Famous Birthdays on October 27

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  • 1156 Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (d. 1222)
  • 1401 Catherine of Valois, queen of Henry V of England (d. 1437)

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1728 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • 1744 Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
  • 1760 August W A Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal
  • 1761 Matthew Baillie, Shotts Manse Lanarkshire, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793)
  • 1762 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1763 William Maclure, Ayr, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map)
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, Genoa Italy, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca)
  • 1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), (d. 1878)
  • 1809 Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
  • 1811 Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
  • 1811 Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
  • 1814 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1817 Antoni Katski, composer
  • 1828 Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838 John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)
  • 1844 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
  • 1854 Sir William Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade (d. 1914)

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1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1865 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)
  • 1873 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • 1876 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Un Soir Un Train)
  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1885 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
  • 1892 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
  • 1892 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • 1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
  • 1894 Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)
  • 1895 John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
  • 1896 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • 1906 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
  • 1907 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • 1908 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer (Tonight Show)
  • 1910 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
  • 1911 Leif Erickson, California, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)
  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)
  • 1913 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, born near Lodge Grass, Montana (d. 2013)
  • 1914 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
  • 1914 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist
  • 1915 Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)
  • 1916 Bob de Lange, [Jacob Bernard], Dutch actor/director (Daniel)
  • 1916 Kazimierz Brandys, writer
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
  • 1917 Oliver Tambo, co-founder (African National Congress)
  • 1917 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1918 Teresa Wright, actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York
  • 1920 Nanette Fabray, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • 1920 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, composer
  • 1921 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1922 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
  • 1922 George Young, soccer star
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates)/sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Ned Wertimer, actor (The Jeffersons), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Michel Galabru, Safi Morocco, actor (Judge & the Assassin)
  • 1924 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1925 Jane Connell, actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • 1925 Mary Kay Steans, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • 1925 Warren M Christopher, US, lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs (1993- )
  • 1925 Albert Medwin, American inventor
  • 1926 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure), born in Los Angeles (d. 1993)
  • 1926 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, York Penn, composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint)
  • 1927 Edward Ralph Keinholz, sculptor
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's)
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61)
  • 1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
  • 1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
  • 1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
  • 1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
  • 1931 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer
  • 1932 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer

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1932 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, La, hall of fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound)
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director
  • 1937 Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1938 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)

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1939 John Cleese, English actor and comedian (Monty Python), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer
  • 1940 Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author

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1940 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1941 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Phillip Catherine, rocker
  • 1945 Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge Ill, actress (Diary of Mad Housewife)
  • 1945 Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
  • 1945 Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • 1945 John Kane, actor/writer
  • 1946 Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 1946 Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)
  • 1946 Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
  • 1946 Terry J Hart, astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91)
  • 1948 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1949 Garry W Tallent, rocker (E Street Band)
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1949 Jose J P Hageman, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • 1949 Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Fran Lebowitz, author/actress (Resident Alien)
  • 1951 Jayne Kennedy-Overton, actress (Penitentary), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1951 Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • 1951 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

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1951 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • 1952 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor
  • 1953 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess)
  • 1953 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
  • 1954 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
  • 1955 Debra Bowen, American politician

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1956 Patty Sheehan, American LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1956 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer
  • 1957 Glen Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham)
  • 1957 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958 Hazell Dean, rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever)
  • 1958 Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 1958 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player
  • 1961 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • 1963 Marla Maples, [Trump], Dalton Ga, actress (Will Rogers Follies)
  • 1964 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Mark Taylor, cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994)
  • 1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88)
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
  • 1966 Matt Drudge, American blogger
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1968 Antoinette Lucas, Crozier VA, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
  • 1968 Kata Karkkainen, Helsinki Finland, playmate (Dec, 1988)
  • 1968 Vinny Samways, English footballer
  • 1969 Annie Patterson, composer
  • 1969 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970 Bert Emanuel, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer
  • 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1971 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
  • 1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer
  • 1972 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • 1972 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • 1973 Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tenn, Miss America-Tenn (1996)
  • 1973 Monica Louwerens, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
  • 1975 Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)
  • 1975 Zadie Smith, British novelist
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Melanie Vallejo, Australian TV actress
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • 1980 Cassia Riley, American model
  • 1981 Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1981 Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
  • 1982 Patrick Fugit, American actor
  • 1982 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
  • 1982 Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1982 Keri Hilson, American singer, songwriter
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • 1984 Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer