Famous Birthdays on April 27

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 216

  • 1410 Jean Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland, Zealand and West Frisia (d. 1493)
  • 1593 Mumtaz Mahal, Empress consort of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as her mausoleum and symbol of his undying love, born in Agra, Mughal Empire (d. 1631)
  • 1623 Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1722)
  • 1650 Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel, queen of Denmark and Norway (1670-99), born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1701 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, born in Turin (d. 1773)
  • 1718 Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor, lawyer, and a pioneer of early Virginia, born in County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1790)
  • 1724 Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1784)
  • 1724 Colonel Thomas Gardner, American heroic political figure and soldier, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1775)
  • 1733 Josef Gottlieb Kölreuter, German Botanist who pioneered the study of plant hybrids, especially among the tobacco plants, born in Sulz am Neckar, Germany (d. 1806)
  • 1748 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, born in Smyrna, Anatolia (d. 1833)
  • 1755 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (Parseval's theorem), born in Rosières-aux-Salines, France (d. 1836)
  • 1759 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, English writer and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, born in London (d. 1797)
  • 1767 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Song of the Clock), born in Vechta, Germany (d. 1821)

Person of interestSamuel Morse

1791 Samuel Morse, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter, born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1872)

Inventor Samuel Morse
Inventor
Samuel Morse
  • 1802 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)
  • 1803 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1848)

  • 1806 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (1829-33), born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1878)
  • 1812 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, born in Teutendorf, Germany (d. 1883)
  • 1812 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), born in Heath, Massachusetts (d. 1886)

Person of interestHerbert Spencer

1820 Herbert Spencer, British philosopher (Social Statics), born in Derby, England (d. 1903)

Philosopher and Intellectual Herbert Spencer
Philosopher and Intellectual
Herbert Spencer

Person of interestUlysses S. Grant

1822 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th US President (1869-77) and Union general, born in Point Pleasant, Ohio (d. 1885)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1824 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, born in Norwich, England (d. 1853)
  • 1828 Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist and publisher, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1884)
  • 1835 John Murray Corse, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania [or 9/27] (d. 1893)
  • 1840 Edward Whymper, English mountaineer, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865), born in London (d. 1911)
  • 1848 Otto I of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1886-1913), born in The Residence, Munich (d. 1916)
  • 1850 Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, born in Greifswald, Prussia (d. 1921)
  • 1853 Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist, born in Vennecy, Loiret, France (d. 1914)
  • 1861 Georgy Catoire, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1926)
  • 1861 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)
  • 1865 Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)
  • 1869 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • 1871 Arthur Nevin, American composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1873 Harry O'Connor, American actor (Stranger than Fiction, The Long Lane's Turning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1875 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (Un homme si simple), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1932)
  • 1875 Freddie Fane, British cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner), born in Curragh Camp, County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1875 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), born in Ireland (d. 1964)
  • 1878 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler, born in Humboldt, Iowa (d. 1917)
  • 1883 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, born in St. Croix, Danish West Indies (d. 1927)
  • 1884 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)

  • 1892 Louis Victor de Broglie, French quantum physicist (studied electrons, Nobel Prize 1929), born in Dieppe, France (d. 1987)
  • 1893 Norman Bel Geddes, American theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End), born in Adrian, Michigan (d. 1958)
  • 1893 Draža Mihailović, Serbian WWII hero and war criminal, born in Ivanjica, Serbia (d. 1946)
  • 1893 Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, born in Bradford, Ohio (d. 1939)
  • 1894 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1894 George Petty, American pin-up artist, born in Abbeville, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • 1896 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), born in Winters, Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1896 Wallace Hume Carothers, American chemist and inventor (nylon), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1937)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

1899 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1900 Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (Woody Woodpecker's creator), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1903 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), born in Harlem, Manhattan (d. 1994)
  • 1903 Hans Kosterlitz, German-British biochemist (endorphins), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • 1904 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904 Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
  • 1905 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905 Philip Radcliffe, English composer (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market researcher, born in Edmonton, London (d. 1994)
  • 1906 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (Leonís), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1909 Muriel C. Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place), born in Birkenhead, England (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Colin Gordon, British actor (The Pink Panther, Casino Royale), born in Ceylon (d. 1972)
  • 1911 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), born in Seraing, Belgium (d. 1974)
  • 1912 Frederick R. Weisman, philanthropist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Renato Rascel [Ranucci], Italian actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria), born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1991)
  • 1913 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist, born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Albert Soboult, French historian, born in Ammi Moussa, French Algeria (d. 1982)
  • 1916 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1964)
  • 1916 Enos Slaughter, American baseball player, born in Roxboro, North Carolina (d. 2002)
  • 1918 John Alfred Scali, American journalist and diplomat, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918 Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
  • 1918 Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist, member of the Swedish Academy, born in Karlstad, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1919 Walter Ritchie, British sculptor (Man's Struggle), born in Coventry, England (d. 1997)
  • 1920 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1920 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1920 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1922 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Heiberger, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • 1927 Joe Moakley, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1973-2001), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)

Person of interestSheila Scott

1927 Sheila Scott, English aviator (completes 1st round-the-world solo flight by a woman), born in Worcester, Worcestershire (d. 1988)

Aviator Sheila Scott
Aviator
Sheila Scott
  • 1929 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1931 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1932 Roelof "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs, born in Rustenburg, Transvaal, South Africa

Person of interestCasey Kasem

1932 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1932 Charles Adkins, American light welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1932 Chuck Knox, American NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks), born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1932 François Bayle, composer, born in Toamasina, Madagascar
  • 1932 Maxine Brown, American country music singer (Browns), born in Campti, Louisiana
  • 1932 Petar Ozgijan, Yugoslav composer, born in Dubrovnik, Croatia (d. 1979)
  • 1932 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • 1932 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, born in Vigevano, Italy (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Khalid Wazir, Pakistani cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954), born in Jullundur, Punjab, British India
  • 1936 Geoffrey Shovelton, English opera singer, born in Atherton, Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1937 Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
  • 1937 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1938 Earl Anthony, American professional bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2001)
  • 1939 Judy Carne, English comedienne and actress (Laugh-In, Love on a Rooftop), born in Northampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Jerry Mercer, Canadian rock drummer (April Wine), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939 Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of Kraków, born in Raba Wyżna, Poland
  • 1941 Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute), born in Missoula, Montana
  • 1941 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Lee Roy Jordan, American football player, born in Excel, Alabama
  • 1942 Gordon Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

  • 1942 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18), born in Tula, Russia
  • 1942 John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • 1942 James Lee "Jim" Keltner, American drummer, described as "the leading session drummer in America", born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1943 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943 Helmut Marko, Austrian auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix), born in Graz, Austria
  • 1944 Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (Everybody Plays the Fool), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Herb Pedersen, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944 Michael Fish, British TV weatherman, born in Eastbourne, Sussex, England
  • 1945 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1946 John Maclean, Australian cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79), born in Herston, Queensland, Australia
  • 1947 Ann Peebles, American singer (I Can't Stand the Rain), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • 1947 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1947 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • 1948 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1948 Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist turned security consultant, born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1948 Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)
  • 1949 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Japanese professional wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF), born in Iwate, Japan
  • 1951 Paul "Ace" Frehley, American heavy metal guitarist (Kiss; Frehley's Comet), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver, born in Tuupovaara, Finland

Person of interestGeorge Gervin

1952 George Gervin, American basketball player, born in Detroit, Michigan

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin
  • 1952 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1953 Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1953 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1955 Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
  • 1956 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1957 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec
  • 1959 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1959 Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal
  • 1962 Denise Baldwin, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1962 PattiSue Plumer, American 3k runner (Gold-Seattle '90), born in Covina, California
  • 1962 Ángel Comizzo, Argentine football goalkeeper, born in Reconquista, Argentina
  • 1962 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Schae Harrison, American actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful), born in Anaheim Hills, California
  • 1963 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress (Ryan's Hope), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1964 Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Oldham, England

  • 1965 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1966 Peter McIntyre, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995), born in Gisborne, Australia
  • 1967 Bridgette Gordon, American basketball forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988), born in DeLand, Florida

Person of interestWillem-Alexander

1967 Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands (2013-present), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander
King of the Netherlands
Willem-Alexander
  • 1967 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer and TV host, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • 1967 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1967 Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1967 Jason Whitlock, American sports journalist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1968 Adrian Cooper, American football NFL tight end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1969 Brett Steven, New Zealand tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Francine McRae, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1969 Mica Paris, British Rhythm & Blues singer (So Good), born in London
  • 1969 Tyrone Rodgers, American football defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Longview, Texas
  • 1969 Cory Booker, American politician, 36th Mayor of Newark (2006-13), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Darcey Bussell, British ballerina (Strictly Come Dancing), born in London
  • 1969 Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer, born in Lithgow, Australia
  • 1970 Mikiko Hagiwara, Japanese basketball player, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • 1970 Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971 Craig Keith, American football tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1971 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • 1971 James Burton, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears), born in Torrance, California
  • 1971 Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1971 Tess Daly, British television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1972 Alison McKnight, 100m hurdler and heptathlete, born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1972 David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Ethan Brooks, American football offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1972 Silvia Farina, Italian tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1972 Tim Ruddy, American football offensive lineman (Miami Dolphins), born in Dunmore, Pennsylvania
  • 1972 Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)
  • 1972 Maura West, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Andre Gower, American actor (Monster Squad), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Carlos Fortes, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • 1974 Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974 Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1975 Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1975 Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1975 Rabih Abdullah, American National Football League player, born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • 1975 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1976 Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1976 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1976 Sally Hawkins, English film actress (The Shape of Water), born in London, England
  • 1977 Khalid Zoubaa, French long-distance runner, born in Sète, Hérault
  • 1977 Jerry Trainor, American actor (Drake & Josh, iCarly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress (Erotas), born in Paris
  • 1979 Will Boyd, American bass guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1979 Natasha Chokljat, Australian netball player, born in Tasmania, Australia
  • 1980 Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • 1980 Ananda Mikola, Indonesian racing driver, born in Jakarta
  • 1980 Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player, born in Linz, Austria