Saturday, June 27, 2015

June 27 Birthdays

1040 – Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
1350 – Manuel II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1425)
1462 – Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
1550 – Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
1696 – William Pepperrell, American merchant and soldier (d. 1759)
1717 – Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (d. 1799)
1767 – Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer (d. 1843)
1805 – Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer (d. 1883)
1806 – Augustus De Morgan, English mathematician and logician (d. 1871)
1817 – Louise von François, German author (d. 1893)
1838 – Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 1894)
1838 – Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, designed the Gewehr 98 (d. 1914)
1846 – Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician (d. 1891)
1850 – Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
1850 – Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-Japanese author (d. 1904)
1862 – May Irwin, Canadian-American actress and singer (d. 1938)
1865 – John Monash, Australian engineer and general (d. 1931)
1869 – Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (d. 1961)
1869 – Emma Goldman, Lithuanian philosopher and activist (d. 1940)
1869 – Hans Spemann, German embryologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1870 – Frank Rattray Lillie, American zoologist and embryologist (d. 1947)
1872 – Heber Doust Curtis, American astronomer (d. 1942)
1872 – Paul Laurence Dunbar, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1906)
1880 – Natalia Brasova, Russian wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (d. 1952)
1880 – Helen Keller, American author, political activist and lecturer; first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree (d. 1968)
1882 – Eduard Spranger, German philosopher and educator (d. 1963)
1884 – Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
1885 – Pierre Montet, French Egyptologist (d. 1966)
1885 – Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)
1886 – Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer and soldier (d. 1958)
1888 – Lewis Bernstein Namier, Polish-English historian and academic (d. 1960)
1888 – Antoinette Perry, American actress and director (d. 1946)
1892 – Paul Colin, French illustrator (d. 1985)
1899 – Juan Trippe, American businessman, founded Pan American World Airways (d. 1981)
1901 – Merle Tuve, American geophysicist (d. 1982)
1905 – Armand Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
1906 – Catherine Cookson, English author (d. 1998)
1906 – Vernon Watkins, Welsh-American poet and painter (d. 1967)
1907 – John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
1908 – João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian physician and author (d. 1967)
1908 – Gene Venzke, American runner (d. 1992)
1909 – Billy Curtis, American actor (d. 1988)
1913 – Elton Britt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
1913 – Philip Guston, American painter (d. 1980)
1913 – Willie Mosconi, American pool player (d. 1993)
1914 – Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
1914 – Giorgio Almirante, Italian journalist and politician (d. 1988)
1915 – Grace Lee Boggs, American author and activist
1915 – John Alexander Moore, American zoology professor
1921 – Muriel Pavlow, English actress
1923 – Jacques Berthier, French organist and composer (d. 1994)
1923 – Beth Chatto, English gardener
1923 – Elmo Hope, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
1924 – Rosalie Allen, American singer (d. 2003)
1925 – Leonard Lerman, American geneticist and biologist (d. 2012)
1925 – Doc Pomus, American singer-songwriter (d. 1991)
1928 – James Lincoln Collier, American journalist and author
1928 – Rudy Perpich, American dentist and politician, 34th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1995)
1929 – Peter Maas, American journalist and author (d. 2001)
1930 – Tommy Kono, American weightlifter
1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
1931 – Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist
1931 – Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1932 – Eddie Kasko, American baseball player and manager
1932 – Anna Moffo, American soprano and actress (d. 2006)
1932 – Magali Noël, French actress and singer
1932 – Hugh Wood, English composer
1935 – Laurent Terzieff, French actor (d. 2010)
1935 – Ramon Zamora, Filipino actor and director (d. 2007)
1936 – Lucille Clifton, American author and poet (d. 2010)
1937 – Joseph P. Allen, American physicist and astronaut
1937 – Otto Herrigel, Namibian lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
1937 – Kirkpatrick Sale, American author and scholar
1938 – Bruce Babbitt, American lawyer and politician, 47th United States Secretary of the Interior
1938 – Kathryn Beaumont, English actress and singer
1938 – Shirley Anne Field, English actress
1938 – Yevgeniy Ivchenko, Ukrainian race walker (d. 1999)
1938 – Konrad Kujau, German illustrator (d. 2000)
1939 – R. D. Burman, Indian singer-songwriter (d. 1994)
1940 – Ian Lang, Baron Lang of Monkton, Scottish politician, Secretary of State for Scotland
1941 – James P. Hogan, English author (d. 2010)
1941 – Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish director and screenwriter (d. 1996)
1942 – Bruce Johnston, American singer-songwriter and producer (The Beach Boys and Bruce & Terry)
1942 – Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
1942 – Jérôme Savary, Argentinian-French actor and director (d. 2013)
1942 – Danny Schechter, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1943 – Raveendra 'Ravi' Batra, Indian-American economist
1943 – Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian-English actress
1943 – Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player, manager, and sportscaster
1944 – Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist
1945 – Joey Covington, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna) (d. 2013)
1948 – Camile Baudoin, American guitarist (The Radiators)
1949 – Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer
1951 – Julia Duffy, American actress
1951 – Mary McAleese, Irish politician, 8th President of Ireland
1952 – Madan Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
1953 – Igor Gräzin, Estonian academic and politician
1953 – Alice McDermott, American author and academic
1954 – Richard Ibbotson, English admiral
1955 – Isabelle Adjani, French actress and singer
1956 – Heiner Dopp, German field hockey player and politician
1956 – Scott Cunningham, American author (d. 1993)
1956 – Ted Haggard, American pastor, founded the Association of Life-Giving Churches
1957 – John Bolaris, American meteorologist
1957 – Gabriella Dorio, Italian runner
1958 – Magnus Lindberg, Finnish pianist and composer
1959 – Dan Jurgens, American author and illustrator
1959 – Lorrie Morgan, American singer
1960 – Craig Hodges, American basketball player and coach
1960 – Robert King, English harpsichord player and conductor
1961 – Meera Syal, English actress, singer, and producer
1962 – Michael Ball, Welsh actor and singer
1962 – Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Hong Kong actor and singer
1962 – Sunanda Pushkar, Indian-Canadian businesswoman (d. 2014)
1963 – Wendy Alexander, Scottish politician
1963 – Johnny Benson, Jr., American race car driver
1963 – Inva Mula, Albanian opera lyric soprano
1963 – Igor Kusin, Croatian linguist and author
1964 – Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter
1964 – Chuck Person, American basketball player and coach
1965 – Simon Sebag Montefiore, English journalist, historian, and author
1965 – Óscar Vega, Spanish boxer
1966 – J. J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1966 – Jörg Bergen, German footballer and manager
1967 – Sylvie Fréchette, Canadian swimmer
1967 – Vasiliy Kaptyukh, Belarusian discus thrower
1968 – Kelly Ayotte, American lawyer and politician
1968 – Pascale Bussières, Canadian actress
1969 – Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
1969 – Draco Rosa, American-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter and producer (Menudo and Maggie's Dream)
1970 – Ahmed Ahmed, Egyptian-American actor and screenwriter
1970 – Régine Cavagnoud, French skier
1970 – John Eales, Australian rugby player
1970 – Jim Edmonds, American baseball player and sportscaster
1971 – Yancey Arias, American actor and producer
1971 – Kieren Keke, Nauruan physician and politician
1972 – Dawud Wharnsby, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
1974 – Christian Kane, American singer-songwriter and actor
1974 – Christopher O'Neill, English-American businessman
1975 – Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer
1975 – Heli Koivula Kruger, Finnish jumper
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor and producer
1976 – Leigh Nash, American singer-songwriter (Sixpence None the Richer)
1977 – Raúl, Spanish footballer
1977 – Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer
1978 – Courtney Ford, American actress
1979 – Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
1979 – Benjamin Speed, Australian singer-songwriter and producer
1979 – John Warne, American bass player (Relient K and Ace Troubleshooter)
1980 – Hugo Campagnaro, Argentinian footballer
1980 – Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer
1980 – Craig Terrill, American football player
1983 – Alsou Abramova, Russian singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
1983 – Jim Johnson, American baseball player
1983 – Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
1983 – Evan Taubenfeld, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1984 – José Holebas, German-Greek footballer
1984 – Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
1984 – Khloé Kardashian, American businesswoman, model, and radio host
1984 – D.J. King, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 – Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
1984 – Julie Ordon, Swiss model and actress
1985 – James Hook, Welsh rugby player
1985 – Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
1985 – Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
1986 – Drake Bell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1986 – Evgeniya Belyakova, Russian basketball player
1986 – Sam Claflin, English actor
1986 – LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
1986 – Sean Plott, American gamer
1987 – Ed Westwick, English actor
1988 – Stefani Bismpikou, Greek gymnast
1988 – Matthew Spiranovic, Australian footballer
1988 – Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
1989 – Hana Birnerová, Czech tennis player
1989 – Bruna Tenório, Brazilian model
1990 – Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
1990 – Taylor Phinney, American cyclist
1991 – Rayvon Owen, American singer
1991 – Madylin Sweeten, American actress
1992 – Sohee, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress (Wonder Girls)
1993 – Johanna Talihärm, Estonian biathlete
1996 – Tanay Chheda, Indian actor and author

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