)
1985 – José António de Miranda da Silva Júnior, Brazilian footballer
1985 – Meselech Melkamu, Ethiopian runner
1986 – Jenna Coleman, English actress
1986 – Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer-songwriter
1986 – Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
1987 – Taylor Chorney, American ice hockey player
1987 – William Moseley, English actor
1987 – Elliott Shriane, Australian speed skater
1987 – Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress
1988 – Kris Thackray, English footballer
1988 – Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
1989 – Lars Bender, German footballer
1989 – Sven Bender, German footballer
1989 – Maksym Bilyi, Ukrainian footballer (d. 2013)
1989 – Dmytro Kozban, Ukrainian footballer
1989 – Emily Rios, American actress
1989 – Milagros Schmoll, Argentinian model
1990 – Austin Dillon, American race car driver
1990 – Erik Keedus, Estonian basketball player
1990 – Martin Kelly, English footballer
1991 – Isaac Cuenca, Spanish footballer
1992 – Allison Iraheta, American singer-songwriter (Halo Circus)
1994 – Elmo Magalona, Filipino actor and singer
Deaths[edit]
630 – Ardashir III of Persia (b. 621)
1272 – Zita, Italian saint (b. 1212)
1404 – Philip the Bold, French son of John II of France (b. 1342)
1463 – Isidore of Kiev (b. 1385)
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (b. 1480)
1599 – Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538)
1605 – Pope Leo XI (b. 1535)
1613 – Robert Abercromby, Scottish priest and missionary (b. 1532)
1625 – Mōri Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553)
1656 – Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (b. 1596)
1694 – John George IV, Elector of Saxony (b. 1668)
1695 – John Trenchard, English politician, Chief Justice of Chester (b. 1640)
1702 – Jean Bart, French admiral (b. 1651)
1782 – William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710)
1813 – Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (b. 1779)
1873 – William Macready, English actor (b. 1793)
1882 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (b. 1803)
1896 – Henry Parkes, English-Australian politician, 7th Premier of New South Wales (b. 1815)
1915 – John Labatt, Canadian businessman (b. 1838)
1915 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian pianist and composer (b. 1872)
1919 – Anton Irv, Estonian military commander (b. 1886)
1932 – Hart Crane, American poet (b. 1899)
1936 – Karl Pearson, English mathematician and academic (b. 1857)
1937 – Antonio Gramsci, Italian sociologist, linguist, and politician (b. 1891)
1938 – Edmund Husserl, Czech mathematician and philosopher (b. 1859)
1952 – Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
1961 – Roy Del Ruth, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
1962 – A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bangladeshi-Pakistani politician, Interior Minister of Pakistan (b. 1873)
1965 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908)
1967 – William Douglas Cook, New Zealand farmer, founded the Eastwoodhill Arboretum (b. 1884)
1969 – René Barrientos, Bolivian politician, 55th President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
1970 – Arthur Shields, Irish-American actor (b. 1896)
1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian politician, 1st President of Ghana (b. 1909)
1973 – Carlos Menditeguy, Argentinian race car driver (b. 1914)
1977 – Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
1977 – Scott Bradley, American pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1891)
1981 – Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Turkish tenor and actor (b. 1900)
1988 – Fred Bear, American hunter (b. 1902)
1988 – David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968)
1989 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (b. 1894)
1992 – Olivier Messiaen, French organist and composer (b. 1908)
1992 – Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (b. 1927)
1995 – Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch author (b. 1921)
1996 – William Colby, American diplomat, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1920)
1996 – Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (b. 1911)
1998 – John Bassett, Canadian journalist (b. 1915)
1998 – Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American author (b. 1925)
1998 – Anne Desclos, French journalist and author (b. 1907)
1998 – Browning Ross, American runner (b. 1924)
1999 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1922)
1999 – Dale C. Thomson, Canadian historian and educator (b. 1923)
2000 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (b. 1954)
2002 – George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
2002 – Ruth Handler, American inventor and businesswoman, created the Barbie doll (b. 1916)
2002 – Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Dutch-Swiss businessman (b. 1921)
2005 – Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1909)
2006 – Julia Thorne, American author (b. 1944)
2007 – Al Hunter Ashton, English actor and screenwriter (b. 1957)
2007 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
2008 – Marios Tokas, Cypriot singer-songwriter (b. 1954)
2009 – Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1914)
2009 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1939)
2009 – Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean model and actress (b. 1983)
2011 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
2012 – Daniel E. Boatwright, American politician (b. 1930)
2012 – Anatoly Lebed, Estonian-Russian colonel (b. 1963)
2012 – Harold Pupkewitz, Lithuanian-Namibian businessman (b. 1915)
2012 – Bill Skowron, American baseball player (b. 1930)
2013 – Aída Bortnik, Argentinian screenwriter (b. 1938)
2013 – Tony Byrne, Irish boxer (b. 1930)
2013 – Antonio Díaz Jurado, Spanish footballer (b. 1969)
2013 – Jérôme Louis Heldring, Dutch journalist (b. 1917)
2013 – Aloysius Jin Luxian, Chinese bishop (b. 1916)
2013 – Mutula Kilonzo, Kenyan lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
2014 – Yigal Arnon, Israeli lawyer, founded Yigal Arnon & Co. (b. 1929)
2014 – Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer, coach, and manager (b. 1931)
2014 – Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
2014 – Harry Firth, Australian race car driver and manager (b. 1918)
2014 – Andréa Parisy, French actress (b. 1935)
2014 – Turhan Tezol, Turkish basketball player (b. 1932)

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