Famous Birthdays on July 27

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Person of interestLudovico Sforza

1452 Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494-1508) who commissioned The Last Supper, born in Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy (d. 1508)

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • 1502 Francesco Corteccia, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1571)
  • 1518 Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury and builder of country houses, born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1608)
  • 1609 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, born in Ratzeburg (d. 1663)
  • 1612 Murad IV, Sultan of Turkey (1623-40) who conquered Baghdad, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1640)
  • 1625 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron to Samuel Pepys, born in Barnwell (d. 1672)
  • 1667 Jean Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1748)
  • 1733 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer, born in Cockfield, County Durham, England (d. 1779)
  • 1734 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, born in Schrott, Upper Styria (d. 1810)
  • 1740 Jeanne Baré, French explorer, born in Loire Valley, France (d. 1803)
  • 1741 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1808)
  • 1752 Samuel Smith, American politician, Senator and Representative from Maryland, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1839)
  • 1768 Charlotte Corday, French revolutionary who murdered Jean-Paul Marat in a bath, born in Saint-Saturnin, France (d. 1793)
  • 1773 Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman, born in Porsgrunn, Norway (d. 1844)
  • 1777 Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1844)
  • 1781 Mauro Giuliani, Italian musician and composer, born in Bisceglie, Italy (d. 1829)

  • 1784 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • 1784 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)
  • 1801 George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and 7th Astronomer Royal, born in Alnwick, Northumberland, England (d. 1892)
  • 1802 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, born in Ruprechtshofen, Austria (d. 1893)
  • 1812 Thomas Lanier Clingman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Huntsville, North Carolina (d. 1897)
  • 1820 John Franklin Farnsworth, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Eaton, Canada (d. 1897)
  • 1833 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, born in Rugeley, United Kingdom (d. 1923)
  • 1835 Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, born in Pietrasanta, Italy (d. 1907)
  • 1840 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westchester County, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1848 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • 1848 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist, born in Buda, Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1848 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, born in Guttstadt, Province of Prussia (now Warmia in Poland) (d. 1916)
  • 1849 John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law), born in Manchester (d. 1898)
  • 1853 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (The Blind Musician), born in Zhitomir, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • 1857 E. A. Wallis Budge, English orientalist and museum curator (British Museum), born in Bodmin, Cornwall, England (d. 1934)
  • 1857 José Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rican physician, sociologist and political leader, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico (d. 1921)
  • 1867 Enrique Granados, Spanish composer, born in Lérida, Spain (d. 1916)
  • 1870 Hilaire Belloc, Anglo-French author (Path to Rome), born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France (d. 1953)
  • 1870 Henry Lincoln "Linc" Johnson, American attorney and politician, remembered as one of the most prominent early 20th century African-American Republicans, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1925)
  • 1872 Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, born in Jasika, Kruševac, Principality of Serbia (d. 1942)
  • 1877 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1879 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1879 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (d. 1960)
  • 1880 Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, born in Muscotah, Kansas (d. 1948)
  • 1880 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)

Person of interestHans Fischer

1881 Hans Fischer, German organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1930), born in Hoechst, Germany (d. 1945)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Hans Fischer
  • 1882 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1882 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1965)
  • 1886 Ernst May, German architect and city planner (New Frankfurt), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1970)
  • 1890 Judith Lowry, American actress (The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds), born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma (d. 1976)
  • 1894 Gerald F. Bogan, U.S. Navy aviator and vice admiral who served in World War I & II, born in Mackinac Island, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1896 Henri Longchambon, French politician, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Lena Amsel, Russian actress (Love Tragedy), born in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1898 Queen Mother Moore, African-American civil rights activist and humanitarian, born in New Iberia, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1899 Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's), born in Obi Obi, Queensland, Australia (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Charles Vidor, Hungarian director (Rhapsody, Gilda, Cover Girl), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1900 Hans Haug, Swiss composer, born in Luasanne (d. 1967)
  • 1903 Clive Martin Douglas, Australian composer, born in Rushworth, Australia (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Nikolai Cherkasov, Russian actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1903 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician and 1st President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Kingdom of Greece (d. 2002)
  • 1904 Anton Dolin [Sydney Francis Patrick Chippendall Healey-kay], British dancer (Girl From Petrovka), born in Slinfold, Sussex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1904 Kenneth Bainbridge, American physicist (measurements of mass differences between nuclear isotopes), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1996)

Person of interestLeo Durocher

1906 Leo Durocher, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1906 Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist, born in La Grande, Oregon (d. 1999)
  • 1906 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • 1907 Denis Rickett, British civil servant and private secretary to Clement Attlee, born in Hawthorns, Overton Road, Sutton, Surrey (d. 1997)
  • 1907 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Hugh Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour), born in Enfield, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Julien Gracq [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton), born in Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 2007)
  • 1910 Lupita Tovar, Mexican-born actress (Dracula), born in Matías Romero, Mexico (d. 2016)
  • 1911 Wilfrid Oulton, British Royal Air Force officer, born in Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire (d. 1997)
  • 1911 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • 1912 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, born in Cologne (d. 2006)
  • 1912 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Eva Jones, German poet and novelist (Taboo), born in Berlin (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School), born in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (d. 2004)
  • 1913 Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria), born in Luino, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1913 George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2000)
  • 1915 Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1982)
  • 1915 Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's), born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (d. 1973)
  • 1916 Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, born in Harar, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Keenan Wynn, American actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Siegfried Reda, German church musician and composer, born in Bochum, Germany (d. 1968)
  • 1917 John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Moses Rascoe, American blues singer, born in Windsor, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1917 Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • 1917 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), born in Prétot-Vicquemare, France (d. 1970)
  • 1918 Eero Sipilä, Finnish composer, born in Hailuoto, Finland (d. 1972)
  • 1918 Leonard Rose, American concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1984)
  • 1920 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Émile Genest, French-Canadian actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Les Plouffe), born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2003)
  • 1922 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), born in Messina, Sicily (d. 1986)
  • 1922 Bob Thiele, American record producer (Impulse! Records), born in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1994)
  • 1922 Norman Lear, American TV writer and producer (All in The Family), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1923 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate, born in Gimje, Jeollabuk-do, Japanese Korea (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1924 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (NY Times), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Peter Coker, English painter, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Sat Mahajan, Indian politician (Rural Development Minister), born in Nurpur, Kangra District (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (popularized "We shall Overcome"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1928 Sakari Mononen, Finnish composer, born in Korpiselkä, Finland (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Karloff Lagarde, Mexican professional wrestler, born in Zapotlán de Juárez, Hidalgo, Mexico (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • 1929 Jack Higgins [Harry Patterson], British novelist (The Eagle Has Landed), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1929 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris
  • 1930 Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1930 Shirley Williams, British politician (Social Democratic Party), born in London
  • 1930 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Jerry Van Dyke, American actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1931 Khieu Samphan, Cambodian communist politician, born in Rumduol, Svay Rieng, French Protectorate of Cambodia

  • 1932 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1932 Curnick Muzuvukile Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader, born in Matatiele, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • 1932 Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises), born in Edinburgh (d.1993)
  • 1933 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), born in San Diego, California (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Roger Harris, New Zealand cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959), born in Otahuhu, Auckland
  • 1933 Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer, born in Footscray, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1934 John Pardoe, British businessman and CEO (Sight & Sound Education) and Liberal Party politician
  • 1935 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer, born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
  • 1936 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1937 Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1937 Chuck Jackson, American singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1937 Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside), born in Augusta, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1937 Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
  • 1938 Isabelle Aubret [Thérèse Coquerelle], French singer (Un premier amour), born in Lille, France
  • 1938 Gary Gygax, American role-playing games creator (Dungeons & Dragons) and fantasy author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1939 Irv Cross, American NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1939 James McGee, British pathologist and professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford), born in Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1939 James Victor, Dominican-American actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA), born in Santiago Province, Dominican Republic (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1941 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, born in Bensheim, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1942 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • 1942 John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1942 Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam doubles champion), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1943 Allan Ramsey, American rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring) (d. 1985)
  • 1943 Stu Gilliam, American actor and comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1944 Bobbie Gentry, American singer and songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe), born in Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • 1944 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France
  • 1946 Gwynne Gilford, American actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • 1946 Rade Šerbedžija, Croatian actor (Taken 2), born in Bunić, Croatia
  • 1947 Betty Thomas, American actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947 Wayne Dowdy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia
  • 1948 Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
  • 1948 Peggy Fleming Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1968), born in San Jose, California
  • 1949 David Muse, American rocker (Firefall), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1949 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London

Person of interestMaureen McGovern

1949 Maureen McGovern, singer (Got To Be a Morning After), born in Youngstown, Ohio

  • 1949 André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • 1950 Michael Vaughn, English rocker (Paper Lace), born in Sheffield, Yorkshire

  • 1950 Simon Jones, English actor and comedian (News is the News), born in Charlton Park, Wiltshire, England
  • 1951 Janet Eilber, American actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1953 Wim van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Oss, Netherlands
  • 1953 Yahoo Serious [Greg Gomez Pead], Australian comedian, born in Cardiff, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1954 G. S. Bali, Indian politician, born in Kangra, India
  • 1955 Allan Border, Australian cricketer (captain of Australia team), born in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1955 Cat Bauer, American novelist (Harley, Like a Person), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1956 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • 1957 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • 1957 Hansi Muller, German footballer, born in Stuttgart
  • 1957 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1958 Christopher Dean, English Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic gold 1984), born in Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1959 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1960 Jo Durie, English tennis player, born in Bristol
  • 1960 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King (d. 1995)
  • 1961 Daniel C. Burbank, American astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • 1962 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum), born in Minneapolis (d. 2005)
  • 1963 Donnie Yen, Hong Kong actor, martial artist and director (Ip Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1963 Jason Buck, American NFL defensive end (Scottish Claymores), born in Moses lake, Washington
  • 1963 Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
  • 1964 Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera), born in Graham, Texas
  • 1965 José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer, born in Luque, Paraguay
  • 1966 Al Charron, Canadian rugby union forward, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1967 Craig Wolanin, American NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1967 Emiel van Eijkeren, Dutch soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1967 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1967 Neil Smith, English cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder), born in Solihull, Warwickshire
  • 1967 Sasha Mitchell, American actor (Spike of Bensonhurst), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Juliana Hatfield, American musician (Blake Babies), born in Wiscasset, Maine
  • 1967 Kellie Waymire, American actress (Six Feet Under), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1968 Julian McMahon, Australian actor (Nip/Tuck, Profiler), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1968 Christina Singer, German tennis star (1991 Futures GBR), born in Goppingen, Germany
  • 1968 Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Italian actress (Postman), born in Messina, Italy
  • 1968 Tom Goodwin [Thomas Jones], American MLB player (1994-1997 KC Royals), born in Fresno, California
  • 1968 Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1969 Jason Woolley, Canadian NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Linda Burgess, American basketball forward (LA Sparks), born in Madison, Alabama
  • 1969 Triple H [Paul Michael Levesque], American professional wrestler, born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • 1970 Tom Europe, Canadian football defensive back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Danish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Rudkøbing
  • 1971 Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • 1972 Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1972 Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Hyattsville, Maryland
  • 1972 Clint Robinson, Australian K-1 1k canoeist (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • 1972 Jill Arrington, American sports reporter, born in Conyers, Georgia
  • 1972 Takako Fuji, Japanese actress (The Grudge / Ju-on), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1973 Amy Linn Duncan, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma