Famous People Born in 1927

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 667

  • Jan 1 Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae, Countdown), born in Stockton, California
  • Jan 1 Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 1 Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  • Jan 1 Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 1 Pat Heywood, Scottish actress

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Jan 1 Vernon L. Smith, American economist (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences)

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 2 Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • Jan 2 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
  • Jan 4 Barbara Rush, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie, Winnipeg Manitoba, singer/actress (Your Hit Parade)
  • Jan 10 Johnnie Ray, Dallas OR, pop singer (Cry)
  • Jan 10 Lee Philips, American actor (Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • Jan 11 John Hayes, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 15 Tests 1951-58)
  • Jan 11 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
  • Jan 12 Salvatore Martirano, composer
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • Jan 14 Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Jan 14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist
  • Jan 15 Francis Routh, composer
  • Jan 15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
  • Jan 21 Clive Churchill, Australian rugby league footballer (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Joe Perry, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 22 Lou Creekmur, Baseball Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer
  • Jan 25 Gregg Palmer, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
  • Jan 25 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 26 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • Jan 26 William Redfield, actor (Jimmy Hughes Rookie Cop, Marriage), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 26 Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
  • Jan 27 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • Jan 27 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • Jan 27 Nancy Dickerson, pioneering American radio and TV journalist (NBC, CBS), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 28 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
  • Jan 30 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden

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Jan 31 Lorraine Warren, Monroe Connecticut, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • Feb 1 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence RI, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • Feb 2 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • Feb 2 Richard Vance Maxfield, composer
  • Feb 2 Stan Getz, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • Feb 3 Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, born in Waterford (d. 2015)
  • Feb 3 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Robert Brown, Herbrides Is, actor (Here Come the Brides, Primus)
  • Feb 5 Val Dufour, actor (Eugenie Grandet, Another World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 5 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • Feb 6 Smokey Burgess, baseball catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Feb 7 John Buller, British composer, born in London (d. 2004)
  • Feb 7 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • Feb 8 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • Feb 8 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu)
  • Feb 8 Zdenek Zouhar, composer
  • Feb 9 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • Feb 9 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • Feb 10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)

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Feb 10 Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)

Opera Soprano Leontyne Price
Opera Soprano
Leontyne Price
  • Feb 10 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • Feb 10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 12 Anne Gillis, Little Rock Ark, actress (Adv of Tom Sawyer, Little Men)
  • Feb 13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • Feb 14 Lois Maxwell, actress (Miss Moneypenny), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Feb 15 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • Feb 15 Gottfrid Grasbeck, composer
  • Feb 15 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • Feb 15 William Bentley, diplomat
  • Feb 16 June Brown, British actress
  • Feb 18 Fazal Mahmood, cricketer (Pakistani medium-pace workhorse 1952-62)
  • Feb 18 John W Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ) married Elizabeth Taylor
  • Feb 18 Tabe Bas, actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka)
  • Feb 18 Luis Arroyo, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 19 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • Feb 20 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
  • Feb 20 Sidney Poitier, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 21 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Feb 21 Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Feb 21 Pierre Mercure, composer
  • Feb 22 David Ahlstrom, composer
  • Feb 22 Donald May, actor (Adam-Edge of Night, Colt .45), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 23 Ivan Hrusovsky, composer
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress
  • Feb 25 Dick Jones, American actor (Buffalo Bill Jr), born in Snyder Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 25 Jacques Monod, composer
  • Feb 25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Ralph Stanley, Amerian bluegrass musician, born in Dickenson County, Virginia (d. 2016)
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 27 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • Mar 1 Harry Belafonte, Harlem calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 1 Lusine Amara, opera/concert singer
  • Mar 1 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 2 Siegfried Kohler, composer
  • Mar 2 Witold Szalonec, composer
  • Mar 2 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • Mar 3 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 4 Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • Mar 4 Thayer David, MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 4 Dick Savitt, American tennis player
  • Mar 5 Jack Cassidy, Richmond Hill VA, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She)
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 6 Norman Treigle, bass-baritone, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 6 William J Bell, soap opera creator (Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Mar 6 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 8 Jaromir Podesva, composer
  • Mar 8 Josef Berg, Czech composer (d. 1971)
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 9 Hans Ludwig Schilling, composer
  • Mar 9 Jack Jensen, baseball player (AL MVP 1958)
  • Mar 9 John Beckwith, composer
  • Mar 10 Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • Mar 10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raul Alfonsin, president (Argentina)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Bill Rexford, auto racer
  • Mar 14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Carl Smith, Maynardville Tn, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 16 Olga San Juan, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
  • Mar 17 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • Mar 17 Maurice Ingvar Karkoff, composer
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 17 Patrick Allen, Malawi, actor (Roman Holiday, Dial "M" for Murder)
  • Mar 17 Sulkhan Ivanovich Nasidze, composer
  • Mar 18 George Plimpton, sports writer (Paper Lion), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)

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Mar 19 Richie Ashburn, American hall of fame baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets) and sportscaster, born in Tilden, Nebraska (d. 1997)

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
  • Mar 20 John Pierre Herman Joubert, composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • Mar 22 George Thoms, cricketer (1 Test Aust against WI 1952, scored 16 & 28)
  • Mar 23 Osvaldo Lacerda, composer
  • Mar 23 John Logan, Endicott, NY, MLB shortstop (Boston and Milwaukee Braves), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 24 Janos Decsenyi, composer
  • Mar 24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • Mar 25 Leslie Claudius, India, field hockey (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Member of Parliament
  • Mar 27 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Baku USSR, cellist/conductor
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John Vane, FRS/pharmacologist
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • Mar 30 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer
  • Mar 30 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • Mar 30 Wally Grout, cricketer (great Aussie wicket-keeper)

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Mar 31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • Mar 31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 1 Amos Milburn, R&B singer and pianist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Apr 2 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
  • Apr 2 Carmen Basilio, American boxer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Ferenc Puskás, Hungarian footballer (d. 2006)
  • Apr 3 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )