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Famous Birthdays on November 27

  • 1127 Emperor Xiaozong, 11th emperor of the Song dynasty in China (d. 1194)
  • 1544 Ascanio Trombeti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1590)
  • 1563 Robbert Robbertsz le Canu, Dutch nautical expert, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • 1569 Ottavio Vernizzi, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Papal State (d. 1649)
  • 1576 Shimazu Tadatsune, Japanese ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)
  • 1582 Pierre Dupuy, French historian and scholar, born in Agen, France (d. 1651)
  • 1588 Valerius Andreas, Flemish historian, born in Dessel, North Brabant (d. 1655)
  • 1602 Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Italian Baroque music composer, singer and Benedictine nun, born in Milan, Habsburg Spain (now Italy) (d. ca. 1676–1678)
  • 1630 Sigismund Francis, Archduke of Austria, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1665)
  • 1635 Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France, born in Niort, Kingdom of France (d. 1719)
  • 1648 Petrus Codde, Dutch Roman Catholic apostole vicar (1688-1704), born in Amsterdam (d. 1710)
  • 1668 Henri François d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France (1717-50), born in Limoges, France (d. 1751)
  • 1668 Pantaleon Hebenstreit, German musician, composer, and instrument inventor, born in Eisleben (d. 1750)
  • 1691 Josef Antonín Plánický, Czech composer, born in Manětín, Czech Republic (d. 1732)

Person of interestAnders Celsius

1701 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (proposed the Celsius temperature scale), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1744)

Astronomer Anders Celsius
Astronomer
Anders Celsius
  • 1710 Robert Lowth, British Bishop of the Church of England and grammarian (A Short Introduction to English Grammar), born in Winchester, England (d. 1787)

  • 1731 Gaetano Pugnani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1732 Johann Joseph Emmert, German composer, born in Kitzingen, Würzburg, Germany (d. 1809)
  • 1741 Jean-Pierre Duport, French composer (d. 1818)
  • 1745 Boniface Stoeckl, German composer, born in Pilsting, Germany (d. 1784)

Person of interestRobert R. Livingston

1746 Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father who delivered oath of office to George Washington, born in NYC, New York (d. 1813)

American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
  • 1746 Increase Sumner, American politician (5th Governor of Massachusetts), born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1799)
  • 1750 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, German violinist and composer, baptised in Deutschbrod, Bohemia (now Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic), (d. between 1798–1809)
  • 1756 Paul van Hemert, Dutch theologist and philosopher (Kant) (d. 1825)
  • 1759 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, born in Kamenice u Jihlavy, Czech Republic (d. 1831)
  • 1775 Joachim le Sage ten Broek, Dutch notary and publicist, born in Groningen, Netherlands (1847)
  • 1778 John Murray II, Scottish publisher (publisher Lord Byron) (d. 1843)
  • 1779 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general and statesman, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1787 Christian Rummel, German conductor and composer, born in Gollachostheim, Bavaria (d. 1849)
  • 1787 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland
  • 1801 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1848)
  • 1804 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1808 Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1877)
  • 1809 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1813 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), born in Luca (d. 1864)
  • 1830 Harrison Millard, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1895)

  • 1833 Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, granddaughter of George III, grandmother of Edward VIII and George VI and great-grandmother of Elizabeth II, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1840 Aleksey Apukhtin, Russian poet and friend of Tsjaikovski, born in Bolkhov, Russian Empire (d. 1893) [OS=11/15]
  • 1843 William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian railway executive (Canadian Pacific Railway), born in Frankfort, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • 1843 Elizabeth Stride "Long Liz", English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in Torslanda, Sweden (d. 1888)
  • 1854 Alois Lexa von Aehrenthal, Austrian diplomat (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary 1906-12), born in Groß Skal, Bohemia, Austrian Empire (d. 1912)
  • 1857 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist (Nobel 1932-functions of neurons), born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1858 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • 1865 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1896)
  • 1867 Margaret Ruthven Lang, American composer (Irish Love Song), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1867 Charles Koechlin, French composer (The Jungle Book), born in Paris (d. 1950)
  • 1870 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish politician (7th President of Finland 1946-56), born in Tampere, Finland (d. 1956)
  • 1871 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1950)
  • 1874 Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman and Zionist leader (1st President of Israel 1949-52), born in Motal, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1874 Charles A. Beard, American historian (American Continentalism), born in Knightstown, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1875 Władysław Orkan [Franciszek Ksawery Smaciarz], Polish author (Nowele Zebrane), born in Poręba Wielka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1878 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, American composer (Deep Forest, The Desolate City), born in Swampscott, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • 1878 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet, born in Jamsherpur, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1948).
  • 1879 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, born in Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (D. 1957)
  • 1886 Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo (d. 1968)
  • 1891 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Stanisław Wiechowicz, Polish composer, born in Kroszyce, Kielce, Poland (d. 1963)
  • 1894 Forrest C. Shaklee, American chiropractor and founder (Shaklee Products), born in Carlisle, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • 1894 Amphilochius of Pochayiv [Yakov Varnavovich Golovatyuk], Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint, born in Mala Ilovytsya, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1971)
  • 1894 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1896 Giovanni Battista Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Vito Genovese, Italian-American crime syndicate boss, born in Risigliano, Tufino, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Nelly Wagenaar, Dutch pianist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1898 Fredric Warburg, British publisher (Animal Farm) and author, born in Paddington, London (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Léon Barzin, Belgian-American conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1900 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1994)
  • 1901 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Johnny "Blood" McNally, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback and coach (NFL champion 1929-31, 36; Green Bay Packers), born in New Richmond, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1903 Mona Washbourne, British actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1905 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Mater Dolorosa), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Astrid Allwyn, American actress (Charlie Chan's Secret), born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1907 L. Sprague de Camp, American sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Donald John Urquhart, English librarian, born in Whitley Bay, England (d. 1994)
  • 1909 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • 1909 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • 1910 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1911 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist of the Philippines, born in Manila, Philippine Islands (d. 2011)
  • 1912 Connie Sawyer [Rosie Cohen], American actress known as "The Clown Princess of Comedy" (Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber), born in Pueblo, Colorado (d. 2018)
  • 1913 Frances Swem Anderson, American technologist (nuclear medicine), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 1913 Robert Dougall, English TV host and broadcaster, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Evangeline Bruce, hostess
  • 1915 Caro van Eyck [Gerarda Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (De stille Kracht, Medea), born in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (d. 1979)
  • 1915 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1916 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1917 Tiny Rowland [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1918 Ze'ev Wolfgang Steinberg, Israeli violist and composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2011)

  • 1919 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1920 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star
  • 1920 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • 1920 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • 1920 Max Tripels, Dutch politician, lawyer, and director, born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1920 Johnny Schmitz, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1946, 48; NL saves leader 1946), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1920 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England (d. 1999)

Person of interestAlexander Dubček

1921 Alexander Dubček, Czechoslovak politician who headed the Czech Communist Party and was deposed after a Soviet invasion, born in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • 1921 Ole Sarvig, Danish writer and critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1981)
  • 1923 Robert A. Young, American politician (Rep-D-MO, 1977-87), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Theresia van der Pant, Dutch sculptor, born in Schiedam. Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Ernie Wise [Wiseman], English comedian (Morecambe & Wise), born in Bramley, England (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1925 Michael Tolan, American actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1925 John Maddox, British science writer and editor (Nature), born in Penllergaer, Wales (d. 2009)
  • 1927 William E. Simon, American businessman, US Secretary of Treasury under Nixon, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1927 Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian footballer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1987)
  • 1928 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1928 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1929 Billy Nair, South African union/SACP leader (20 yrs in Robbeneiland Prison)
  • 1930 James M. Taylor, American USAF/astronaut, born in Stamps, Arkansas (d. 1970)
  • 1930 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931 Juan Guinjoan, Catalan composer and pianist, born in Riudoms, Spain (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader who was assassinated, born in Concepcion, Philippines (d. 1983)
  • 1932 Ken Schinkel, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NY Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins 636 NHL games) and coach (Pittsburgh Penguins 1972-77), born in Jansen, Saskatchewan (d. 2020)
  • 1934 Lawrence Jenco, American Roman Catholic priest held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1934 Ammo Baba, Iraqi-Assyrian footballer and coach, born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2009)
  • 1935 Al Jackson, Jr., American session drummer, known as "The Human Time Keeper" (Stax; Booker T. & MGs - "McLemore Avenue"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1935 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, German composer, born in Stuttgart, Germany

  • 1935 Prakash Bhandari, Indian cricketer (3 Tests for India in mid-50's, 77 runs), born in Delhi, British India
  • 1935 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1937 Gail Sheehy, American author (Hustling), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1937 Rodney Bewes, English actor (The Likely Lads), born in Bierley, England (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1938 Jose Tartabull, Cuban NLB player, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 1939 Dave Giusti, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Seneca Falls, New York

Person of interestBruce Lee

1940 Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Chinese-American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

Martial Artist and Actor Bruce Lee
Martial Artist and Actor
Bruce Lee
  • 1940 John Alderton, English actor (Zardoz), born in Gainsborough, England
  • 1940 Maciej Małecki, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1941 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1941 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager (France 1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Sail-sous-Couzan, France
  • 1942 Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic gold 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

1942 James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1942 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Mickey Leland, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1979-89), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1945 Barbara Anderson, American actress (Eve-Ironside, Mission Impossible), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Alain de Cadenet, English TV presenter (SPEED Channel), born in London
  • 1945 James Avery, American actor (Fresh Prince of Bell Air), (d. 2013), born in Pughsville, Virginia
  • 1946 Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, 2nd President of Djibouti (1999-present), born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • 1948 Dave Winthrop, American saxophonist (Supertramp, 1970-73), born in New Jersey
  • 1949 Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver, born in Ikawa, Japan
  • 1950 Gran Hamada, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Maebashi, Japan
  • 1951 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27] (d. 2011)

Person of interestKathryn Bigelow

1951 Kathryn Bigelow, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty), born in San Carlos, California

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Director
Kathryn Bigelow

  • 1952 James D. Wetherbee, American Naval officer and astronaut (STS 32, 52, 63, 86), born in Flushing, New York
  • 1952 Sheila Copps, Canadian politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (1993-97), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1952 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1953 Curtis Armstrong, American actor (Moonlighting, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1953 Stephen "Steve" Bannon, American advisor to Trump, chair of Breitbart News, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1954 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington
  • 1954 Kimmy Robertson, American actress (Lucy Moran in TV series Twin Peaks), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1955 Bill Nye, American Science presenter (Bill Nye the Science Guy) and engineer, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1955 Pierre Mondou, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sorel, Quebec
  • 1956 William Fichtner, American actor (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
  • 1957 Caroline Kennedy. American attorney and diplomat ,daughter of JFK & Jackie Kennedy, born in New York City
  • 1957 Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)
  • 1957 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1957 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer ( Hacksaw Ridge), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1958 Julia Celotto, American WPVA volleyballer (Santa Cruz/Pismo-9th-1994), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1958 Mike Scioscia, American baseball player and manager (LA Dodgers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1959 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • 1960 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion), born in Northampton, England
  • 1960 Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • 1960 Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • 1960 Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator (Caldecott Medal), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1960 Tim Pawlenty, American politician, Governor of Minnesota (2003-11), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1960 Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician and co-leader of the Orange Revolution, Prime Minister (2005, 2007-10), born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • 1960 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • 1961 Lee Johnson, American NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals). born in Conroe, Texas
  • 1961 Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer (Say I'm Your Number One), born in London
  • 1961 Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian, born in Los Angles. California
  • 1962 Charlie Benante, American rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, American rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1963 Fisher Stevens, American actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964 David Giles, Australian sailor (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • 1964 Robin Givens, American model and actress (Darlene-Head of the Class) who married and divorced Mike Tyson, born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Raffaella Reggi, Italian tennis player (US Open mixed doubles 1986), born in Faenza, Italy
  • 1965 Danielle Ammaccapane, American golfer (7 LPGA Tour titles), born in Babylon, New York
  • 1965 Fiachna O'Braonáin, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1965 Kathleen Heddle, Canadian rower (Olympic golds 1992/96), born in Trail, British Columbia
  • 1966 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966 Andy Merrill, American voice actor, born in Newark, Ohio
  • 1966 Edward Hall, British theatre director of Hampstead Theatre (Rose Rage), born in England
  • 1967 Garry Valk, Canadian NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks) and broadcaster, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1967 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star (Oklahoma City doubles), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1968 Michael Vartan, French American actor (Alias), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1970 Calvin Jones, American NFL running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1970 Todd Kelly, American NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1970 Patricia Zentilli, Canadian actress (Lexx), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1971 Eric Menendez, American accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC
  • 1971 Larry Allen, American NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin