Birthdays in History on June 27

  • 1040 King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
  • 1350 Manuel II Palaiologos, Eastern Roman Emperor
  • 1462 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515)
  • 1550 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)
  • 1615 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
  • 1696 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
  • 1717 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1787 Thomas Say, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1809 Francois de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member
  • 1828 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
  • 1838 Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914)
  • 1846 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1849 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, beauty cream maufacturer & expert/columnist
  • 1850 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1850 Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita)
  • 1850 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1869 Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)
  • 1869 Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • 1869 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

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1872 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1878 Jean François van Royen, Dutch bibliophile/secretary-general of PTT

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1880 Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

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  • 1882 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist/educator
  • 1884 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • 1888 Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946}
  • 1888 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
  • 1892 Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Franciscus J Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond
  • 1898 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • 1899 Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
  • 1905 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC)
  • 1906 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • 1906 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • 1908 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • 1911 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • 1913 Willie Mosconi, world champion pool player (1941-57)
  • 1914 Giorgio Almirante, Italy, fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
  • 1914 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
  • 1917 Ronald George Hayward, political manager
  • 1921 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1922 Herbert Ziergiebel, writer
  • 1924 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1924 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • 1926 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1927 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • 1928 Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1930 H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)
  • 1931 Charles Bronfman, CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos)
  • 1932 Joachim Wohlgemuth, writer
  • 1935 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1936 John MD "Shali" Shalikashvili, Polish/US general (NATO)
  • 1936 Lucille Clifton, American poet
  • 1937 Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
  • 1938 Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
  • 1941 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • 1944 Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • 1945 Norma Kamali, American dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Omar Badsha, Durban, South Africa, South African photographer, trade unionist and political activist
  • 1946 Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi
  • 1951 Sidney M Gutierrez, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1951 Ulf Andersson, Sweden, International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
  • 1951 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
  • 1952 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 1955 Frank H G de Grave, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1956 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • 1959 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
  • 1960 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • 1960 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)
  • 1963 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • 1977 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler