Famous Birthdays on 27th April

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 1410 John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia
  • 1623 Johann Adam Reincken, composer
  • 1650 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1714)
  • 1701 Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia
  • 1718 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (d. 1790)
  • 1724 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer
  • 1724 Col. Thomas Gardner, a heroic political figure and soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1733 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, Sulz am Neckar, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, especially among the tobacco plants
  • 1748 Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (d. 1833)
  • 1755 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)
  • 1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)
  • 1767 Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)

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1791 Samuel Morse, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1872)

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • 1802 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer
  • 1803 Alfred Julius Becher, composer
  • 1806 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, queen of Spain (d. 1878)
  • 1812 Friedrich von Flotow, composer
  • 1812 William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1820 Herbert Spencer, Derby England, Victorian philosopher (Social Statics)

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1822 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US president (1869-77) and Union general, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1885)

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1824 William Richard Bexfield, composer
  • 1828 Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher
  • 1835 John Murray Corse, Pitts, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) [or 9/27]
  • 1840 Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)
  • 1848 King Otto I of Bavaria (d. 1916)
  • 1850 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914)
  • 1861 Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer
  • 1861 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)
  • 1865 Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)
  • 1869 William Victor Harris, composer
  • 1871 Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer
  • 1873 Harry M O'Connor, actor (Stranger than Fiction), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1875 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
  • 1875 Freddie Fane, cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner)
  • 1875 Lumsden Hare, Ireland, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)
  • 1878 Frank Alvin Gotch, American professional wrestler (d. 1917)
  • 1883 Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter
  • 1884 Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1888 Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
  • 1892 Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
  • 1893 Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)
  • 1893 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • 1894 Nicolas Slonimsky, composer
  • 1894 George Petty, WWII Pin-Up Artist (d. 1975)
  • 1896 Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • 1896 Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)

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1899 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1900 Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
  • 1902 Kitty Kelly, actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • 1903 Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
  • 1904 Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
  • 1904 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • 1905 Julian Stryjkowski, writer
  • 1905 Philip Radcliffe, composer
  • 1906 Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
  • 1906 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • 1909 Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
  • 1911 Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • 1911 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
  • 1912 Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
  • 1912 Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
  • 1912 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
  • 1913 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Albert Soboult, French historian
  • 1916 Jan Rychlik, composer
  • 1916 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1918 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
  • 1918 Kirby Stone, jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
  • 1918 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy
  • 1919 Walter Ritchie, sculptor
  • 1920 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956)
  • 1920 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet
  • 1920 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England
  • 1922 Jack Klugman, Phila (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor
  • 1927 Connie Kay, jazz drummer
  • 1927 Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
  • 1927 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • 1927 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
  • 1927 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1929 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, USSR, discus thrower (Oly-gold-1952, 60)
  • 1930 Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1931 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach
  • 1931 Krzystzof Komeda, composer

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1932 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1932 Charles Adkins, US, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1932 Chuck Knox, NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks)
  • 1932 Francois Bayle, composer
  • 1932 Maxine Brown, country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana
  • 1932 Petar Ozgijan, composer
  • 1932 Anouk Aimée, French actress
  • 1932 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
  • 1936 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer
  • 1937 Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
  • 1937 Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1938 Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)
  • 1939 Judy Carne, English comedienne (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish Cardinal
  • 1941 Friedrich Goldmann, composer
  • 1941 Jan D Blaauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1941 Judith Blegen, Missoula Mont, opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute)
  • 1941 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • 1941 Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
  • 1942 Gordon Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)
  • 1942 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18)
  • 1943 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)
  • 1944 Cuba Gooding, US singer (Everybody Plays the Fool)
  • 1944 Herb Pedersen, Berkley Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • 1944 Michael Fish, British TV weatherman
  • 1945 August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)
  • 1946 John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
  • 1947 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • 1947 Herbie Murrell, US soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)
  • 1947 Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
  • 1947 Peter Gena, American composer
  • 1947 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician
  • 1948 Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
  • 1948 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., con artist turned security consultant.
  • 1948 Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician
  • 1949 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
  • 1951 Ace Frehley, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951 Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)
  • 1952 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver

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1952 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1952 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • 1953 Ellen L Shulman Baker, Fayetteville NC, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71)
  • 1953 Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
  • 1955 Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
  • 1956 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Bryan Harvey, American musician
  • 1957 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
  • 1958 Keith Denunzio, rocker
  • 1959 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1959 Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Louis Lortie, French Canadian concert pianist
  • 1962 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1962 PattiSue Plumer, Covina, California, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90)
  • 1962 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer
  • 1962 James LeGros, American actor
  • 1963 Arther van Dijk, drummer (Ivy Green)
  • 1963 Grant Show, actor (Jake-Melrose Place, Rick-Ryan's Hope)
  • 1963 Schae Harrison, Orange California, actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1963 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
  • 1963 Russell T. Davies, Welsh television writer and executive producer of Doctor Who
  • 1964 Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1965 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Oly-bronze-1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1966 Peter McIntyre, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995)
  • 1967 Bridgette Gordon, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic-gold-88)
  • 1967 Willem-Alexander CGF, King of the Netherlands (2013-)
  • 1967 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer
  • 1967 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician
  • 1967 Erik Thomson, Australian actor
  • 1967 Jason Whitlock, American sportswriter
  • 1968 Adrian Cooper, NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969 Brett Steven, Bermuda, NZ tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Francine "Frankie" McRae, Australian softball outfielder (Oly-br-96)
  • 1969 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969 Tyrone Rodgers, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1969 Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
  • 1969 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina
  • 1969 Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer
  • 1970 Mikiko Hagiwara, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 1970 Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Craig Keith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • 1971 James Burton, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1971 Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • 1972 Alison McKnight, 100m hurdler/heptathlete, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1972 David Lascher, actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Ethan Brooks, NFL/WAFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Silvia Farina, Milan Italy, tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles)
  • 1972 Tim Ruddy, NFL center (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Maura West, actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Andre Govan, Culver City California, actor (Monster Squad)
  • 1974 Carlos Fortes, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1974 Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • 1974 Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1975 Andre Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers & Sons, Mr President)
  • 1975 Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1975 Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1975 Rabih Abdullah, former National Football League player
  • 1975 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player
  • 1976 Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1976 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer
  • 1976 Sally Hawkins, English film actress
  • 1977 Khalid Zoubaa, French runner
  • 1977 Jerry Trainor, American actor
  • 1978 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress
  • 1979 Will Boyd, American musician