Famous Birthdays on March 27

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 247

  • 972 Robert II of France [the Pious, the Wise], King of the Franks (996-1031), born in Orléans, France (d. 1031)
  • 1416 Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, born in Florence (d. 1480)
  • 1554 Eberhard Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1627)
  • 1627 Stephen Fox, English politician, born in Farley, Wiltshire (d. 1716)
  • 1665 Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), born in Silesia, Poland (d. 1729)
  • 1676 Francis II Rákóczi, Hungarian nobleman and leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg, born in Borsi, Royal Hungary (d. 1735)
  • 1702 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, born in Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1710 Joseph Abaco, Italian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1805)
  • 1712 Claude Bourgelat, French veterinary surgeon, born in Lyon, France (d. 1779)
  • 1714 Francesco Antonio Zaccaria, Italian theologian and historian, born in Venice (d. 1795)
  • 1730 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic, born in London (d. 1786)
  • 1746 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, born in Ranoldsberg, Upper Bavaria (d. 1781)
  • 1746 Carlo Buonaparte, Corsican attorney and father of emperor Napoleon, born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Republic of Genoa (d. 1785)
  • 1746 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (Elegy written in Spring), born in Portmoak, Kinross-shire, Scotland (d. 1767)
  • 1757 Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, born in London (d. 1837)
  • 1760 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, born in Bozrah, Connecticut (d. 1832)
  • 1760 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Paris (d. 1842)
  • 1765 Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher and theologist, born in Munich (d. 1841)
  • 1772 Giovanni Liverati, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1780 August Leopold Crelle, German inventor and mathematician (1st Prussian Railway), born in Eichwerder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1855)
  • 1785 Louis XVII Charles, King of France (1793-95), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1795)
  • 1797 Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, French musketeer and writer (Moise, Chatterton), born in Loches, France (d. 1863)
  • 1809 Georges Eugene, Baron Haussmann, French administrator and architect, born in Paris (d. 1891)
  • 1810 Adolf Glassbrenner, German satirical writer, born in Berlin (d. 1876)
  • 1810 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, born in York, England (d. 1886)
  • 1813 Nathaniel Currier, American lithographer (Currier & Ives), born in Roxbury, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • 1816 George Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1893)
  • 1817 Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli, Swiss botanist (famous for his work on plant cells), born in Kilchberg, Switzerland (d. 1891)
  • 1818 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • 1823 Samuel Kosciusko Zook, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1863)
  • 1839 John Ballance, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, born in Glenavy, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1844 Adolphus Washington Greely, American Arctic explorer and recipient of the Medal of Honor, born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1935)

Person of interestWilhelm Röntgen

1845 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), born in Lennep, Rhine Province (d. 1923)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • 1847 Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1931)
  • 1851 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)
  • 1851 Vincent d'Indy, French composer and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)
  • 1855 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1857 Karl Pearson, British statistician (leading founder of the modern field of statistics), born in London (d. 1936)
  • 1858 Peter C. Lutkin, composer, born in Thomp­son­ville, Wis­con­sin (d. 1931)
  • 1859 George Giffen, Australian cricketer (one of Australia's greatest all-rounders), born in Norwood, South Australia (d. 1927)
  • 1860 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 1924)
  • 1863 Henry Royce, English industrialist and automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), born in Alwalton, England (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, born in Hopewell, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1868 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • 1869 James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State, born in Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1938)
  • 1871 Heinrich Mann, German novelist and essayist (Professor Unrat); brother of Thomas, born in Lübeck (d. 1950)
  • 1871 Piet Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • 1878 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1929)
  • 1879 Edward Steichen, American photographer, born in Luxembourg (d. 1973)
  • 1883 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • 1883 Marie Under, Estonian author and poet, born in Tallinn, Russian Empire (d. 1980)

  • 1886 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1886 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader, born in Urzhum, Russia (d. 1934)
  • 1888 Agnes Windeck, German actress (A Time to Love and a Time to Die), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1889 Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer and translator, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1974)
  • 1892 Ferde Grofé, American composer, born in New York (d. 1972)
  • 1892 Thorne Smith, American sci-fi author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb), born in Annapolis, Maryland (d. 1934)
  • 1893 Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (Ideology & Utopia), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1947)
  • 1894 William Harrigan, American actor (Invisible Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Douglas R. Hartree, English mathematician and physicist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1958)
  • 1897 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician and anti-fascist, born in Grossenhain , Germany (d. 1943)

Person of interestGloria Swanson

1899 Gloria Swanson, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

  • 1901 Albert Henneberg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1991)
  • 1901 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician, leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (1952-63), born in Madgeburg, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1901 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), born in Tabuse, Japan (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), born in Merrill, Oregon (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • 1902 Charles Bryant Lang Jr., American cinematographer, born in Bluff, Utah (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Walt Kiesling, American NFL guard and coach (HOF), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1905 Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, born in Vancouver (d. 1980)
  • 1905 John Fleming (Jack) Brock, South African nutritional scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1983)
  • 1905 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • 1906 Pee Wee Russell, American jazz musician, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1907 Mary Treen, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1907 Claude Stroud, American actor (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ted Knight Show, Duke), born in Kaufman, Texas (d. 1985)
  • 1908 Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Ben Webster, American tenor saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1973)
  • 1909 Golo Mann, German-American historian (Antisemitism), born in Munich (d. 1994)
  • 1910 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Rudi Ball, German-Jewish ice hockey star (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Berlin (d. 1975)

Person of interestJames Callaghan

1912 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1912 Reuel Lahmer, composer, born in Maple, Ontario
  • 1912 Robert Watson Hughes, Scottish-Australian composer, born in Levan, Inverclyde, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Godfrey Turner, British composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • 1913 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer and an associate of Adolf Eichmann, born in Tübingen, Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1914 Budd Schulberg, American novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1914 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Snooky Lanson [Roy Landman], American singer (Your Hit Parade, 5 Star Jubilee), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • 1915 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1917 Cyrus Vance, US Secretary of State (1977-80), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Harry West, Irish politician, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (1974-79), born in Enniskillen, Ireland (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist and TV host (Amsterdamned), born in Amsterdam (d. 1989)
  • 1920 Richard Hayman, American orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2014)
  • 1920 Robin Jacques, English illustrator, born in Chelsea (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Tom Bevill, American Democratic fifteen-term U.S. congressman, born in Townley, Alabama (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Margaret Stacey, English sociologist who helped shape the distinctively British genre of empirical sociology, born in London (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Stefan Wul, French sci-fi author (The Temple of the Past), born in Paris (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Louis Simpson, Jamaican-American poet (Good News of Death), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Shūsaku Endō, Japanese writer (Sea & Poison, Silence), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Victor Hochhauser, British impresario (Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra), born in Košice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1924 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1925 Charles Henry Plumb, 15th President of the European Parliament, born in Warwickshire
  • 1925 Robert Cohan, American dancer and artistic director (Contemporary Dance Trust), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • 1926 Louis Blom-Cooper, barrister specialising in public and administrative law and co-editor of The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009, born in London
  • 1926 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)
  • 1927 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1927 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Conservative MP for Richmond (1959-83) (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Mstislav Leopold Rostropovich, Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Douglas Applegate, American politician, U.S. House of Representative from Ohio, born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1929 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • 1930 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist and writer (Bird Watching), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1930 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), born in Naponee Nebraska (d. 1980)
  • 1931 Burt Collins, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Bob Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
  • 1931 Yoriaki Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1932 [Herman] Junior Parker, American blues singer and musician (Mystery Train), born in Bobo, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1932 Wes Covington, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
  • 1934 Arthur Mitchell, African-American choreographer (Dance Theater of Harlem), born in New York
  • 1934 David Hancock, British civil servant, secretary (British Department of Education & Science), born in Beckenham, Kent (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian politician and writer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk and 14th Earl of Berkshire
  • 1935 Julian Glover, English actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1935 Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer and novelist, born in San Pedro, Buenos Aires
  • 1935 Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala, born in Okarche, Oklahoma (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Jerry Lacy, American actor (Play it Again Sam), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1936 Malcolm Goldstein, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937 Johnny Copeland, American blues guitarist and singer (Lion's Den), born in Haynesville, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1937 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter, born in Albany, New York
  • 1938 A J Bellingham, British haematologist and president (Royal College of Pathologists)
  • 1938 Jock Slater, British Admiral, First Sea Lord (1995-1998)
  • 1939 Cale Yarborough, American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • 1939 Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1939 Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)
  • 1940 Austin Pendleton, American actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1940 June Wilkinson, English actress (Absolutely Glamarous), born in Essex, England
  • 1940 Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer, born in Sutherlin, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1941 Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • 1941 Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • 1942 Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • 1942 Raymond J. McGrath, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • 1942 Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire (d. 2018)
  • 1942 Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • 1943 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1943 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (Hamoun), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1946 Bill Sudakis, American baseball player, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1946 Carl Weintraub, American actor (Harry-Executive Suite)
  • 1946 Olaf Malolepski, German musician (Die Flippers), born in Madgeburg, Germany
  • 1947 Daphne Todd, English artist and president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters), born in York
  • 1947 Dough Wilkerson, American football player, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1947 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Walt Mossberg, American journalist, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal, born in Warwick, Rhode Island
  • 1949 Patrick Deuchar, CEO (Albert Hall)
  • 1950 Maria Ewing, American opera singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1950 Vic Harris, American MLB player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Tony Banks, English musician and rock keyboardist (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • 1950 Petros Efthymiou, Greek politician (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), born in Larissa, Thessaly
  • 1951 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins), born in Montreal
  • 1952 Chick Vennera, American actor (High Risk, Milagro Beanfield War), born in Herkimer, New York
  • 1952 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • 1952 Rocky Maffit, rocker (Champaign)
  • 1953 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys- "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • 1953 Pamela Roylance, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1955 Kim Brassey, racehorse trainer
  • 1955 Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
  • 1955 Mariano Rajoy, Spanish politician, Prime Minister of Spain (2011-18), born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 1956 Brian Kelly, American CFL wide receiver (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Arcadia, California
  • 1956 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish 15K/50K cross country skier (Olympic gold 1980), born in Lennartsfors, Värmland, Sweden
  • 1957 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1957 Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)
  • 1958 Bart Connor, American gymnast and sportscaster (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Susan Molinari, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Bart Conner, American parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1960 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
  • 1960 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney
  • 1960 Hans Pflügler, German footballer, born in Freising, Germany
  • 1961 Clark Datchler, English vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1961 Ellery Hanley, British rugby league player, born in Leeds
  • 1961 Tak Matsumoto, Japanese Grammy Award-winning guitarist (B'z), born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • 1961 Tony Rominger, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Vejle, Denmark
  • 1963 Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California
  • 1963 Ed Pinckney, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York

Person of interestQuentin Tarantino

1963 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • 1963 Randall Cunningham, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1963 James Todd Graves, American sport shooter (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Rouston, Louisiana
  • 1963 Xuxa [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazilian actress (Xuxa Park), born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • 1963 Charly Alberti, Argentinian rock musician (Soda Stereo), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1965 Johnny April, American bass guitarist and vocalist (Staind), born in Enfield, Connecticut
  • 1966 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1967 Jaime Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • 1967 Talisa Soto, American actress (License to Kill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida