Birthdays in History on June 27

  • 1040 King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
  • 1350 Manuel II Palaiologos, Eastern Roman Emperor
  • 1462 Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515)
  • 1550 Charles IX, King of France (1560-74)
  • 1615 Johann Paul Schor, German Baroque painter
  • 1696 William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
  • 1717 Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1787 Thomas Say, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1809 Francois de Canrobert, French marshal/parliament member
  • 1828 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1838 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
  • 1838 Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914)
  • 1846 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1849 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, American cosmetics manufacturer and columnist, born in Chicago (d. 1903)
  • 1850 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1850 Lafcadio Hearn, American journalist/author (Chita)
  • 1850 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1869 Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)
  • 1869 Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • 1869 Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

1872 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

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

Person of interestHelen Keller

1880 Helen Keller, 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 (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • 1882 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist/educator
  • 1884 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • 1888 Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946}
  • 1888 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)
  • 1889 Alfred Courtens, Belgian sculptor
  • 1892 Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • 1896 Franciscus J Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond
  • 1898 Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)
  • 1899 Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77)
  • 1905 Ruby Middleton Forsythe, teacher (50 years in 1 room school in SC)
  • 1906 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
  • 1906 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • 1908 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • 1911 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • 1913 Willie Mosconi, world champion pool player (1941-57)
  • 1914 Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
  • 1914 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1916 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
  • 1917 Ronald George Hayward, political manager
  • 1921 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • 1922 Herbert Ziergiebel, writer
  • 1924 Paul F Conrad, US cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1924 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer
  • 1927 Bob Keeshan, Lynbrook NY, aka Capt Kangaroo/Clarabelle (Good Morning)
  • 1928 Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1930 H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)

  • 1931 Charles Bronfman, CEO (Seagrams, Montreal Expos)
  • 1932 Joachim Wohlgemuth, writer
  • 1935 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936 John MD "Shali" Shalikashvili, Polish/US general (NATO)
  • 1936 Lucille Clifton, American poet
  • 1937 Joseph P Allen IV, Crawfordsville Ind, PhD/astronaut (STS-5, STS 51A)
  • 1938 Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
  • 1941 James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)
  • 1944 Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
  • 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 us woman rabbi
  • 1949 Vera Wang, American fashion designer (Vera Wang Fashions), born in New York City
  • 1951 Sidney M Gutierrez, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 40, 59), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1951 Ulf Andersson, Swedish International Chess Grandmaster (1972)
  • 1951 Mary McAleese, President of Ireland
  • 1952 Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 1955 Frank de Grave [Franciscus Hendrikus Gerardus de Grave], Dutch politician (VVD), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1956 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • 1959 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer

Person of interestJanusz Kamiński

1959 Janusz Kamiński, Polish cinematographer (Schindler's List), born in Ziębice, Poland

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • 1960 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • 1960 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)
  • 1963 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • 1966 Giambattista Valli, Italian fashion designer, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1977 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler