Famous Birthdays on 27th December

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 207

  • 1390 Anne de Mortimer, claimant to the English throne (d. 1411)
  • 1555 Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist

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1571 Johannes Kepler, Weil der Stadt, Germany, astronomer (planetary Motion), (d. 1630)

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • 1645 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
  • 1654 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
  • 1683 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)
  • 1709 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)
  • 1715 Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
  • 1717 Pope Pius VI (d. 1799)
  • 1721 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
  • 1748 William Marshall, composer
  • 1752 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer
  • 1755 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)
  • 1761 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War
  • 1773 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
  • 1776 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
  • 1796 Mirza Ghalib, Indian poet (d. 1869)
  • 1800 John Goss, composer
  • 1801 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
  • 1802 Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter
  • 1803 John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)
  • 1814 James Henry Carleton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1873)
  • 1816 Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1894)
  • 1822 John Roberts, composer

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1822 Louis Pasteur, Dole, France, bacteriologist (pasturization), (d. 1895)

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Bacteriologist
Louis Pasteur

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1823 Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • 1825 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer
  • 1829 James Clay Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1831 Lucius Fairchild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1896)
  • 1832 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)
  • 1836 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)
  • 1845 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer
  • 1855 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
  • 1856 Andre Gedalge, composer
  • 1859 William Henry Hadow, composer
  • 1864 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • 1874 Max Ettinger, composer
  • 1879 Robert Greig, Australia, actor (Horse Feathers)
  • 1879 Sydney Greenstreet, Sandwich England, actor (Maltese Falcon)

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1883 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1884 Bernard van Dieren, composer
  • 1888 Tito Schipa, tenor/composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1888 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (d. 1954)
  • 1890 Maurice Schoemaker, composer
  • 1892 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer
  • 1892 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • 1895 Sig Arno, Hamburg, Germany, actor (Holiday in Havana)
  • 1896 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
  • 1896 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
  • 1896 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
  • 1896 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
  • 1897 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
  • 1899 Paul Costello, US, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1920, 24, 28)
  • 1900 Hans Stuck, German race car driver (d. 1978)
  • 1901 Irene Handl, actress (Riding High, Morgan), born in London, England

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1901 Marlene Dietrich [Maria Losch], singer/actress (Blue Angel), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Singer/Actress
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1902 Ferenc Szabo, composer
  • 1906 Ivan Brkanovic, composer
  • 1906 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
  • 1906 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1907 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
  • 1907 Jan Willem van Otterloo, Dutch composer
  • 1907 Nils-Eric Ringbom, composer
  • 1907 Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor (Melbourne 1967-71)
  • 1907 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1907 Conrad L. Raiford, Goodwill Ambassador (d. 2002)
  • 1908 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
  • 1909 Johan[nes B] Schmitz, Dutch actor/reciter (Lucifer, MacBeth)
  • 1910 Jack Massey, groundsman
  • 1910 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
  • 1910 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]

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1913 Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1914 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)
  • 1914 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
  • 1915 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle)
  • 1915 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
  • 1915 Gyula Zsengellér, Hungarian footballer (d. 1999)
  • 1916 Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (d. 1953)
  • 1917 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
  • 1917 Onni Palaste, Finnish writer
  • 1918 John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • 1920 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (d. 2005)
  • 1922 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
  • 1924 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
  • 1924 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
  • 1924 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
  • 1925 Allan Blank, composer
  • 1925 Michel Piccoli, Paris France, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools)
  • 1926 Jerome Courtland, Knoxville Tn, actor (Tonka, Tharus)
  • 1927 Antony Gardner, British politician
  • 1927 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer
  • 1930 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
  • 1930 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
  • 1930 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
  • 1931 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis)
  • 1934 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
  • 1935 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
  • 1936 Lee Salk, doctor (CBS TV)
  • 1936 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer (12 Tests), born in Shipley, West Yorkshire (d. 2014)
  • 1939 John Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America)
  • 1940 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
  • 1941 Leslie Maguire, rocker (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey)
  • 1941 Michael 'Mike' Pinder, rocker (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1942 Mike Heron, Edinburgh Scotland, rock musician
  • 1942 Byron Browne, baseball player
  • 1942 Charmian Carr, American actress
  • 1943 Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • 1943 Dave Rowberry, Newcastle, rocker (Animals)
  • 1943 Joan Manuel Serrat, Spanish musician
  • 1944 Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)
  • 1944 Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisconsin, American singer
  • 1946 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)
  • 1947 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • 1947 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • 1947 Willy Polleunis, Belgian athlete
  • 1948 Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)
  • 1948 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1950 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • 1950 Terry Bozzio, rock drummer (Missing Persons-Hello I Love You)
  • 1950 Roberto Bettega, Italian footballer
  • 1951 William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
  • 1951 Ernesto Zedillo, President of Mexico
  • 1952 Karla Bonoff, rock singer (New World, Restless Nights)
  • 1952 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Jay Hill, Canadian politician
  • 1953 Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)
  • 1953 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • 1955 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)
  • 1955 Brad Murphey, Australian racing driver
  • 1956 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
  • 1957 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
  • 1957 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
  • 1958 Steffen Mensching, writer
  • 1958 Steven Glen Jones, Artesia NM, PGA golfer (1988 AT&T Pebble Beach)
  • 1959 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1959 Mary Holland, WPVA volleyballer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1959 Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • 1960 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1960 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australian golfer
  • 1960 Donald Nally, American choral conductor
  • 1961 Caroline Gowan, Greenville SC, LPGA golfer (SC Women's Amat-1981, 83)
  • 1962 Barbara Crampton, Levittown NY, actress (Body Double, Young & Restless)
  • 1962 Sherri Steinhauer, Madison WI, LPGA golfer (1992 du Maurier Ltd)
  • 1962 Timothy Hacker, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 10k runner
  • 1962 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • 1962 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • 1963 Dana Chladek, Decin Czech, US slalom Kayak (Olympics-br/silver-92, 96)
  • 1963 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1963 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1963 Gaspar Noé, Argentinian-born director
  • 1964 David Tikolo, Kenyan cricket batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • 1964 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker (AZ Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1964 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • 1964 Ian Gomez, American actor
  • 1965 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)
  • 1965 Salman Khan, Indian actor
  • 1965 Chris Mainwaring, Australian rules footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1966 Fabian Núñez, American politician
  • 1966 Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer
  • 1966 Eva LaRue, American actress
  • 1966 Bill Goldberg, American football player and professional wrestler
  • 1967 Niels Meijer, Dutch rock keyboardist (Bob Color)
  • 1968 Dean Palmer, Tallahassee FL, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969 Chris Humbert, Modesto California, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Suzanne Paxton, Balt Md, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
  • 1969 Chyna, American professional wrestler
  • 1969 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • 1970 Frank Messmer, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback (NO Saints, NY Jets)
  • 1970 Mike Salmon, NFL/WLAF safety (Houston Oilers, Rhein Fire, SF 49ers)
  • 1970 Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Bryan Smolinski, Toledo OH, NHL forward (Team USA, Pitts Penguins)
  • 1971 James Stewart, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1972 Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Jason-Knots Landing)
  • 1972 Matt Slocum, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • 1973 Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, US sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Wilson Cruz, actor (My So Called Life, Ally McBeal)
  • 1973 Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • 1973 Dee Ferris, British painter
  • 1974 Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • 1974 Jay Pandolfo, American ice hockey player
  • 1975 Heather O'Rourke, actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist), born in San Diego, California
  • 1975 Patrick Paauwe, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Graafschap)
  • 1976 Fernando Pisani, Canadian/Italian ice hockey player
  • 1976 Aaron Stanford, American actor
  • 1977 Kate Nelson, Evanston Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
  • 1979 David Dunn, English footballer
  • 1979 Carson Palmer, American football player
  • 1980 Claudio Castagnoli, Swiss wrestler
  • 1980 Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist
  • 1981 Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
  • 1981 Javine, British singer
  • 1982 James Mead, American guitarist (Kutless)
  • 1982 Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist, (Týr)