Famous People Born in 1927 (Part 2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 400 of 679

  • Apr 4 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Apr 5 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Apr 6 David Ingram, Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)
  • Apr 6 Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)
  • Apr 7 Babatunde Olatunji, Nigerian drummer (d. 2003)
  • Apr 8 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician and bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Apr 10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Apr 10 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Apr 11 Domenico Guaccero, Italian composer, born in Palo de Colle, Italy (d. 1984)
  • Apr 12 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder
  • Apr 13 Lord Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 13 Maurice Ronet, French film actor, director, and writer (Frantic, Sphinx, Circle of Love), born in Nice, France (d. 1983)
  • Apr 13 Rosa Joyce Plesters Brommelie, conservation scientist
  • Apr 14 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), born in Clamart, France (d. 1995)
  • Apr 15 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi
  • Apr 15 Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)

  • Apr 16 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), born in Kingston, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Peter Mark Richman, American actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBenedict XVI

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 17 Christopher Whelen, British composer and conductor, born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • Apr 18 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, premier of Poland (1989-90)
  • Apr 18 Jim De Courcy, cricketer (in Newcastle Australian batsman 1953)

Person of interestSamuel P. Huntington

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 19 Don Barbour, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
  • Apr 20 Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987), born in Basel. Switzerland
  • Apr 21 Robert Brustein, American dean, Yale School of Drama), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 21 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Apr 22 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
  • Apr 22 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 23 Russell Smith, American composer, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1998)
  • Apr 24 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), born in Mamer, Luxembourg (d. 1992)
  • Apr 24 Pasqualino de Santis, Italian cinematographer, born in Fondi, Latina, Italy (d. 1996)
  • Apr 25 Ernst Widmer, Swiss-Brazilian composer, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1990)

Person of interestAlbert Uderzo

Apr 25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix), born in Fismes, Marne, France

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
  • Apr 26 Dame Anne McLaren, British biologist and leading researcher on human in vitro fertilisation (IVF), born in London, England (d. 2007)
  • Apr 26 Jack Douglas, comedian (My Brother Was an Only Child, Jack Paar Show)
  • Apr 27 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • Apr 27 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Heiberger, Alabama (d. 2006)
  • Apr 27 Joe Moakley, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1973-2001), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2001)

Person of interestSheila Scott

Apr 27 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
  • 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
  • Apr 29 Dorothy Manley, England, 100m sprint (Olympic silver 1948)
  • Apr 30 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathelete (Olympic gold 1952)
  • May 1 Greta Andersen, Danish swimmer (gold medal, 100m freestyle 1948 Olympics), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 1 Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests 1952-59), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India (d. 2016)
  • May 1 Lord Bathurst, English earl/large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • May 1 Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)
  • May 1 William Mitchell Byers, musician
  • May 2 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 2009)
  • May 4 Owen "Terry" Scott, British actor and comedian (Terry and June, Carry On Films), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1994)
  • May 5 Charles Rosen, American pianist/musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York
  • May 5 Patricia "Pat" Carroll, American comedienne and actress (Ursula- The Little Mermaid, Make Room for Daddy), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 5 Sid O'Linn, cricketer (soccer for South Africa 1947, cricket 1960)
  • May 6 Ettore Manni, Italian actor (Street People, Divine Nymph, Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1979)
  • May 6 Michael Frederick, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30)
  • May 7 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)
  • May 8 Ian Denholm, CEO (Murray Investment Trust)
  • May 8 Philip Wilkinson, deputy chairman (National Westminster Bank)
  • May 8 Murray Lerner, American documentary and experimental film director and producer (Secrets of the Reef), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • May 9 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • May 9 Manfred Eigen, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967)
  • May 9 Ray Katt, baseball player
  • May 10 Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author
  • May 11 Anthony Hollis, British High Court Judge, (d. 2003)
  • May 11 Mort Sahl, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 11 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, American 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 13 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
  • May 13 Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • May 14 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • May 14 Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer
  • May 16 John Walford, solicitor
  • May 16 Nílton Santos, Brazilian footballer, (d. 2013)
  • May 17 Ronald Halstead, deputy CEO (British Steel)
  • May 18 Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
  • May 20 David Hedison, Americann actor (Colbys, Voyage to Bottom of Sea), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • May 20 David Frederick Barlow, composer
  • May 20 Walter Aschaffenburg, German-American composer, born in Essen, Germany (d. 2005)
  • May 20 [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
  • 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 21 Kay Kendall [Justine McCarthy], British actress (Genevieve, The Constant Husband, Les Girls), born in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1959)
  • May 22 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's)
  • May 22 Michael Constantine, American actor (Room 222, Don't Drink the Water), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • May 22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • May 24 John Kelly Jr, American sculler (Olympic bronze 1956) and brother of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 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 26 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), born in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 2014)
  • May 26 David Edgerton, American entrepreneur and founder of Burger King, born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • May 27 Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
  • May 27 Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
  • May 28 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • 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 Norman "Clint" Walker, American actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen), born in Hartford, Illinois
  • May 30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American 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)
  • May 31 Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • Jun 2 Phillip Burton, historian (Vanishing Eagles)

  • Jun 2 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 3 [Homer] Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (Yakety Sax), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • Jun 4 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (A Fish Called Wanda, The Madness of King George, Butterflies, Smacks & Thistle), born in London, England
  • Jun 4 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • Jun 7 Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
  • Jun 7 Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1953)
  • Jun 8 Dame Anne Warburton, 1st British female ambassador (1976) and President of Lucy Cavendish College (Cambridge) (d. 2015)

Person of interestJerry Stiller

Jun 8 Jerry Stiller, American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Comedian
Jerry Stiller
  • Jun 8 Michael Levey, English art historian and director (British National Gallery), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2008)
  • Jun 9 Franco Donatoni, composer
  • Jun 9 Norman Sisisky, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
  • Jun 10 Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
  • Jun 10 Lin Yang-kang, Chinese politician
  • Jun 10 Ladislao Kubala, Hungarian-born footballer (d. 2002)
  • Jun 10 Eugene Parker, American solar astrophysicist (Parker Space Probe named after him)
  • Jun 11 Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • Jun 11 Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Marcus Fox, British Conservative Party MP and chairman (1922 Committee), born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Henry Slesar, American writer and playwright (The Edge of Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, born in Buvika (d. 2016)
  • Jun 13 Slim Dusty [David Kirkpatrick], Australian country music singer-songwriter, born in Kempsey, New South Wales (d. 2003)
  • Jun 15 Hugo Pratt, graphic artist
  • Jun 15 Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
  • Jun 16 Robert Matthews, master (Clare College Cambridge England)
  • Jun 16 Tom Graveney, England cricket batsman (79 Tests), born in Riding Mill, Northumberland (d. 2015)
  • Jun 17 Austin J Murphy, (Rep-D-PA, 1977- )
  • Jun 17 Lucio Fulci, Italian director "Godfather of Gore", born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • Jun 17 Martin Böttcher, German conductor
  • Jun 18 Dennis Landau, CEO (Cooperative Wholesale Society)
  • Jun 18 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher
  • Jun 18 Paul Eddington, British actor (Devil Rides Out, Devil's Bride), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 18 Simeon Pironkov, composer
  • Jun 19 Karel Kupka, Czech composer, born in Rychvald
  • Jun 19 Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general, Commander of the Third Army Corps (1975-79), and convicted human rights violator and murderer, born in San Martín, Buenos Aires (d. 2018)
  • Jun 20 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • Jun 21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Jun 21 Jackie Collum, baseball player
  • Jun 22 Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (Home Sweet Home, Pauline & Paulette), born in Wuustwezel, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • Jun 23 Bob Fosse, choreographer/director (Cabaret, Damn Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • Jun 24 Joseph Pierce Jr, horse trainer
  • Jun 24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 26 Leslie Carpenter, British publishing executive, CEO (Reed International)
  • Jun 27 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 27 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), born in Lynbrook, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 27 Robert Casey, American actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show, What to Do on a Date), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 28 Theo van Tijn, Dutch marxist/social-historian
  • Jun 28 Frank Rowland, Newport Beach, California, Nobel laureate in chemistry, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 30 Harvey Vernon [Chet Smith], American actor (Teen Wolf, Jasper-Carter Country), born in Flint, Michigan (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 30 Joseph R Skeen, (Rep-R-New Mexico, 1981- )
  • Jul 1 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, born in Sandviken (d. 1999)
  • Jul 1 Chandra Shekhar, Indian politician, 8th Prime Minister of India (1990-91), born in Ibrahimpatti, British India (d. 2007)
  • Jul 2 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 2 Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
  • Jul 2 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
  • Jul 3 Charles Vandenhove, Belgian architect (Standard-Omnisporthal, Luik)
  • 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 4 Luigina "Gina" Lollobrigida, Italian actress, photojournalist and sculptor (Trapeze, Falcon Crest), born in Subiaco, Italy

Person of interestNeil Simon

Jul 4 Neil Simon, American playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues), born in The Bronx, New York

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jul 5 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Jul 5 W M Diggelmann, writer
  • Jul 6 Charles Whittenberg, composer

Person of interestJanet Leigh

Jul 6 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Jul 6 Pat Paulsen, Wash, comedian/presidential candidate (Smothers Bros Show)
  • Jul 6 Susan Cabot, American actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jul 6 [Jan] Hein Donner, Dutch chess master
  • Jul 6 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (d. 2004)
  • Jul 6 Alan Leslie "Fluff" Freeman, Australian-born British disc jockey and radio personality (Pick of the Pops), born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Jul 7 Alan J Dixon, (Sen-D-IL, 1981- )
  • Jul 7 Charlie Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer (Louvin Brothers)
  • Jul 7 Doc Severinson, [Carl], bandleader/trumpeter on the Tonight Show, born in Arlington, Oregon
  • Jul 8 Maurice Hayes, Irish politician
  • Jul 9 Ed Ames [Edmund Dantes Urick], American popular singer and actor (Ames Brothers, My Cup Runneth Over), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • Jul 9 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, Canadian retired player, coach, and NHL hall of fame member (1969), born in Simcoe, Ontario
  • Jul 10 David Dinkins, American politician (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 10 Don Revie, English footballer and soccer manager (Leeds and England), born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jul 10 William Smithers, American actor (Witness, Peyton Place, Attack!), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • Jul 11 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor (Dresdner Staatskapelle, 1975-85; San Francisco Symphony 1985-95), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 12 Gualberto T. Hernandez, Minister for Health and Environmental Hygiene of the Netherlands Antilles, born in Curaçao
  • Jul 12 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • Jul 13 Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor
  • Jul 13 Simone Veil, President European parliament (France)
  • Jul 14 John William Chancellor, news anchor (NBC, VOA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jul 15 Ann Jellicoe, British theater director and playwright (Knack), born in Middlesborough
  • Jul 15 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jul 16 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, born in London (d. 2014)