Birthdays in History in 1927

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 296

  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

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Jan 1 Vernon L. Smith, American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 2 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, British Nobel Laureate
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey WT Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor/ceramist
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
  • Jan 26 Jose Simon Azcona Hoyo, president of Honduras (1986-90)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)
  • Jan 30 Olof Palme, PM of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden

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Jan 31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • Feb 1 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • Feb 2 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • Feb 3 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • Feb 8 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • Feb 9 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • Feb 9 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • Feb 10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • Feb 10 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • Feb 10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • Feb 15 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • Feb 15 William Bentley, diplomat
  • Feb 18 John W Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979- ) married Elizabeth Taylor
  • Feb 19 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • Feb 20 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
  • Feb 21 Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • Mar 1 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • Mar 26 Jonathan Tod, Vice-Admiral (England)
  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Member of Parliament
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, (Rep-R-South Carolina)
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John Vane, FRS/pharmacologist
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • Mar 30 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer

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Mar 31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez
  • Apr 3 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Bob Stump, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
  • Apr 5 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (L), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Apr 6 David Ingram, Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)
  • Apr 10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 12 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder
  • Apr 13 Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 13 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
  • Apr 15 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
  • Apr 15 Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)

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Apr 16 Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Catholic Pope (2005-2013), born in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Apr 18 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland (1989-90)

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Apr 18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • Apr 20 Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 21 Robert Brustein, American dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 24 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer
  • Apr 24 Patrick Bowles, writer/translator
  • Apr 25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • Apr 27 Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
  • Apr 27 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • Apr 27 Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (d. 1988)
  • Apr 27 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28 Garfield Weston, English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)
  • Apr 29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 7 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
  • May 11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • May 13 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), born in Krakow (d. 2016)
  • May 21 George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
  • May 22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, US, sculls (Oly-bronze-1956)/brother of Grace Kelly
  • May 24 Martinus J Mentz, South African MP (Conservative)
  • May 24 Timothy Beven, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • May 25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • May 28 Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)
  • May 28 Robert Evans, CEO (British Gas)
  • May 29 Carl Toms, stage designer (1 Million BC, Moon Zero Two)
  • May 29 Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer
  • May 29 Trevor Holdsworth, CEO (National Power)
  • May 30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US, author (American Glass Animals)
  • May 31 Isabel Stoate, British diplomat
  • May 31 James Eberle, British admiral, director of the Royal Institute of International Affairs)
  • May 31 Michael Sandberg, British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)
  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, poet/critic
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 8 David Hobman, director (Age Concern England)
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, director (British National Gallery)
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, prima ballerina
  • Jun 11 John Aspinall, owner (casino, zoos)
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, headwriter (Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 17 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
  • Jul 3 Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
  • Jul 3 William McMillan, moderator (Gen Assembly of Church of Scot) [or 1/29]
  • Jul 5 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 7 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • Jul 8 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • Jul 10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 12 Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
  • Jul 13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 13 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • Jul 16 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
  • Jul 16 Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
  • Jul 18 Ludwig Harig, German writer, born in Sulzbach
  • Jul 19 Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)
  • Jul 20 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • Jul 23 Al[fred] A McCandless, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
  • Jul 23 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1966)
  • Jul 24 James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
  • Jul 25 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jul 25 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 26 M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
  • Jul 27 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • Jul 27 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 28 John Ashbery, American poet
  • Jul 29 Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
  • Jul 31 Walter Vogt, Swiss writer (Wüthrich) and psychiatrist, born in Zurich (d. 1988)
  • Aug 1 Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier
  • Aug 1 Franklyn Perring, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, English mathematician, born in Ponteland, Northumberland
  • Aug 6 William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )