Famous Birthdays on 27th February

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272 Constantine I, Naissus, Roman emperor (306-337) (adopted Christianity)

Roman Emperor Constantine the Great
Roman Emperor
Constantine the Great
  • 1539 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
  • 1622 Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
  • 1649 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
  • 1691 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
  • 1702 Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
  • 1711 Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
  • 1745 Silverius Muller, composer
  • 1746 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
  • 1759 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
  • 1779 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
  • 1784 Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
  • 1784 Job Plimpton, composer
  • 1792 Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
  • 1802 William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
  • 1807 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
  • 1822 Eugene Gautier, composer
  • 1823 Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • 1823 William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1827 Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1831 Hiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
  • 1832 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • 1835 Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
  • 1835 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1841 [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E. Lee
  • 1846 Joaquin Valverde, composer
  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
  • 1848 Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
  • 1850 Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
  • 1861 Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy)
  • 1862 Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
  • 1867 Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
  • 1867 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
  • 1869 Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
  • 1870 Louis Coerne, composer
  • 1877 Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
  • 1878 Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
  • 1881 Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
  • 1881 Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
  • 1886 Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
  • 1887 James D Innes, English painter
  • 1888 Lotte Lehmann, German soprano (Der Rosenkavalier, Fidelio), born in Perleberg Germany (d. 1976)
  • 1888 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
  • 1888 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • 1890 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • 1891 David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
  • 1891 Georges E Migot, French composer
  • 1891 Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
  • 1892 William Demarest, St Paul Minn, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons)
  • 1893 Joseph Messner, composer
  • 1893 Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
  • 1894 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • 1895 Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
  • 1897 Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
  • 1897 G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
  • 1897 Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
  • 1898 Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • 1898 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • 1899 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899 Ian Keith, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1899 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • 1901 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
  • 1902 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
  • 1902 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

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1902 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • 1903 Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
  • 1903 Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
  • 1904 James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • 1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
  • 1904 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1905 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • 1905 Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
  • 1906 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • 1906 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
  • 1907 Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
  • 1907 Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
  • 1909 Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
  • 1910 Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
  • 1910 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1910 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • 1912 Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • 1913 Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1913 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • 1915 Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
  • 1917 John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
  • 1919 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • 1920 David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
  • 1920 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1920 Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55), (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Andras Szollosy, composer
  • 1921 Michael Fox, US, actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1922 Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
  • 1922 Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
  • 1923 Viktor Kalabis, composer
  • 1924 M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
  • 1924 Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
  • 1925 Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
  • 1925 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
  • 1925 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • 1925 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • 1926 Peter Emery, British MP
  • 1926 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • 1927 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • 1927 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1928 Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, (d. 2014)
  • 1929 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Joanne Woodward, Thomasville Ga, actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel)
  • 1930 Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)
  • 1930 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • 1930 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1931 Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable (Strathcourt)
  • 1932 Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter

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1932 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra) (d. 2011), born in London, England

  • 1932 Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
  • 1933 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
  • 1933 Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1933 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • 1933 Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
  • 1933 Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)

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1934 Ralph Nader, Winsted Connecticut, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • 1934 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1934 [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
  • 1934 Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
  • 1935 Alberto Remedios, opera/concert singer
  • 1935 Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
  • 1936 Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
  • 1936 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936 Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
  • 1936 Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
  • 1937 Barbara Babcock, actress (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1937 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • 1937 L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1937 Viscount Head
  • 1938 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1939 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • 1939 Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
  • 1939 Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
  • 1939 Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
  • 1940 Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
  • 1940 Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
  • 1940 Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 1941 Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • 1941 Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
  • 1941 Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
  • 1942 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
  • 1942 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • 1943 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943 Morten Lauridsen, American composer
  • 1943 Klaus Köste, Frankfurt, Germany, gymnast (Olympic Gold 1972- vault), (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
  • 1944 Graeme Pollock, cricketer (South African batting prodigy)
  • 1944 Roger Scruton, Buslingthorpe, British philosopher
  • 1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
  • 1947 Ashley Woodcock, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
  • 1947 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • 1947 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
  • 1948 Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1950 Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
  • 1950 Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
  • 1951 Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
  • 1951 Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
  • 1952 Dwight Elmo Jones, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1952 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
  • 1952 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1952 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
  • 1954 Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
  • 1955 Garry Christian, rocker
  • 1955 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
  • 1955 Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
  • 1957 Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
  • 1957 Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
  • 1957 Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
  • 1957 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • 1958 Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1958 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious (d. 1978)
  • 1959 Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • 1960 Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
  • 1960 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • 1960 John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
  • 1960 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
  • 1960 Stoney Jackson, actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1961 Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)

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1961 James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • 1962 Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
  • 1962 Grant Show, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1962 Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
  • 1962 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star
  • 1963 Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
  • 1964 April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)