January 27 Birthdays in History - January 27 Deaths - January 27 Events



1980 Marat Safin, Russian Athlete
1979 Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA 1997
1976 Haimish Karrasch, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1976 Mike Ferrier, Suriname/Dutch soccer player, FC Volendam, Salernitana
1976 Rhett Warrener, Shaunavon, NHL defenseman for the Florida Panthers
1975 Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler, 1994-
1973 Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback for the Calgary Stampeders
1973 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place, Trinidad and Tobago, 1997
1972 Bryant Young, NFL defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers
1972 Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver for the New York Jets
1972 Mark Lawrence, Burlington, NHL right wing for the Dallas Stars
1971 Mark Noordlander, soccer player, Sparta
1971 Patrice Brisebois, Montreal, NHL defenseman, Montreal Canadiens
1970 Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
1970 Dario Brose, Queens, New York, U.S. soccer halfback 1992 Olympics
1970 Dean Headley, cricket, grandson of George, England ODI quick 1996
1969 Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing 1996 Olympics
1969 Phil Plantier, Manchester, New Hampshire, outfielder, San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's
1969 Shane Thomson, New Zealand cricket off-spin all rounder, since 1990
1969 Patton Oswalt, born in Portsmouth, Virginia, comedian, employs observational comedy, black comedy, surreal humor in his acts, wrote for MADtv, played Spence Olchin on 'The King of Queens' television show, voice of Remy in 'Ratatouille'
1968 Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons
1968 Eric Wedge, U.S. baseball catcher for the Boston Red Sox
1968 Matt Stover, NFL kicker, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens
1968 Mike Patton, Eureka California, rocker, Faith No More-The Real Thing
1968 Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles
1968 Rusty Meacham, Stuart, Florida, pitcher, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners
1968 Tracy Lawrence, Atlanta, Texas, country singer, Sticks and Stones
1967 Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals
1967 Carrington Garland, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Kelly Capwell-Santa Barbara
1967 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman, Winnipeg Jets
1967 Laura Golarsa, born in Milan, Italy, professional tennis player, played on the WTA tour from 1985 to 2001, 124 - 184 singles record included wins over Jana Novotna and Zina Garrison
1967 Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1966 Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman, Team Italy 1998
1966 Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress, Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara
1965 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman, Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1965 Alan Cumming, born in Aberfeldy, Scotland, actor, director, author, played Boris Ivanovich Grishenko in 'GoldenEye' James Bond film
1964 Bridget Fonda, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Scandal, Single White Female
1964 Cathy Podewell, California, actress, Dallas
1964 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, U.S. cyclist, Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92
1964 Jack Haley, NBA center, Chicago Bulls
1964 Migi, Miguel Drummond, rock, Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance
1964 Woody Austin, born in Tampa, Florida, PGA golfer, 1995 Buick Open
1962 James F Doehring, born in Santa Barbara, California, shot putter, Olympics-silver-1992
1961 Charlotte Kemp, Omaha Ne, playmate, Dec, 1982
1961 Gillian Gilbert, Manchester England, rocker, New Order-Round and Round
1961 Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1961 Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr, New York, playmate, December, 1984
1961 Margo Timmins, singer, Cowboy Junkies
1961 Martin Degville, rocker, Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111
1959 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
1959 Patti Cohoon, Whittier California, actress, Molly-Here Come the Brides
1959 Keith Olbermann, American Journalist
1958 Alan Milburn, born in Tow Law, County Durham, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Darlington, served in Cabinet as Secretary of State for Health, resigned, rejoined Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
1958 Charles Waltz, rocker, Shooting Star
1957 Frank Miller, U.S., comicbook writer, Batman-The Dark Knight Returns
1956 Fred Quillan, born in Portland, Oregon, WLAF offensive coach for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1955 Mimi Rogers, born in Coral Gables, Florida, actress, Paper Dolls, The Rousters
1955 Richard Young, Glasgow, Kentucky, singer, Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett
1954 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
1953 Joe Bob Briggs, born in Dallas, Texas, actor, film critic, wrote for 'Texas Monthly' and 'Dallas Times Herald'
1952 Brian Gottfried, born in Baltimore, Maryland, tennis star, Wimbledon Doubles 1976
1951 Brian Downey, rock drummer, Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town
1951 Scott Lane, New York City, actor, Gary-McKeever and the Colonel
1951 Seth Justman, Washington D.C., rock keyboardist, J Geils Band-Centerfold
1948 Chuck Larsen, rocker, Snuff
1948 Mikhail Baryshnikov, born in Riga, Latvia, ballet dancer, That's Dancing
1947 Nedra Telley, New York City, vocalist, Ronettes-Be My Little Baby
1946 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
1945 Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist, Nobel 1976
1945 Nicholas Berkeley Mason, drummer, Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall
1945 Nick Mason, rock drummer, Pink Floyd-Money
1945 Clarissa Pinkola Estes, born in Indiana, writer, psychologist, certified Jungian psychoanalyst, poet, author, wrote bestseller, 'Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype'
1944 Kevin Coyne, born in Derby, England, musician, composer, singer, songwriter, poet, gained notoriety with mainstream rock with Virgin release Marjory Razorblade
1944 Peter Akinola, born in Ogun, Nigeria, church leader in Nigeria
1943 A H Harper, CEO, Baltic Exchange
1943 Julia Cumberlege, born in England, Julia Frances Cumberlege, Baroness Cumberlege, politician, businesswoman, British Conservative Party, member of Dames of the Order of St. Gregory the Great
1943 John Mica, American Politician
1942 James Cromwell, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Stretch-All in the Family, Babe
1942 Petr Kotik, born in Prague, Czech Republic, composer, flutist, minimalist style, founder, S.E.M. ensemble, wrote opera, 'Many Many Women'
1940 Brian T O'Leary, born in Boston, Massachusetts, astronaut
1940 Harry Kumel, Flemish director, Monsieur Hawarden
1939 Mike Hill, born in Jackson, Michigan, PGA golfer, 1977 Ohio Kings Island Open
1939 N R Bomford, head master, Harrow School
1939 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
1938 Kim Gardner, rocker, Byrds
1938 Timothy Elworthy, Captain of The Queen's Flight
1937 John Ogdon, Manchester England, pianist/composer
1936 Ismail Kadare, Albanian author and poet, Dimri i Madh
1936 Troy Donahue, New York City, actor, Surfside Six, Cockfighter, Hawaiian Eye
1935 Gillian Beer, professor/president, Clare Hall-Cambridge
1934 Donald Spiers, controller, Aircraft MoD
1934 Edithe Cresson, premier of France, 1991-92
1934 Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Barcelona Spain, UNESCO director, 1987-
1934 Julian Ogilvie Thompson, CEO, De Beers
1933 Mohamed Al Fayed, CEO, Harrods
1933 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief, QARANC
1932 Neville Trotter, British MP
1931 John Hopkins, born in London, England, writer for film, television, edited screenplay 'Thunderball', television show 'Play for Today'
1931 Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
1931 Nigel Vinson, born in England, Baron Vinson, businessman, served in Queen's Royal Regiment, Member of National Parks and Countryside Committee, Member of Foundation of Science and Technology
1930 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark, Tennessee, blues singer, Call on the Drummer
1930 Esteban Edward Torres, born in Miami, Arizona, Representative-D-California 1983 - 1999
1930 Roger Sims, born in Britain, politician, Conservative Party, Member of Parliament for Chislehurst 1974 - 1997
1930 Bobby Bland, American Musician
1929 Ingrid Thulin, born in Solleftea, Sweden, actress, Cries and Whispers, Damned
1929 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
1929 Mohamed Al-Fayed, Egyptian Businessman
1928 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
1927 Doretta Morrow, New York City, actress, Because You're Mine
1927 Joe Perry, AAFC/NFL Hall of Fame fullback, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Colts
1927 Michael Craig, Poona India, actor, Escape 2000, Vault of Horror
1927 Nancy Dickerson, journalist, NBC
1925 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
1925 John Bury, born in England, theatre designer of sets, costumes, and lighting, made Amadeus with Peter Hall, nominated for multiple Tony awards
1924 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
1924 Kenneth Corfield, CEO, STC
1924 Rauf Denktasj, Turkish-Cypriot politician
1924 Brian Rix, born in Cottingham, England, born Brian Norman Roger Rix, Baron Rix, actor, appeared in film, The Night We Got The Bird, charity worker for Mencap
1924 Sabu, Dastagir, India, actor, Elephant Boy, Drum
1924 William van Straubenzee, British MP
1922 Wilfrid Bourne, QC/Clerk of the Crown in Chancery
1921 Donna Reed, born in Denison, Iowa, From Here to Eternity, Wonderful Life
1919 David Seville, Ross Bagdasarian, born in Fresno California, Alvin and Chipmunks
1919 H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
1918 Elmore James, musician, Dust My Broom
1918 Skitch Henderson, born in Birmingham, England, orchestra leader, Tonight Show
1915 Jack Brymer, clarinettist
1914 Anna Larina, revolutionary
1913 Milton Adolphus, composer
1913 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
1912 Lawrence Durrell, Indian/British writer, Private Country
1911 Benay Venuta, born in San Francisco, California, actress, Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister
1908 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., newspaper publisher, Hearst Publishing
1907 Henry Cotton, English golf champion, won 3x British Open
1906 Radames Gnattali, composer
1905 Howard McNear, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Floyd-Andy Griffith Show, Jetsons
1905 Luther Diamond, radio personality
1903 John Eccles, British physiologist/neurologist
1901 Art Rooney, NFL team owner for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1901 Willy Fritsch, German actor, Spies, Women in the Moon
1900 Hyman G Rickover, U.S. Admiral, father of modern nuclear navy
1900 Hyman Rickover, Soldier
1899 Granville English, composer
1895 Claudio Carneyro, composer
1895 Joseph Rosenstock, Cracow Poland, conductor, Nippon Philharmonic Orchestra 1936 - 1941
1894 Fritz Pollard, early black NFL star, 1920-26
1892 Mitya Stillman, composer
1891 Ilja Ehrenburg, writer
1891 Ilya Ehrenburg, Ukrainian Writer
1889 Balthasar van der Pol, physicist, Comparison of Van der Pol
1887 Carl Blegen, Minneapolis, archaeologist, excavator at Troy, Pylos
1885 Eduard Kunneke, German composer, Vetter aus Dingsda
1885 Jerome Kern, New York City, Broadway composer, Showboat, Roberta
1882 Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer, La Voce, La Cultura Italiano
1872 Learned Hand, born in Albany, New York, Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
1869 Will Marion Cook, composer
1868 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna, Dutch Opera
1867 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer
1859 Wilhelm II, Potsdam, German emperor, 1888-1918
1858 Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer
1851 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer, Santos Vega
1850 Samuel Gompers, Dutch/U.S. 1st president, American Federation of Labor
1850 John Collier, British Artist
1836 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer, masochism
1834 Dmitri Mendeleev, chemist, discovered periodic table of the elements
1834 Robert Sanford Foster, Major General Union volunteers
1832 Lewis Carroll, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, auth, Alice in Wonderland
1830 Georg Hellmesberger, composer
1830 William Henry Fitzhugh Payne, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1829 John P. Jones, American Politician
1828 Louis Schubert, composer
1828 Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1826 Richard Taylor, Lieutenant General Confederate Army
1824 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
1823 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, France, composer, Symphonie Espagnole
1822 Thomas Leiper Kane, Major General Union volunteers
1808 David F Strauss, Germany, theologist, Jesus' Life
1808 David Friedrich Strauss, German Theologian
1806 Juan Crisostomo Arriaga y Balzola, Spanish composer
1805 Samuel Palmer, London, painter/etcher, Valley of Vision
1784 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer
1775 Friedrich von Schelling, Germany, philosopher, Views on Christianity
1775 Manuel del Popolo Vicente Rodriguez Garcia, Spanish tenor/composer
1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austria, musical prodigy/composer, Figaro
1723 Johann A. Cramer, prime minister/poet
1720 Samuel Foote, England, actor/dramatist, Mirror
1715 Vaclav Kalous, composer
1701 Johann N von Hontheim, German church historian/suffragan, bishop
1679 Jean-Francois de Troy, French painter
1662 Richard Bentley, Oulton, scholar/controversialist
1592 Pierre de La Barre, composer
1556 Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia, 1587-1629
1546 Joachim III Frederick, elector, Brandenburg











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