Birthdays in History on June 27

  • 1040 Ladislaus I, Árpád dynasty King of Hungary (1077-95), and King of Croatia (1091-95), and Roman Catholic saint, born in Kraków, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1095)
  • 1350 Manuel II Palaeologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425) (d. 1425)

Louis XIILouis XII (1462-1515)

the Just, King of France (1498-1515), born in Château de Blois, France

Charles IXCharles IX (1550-1574)

King of France (1560-74), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France

  • 1615 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter, born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1674)
  • 1696 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier, born in Kittery, Maine (d. 1759)
  • 1717 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist and contributor to the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, born in Paris (d. 1799)
  • 1787 Thomas Say, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1834)
  • 1809 François Certain Canrobert, French marshal and parliament member, born in Saint-Céré, France (d. 1895)
  • 1828 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Halifax, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • 1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Indian novelist (Anandamath), born in Naihati, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1894)
  • 1838 Paul Mauser, German weapon designer, born in Oberndorf am Neckar, Kingdom of Württemberg (d. 1914)
  • 1846 Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader, born in Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 1891)
  • 1849 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, American cosmetics manufacturer and columnist, born in Chicago (d. 1903)
  • 1850 Ivan Vazov, Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright (Under the Yoke), born in Sopot, Bulgaria (d. 1921)
  • 1850 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram–Schmidt process), born in Duchy of Schleswig, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • 1850 Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), born in Leucas, Greece (d. 1904)
  • 1869 Emma Goldman, American anarchist and publisher (Mother Earth), born in Kovno, Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1869 Hans Spemann, German embryologist (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1935), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1869 Kate Carew [Mary Williams], American caricaturist, born in Oakland, California (d. 1961)

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1878 Jean François van Royen, Dutch bibliophile, secretary-general of PTT, born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1942)

Helen KellerHelen Keller (1880-1968)

American political activist, author (The Story of My Life) and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama

  • 1882 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1963)
  • 1884 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu), born in Bar-sur-Aube, France (d. 1962)
  • 1888 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1892 Paul Colin, French poster designer, born in Nancy, France (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Franciscus J. Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond (d. 1958)
  • 1898 Ajla Rachmanova, Russian-Austrian author (Students), born in Kasli, Russia (d. 1991)
  • 1899 Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Otto Passman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1947-77), born in Franklinton, Washington Parish Louisiana (d. 1988)
  • 1905 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, African-American teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), born in Jarrow, Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1906 Vernon Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd), born in Maesteg, Wales (d. 1967)
  • 1908 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), born in Cordisburgo, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania (d. 1915)
  • 1914 Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist (member of parliament (1948-87)), born in Salsomaggiore Terme, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1914 Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (co-founding the Inland Waterways Association), born in London (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1917 Ron Hayward, English politician, General Secretary of the Labour Party, born in Chipping Sodbury, Oxfordshire (d. 1996)
  • 1921 G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Herbert Ziergiebel, German writer, born in Nordhorn, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1924 Efua Sutherland, Ghanaian writer (Nyamekye), born in Cape Coast, Ghana (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Paul Conrad, American cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • 1927 David Hobman, English human right activist and director (Age Concern England) (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, born in Carson Lake, Minnesota (d. 1995)

Ross PerotRoss Perot (1930-2019)

American businessman (Electronic Data Systems, Perot Systems), billionaire and presidential candidate (1992, 1996), born in Texarkana, Texas

  • 1931 Charles Bronfman, Canadian-American CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos) and philanthropist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1932 Joachim Wohlgemuth, German writer, born in Prenzlau, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1935 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut, born in Poltava, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1936 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1936 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), born in Depew, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1937 Joseph P. Allen, American NASA astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A), born in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 1938 Bruce Babbitt, American attorney and politician (47th United States Secretary of the Interior), born in Flagstaff, Arizona
  • 1941 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1944 Kees [Cornelis Johannes] Ouwens, Dutch writer and poet (Intimate Acts), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1945 Norma Kamali, American dress designer (Costumes for the Wiz), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945 Omar Badsha, South African photographer, trade unionist and political activist, born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1946 Sally Priesand, 1st U.S. woman rabbi, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949 Vera Wang, American fashion designer (Vera Wang Fashions), born in New York City
  • 1951 Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland (1997-2011), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1951 Sidney M. Gutierrez, Mjr USAF and NASA astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1952 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist)), born in Taplejung, Nepal (d. 1993)
  • 1955 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1956 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher (New Life Church, Colorado), born in Yorktown, Indiana
  • 1959 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer (The Death of Superman), born in Ortonville, Minnesota
  • 1960 Jim Nussle, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (2003-07), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1963 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1966 Giambattista Valli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy