Famous Birthdays on 27th May

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1332 Ibn Khaldūn, North African Islamic scholar, philosopher and historian (Muqaddimah), born in Tunis (d. 1406)

Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian Ibn Khaldūn
Islamic Scholar, Philosopher and Historian
Ibn Khaldūn
  • 1519 Girolamo Mei, Italian historian (d. 1594)
  • 1576 Caspar Schoppe, German scholar (d. 1649)
  • 1595 Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
  • 1601 Antoine Daniel, Jesuit missionary and martyr (d. 1648)
  • 1623 William Petty, English scientist and philosopher (d. 1687)
  • 1626 William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
  • 1651 Louis-Antoine, Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
  • 1652 Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
  • 1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer
  • 1738 Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (d. 1796)
  • 1756 Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
  • 1774 Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
  • 1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
  • 1799 Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer
  • 1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
  • 1815 Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
  • 1818 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
  • 1819 Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
  • 1820 Mathilde Bonaparte, French princess and socialite (d. 1904)
  • 1822 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Josef Joachim Raff, composer
  • 1823 John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • 1827 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • 1836 Edwin Gray Lee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1870)
  • 1836 Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier

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1837 "Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, born in Troy Grove, Illinois (d. 1876)

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok
  • 1837 Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1912)
  • 1837 Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)
  • 1839 Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
  • 1849 "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
  • 1850 Thomas Neill Cream, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1892)
  • 1852 Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
  • 1854 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
  • 1860 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
  • 1861 Victoria E Matthews, educator
  • 1864 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (d. 1938)
  • 1867 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1870 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
  • 1871 Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
  • 1874 Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
  • 1874 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
  • 1876 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
  • 1879 Hans Lammers, German SS officer (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
  • 1884 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1887 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)
  • 1887 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts)
  • 1887 Frank Woolley, cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)
  • 1888 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
  • 1892 Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan)
  • 1893 Hermann Dörnemann, German supercentarian (d. 2005)
  • 1894 Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
  • 1894 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)
  • 1895 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • 1897 John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
  • 1900 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
  • 1901 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • 1902 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • 1904 Chuhei Nambu, Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
  • 1907 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
  • 1907 Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
  • 1908 Alex Brown, snooker player
  • 1908 Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
  • 1908 Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
  • 1909 Isador Goodman, composer
  • 1910 Daniel Greenway, CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons)
  • 1911 Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Presidential candidate
  • 1911 Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
  • 1911 Vincent Price, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1911 Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
  • 1912 John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)

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1912 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1912 Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)
  • 1913 Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
  • 1913 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
  • 1914 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • 1914 Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
  • 1914 Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1915 Herman Wouk, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1916 Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
  • 1918 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
  • 1919 Kam Fong, actor (Hawaii Five-0), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1920 Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
  • 1920 William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
  • 1921 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
  • 1921 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)

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1922 Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), born in London, England (d. 2015)

  • 1922 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)

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1923 Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1973-77) and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973, born in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1923 Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
  • 1923 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • 1923 Ingeborg "Inge" Morath, Graz Austria, Magnum photographer and wife of Arthur Miller
  • 1925 John Moberly, diplomat
  • 1925 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • 1926 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
  • 1927 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • 1927 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • 1928 Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)
  • 1929 Donald Howard Keats, composer
  • 1930 Eino Tamberg, composer
  • 1930 John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • 1930 Simon Barrington-Ward
  • 1930 William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI
  • 1931 Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
  • 1931 John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
  • 1931 Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
  • 1931 Veroslav Neumann, composer
  • 1931 James Wilson, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1932 [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
  • 1932 Jeffrey Bernard, singer
  • 1933 Ted Rogers, Canadian entrepreneur
  • 1934 Harlan [Jay] Ellison, American sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
  • 1935 Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
  • 1935 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935 Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
  • 1936 Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
  • 1936 Eric Anderson, headmaster (Eton)
  • 1936 Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
  • 1936 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Marcel Masse, Canadian politician
  • 1939 Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
  • 1939 Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
  • 1939 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
  • 1939 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1940 Rene Koering, composer
  • 1941 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • 1941 Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
  • 1941 Davina Phillips, actress
  • 1942 Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • 1942 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • 1942 Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
  • 1942 Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • 1943 Bruce Weitz, Norwalk Ct, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)
  • 1943 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
  • 1945 Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
  • 1946 Lewis Collins, English actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • 1947 Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • 1947 Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
  • 1947 Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer
  • 1948 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
  • 1948 Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
  • 1948 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1951 John Conteh, British boxer, WBC Light Heavyweight crown (1974-77), born in Liverpool
  • 1951 Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
  • 1954 Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
  • 1954 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • 1954 Jackie Slater, American football player
  • 1955 Bill Malley, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th), born in Oakland, California
  • 1955 Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
  • 1955 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1955 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1956 Lisa Niemi, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956 Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
  • 1956 Steve Pagano, horse trainer
  • 1956 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • 1957 Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)
  • 1957 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Oly-Gold-1980), born in London, England
  • 1957 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • 1958 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
  • 1958 Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
  • 1960 Ray Armsetad, Kirksville Mo, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1960 Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
  • 1961 Cathy Silvers, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • 1961 Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
  • 1961 John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • 1961 Peri Gilpin, Waco Tx, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)
  • 1962 Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni)
  • 1962 Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
  • 1962 Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
  • 1962 Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1962 Steven Brill, American film writer and director
  • 1964 Adam Carolla, American comedian and television personality
  • 1965 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

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1965 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1965 Todd Bridges, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1966 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966 John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 1966 Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
  • 1966 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • 1967 Chin Yang, Laos-born American jockey
  • 1967 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967 Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
  • 1967 Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1968 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 1968 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 John Connelly, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1969 Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Francois Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Lesley Tashlin, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)