Birthdays in History on October 27

  • 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
  • 1744 Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 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)
  • 1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), (d. 1878)
  • 1809 Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
  • 1811 Stevens Thomson Mason, first Governor of Michigan (d. 1843)
  • 1814 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and politician (d. 1891)
  • 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)

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1874 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 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)
  • 1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
  • 1894 Oliver Leese, British general (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
  • 1906 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
  • 1906 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
  • 1908 Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir (d. 1992)
  • 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 Kazimierz Brandys, writer
  • 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)
  • 1920 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1922 Carlos Andres Perez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
  • 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1927 Edward Ralph Keinholz, sculptor
  • 1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
  • 1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
  • 1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
  • 1931 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer

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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
  • 1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1938 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)
  • 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
  • 1945 Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
  • 1946 Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • 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)
  • 1949 Jose J P Hageman, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • 1949 Clifford Antone, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 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
  • 1953 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1954 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
  • 1955 Debra Bowen, American politician
  • 1956 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer
  • 1958 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • 1966 Matt Drudge, American blogger
  • 1971 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • 1975 Zadie Smith, British novelist
  • 1981 Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
  • 1982 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker