Famous Birthdays on 27th September

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  • 1275 John II of Brabant (d. 1312)

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1389 Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron Cosimo de Medici
Florentine Ruler and Arts Patron
Cosimo de Medici
  • 1507 Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals
  • 1600 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
  • 1601 Louis XIII, king of France (1610-43)

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1627 Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

Bishop and Writer Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Bishop and Writer
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
  • 1637 Hieronymus Gradenthaler, composer
  • 1643 Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman
  • 1657 Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1677 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer
  • 1696 Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/religious order founder
  • 1719 Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician (d. 1800)

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1722 Samuel Adams, US revolutionary and politician (Lt Gov-Mass, 1789-94), born in Boston, Massachusetts

US Revolutionary Samuel Adams
US Revolutionary
Samuel Adams
  • 1729 Michael Denis, Austrian poet, bibliographer and lepidopterist (d. 1800)
  • 1772 Martha Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)
  • 1776 Maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney)

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1783 Agustin I de Iturbide, Valladolid Michoacán, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23)

1st Emperor of Mexico Agustín de Iturbide
1st Emperor of Mexico
Agustín de Iturbide
  • 1786 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer
  • 1792 George Cruikshank, caricaturist (Oliver Twist), born in London, England
  • 1803 Samuel Francis DuPont, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • 1805 George Müller, Prussian orphanage builder (d. 1898)
  • 1809 Raphael Semmes, Rear Admiral (Confederate Navy), (d. 1877)

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1817 Hiram R. Revels, Fayetteville NC, Polititican, 1st African American US senator

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1821 Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)
  • 1824 William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • 1830 William Babcock Hazen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1887)
  • 1835 John Murray Corse, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893 [or 4/27])
  • 1838 Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)
  • 1840 Alfred Thayer Mahan, US, naval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

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1840 Thomas Nast, Landau Germany, political cartoonist of late 1800s America

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1842 Alphonse Francois Renard, Belgian geologist (d. 1903)
  • 1843 Gaston Tarry, French mathematician (d. 1913)
  • 1858 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician, founder of symbolic logic
  • 1858 Porsteinn Erlingsson, Iceland, poet (Pyrnar)
  • 1862 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)
  • 1864 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author
  • 1864 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • 1866 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)
  • 1866 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic Blessed (d. 1932)
  • 1867 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1871 Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
  • 1879 Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
  • 1879 Hans Hahn, Austrian mathematician (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
  • 1881 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
  • 1881 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, born in Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania (d. 1962)
  • 1885 Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)
  • 1887 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje)
  • 1892 John Mylong, Austria, actor (Robot Monsters)
  • 1893 Joannes DM Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • 1894 Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)
  • 1894 Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)
  • 1895 Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (d. 1948)
  • 1896 George Bender, (Rep/Sen-R-Oh), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1896 Sam Ervin, (Sen-D-NC), Watergate committee chairman (d. 1985)
  • 1898 Vincent (Miller) Youmans, US composer/songwriter (Tea for Two)
  • 1902 Miguel Aleman Valdes, Mexican attorney/president (1946-52)
  • 1905 Ernest Baier, Germany, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1905 Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)
  • 1906 William Empson, English poet/critic (Milton's God)
  • 1906 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)

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1907 Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • 1908 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier
  • 1909 Jean Berger, composer
  • 1910 Donald Lindsay, headmaster (Malvern College)
  • 1910 Eve March, CA, actress (Curse of the Cat People)
  • 1910 Giles William Playfair, writer
  • 1911 Peter Muir Doig, politician
  • 1912 Gerben Wagenaar, resistance fighter/Dutch Communist MP
  • 1912 Tauno Marttinen, composer
  • 1912 Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012)
  • 1913 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Samuel S Stratton, (Rep-D-NY, 1959- )
  • 1916 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • 1917 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • 1917 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)
  • 1918 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1918 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • 1919 Charles H Percy, (Sen-R-Ill)
  • 1919 Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actress (Dark Delusion)
  • 1919 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1919 Johnny Pesky, American baseball player, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 J K Gill, president (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • 1920 William Conrad, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1921 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Arthur Penn, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922 Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale's Navy)
  • 1922 James Wilson, composer
  • 1923 Mary McCarty, Winfield Ks, actress/singer (Starch-Trapper John MD)
  • 1924 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer
  • 1924 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Fred Singer, American scientist
  • 1924 Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)
  • 1925 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Boris Porena, composer
  • 1927 Eli van der Merwe Louw, South African minister of Transport/Manpower
  • 1927 Patrick O'Neal, actor (King Rat, Night of the Iguana)
  • 1927 Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter
  • 1927 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Earring George Mayweather, blues Harmonica Player
  • 1928 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
  • 1928 Margaret Rule, consultant (Mary Rose Trust)
  • 1929 Sada Thompson, actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1930 Igor Kipnis, harpsichordist/professor (Fairfield), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1930 Roger Birch, Chief Constable (Sussex)
  • 1931 Gerald Warner, deputy secretary (Cabinet Office)
  • 1931 Freddy Quinn, Austrian singer
  • 1932 Mario Bertoncini, composer
  • 1932 Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport & Trading Company
  • 1932 Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)
  • 1932 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • 1932 Yash Chopra, Indian director, (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Geoff Bent, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1933 Kathleen Nolan, actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1933 Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1933 Rodney Cotterill, Danish-English physicist (d. 2007)
  • 1934 Barbara Howar, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1934 Claude Jarman Jr, Nashville Tn, actor (Rio Grande, Inside Straight)
  • 1934 DAER Peake, CEO (Kleinwort Benson Group)
  • 1934 Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)
  • 1934 Greg Morris, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934 Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)
  • 1935 Jerome Shipp, US, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1936 Gordon Honeycombe, British broadcaster/author, born in Karachi, Colonial India (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • 1939 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )

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1939 Kathy Whitworth, Monahans Texas, golfer (7 time LPGA Player of Year)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1939 Nicholas Haslam, interior designer
  • 1939 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1940 Josephine Barstow, opera singer
  • 1940 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1941 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star
  • 1941 Serge Ménard, Québécois politician
  • 1941 Peter Bonetti, English footballer
  • 1942 Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures
  • 1942 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • 1942 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Budapest Hungary, Lady Weymouth
  • 1943 Bob Curiano, rock bassist (Mink Deville)
  • 1943 Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)
  • 1943 Steve Boone, NC, rock vocalist/bassist (Lovin' Spoonful)
  • 1943 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • 1944 IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral
  • 1945 Misha Dichter, Shanghai China, pianist (Tchaikowsy 2nd prize-1966)
  • 1945 Jack Goldstein, Canadian-born artist (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Kay Ryan, American poet
  • 1946 Peter H Kostmayer, (Rep-D-PA, 1977-81, 83- )
  • 1946 Ronald Fox, senior partner (Fox Williams)
  • 1946 Robin Nedwell, English comedy actor (d. 1999)
  • 1946 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • 1947 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • 1947 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • 1947 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947 Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas, rocker (Bat Out of Hell)
  • 1947 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 A Martinez, American actor (L.A. Law, Santa Barbara), born in Glendale, California
  • 1948 Barbara Dickson, singer
  • 1948 Michael Houlihan, director (Horniman Museum & Gardens)
  • 1948 Michele Dotrice, English actor
  • 1948 Tom Braidwood, Canadian actor
  • 1948 John K. Reed, American coral biologist

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1949 Mike Schmidt, MLB third baseman & HR hitter (Phillies), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1949 Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)
  • 1949 Graham Richardson, Australian politician
  • 1949 Jahn Teigen, Norwegian singer
  • 1950 Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Japan, actor (Lt A J Shimamura-Nash Bridges)
  • 1951 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951 Paul Craig, British law professor
  • 1951 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)
  • 1952 Del Russel, actor (Richard-Arnie), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1952 Doemitri Dorin Prunariu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40)
  • 1952 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1952 André Viger, French Canadian marathoner
  • 1953 Benjamin Gene Brown, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1953 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953 Heather Watts, ballerina (Dancing on My Grave), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaica, reggae bassist (Sly & Robbie-DJ Riot)
  • 1953 Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
  • 1953 Claudio Gentile, Italian footballer
  • 1954 Ray Hadley, Australian radio broadcaster
  • 1957 Bill Athey, cricketer (England batsman in 23 Tests 1980-88)
  • 1957 Richard Vagg, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 1958 Shaun Cassidy, American actor/singer (Hardy Boys, Breaking Away), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959 Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Nick della Casa, British/Brazillian/Argentine cameraman (Emmy Award)
  • 1960 Barron Lerner, American physician and historian
  • 1961 Christopher J Perry, Edenton NC, PGA golfer (1987 Kemper Open-2nd)
  • 1961 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961 Andy Lau, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • 1962 Dennis Paulson, San Gabriel CA, PGA golfer (1994 Freeport-McMoRan-4th)
  • 1962 Gavin Larsen, cricketer (NZ medium-pace all-rounder)
  • 1963 Caren Metschuck, German DR, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1964 Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
  • 1965 Steve Kerr, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1965 Ricky Fuji, Japanese professional wrestler