Famous Birthdays on January 27

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  • 1443 Albert, Duke of Saxony (d. 1500)
  • 1546 Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)
  • 1556 Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
  • 1585 Hendrick Avercamp, Dutch painter (d. 1634)
  • 1592 Pierre de La Barre, composer
  • 1603 Harbottle Grimston, English politician (d. 1685)
  • 1621 Thomas Willis, English physician (d. 1675)
  • 1662 Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
  • 1679 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
  • 1701 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan (bishop)
  • 1715 Vaclav Kalous, composer
  • 1720 Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist (Mirror)
  • 1723 Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet
  • 1741 Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)

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1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austria, musical prodigy/composer (Figaro), (d. 1791)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

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1775 Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher (Views on Christianity)

  • 1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer
  • 1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer
  • 1805 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • 1805 Sophie of Bavaria, archduchess of Austria (d. 1872)
  • 1805 Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
  • 1806 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (d. 1826)
  • 1808 David F Strauss, Germany, theologist (Jesus' Life)
  • 1814 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, French architect (d. 1879)
  • 1821 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)
  • 1822 Thomas Leiper Kane, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1883)
  • 1823 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • 1824 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • 1826 Richard Taylor, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1828 Louis Schubert, composer
  • 1828 Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)
  • 1830 Georg Hellmesberger, composer
  • 1830 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

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1832 Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1834 Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist (discovered periodic table of the elements)
  • 1834 Robert Sanford Foster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)
  • 1841 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1848 Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (d. 1934)

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1850 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), born in London, England

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • 1850 Edward J. Smith, English captain of the Titanic (d. 1912)
  • 1851 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • 1858 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer

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1859 Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German Emperor (1888-1918)

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1867 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer
  • 1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera)
  • 1869 Will Marion Cook, composer
  • 1872 Learned Hand, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals), born in Albany, New York
  • 1882 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
  • 1885 Jerome Kern, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York
  • 1885 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • 1885 Maeda Seison, Japanese painter (d. 1977)
  • 1887 Carl Blegen, archaeologist (excavator at Troy, Pylos), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1889 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
  • 1891 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
  • 1892 Mitya Stillman, composer
  • 1893 Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
  • 1894 Fritz Pollard, early African American NFL star (1920-26)
  • 1895 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • 1895 Joseph Rosenstock, Kraków Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
  • 1895 Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Granville English, composer
  • 1900 Hyman G Rickover, US Admiral (father of modern nuclear navy)
  • 1901 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1901 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • 1903 John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
  • 1903 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • 1905 Howard McNear, actor (Floyd- "The Andy Griffith Show", "Jetsons"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1905 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • 1906 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • 1907 Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
  • 1908 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • 1908 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1911 Benay Venuta, actress (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1911 George Pope, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-49 & 0-36 in his only Test)
  • 1912 Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
  • 1912 Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher
  • 1913 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • 1913 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • 1914 Anna Larina, revolutionary
  • 1915 Jack Brymer, clarinetist
  • 1918 Elmore James, musician (Dust My Broom)
  • 1918 Skitch Henderson, orchestra leader (Tonight Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1918 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • 1919 David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • 1919 H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
  • 1919 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1920 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Donna Reed, Denison Iowa, (From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life)
  • 1922 Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
  • 1924 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • 1924 Kenneth Corfield, CEO (STC)
  • 1924 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
  • 1924 Brian Rix [Lord Rix], English actor, born in Cottingham, Yorkshire (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Sabu, [Dastagir], India, actor (Elephant Boy, Drum)
  • 1924 William van Straubenzee, British MP
  • 1925 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • 1925 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback (SF 49ers, Balt Colts)
  • 1927 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor (Escape 2000, Vault of Horror)
  • 1927 Nancy Dickerson, journalist (NBC)
  • 1928 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • 1928 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • 1929 Ingrid Thulin, Solleftea Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)
  • 1929 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
  • 1929 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • 1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • 1930 Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • 1930 Roger Sims, British MP
  • 1931 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1931 Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
  • 1931 Rudi Maugeri, singer (The Crew Cuts), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Nigel Vinson, British Lord and inventor, born in Kent, England
  • 1931 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Neville Trotter, British MP
  • 1933 Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO (Harrods)
  • 1933 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • 1934 Donald Spiers, controller (Aircraft MoD)
  • 1934 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • 1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director (1987- )
  • 1934 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO (De Beers)
  • 1935 Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
  • 1936 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
  • 1936 Troy Donahue, actor (Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye), born in NYC, New York

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1936 Samuel Ting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, American physicist, Nobel Laureate

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel Ting
  • 1937 John Ogdon, pianist/composer, born in Manchester, England
  • 1938 Kim Gardner, rocker (Byrds)
  • 1938 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
  • 1939 Mike Hill, PGA golfer (1977 Ohio Kings Island Open), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 1939 N R Bomford, head master (Harrow School)
  • 1939 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • 1940 Brian T O'Leary, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1942 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 1943 A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • 1944 Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
  • 1944 Peter Akinola, Nigerian religious leader
  • 1945 Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
  • 1945 Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
  • 1946 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • 1947 Nedra Telley, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Little Baby), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer (d. 1999)
  • 1947 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • 1948 Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
  • 1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
  • 1949 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1950 Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • 1950 Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
  • 1951 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • 1951 Scott Lane, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1952 Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952 Peter Garland, composer
  • 1952 "White Shoes" Johnson, American football player
  • 1954 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • 1954 Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • 1954 Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
  • 1955 Richard Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
  • 1955 Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1955 John G. Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
  • 1955 Alexander Stuart, British author
  • 1955 Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
  • 1956 Mimi Rogers, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1956 Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1957 Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)
  • 1958 Alan Milburn, British MP
  • 1958 Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1958 James Grippando, American novelist
  • 1958 Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • 1959 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • 1959 Patti Cohoon, Whittier California, actress (Molly-Here Come the Brides)
  • 1959 Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • 1959 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • 1961 Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • 1961 Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
  • 1961 Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
  • 1961 Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
  • 1961 Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
  • 1961 Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
  • 1961 Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • 1962 James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1962 Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • 1962 Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • 1964 Bridget Fonda, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • 1964 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1964 Migi, [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
  • 1964 Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1965 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • 1965 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • 1965 Mike Newell, English football manager
  • 1966 Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)