Birthdays in History on August 27

  • 1407 Ashikaga Yoshikazu, Japanese shogun (d. 1425)
  • 1471 George the Bearded, Meissen, Germany, Duke of Saxony (1500-39) (d. 1539)
  • 1487 Anna of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark (d. 1514)
  • 1545 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma/general/diplomat
  • 1630 Maria van Oosterwijck, Dutch flower painter
  • 1637 Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (d. 1715)
  • 1665 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
  • 1666 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1669 Anne Marie of Orléans, queen of Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1677 Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1748)
  • 1698 Baal Shem Tov, Founder of the Chasiddic movement {d. 1760)
  • 1719 John/Jean Nepveu, Dutch governor of Suriname (1768-79)
  • 1724 John Joachim Zubly, Swiss-born Continental Congressman (d. 1781)
  • 1730 Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), born in Königsberg, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1788)
  • 1752 Herman Muntinghe, Dutch theologist (History of Mankind)
  • 1768 Anne-Francois Mellinet, French/Belgian general (Maastricht)
  • 1770 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher/inventor (dialectic)
  • 1803 Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1809 Hannibal Hamlin, (R) 15th VP (1861-65)
  • 1824 Hiram Gregory Berry, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Thomaston, Main (d. 1863)
  • 1826 Frank Stillman Nickerson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swanville, Maine (d. 1917)
  • 1832 James Alexander Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1835 Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter
  • 1839 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1847 Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bridge
  • 1849 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Nocturno)
  • 1856 Iwan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, born in Nahuievychi, Galicia (d. 1916)
  • 1858 Giuseppe Peanoin Cuneo, Piemonte Italy, mathematician
  • 1865 Charles Gates Dawes, (R) 30th VP (1925-29, Nobel 1925)
  • 1865 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • 1869 Karl Haushofer, soldier/geographer
  • 1870 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet
  • 1871 Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
  • 1874 Karl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, Nobel 1931)
  • 1875 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967)
  • 1877 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)
  • 1877 Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist
  • 1877 Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Vincent Auriol, president of France (1947-53)
  • 1890 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1899 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Xavier Villaurrutia, Mexican poet (Nocturno de los Angeles)
  • 1904 Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)
  • 1904 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Alexander Johnston, CEO (Board of Inland Revenue)

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1906 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1908 Frank Leahy, O'Neill Nebraska, football coach (Notre Dame)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), born in Stonewall, Texas (d. 1973)

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1908 Kurt Wegner, German artist (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Sidney R Yates, (Rep-D-IL, 1949-62, 65- )
  • 1911 Patience Edney, nurse/communist
  • 1912 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral
  • 1913 Arthur Benfield, head of Cheshire CID
  • 1913 Donald McKenzie MacKinnon, philosopher
  • 1913 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • 1914 Catherine Marshall, editor/writer
  • 1915 Walter Heller, economist (Old Myths & New Realities), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Lord Winstanley, physician/British MP (Labour)
  • 1919 John Cox, Flemish/US painter/dir (Museum of Fine Physician, Boston)
  • 1919 Lord Dormand, of Eastington, British MP (Labour)
  • 1920 James Molyneaux [Baron Molyneaux of Killead], MP (Ulster unionist), born in Killead, Ireland
  • 1921 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1996)
  • 1924 David Rowbotham, Australian poet
  • 1925 Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester
  • 1925 Viscount Rothermere, newspaper owner
  • 1926 Kristen Nygaard, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Hugh Byatt, British diplomat
  • 1928 Jack Thompson, MP (Labour)
  • 1928 Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi, premier of Kwazulu (Shaka Zulu)
  • 1928 Othmar Schneider, Lech am, Arlberg, skier (Oly Gld 1952), (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Ad J Hermes, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • 1929 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • 1930 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • 1930 John Watts, chief of defense (Omani Armed Forces)
  • 1931 Sri Chinmoy, Indian guru (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1933 Joke Smit, Dutch feminist
  • 1935 Frank Yablans, American writer (North Dallas Forty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1935 Michael Holroyd, author
  • 1936 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • 1937 Mark Potter, British court judge
  • 1940 David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • 1941 Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
  • 1942 Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • 1943 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • 1944 Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD)
  • 1947 Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
  • 1949 Andrew McKay, conservative MP
  • 1949 Edmund Weiner, lexicographer
  • 1954 Mike Kelley, Wayne, Michigan, artist (More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid), (d. 2012)
  • 1955 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1958 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russia, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • 1958 Tom Lanoye, Belgian author
  • 1958 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], body modifier (world record holder in body modification), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1959 Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist
  • 1959 Leila de Lima, Filipino lawyer, Senator, Chair of the Philippine Senate Electoral Reforms and People's Participation Committee, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1961 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • 1966 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • 1969 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • 1970 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • 1975 Jonny Moseley, American skier
  • 1985 Alexandra Nechita, Romanian/American artist