Famous Birthdays on October 27

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  • 1156 Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222), born in Saint-Gilles, Gard, France (d. 1222)
  • 1335 Taejo of Joseon [Yi Seong-gye], King of Joseon (1392-98), born in Hamhung, North Korea (d. 1408)
  • 1401 Catherine of Valois, Queen of Henry V of England, born in Paris (d. 1437)

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1728 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook
  • 1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • 1744 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), born in London (d. 1819)
  • 1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, born in Triefenstein, Germany (d. 1810)
  • 1760 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, born in Schildau, Saxony (d. 1831)
  • 1761 Matthew Baillie, Scottish Physician (first systematic study of pathology in 1793), born in Shotts Manse, Lanarkshire (d. 1823)
  • 1762 Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
  • 1763 William Maclure, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1840)
  • 1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1782 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1840)
  • 1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, American politician, US Senator from Ohio (1851-69), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • 1809 Peter Donders, Dutch Roman Catholic missionary to Suriname, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • 1811 Isaac Singer, American inventor (1st practical home sewing machine), born in Pittstown New York (d. 1875)
  • 1811 Stevens T. Mason, First Governor of Michigan (1835-40), born in Leesburg, Virginia (d. 1843)
  • 1814 Daniel H. Wells, Mormon leader and 3rd Mayor of Salt Lake City, born in Trenton, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1817 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1828 Jacob Dolson Cox, Canadian-American statesman, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1900)
  • 1829 Christopher Columbus Andres, American diplomat, newspaperman, author, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hillsborough, New Hampshire (d. 1922)
  • 1838 John Davis Long, 32nd Governor of Massachusetts (1880-1915), born in Buckfield, Maine (d. 1915)
  • 1842 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), born in Mondovì, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)
  • 1844 Klas Arnoldson, Swedish politician and pacifist (Nobel Peace 1908), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1916)
  • 1854 Sir William Alexander Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade, born in Pennyland House, Thurso, Scotland (d. 1914)

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1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), born in NYC, New York (d. 1919)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1865 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1958)
  • 1868 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, born in Lurgan, Ireland
  • 1872 Emily Post, American authority on social behaviour and writer (Etiquette), born in Baltimore, Maryland [or Oct 3rd, 1873] (d. 1960)
  • 1873 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)

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1874 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1876 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Dutch actress (Un Soir Un Train), born in Pamekasan, Dutch Indies (d. 1976)
  • 1877 George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1885 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter, born in Sundsvall, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • 1889 Enid Bagnold, British novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1981)
  • 1892 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), born in Quebrangulo, Brazil (d. 1953)
  • 1892 Victor E. van Vriesland, Dutch poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
  • 1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • 1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, born in Hassfurt, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1894 Oliver Leese, British World War II general, born in Westminster, London (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1997)
  • 1904 Erno Schwarz, Hungarian-American soccer player, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • 1906 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), born in Dallas County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Helmut Walcha, a blind German organist (church music), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, 1st Prime Minister of Dutch Antilles (d. 1966)
  • 1908 Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1910 Fred de Cordova, American film and TV producer (Tonight Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1910 Jack Carson, Canadian-American actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), born in Manitoba, Canada (d. 1963)
  • 1910 Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 1992)
  • 1911 Leif Erickson, American actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront), born in Alameda, California (d. 1986)

  • 1912 Conlon Nancarrow, American composer (Soundings 4), born in Texarkana, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1913 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, born near Lodge Grass, Montana (d. 2013)
  • 1914 Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (Child's Christmas in Wales), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1953)
  • 1914 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist
  • 1915 Harry Saltzman, Canadian theater and film producer (Goldfinger), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (d. 1994)
  • 1916 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1978)
  • 1916 Kazimierz Brandys, Polish essayist and writer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricketer (South African lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947), born in Kalk Bay, South Africa (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Oliver Tambo, South African anti-apartheid politician and co-founder (African National Congress), born in Nkantolo, Bizana, South Africa (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough, born in West Derby, Liverpool (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Paul Dixon, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show), born in Albia, Iowa (d. 1974)
  • 1918 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Nanette Fabray, American actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time), born in San Diego, California
  • 1920 K. R. Narayanan, 10th President of India (1997-2002), born in Uzhavoor, Kerala (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist and writer, born in Minburn, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1922 Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (1974-79, 89-94), born in Rubio, Venezuela (d. 2010)
  • 1922 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pittsburgh Pirates) and sportscaster (NY Mets), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico (d. 2014)
  • 1923 Roy Lichtenstein, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), born in Safi, Morocco (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1924 Gary Chester [Cesario Gurciullo], drummer (Monkees, Lovin' Spoonful) and drum instructor, born in Siracusa, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1925 Jane Connell, American actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • 1925 Mary Kay Steans, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • 1925 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), born in Scranton, North Dakota (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Albert Medwin, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • 1926 H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure), born in Los Angeles (d. 1993)
  • 1926 Nana Joshi [Padmanabh Govind Joshi], Indian cricket wicketkeeper (Indian National Team during 1950's), born in Baroda, Gujarat, India (d. 1987)
  • 1927 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1927 Edward Keinholz, American artist and sculptor, born in Fairfield, Washington (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Datta Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's), born in Vadodara, India
  • 1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect and sculptor, born in Magdeburg, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
  • 1930 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • 1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler, born in Clevedon, North Somerset, England
  • 1931 Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer and activist, born in Kafr Tahla, Egypt
  • 1932 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • 1932 Kathy Cornelius, American LPGA golfer, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1932 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1933 Floyd Cramer, American Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date, On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1934 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1937 Lara Parker, American actress (Race with the Devil, Dark Shadows), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1938 Maurice Hinchey, American politician (Rep-D-New York), born in NYC, New York

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1939 John Cleese, English actor and comedian (Monty Python), born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • 1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1940 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

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1940 John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti
  • 1941 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1942 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1945 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), born in Barrington, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of Brazil (2003-11), born in Caetés, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1945 John Kane, British actor and writer, born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
  • 1946 Ivan Reitman, Slovak-Canadian director and producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave), born in Komárno, Slovakia
  • 1946 Peter Martins, Danish dancer and choreographer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1946 Leslie Byrne, American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1946 Steven R. Nagel, American astronaut, USAF (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Terry J. Hart, American astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Terry Anderson, American journalist, US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91), born in Lorain, Ohio
  • 1948 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1948 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1949 Garry Tallent, American rocker (E Street Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Oklahoma, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1949 Mike Kopetski, American businessman and politician (Rep-D-Oregon), born in Pendleton, Oregon
  • 1949 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1950 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951 Jayne Kennedy-Overton, actress (Penitentary), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 K. K. Downing, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
  • 1951 Carlos Frenk, Mexican/British cosmologist
  • 1951 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia

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1951 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard

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1952 Roberto Benigni, Italian director and actor (Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow), born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy

  • 1953 Michael Baker, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1953 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess), born in Bradford, England
  • 1953 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Chris Tavaré, British cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs), born in Orpington, Kent
  • 1954 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics)
  • 1955 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois

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1956 Patty Sheehan, American LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1956 Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California
  • 1957 Glenn Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England
  • 1957 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958 Hazell Dean, English rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • 1958 Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1958 Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • 1958 Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • 1960 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • 1961 Rick Gibson, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1963 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • 1963 Marla Maples, American actress (Will Rogers Follies), ex-wife of Donald Trump, born in Dalton, Georgia
  • 1964 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Brampton, Canada
  • 1964 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • 1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1966 Brad Lauer, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • 1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australian golfer
  • 1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1966 Matt Drudge, American political commentator and blogger (Drudge Report), born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967 Scott Weiland, American singer (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), born in San Jose, California (d. 2015)
  • 1968 Antoinette Lucas, American field hockey midfielder (Oly-96), born in Crozier, Virginia
  • 1968 Kata Karkkainen, Finnish author and Playmate (Dec, 1988), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1968 Vinny Samways, English footballer, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1969 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers), born in Athens, Georgia
  • 1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970 Felix Bwalya, Zambian boxer, born in Chingola, Zambia
  • 1970 Adrian Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1971 Liz Pagano, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer
  • 1971 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • 1971 Jorge Soto, Peruvian footballer
  • 1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1972 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1972 Lee Clark, English footballer
  • 1972 Elissa (singer), Lebanese singer
  • 1972 Marika Krook, Finnish singer (Edea)
  • 1973 Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tenn, Miss America-Tenn (1996)
  • 1973 Monica Louwerens, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
  • 1975 Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)
  • 1977 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
  • 1977 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • 1978 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • 1978 Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Melanie Vallejo, Australian TV actress
  • 1980 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • 1980 Cassia Riley, American model
  • 1981 Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1981 Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier
  • 1982 Patrick Fugit, American actor
  • 1982 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
  • 1982 Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor
  • 1982 Keri Hilson, American singer, songwriter
  • 1983 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • 1984 Kelly Osbourne, English television personality
  • 1984 Brady Quinn, American football player
  • 1984 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer